Hovde’s Equity Research Group publishes in-depth analysis and coverage of banks across the United States.


Equity Research

Industry Focus

Hovde’s Equity Research Group is focused on delivering best-in-class analysis and investment recommendations for the bank and thrift sector. Our analysts have extensive experience covering bank stocks. They are committed to independent, objective analysis, and utilize their in-depth knowledge of the industry’s driving factors to deliver insightful research and actionable ideas.

Our Philosophy

The Hovde Group

Rigorous fundamental analysis is at the heart of our research process. We include a critical evaluation of macro trends affecting the industry, local economic factors, financial positioning and management strategy to identify value and investment opportunities. With a focus on small- and mid-cap community banks, we seek to use our disciplined process to recognize misallocations of capital in these often overlooked stocks for the benefit of our institutional investors and clients.

Veteran Experience and Reputation

Our research analysts have years of demonstrated experience covering bank stocks. They are sought out for their industry insight and have been frequent contributors to The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, CNBC and SNL Financial. Our Equity Research Group is led by veteran analysts, who have been recognized as “Best on the Street” by WSJ.

Joe Fenech – Head of Equity Research
Brian Zabora, CFA – Director, Equity Research
Kevin Swanson - Vice President, Equity Research
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