Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 16, 2004


Scott Alaniz joined Sandler O'Neill & Partners, LP, in April 2004. He has research coverage of Southwest regional banks and thrifts. His addition adds depth and breadth to Sandler O'Neill's research team. Mr. Alaniz is well-known throughout the Southwest, particularly in Texas, for his detailed knowledge of the Texas banking market. Mr. Alaniz has addressed Texas bankers at conferences as well as bank management teams and directors. He is quoted frequently by national and regional publications on events in Texas banking. Prior to joining Sandler O'Neill, Mr. Alaniz was managing director for bank stock research at SAMCO Capital Markets, a boutique focused on the Texas banking market. This position followed his work at Stephens, Inc., where he we was employed for over 12 years, and was most recently responsible for the Texas banking market. Mr. Alaniz holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Dallas Society of Financial Analysts. Profile
TWST: Can you start with a quick overview of your coverage at Sandler

O'Neill & Partners?

Mr. Alaniz: I've now been at Sandler for about four months. To date, we

cover Franklin Bank Corp.