MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., one of the oldest and largest privately-owned investment banking firms in the country, last week hosted more than 550 banking professionals representing 136 institutions at the firm’s sixth annual Financial Institutions Investor Conference in Miami.
“You just can’t put a price on learning about new and exciting strategies, especially in these competitive times.”
Sterne Agee’s flagship conference once again brought together many of the brightest minds in investment strategy to help clients better understand and navigate uncertain market waters. The event, which featured over 1,500 meetings between management teams and investors, also offered topical panels and presentations on issues affecting the industry.
“We are very pleased that so many top financial institutions and thought leaders joined us last week for an amazing exchange of ideas and discussions about expanding and protecting market share,” said John Bearden, head of Sterne Agee’s Financial Institutions Group. “You just can’t put a price on learning about new and exciting strategies, especially in these competitive times.”
The keynote address was delivered by Rob Couch, member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, current Counsel at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development General Counsel. He discussed the future of the housing and mortgage markets.
“A big thanks to Rob Couch for his fantastic keynote on the housing and mortgage sectors,” said Jim Holbrook, Chairman and CEO of Sterne Agee. “Not only were his thoughts on housing and mortgages in today’s economy very insightful, but the address was especially timely since these markets are showing signs of improvement.”
About Sterne Agee
Founded in 1901, Birmingham, Alabama-based Sterne Agee is one of the oldest and largest privately-owned investment banks in the nation. The firm offers comprehensive financial services to a diverse client base, including corporations, municipalities and high-net worth individuals. Through its family of wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sterne Agee manages over $18 billion in client assets, and employs more than 1,500 financial professionals in 59 offices across 25 states. The Sterne Agee family of companies has prospered for more than 100 years by always putting client interests first and consistently delivering excellent financial services. Sterne Agee is the trade name used by certain affiliates of Sterne Agee Group, Inc., including Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC. Visit www.sterneagee.com.