Issues : Analyst Forum

article | September 18th, 2018

The Case for Rating Community Banks Investment Grade

When you look closely, good community banks are safer investments than you might think.

By: Van Hesser
article | June 26th, 2018

Feeling the Flat Yield Curve Squeeze?

It’s time for banks to do some assessment of how the curve will impact balance sheets for a while.

By: Bill Patterson
article | May 3rd, 2017

Three Ways to Increase Shareholder Value

Understanding how to improve shareholder value starts with trading in the public markets.

By: Laura Hamilton
FinXTech
article | July 29th, 2016

New Index Tracks Fintech Stock Performance

Nasdaq and investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods recently announced the formation of the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index to track fintech companies.

By: Tim Melvin
article | February 1st, 2016

FAST Act Extends Popular JOBS Act Registration Threshold to S&Ls

Thrifts now get a chance to deregister at higher thresholds, just like banks.

By: Maggie Chou
article | October 19th, 2015

Banks Increasingly Use Sub Debt to Raise Capital

This article describes capital raising trends and why banks are increasingly using sub debt.

By: Andrew J. Fitzgerald
BD Article
article | July 8th, 2015

Is there a Sweet Spot for Bank Stock Pricing?

Bank Director Editor Jack Milligan takes a look at the impact of growth, size, profitability and efficiency on bank stock values.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | June 12th, 2015

Report from Audit Conference: Banking Still Faces Headwinds

All is not happy-go-lucky in banking but the economy is improving.

By: Naomi Snyder, Editor-in-Chief at Bank Director
article | May 27th, 2015

Four Steps to Going Public on the OTCQX Marketplace

OTC Markets Group’s Maggie Chou describes how to increase your bank’s access to capital.

By: Maggie Chou
article | October 8th, 2014

The IPO Market is Red Hot. What’s Driving It?

Hovde Group investment bankers discuss what is behind the recent rise in IPO activity and what makes a good bank IPO.

By: Clark Locke, Joe Morton