Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 26, 2003
Outlook For Midwestern Banks: Bradley Ness – Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group Inc
BRADLEY J. NESS is a Senior Analyst and Senior Vice President at
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. He was previously a Wall Street
Journal 'Best on the Street' winner for his stock-picking acuity. Mr.
Ness analyzes Midwestern community bank equities for FBR's Financial
Services Research Group. In that role, he combines technical analysis
with a deep understanding of the structures, resources, strategies and
opportunities of individual firms. Mr. Ness' entire career has focused
on the financial services companies of the Midwest. Immediately prior to
joining FBR, he was an equity research and corporate finance analyst for
Chicago-based Howe Barnes Investments. He earned his BS from Indiana
University and has received the CFA designation. Profile
TWST: Could we start with a quick overview of your coverage?
Mr. Ness: I cover approximately 10 companies representing a combination
of both banks and thrifts with a Midwestern focus. My