Chris Meekins Initiates Healthcare Policy Research at FBR

ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced that Chris Meekins recently joined its equity research group and has initiated coverage on healthcare policy. Mr. Meekins is based in the Company’s Arlington, VA headquarters.

“Chris’s addition to our team brings a meaningful and unique policy perspective to our healthcare research that our clients want,” said FBR’s Director of Research and Senior Managing Director, David Hilal. “We have a great tradition of weaving together actionable investment ideas that are at the intersection of government policy and fundamental analysis. For the healthcare industry in particular, this differentiated approach provides our clients with tremendous value.”

Mr. Meekins came to FBR having spent four years as a senior health policy advisor and Chief of Staff for Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. During his tenure there, he helped pass reforms to the National Institutes of Health, increase funding for bio-defense, expand access to organs for transplantation, improve Medicare payments for physicians and increase transparency at the Food and Drug Administration. Before serving on the Hill, he worked in government affairs for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Mr. Meekins holds a Bachelors of Arts from Gardner-Webb University.

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiaries FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit

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