David Chiaverini, CFA®

Managing Director, Equity Research


Mid-Cap Banks

Regional Banks

Disruptive Finance


  • Chartered Financial Analyst


David Chiaverini is a managing director covering the disruptive finance and bank sector with over 20 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Wedbush in 2016, David spent 12 years as a senior analyst at BMO Capital Markets, Cantor Fitzgerald and Advest covering financials including banks, BDCs, brokers, asset managers, consumer finance, and commercial mortgage REITs. David also worked as a research associate at CIBC World Markets and as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray. David holds a B.S. from Lehigh University and is a CFA charterholder.


David’s Edge: His management relationships, comprehensive analysis, and interpretation of macro drivers gives David an edge, particularly when it comes to making relative value recommendations within and between financial services subsectors.


  • Affirm Holdings Inc. (AFRM)
  • Axos Financial (AX)
  • BankUnited (BKU)
  • BOK Financial Corp. (BOKF)
  • Burford Capital (BUR)
  • Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)
  • Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG)
  • Comerica Inc. (CMA)
  • Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (CFR)
  • Customers Bancorp Inc. (CUBI)
  • CVB Financial (CVBF)
  • East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC)
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
  • First Foundation Inc. (FFWM)
  • First Republic Bank (FRC)
  • Hanmi Financial (HAFC)
  • HomeStreet Bank Inc. (HMST)
  • Hope Bancorp (HOPE)
  • Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN)
  • KeyCorp (KEY)
  • LendingClub Corp. (LC)
  • M&T Bank Corp. (MTB)
  • New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)
  • Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (PPBI)
  • PacWest Bancorp (PACW)
  • Signature Bank (SBNY)
  • Silvergate Capital Corp. (SI)
  • SLM Corp. (SLM)
  • SoFi Technologies (SOFI)
  • SVB Financial Group (SIVB)
  • Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (TCBI)
  • Tristate Capital Holdings (TSC)
  • Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
  • Upstart Holdings Inc (UPST)
  • U.S. Bancorp (USB)
  • Valley National Bancorp (VLY)
  • Webster Financial Corp. (WBS)
  • Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL)
  • Wintrust Financial Corp. (WTFC)
  • Zions Bancorporation (ZION)