Research and Economics

Industry expertise and in-depth company analysis

Our economists, strategists, and analysts collaborate across the capital structure to bring you a holistic view of the opportunities and risks in each of our investment recommendations. Whether it's detailed company analyses, research conferences and forums, or one-on-one investor meetings, our team is committed to serving your needs with unparalleled research capabilities.

Our research professionals cover more than 2,000 securities across every major sector of the economy. When it comes to research, our collaborative approach sets us apart from the competition. Our analysts, industry conferences, and published reports are continuously recognized and regularly featured in the media.

Our Wells Fargo Economics group provide domestic and international economic commentary to help you manage risk and capture business opportunities.

Our executives

Chris Ferrara

Co-Head of Equity Advisory

Chris is co-head of Equity Advisory at Wells Fargo where he collaborates with the Research and Equities management teams to optimize focus on research content origination, marketing, and branding.

Tom Carbeau

Co-Head of Equity Advisory

Tom Carbeau is the co-head of Equity Advisory, which is the Equity Research, Institutional Sales and Corporate Access business of Wells Fargo.

Adam Muro

Head of Research Product Marketing

Adam Muro is a managing director and the head of Research Product Marketing at Wells Fargo. He also chairs the Equity Research Review Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Adam spent more than seven years at Goldman Sachs in various roles including institutional sales, equity research, and product marketing. Adam graduated with honors from Macalester College with a degree in economics.

Jay Bryson Jay Bryson

Chief Economist

Jay Bryson is a Managing Director and the Chief Economist for Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank, a position he has held since August 2018. In this role, Jay leads the Economics Group, which provides analysis on economic and financial developments in the major economies of the world as well as forecasts of macroeconomic variables in these economies.


  • 11 economists providing domestic and international economic commentary to assist with business and investment decisions
  • Selection of regularly updated economic reports from GDP growth and interest rate forecasts to U.S. and international economic analysis
  • Routinely present Wells Fargo’s economic message to clients and the media

Equity Research

  • Timely and insightful research on approximately 1,000 companies across eight industry sectors
  • 50+ senior analysts providing industry overviews, company-specific recommendations, thematic pieces, and instant commentary on industry and company news

Wells Fargo Securities Research conferences are among the most widely attended on Wall Street, and bring together industry leaders, top executives, financial sponsors and investors to explore market and sector trends. Industry executives are given the opportunity to present their company's corporate and investment highlights, and each year we help more than 5,000 institutional investors explore these investment opportunities. 

Additionally, we arrange customized one-on-one meetings between management teams and institutional investors.

  • Annual Advertising Summit
  • Annual Media & Telco Day
  • Annual Software Symposium
  • Annual Healthcare Conference
  • Annual Biotech Forum
  • Annual Biotech Corporate Access Day 
  • Annual Consumer Conference
  • Annual Bricks to Clicks Digital Conference
  • Annual Mobility Conference
  • Annual Financials Services Conference
  • Annual FinTech and Technology Services Forum
  • Annual Bank/IT Tech Boot Camp
  • Annual Industrials Conference
  • Annual Energy Conference
  • Annual Midstream & Utility Symposium
  • Annual Net Lease REIT Forum
  • Annual Wells Fargo & Raymond James Lodging Summit
  • Annual BDC Power Alley

For more information please contact your Wells Fargo Securities representative. 

Please note: Wells Fargo Securities Research conferences and forums are by invitation only. Wells Fargo will review all registrants to confirm eligibility. Invitations may not be transferred. Dates and locations are subject to change.


  • Top 10 in forecasting in each of the past eleven years (Bloomberg, 2009 – 2021)
  • Award-winning economic commentary (American Economic Association – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015-2018, 2019-2022)
  • Award-winning economic commentary (National Association for Business Economics – 2010, 2012, 2016-2019, 2021)

Equity Research

  • Equity Research ranked #8 in the 2021 Institutional Investor All-America Research poll, flat from 2020, with 18 ranked positions in 2021 vs. 17 in 2020.