Analyst Information


Brett Rabatin, CFA

Sr. Research Analyst

Brett Rabatin, CFA

 Brett Rabatin, CFA, is a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray covering Southwest banks. Rabatin has been on the sell-side since 1998, having worked for Sterne Agee, FTN Midwest and JC Bradford. Prior experience also includes an analyst position with Mercer Capital focusing on transaction advisory and valuation services for financial institutions. Rabatin was recognized as the No. 1 Stock Picker in The Wall Street Journal's Best on The Street survey for Banks and Thrifts in 2002 (among 97 analysts), and recognized as No. 2 overall (all sectors) in 2003 in Forbes and StarMine. He was also the No. 1 earnings estimator in 2013 and No. 2 in 2004 and 2011 within the bank/thrift sector. Rabatin received his BBA in finance from the University of Memphis.


Ben Gerlinger
Research Analyst
Universe Coverage:
Financial Services:   Southwest Banks, Puerto Rican Banks
BOHBank of Hawaii Corporation
BOKFBOK Financial Corporation
CADECadence Bancorporation
CPFCentral Pacific Financial Corp.
CMAComerica Incorporated
CFRCullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.
FBPFirst BanCorp. PR
FFINFirst Financial Bankshares, Inc.
GNBCGreen Bancorp, Inc.
GBNKGuaranty Bancorp
HTHHilltop Holdings Inc.
IBTXIndependent Bank Group, Inc.
LTXBLegacyTexas Financial Group Inc.
NBHCNational Bank Holdings Corp.
OFGOFG Bancorp
PACWPacWest Bancorp
BPOPPopular, Inc.
PBProsperity Bancshares, Inc.
SBSISouthside Bancshares, Inc.
STXBSpirit of Texas Bancshares
SIVBSVB Financial Group
TCBITexas Capital Bancshares, Inc.
TBKTriumph Bancorp, Inc.
VBTXVeritex Holdings, Inc.
WALWestern Alliance Bancorporation