Issues : Podcast
A Front Row Seat on Banking’s Consolidation
H. Rodgin Cohen, the senior chair at Sullivan & Cromwell who has advised on many of the largest bank deals in the last 30 years, discusses how consolidation has changed banking, including its impact on community banks.
Searching for Value in Bank Stocks
Tom Brown, managing partner of Second Curve Capital — a hedge fund that Brown started 21 years ago to invest in undervalued banks — talks about his management-centric approach to research, the challenges of being a value investor and some of the best (and worst) bank CEOs he's known over the years.
“People Who Look Like Me.”
Ebony Thomas, who oversees Bank of America Corp.'s $1.25 billion, five-year program to drive racial equality and economic opportunity for people and communities of color, talks about the work she does, and also the importance of diverse role models in today's workplace.
The Road Ahead
John Asbury, president and CEO of Atlantic Union Bankshares, talks about his board's approach to strategic planning, the rise of inflation and whether the industry's consolidation is close to reaching an endgame.
Deep in the Heart of Texas
First Financial Bankshares Chairman and CEO F. Scott Dueser talks about some of the factors behind the institution’s long-term success, his views on Covid-19 vaccine mandates — and an ill-fated cover shoot for Bank Director magazine in 2014.
A Bridge Between East and West
East West Bancorp has grown from a single branch in Los Angeles' Chinatown to the 40th largest U.S. bank, and one of the country's most profitable. Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng talks about the bank's mission as a bridge between east and west, and his strong public stance against Asian-American prejudice and violence.
A Bigger Purpose
Tradition Capital Bank, a $1.5 billion institution in Edina, Minnesota, donates up to 10% of its profits every year if it achieves certain financial goals. CEO Dan Fagan says the privately-held bank serves a "bigger purpose" than just making loans and collecting deposits.
What Huntington’s Steve Steinour Expects From His Board
Huntington Bancshares Chairman and CEO Steve Steinour relies on his highly engaged and diverse board for advice across a wide range of issues, and encourages the bank's management team to tap into their expertise at any time.
A Second Act for Richard Davis
Richard Davis details his personal journey from chairman and CEO of U.S. Bancorp to CEO of Make-A-Wish, which makes dreams come true for critically ill children.