Joseph Fenech

 The Hovde Group


Joseph Fenech
Managing Director,
Head of Research

Tel: 646.281.4946

As Head of Hovde Group’s Equity Research Department, Mr. Fenech leads a team responsible for coverage of the U.S. regional and community bank sector.  In addition to serving as Head of Research, Mr. Fenech maintains coverage of regional and community banks throughout the United States.  He has nearly 20 years of experience covering the bank sector as an equity research analyst and former investment banker.  Mr. Fenech joined Hovde in 2014 to help spearhead the buildout of the firm’s Equity Research, Sales, and Trading platform, having previously served as Managing Director for Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., in New York, where he covered banks across the U.S.

Mr. Fenech has been ranked three times as a top commercial bank analyst by The Wall Street Journal in its “Best on the Street” analyst survey, including once as the No. 1 stock picker among commercial bank analysts in the United States.  Mr. Fenech graduated with a Bachelor degree in Finance from James Madison University.