The Bank Slate


Former bank analyst Lana Chan joins Cathay Bank

Lana Chan is the latest bank analyst to cross over and join a bank. 

Chan, who was an equity analyst for BMO Capital Markets for 15 years, revealed on her LinkedIn profilethat she had become a strategic communications and investor relations consultant at Cathay Bank in Los Angeles. 

Prior to joining BMO, Chan was an analyst at Advest. 

Other analysts who have accepted banking jobs in the past include Bob Ramsey, who left FBR Capital Markets to become director of investor relations and strategic planning at Customers Bancorp, and James Abbott, another former FBR analyst who joined Zions Bancorp. as director of investor relations. 

Jefferson Harralson, a former analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, left the firm to become the chief financial officer of United Community Banks.

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