Kevin Fitzsimmons

 The Hovde Group

Kevin Fitzsimmons
Co-Head of Research
Tel: 917.880.1744

As Co-Head of Research in the firm’s Equity Research department, Mr. Fitzsimmons is responsible for equity research coverage of the U.S. bank sector. Mr. Fitzsimmons brings to Hovde over 20 years of financial industry and equity research experience and joins from Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., in New York, where he was a Managing Director in its research department covering banks, principally in the Eastern U.S. for the past 11 years. Previously, he was an Equity Research Analyst at Prudential Securities and Credit Suisse First Boston (NY) for 5 years, and also served as a commercial bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  He was also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Mr. Fitzsimmons graduated with his MBA, magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Finance and also holds his Bachelors in Finance from Notre Dame. He has been also previously ranked #1 among commercial banking analysts by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Fitzsimmons is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a registered representative and holds the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 63, 86, and 87.