Hilder covers bank and financial services stocks for Drexel Hamilton’s research department, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience in equity research while working for major brokerage firms and as a buy-side analyst and portfolio manager. He began his investment career as a bank and financial services analyst at First Boston Corp. in 1991, moved on to Morgan Stanley in 1994, and was the senior bank analyst at Bear Stearns from 2001 to 2008. He transitioned to Putnam Investments in Boston in 2008 as head of financials research and co-manager of the Putnam Global Financials sector fund, before returning to New York in 2010 to cover large-cap banks for Susquehanna Financial Group. Hilder joined Drexel Hamilton in July 2012, and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses. Additionally, Hilder serves on the committee that prepares questions for the Series 86 and 87 analyst qualification exams.  Before entering the investment business, he spent eight years as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, covering banks and other financial industries, and spent a year as a regular writer of the “Heard on the Street” column.