Managing Director, Investor Relations & Business Development
Curt Thompson joined the PL Capital Group as Managing Director in June of 2012 after 20 years of institutional equity sales and trading, focusing almost entirely on the banking industry. He began his career following community banking stocks with The Chicago Corporation in 1992, as the S&L demutualization wave began in earnest. His responsibilities included market making, corporate advisory and investment advice to family offices, high net worth individuals and many of the most prominent institutional bank investors of the last two decades. He has extensive experience in the analysis and block trading of smaller market capitalization securities and corporate buybacks.
While working in the community banking space, Mr. Thompson also worked within the bank equity services group of Tucker Anthony in Chicago from 1997 until their merger with RBC Capital Markets in 2002. Following the RBC transaction, Thompson helped build the Financial Institutions Group at Boston based, Moors & Cabot, Inc. He was responsible for the management and oversight of a 20 person research, sales, trading and investment banking team. In 2006, Mr. Thompson and his Financial Institution Group were recruited to Birmingham, Alabama based Sterne, Agee and Leach to launch a significant build out of their institutional Financial Services Group. Sterne Agee has since sold their financial services practice to Stifel Nicolas/KBW.
He holds a Finance degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at The University of Iowa in 1987.