Joseph Fenech

 The Hovde Group

Joseph Fenech
Managing Director,
Head of Research

Tel: 646.281.4946

As Head of Research in the firm’s Equity Research department, Mr. Fenech is responsible for equity research coverage of the U.S. bank sector. Mr. Fenech brings to Hovde over 15 years of experience covering the financial services sector as an equity research analyst and former investment banker. Mr. Fenech joins Hovde from Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., in New York, where he was a Managing Director in its research department covering banks across all regions of the U.S. for the past 10 years.  Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President of Equity Research at Prudential Equity Group, LLC (NY), and a research analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in NY. Prior to that, Mr. Fenech worked at Sandler O’Neill, as an associate in the investment banking department, covering equity capital markets financing activities for banking, including initial public offerings and mutual-to thrift conversions.

Mr. Fenech graduated with a Bachelors in Finance from James Madison University. He has been also previously ranked as a top stock picker by The Wall Street Journal in its “Best on the Street” analyst survey. Mr. Fenech is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a registered representative and holds the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 63, 86, and 87.