Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 6, 2015

Strong M&A Prospects in the Pacific Northwest Banking Segment

Chimera Bohlen, Jacquelynne
Jacquelynne Chimera Bohlen, CFA, is an Analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. She is responsible for research coverage of community banks and thrifts in the western United States. Prior to joining the firm in September 2003, Ms. Chimera was an Assistant Branch Manager for Wells Fargo Financial, where she spent the majority of her days tailoring loan products to meet borrowers’ individual needs. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2001 with a double major in business economics and communication, and she is a CFA charterholder. When not recommending stocks, Ms. Chimera plays an active role in her community, serving in various capacities at nonprofit organizations in San Francisco. Profile
TWST: What are some trends or characteristics of the banking sector in the western U.S. at this point that you think differentiate it from the rest of the country?

Ms. Chimera: Well,