The Current State of the Banking Industry as Seen Through the Lens of the Market


Jeff Wishner, Managing Director in the San Francisco office of KBW, will conduct a fireside chat with his colleague, Chris McGratty. The discussion will include topics such as a current assessment of the banking industry, investor and market expectations, bank valuation levels, mergers & acquisitions activity and the impact of FinTech companies and investments. Chris brings a market perspective as he is in the unique position of managing a department of analysts that covers over 200 US banks and he himself covers over twenty regional banks around the country. Chris speaks directly to bank management teams, KBW’s sales force and influential institutional investors. He will share his insights into the banking industry. 

Chris has been recognized as one of the leading analysts in the industry, most notably achieving a Runner Up ranking for Mid-Cap Banks in the 2020  Institutional Investor All-America Research Team. He is regularly quoted in industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Barron’s, and The New York Times, and is often featured as a recurring guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Chris received his BS degree from Villanova University in 2002 and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well.

Chris McGratty
Head of U.S. Bank Research
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods