Ashwin Kakani
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company


Ashwin Kakani is a Director in KBW’s Depository Investment Banking Group and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ashwin has been with KBW since February 2015 and has significant responsibilities related to executing mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising transactions.

Prior to joining KBW, from July 2012 through January 2015, Ashwin was a Director of M&A and Corporate Development at AmericanWest Bank, a private equity backed bank (lead investors included Goldman Sachs, FF&L and Oaktree).

Prior to that, Ashwin was an Assistant Vice President in the Treasury department for the $25 billion Colonial Bank (now part of BB&T), where he had been since June of 2002. Ashwin graduated with a Master of Science in Finance from Auburn University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

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