12 Questions with Daniel Tabbush
Author of the Tabbush Report on Asian bank stocks
Daniel Tabbush is the Thailand-based owner of the Tabbush Report, a research publication analysing Asia-Pacific banks. Prior to launching the Tabbush Report, he was the Head of Asian Bank research at CLSA for most of his career, overseeing coverage of 80 banks and 10 analysts.
1. Could you tell us about yourself - your background, how you ended up as a banking analyst in Asia and what you’re doing right now?
I had studied economics and finance, and I was always interested in stocks.
After working as an analyst for a portfolio manager in downtown LA right after school, I decided to travel the world, which I did for about 3 years.
It became tiring after a while, and when I was in Thailand, I thought it was time to start working again. I picked up the Bangkok Post, and there was a classified ad for an equity analyst at one of the major brokers in Bangkok.
I ended up being their first expat hire, gradually starting to analyze banks after 1-2 months.