With a strong desire to provide independent research, Hunter co-founded Thompson Davis & Co. in 2002, and he remains chairman of the board today.
Hunter got his start in the financial industry as a credit analyst for Prudential Insurance Company’s commercial and industrial loan division. He then entered the securities business as an investment banker for Davenport Securities. In 1973, Hunter joined Branch Cabell & Co. as a broker/analyst. It was there that he hired and developed a team of research-oriented brokers (eventually including a young Bill Davis) to provide growth stock ideas, sales expertise, and written stock research to both individual and institutional clients. His success as the head of the eponymous EHT Group within Branch Cabell & Co. earned him the title of managing director at the firm, until it was acquired by Tucker Anthony and subsequently by RBC Dain Rauscher.
Through the years, Hunter’s focus has been on managing portfolios for a broad cross section of individual IRAs, 401Ks, and personal accounts. His passion is generating performance for his clients by finding stocks that have the potential to outperform, whether in good or bad markets.