Russell Gunther Joins D.A. Davidson Research Team, Expanding Financial Services Coverage

Firm adds fourth regional banking sector

NEW YORK--()--D.A. Davidson & Co. has announced that Russell Gunther has joined the firm’s institutional equity research team to provide analysis of the Mid-Atlantic banking sector. Gunther is the fifth analyst offering research on banks, thrifts and specialty finance as the firm continues to strengthen its financial services coverage.

“Russell joining our team is the next step in our continued growth of the high-quality coverage of the financial sector that our team is known for delivering,” said Gil Luria, Director of Institutional Research for D.A. Davidson. “Russell has significant expertise in this sector, honed from years of experience, and we are pleased to have him on board.”

Gunther, based in the firm’s New York office, will help build on the success of the financials team – analysts Gary Tenner, Jeff Rulis, Kevin Reevey and Arren Cyganovich – who provide research on publicly owned bank, thrift and specialty finance companies. Overall, D.A. Davidson’s award-winning institutional research group has reached 30 professionals who provide and support coverage of nearly 300 publicly traded companies.

Gunther joins D.A. Davidson with more than 10 years of experience as a sell-side equity analyst covering banks and thrifts. He previously served as a senior publishing analyst with Macquarie Capital, Bank of American Merrill Lynch and Keefe Bruyette and Woods, and has covered banks in various U.S. regions. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.

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 more than 1,300 employees and offices in 23 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.

For more information, visit www.dadavidson.com or Twitter: @DADavidsonCo.

Contacts

Prosek for D.A. Davidson
Katherine Fox, 212-279-3115, x294
kfox@prosek.com
or
D.A. Davidson
Jacquie Burchard, 406-791-7465
jburchard@dadco.com

Release Summary

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced Russell Gunther has joined its institutional research team to cover Mid-Atlantic banking, complementing existing coverage of other bank regions and specialty finance.

Contacts

Prosek for D.A. Davidson
Katherine Fox, 212-279-3115, x294
kfox@prosek.com
or
D.A. Davidson
Jacquie Burchard, 406-791-7465
jburchard@dadco.com