Financial Services >> Sector Roundtables >> February 21, 2005


MARK MUTH, an Analyst of FTN Midwest Securities Corp., joined the firm in November 2001. Previously, he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking group of SunTrust Equitable Securities Corporation, where he gained significant experience with a variety of investment banking transactions, including public and private equity, M&A, and other advisory services for companies in the business services, technology, education and restaurant industries. He earned a BSBA degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Profile
ANDREW W. STAPP is a Vice President in the Research Department at Cohen Brothers & Company. He brings over 20 years of experience in providing merger and acquisition and other financial advisory services to financial institutions, primarily in the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Stapp is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a BS and MBA in Finance from The University of Tennessee, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma in recognition of his academic accomplishments. He is the author of several articles concerning merger and acquisition and valuation issues and has been quoted in various publications on a variety of banking issues. Profile
TWST: Mark, give us an overview of what you're covering in this regional

bank market.

Mr. Muth: I cover small caps primarily, almost exclusively banks, but I

do cover a few thrifts in the