Hovde Group (“Hovde”), a leading full-service investment bank and broker dealer that provides investment banking, capital markets, equity research, and sales and trading services focused on the financial services sector, today announced that it has added several experienced professionals to the Equity Research Group, including Bryce Rowe as Director, Ben Gerlinger as Research Analyst, and Perry Weinstein as Associate Analyst.
Rowe will work with Head of Research Brett Rabatin and Director Will Curtiss to transition coverage of Midwest and Northeast banks. Rowe will be based in Richmond, Virginia and has a long track record in equity research, having covered banks for more than 16 years with Baird and Legg Mason, and was most recently a director at National Securities Corporation. In addition to covering banks at Hovde Group, Rowe will also continue to be involved in the BDC space as Hovde’s platform to deliver equity research continues to grow.
“I’ve known Bryce for a long time and respect his research product, thought process, and abilities. As Hovde has continued to look to build out its practice, we are excited about Bryce joining the team and are confident he is the perfect fit to continue to expand our research capabilities and coverage universe,” commented Brett Rabatin, Head of Equity Research. “We are also delighted to add to the group a bright former colleague, Ben Gerlinger, and Perry Weinstein, who has a passion for the bank industry, as we continue to build out the equity research platform.”
Rowe added, “Joining Hovde provides me with the opportunity to re-engage in the regional and community bank space, where Hovde has a great brand and market recognition, and to introduce a new, complementary equity research vertical, Business Development Companies, to the platform. I am particularly excited to work as a team with Brett, Will, Ben, and Perry as we continue building on the foundation established over the past several years.”