Chris Keith Promoted to Lead Northeast Bank Coverage as D.A. Davidson Strengthens Financial Institutions Group

September 10, 2020

Firm builds on capital market leadership in FIG

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that Chris Keith has been promoted to Research Analyst, Northeast Banks, joining the firm’s award-winning institutional equity research team to provide coverage of regional banks in the New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts markets.

“Chris is ready to step into a key role, joining an elite analyst team that includes David Konrad, Jeff Rulis, Gary Tenner, Russell Gunther and Kevin Fitzsimmons. Chris brings the team a strong set of analytical skills and a veteran’s work ethic,” said Gil Luria, Head of Institutional Research for D.A. Davidson.

Keith joined D.A. Davidson in 2018 after completing his distinguished service for the U.S. Army and acting as the President of Gonzaga University’s Investment Group.

D.A. Davidson’s research coverage focuses on more than 420 publicly traded companies in select industry verticals, including financial services, technology, consumer, diversified industrials and services, and real estate.

Today’s D.A. Davidson’s Financial Institutions Group team across its Equity Capital Markets platform includes:

  • 22 investment bankers in ECM FIG, who completed more than 136 M&A and financing transactions with a total deal value of $10 billion since 2016;
  • 11 research professionals covering more than 140 bank stocks;
  • An additional 75 banks tracked through the firm’s Bison Select publication;
  • Specialized FIG Sales & Trading team that make a market in approximately 650 bank stocks;
  • 21st annual FIG conference in Colorado with over 200 companies and institutional investors;
  • Annual regional events in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, and adding Atlanta in 2021.

D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets group provides capital markets services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research team is supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 26 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.

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