How Top Banks Navigate a Tough Environment

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As interest rates rose in 2022, the best banks focused on meticulous balance sheet management, paying careful attention to funding costs and credit metrics. And they kept capital front of mind, says Kara Baldwin, a partner with Crowe LLP. By focusing on the core fundamentals of banking, those financial institutions weathered a tumultuous landscape, and set themselves up to handle regulatory issues and other challenges that could present themselves in the back half of 2023.

Topics discussed include:

  • Capital Management
  • Regulatory Risk
  • Technology Investment

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Kara Baldwin


Kara Baldwin is a partner at Crowe LLP and currently leads the financial services audit practice.  She has more than 20 years of experience serving financial institutions.  Ms. Baldwin works with publicly held banks, private banks and bank holding companies ranging in size from $50 million to nearly $20 billion in assets.  She has assisted clients in executing numerous business combinations over the years, with a focus on the accounting, auditing and reporting of these transactions including SEC reporting requirements.  Ms. Baldwin serves on various committees of the Center for Audit Quality, is active in the accounting advisory group at Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a frequent speaker with the Indiana Bankers Association.