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At a Glance


"Flat management structure: it's easy to get face time with senior leadership and your ideas and opinions heard"

"Camaraderie, good teamwork, fun environment"

"Location: Washington, D.C., is probably better than NYC"


"Earnings stream at the firm is unpredictable"

"Compensation is lower than at Wall Street peers"

"No specific [formal] training"

The Buzz

"Niche player"

"Are they still around?"

"Known for their research"

"Never heard of it"

About FBR & Co.

I-banking in D.C.

Based in Arlington, Va., FBR offers a full range of investment banking, institutional brokerage, and asset management services. In addition to headquarters in the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area, the firm has U.S. offices in Boston, Houston, Irvine, New York, and San Francisco; an international outpost is maintained in London.


At its inception, FBR (formerly known as FBR Capital Markets) set out to deliver research on a select group of industries. The firm has since expanded its capabilities, and today concentrates on eight industries: consumer goods, diversified industrials, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, insurance, real estate, and technology, media, and telecommunications. FBR complements its advisory and sales and trading offerings with a formidable equity research team that covers approximately 460 companies (in 2010, one of its senior financial analysts, Paul Miller, was named the No. 1 over overall sell-side analyst by in its annual Blue Chip Analyst Awards, beating out more than 2,700 of his peers to receive the honor).


Today, FBR employs approximately 440 employees and is led by its CEO, Richard J. Hendrix. The firm trades on NASDAQ under the ticker FBRC.


FBR & Co.

1001 Nineteenth Street North
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 312-9500

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: FBRC
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
President & CEO: Richard J. Hendrix
2011 Employees (All Locations): 443

Major Office Locations

Irvine, CA
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Houston, TX
Arlington, VA
London, United Kingdom