Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> December 15, 2014

Positioning Regional Bank Investments for Potential Rising Interest Rates

Kevin Barker is the Senior Equity Analyst for Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, and he focuses his efforts on mortgage-focused banks and nonbank originator/servicers. Prior to joining Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Mr. Barker was an Equity Research Analyst on the Financial Institutions team at FBR Capital Markets. While there, Mr. Barker focused his research on specialty mortgage finance and life insurance. Prior to FBR Capital Markets, Mr. Barker was a Senior Project Manager at Freddie Mac responsible for the integration of single family and multifamily financial systems. Mr. Barker earned a MBA from the University of Maryland and B.S. in business administration with a focus on international finance from American University. Profile
TWST: What do you cover in the banking industry?

Mr. Barker: I cover most of the large domestic regional banks. Our team currently covers 17 banks that range from $10 billion to $1.6