Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners is benefiting from the surge in M&A, as well as a stricter regulatory environment for financial companies, said Randy Bateman, CIO for Huntington Asset ... more 
Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners is benefiting from the surge in M&A, as well as a stricter regulatory environment for financial companies, said Randy Bateman, CIO for Huntington Asset Advisors. Bateman is also bullish on Cullen Frost, saying the San Antonio-based bank is seeing huge inflows from the wealth being created by the natural gas drilling boom in Texas. Finally, Bateman is positive on South State bank because of the rebound in the economy in the Southeastern U.S. He also says South State could potentially be a takeout play for a larger regional bank. less 
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