• Asset Managers
  • Banks & Thrifts
  • Financial Technology
  • Specialty Finance

Research Coverage

  • Angel Oak Mortgage, Inc. (AOMR)
  • ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR)
  • Atlanticus Holdings Corp. (ATLC)
  • BrightSpare Capital, Inc. (BRSP)
  • Burford Capital Limited (BUR)
  • Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (CHMI)
  • Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI)
  • Eagle Point Credit Company, Inc. (ECC)
  • Franklin BSP Realty Trust (FBRT)
  • Great Ajax Corp. (AJX)
  • Ladder Capital Corp. (LADR)
  • Medallion Financial Corp. (MFIN)
  • New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN)
  • Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (OXLC)
  • PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT)
  • Ready Capital (RC)
  • Rithm Capital Corp. (RITM)
  • Safehold Inc. (SAFE) 
  • Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (VCTR)
  • XAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alt. Term Trust (XFLT)


Matthew Howlett is a Director in the Equity Research Department with B. Riley Securities and responsible for coverage of the Specialty Finance sector. He has 20 years of experience in the mortgage finance and specialty finance sectors. Mr. Howlett began his career in the structured finance industry where he held numerous positions. He has been a highly ranked analyst in the mortgage sector for a number of years.

Prior to joining B. Riley, he was a Vice President for Nomura Securities. Matt received his B.S. from Providence College.

B. Riley Securities provides a full suite of investment banking, corporate finance, advisory, research, and sales and trading services. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, SPACs, corporate restructuring and recapitalization. B. Riley is nationally recognized and highly ranked for its proprietary small-cap equity research. B. Riley Securities formerly operated as B. Riley FBR following the merger of B. Riley & Co. and FBR & Co.