Ed Mills

FBR Capital Markets, Research Analyst | SVP, Financial Policy Research


Edward Mills is a research analyst and vice president, covering financial policy at FBR Capital Markets & Co. (FBRC). Prior to joining FBRC, Mr. Mills spent nine years on Capitol Hill working in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Most recently, he served as senior policy advisor for banking and finance for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, chaired by Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana. During his time with the House of Representatives, Mr. Mills worked as a policy advisor for financial service issues for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, a professional staff member for the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and a staff assistant for Congressman John F. Tierney of Massachusetts. While on the Hill, Mr. Mills helped to enact the following legislation: (1) the Credit C.A.R.D. Act (Public Law 111-24), which bans practices that were determined to be unfair, deceptive, or anti-competitive; (2) the National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-24), which strengthened and reformed the process that reviews foreign direct investment for national security issues; and (3) the National Intelligence Reform Act (Public Law 108-458), which implemented many of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. He also worked on developing legislation related to overdraft fees, as well as on legislation to expand job creation and access to capital for small businesses. Mr. Mills is a native of Hull, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Boston College.