Financial Services >> Sector Roundtables >> February 16, 2004


E. ROBERT HANSEN III joined the Equity Research division of Standard & Poor's Equity Group in 2003 and covers financial services companies. Previously, he was a Vice President in the Equity Division of the U.S. Trust Company from 2000, where he was responsible for stock selection within the financial services sector. Before U.S. Trust, he followed enterprise hardware companies at Merrill Lynch from 1998. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he followed communications equipment companies at Morgan Stanley, where he played an instrumental role in several initial public offerings. He received a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from Colgate University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is registered with both the NYSE and NASD. Profile
TWST: Robert, would you begin with an overview of what you're covering

in this broker and asset manager space?

Mr. Hansen: I cover the brokerage and asset management segment, and that