Analyst Information


Matthew Breese

Sr. Research Analyst

Matthew Breese

Matthew Breese is a principal and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray on the financials team. He worked previously at Sterne Agee from 2008-15 covering Northeast banks but also specializing in mutual conversions – areas in which he continues to focus. Breese was named StarMine’s No. 1 stock picker in the thrift and mortgage finance segment as well as the No. 3 earnings estimator for 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance at the University of Rhode Island.


Varun Bhandari
Research Analyst
Brody Preston
Research Analyst
Universe Coverage:
Financial Services:   Northeast Banks
BHLBBerkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
BHBKBlue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
BRKLBrookline Bancorp, Inc.
CACCamden National Corp.
CBUCommunity Bank System, Inc.
CNOBConnectOne Bancorp Inc
DCOMDime Community Bancshares, Inc.
FISIFinancial Institutions Inc.
FBNKFirst Connecticut Bancorp, Inc.
FFICFlushing Financial Corp.
FULTFulton Financial Corporation
INDBIndependent Bank Corp.
ISBCInvestors Bancorp, Inc.
EBSBMeridian Bancorp Inc
MCBMetropolitan Bank Holding Corp.
NBTBNBT Bancorp Inc.
NYCBNew York Community Bancorp, Inc.
NFBKNorthfield Bancorp, Inc.
OCFCOceanFirst Financial Corp.
ORITOritani Financial Corp.
PBCTPeople's United Financial, Inc.
PFSProvident Financial Services Inc.
STBAS&T Bancorp, Inc.
SBNYSignature Bank
STLSterling Bancorp
TFSLTFS Financial Corporation
TBBKThe Bancorp, Inc.
UBNKUnited Financial Bancorp, Inc.
UVSPUnivest Corporation of Pennsylvania
VLYValley National Bancorp
WBSWebster Financial Corporation
WNEBWestern New England Bancorp, Inc.