Searching for Value in Bank Stocks

Tom Brown has been at the center of the U.S. banking industry for the last four decades, first as an award-winning stock analyst and later as the managing partner of Second Curve Capital, a hedge fund he founded 21 years ago to invest in bank stocks. In this edition of the Slant Podcast, Brown talks about the challenges of running a hedge fund, how he does his research and the kinds of companies that end up in Second Curve’s portfolio. He also dishes on some of the smartest – and dumbest – bank CEOs that he has met in his 40-year career.

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Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.