Issues : Strategy

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Podcast | January 17th, 2022

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.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Article | January 14th, 2022

Reconsidering Pay Strategy in the Wake of Inflation

Banks should think about how well pay strategy addresses four needs.

By: Todd Sirras
Viewpoint | January 12th, 2022

Improving Client Profitability and Revenue

Banks that have a holistic view of their data are able to better understand and improve the three-way link between banker activities, customer relationship profitability and shareholder return.

By: Bob Kottler
Viewpoint | January 12th, 2022

What Next Year Could Hold For Bank Bonds  

What should bank leaders expect on the horizon for bank bonds?

By: Bill Miller
Viewpoint | January 12th, 2022

Reviewing Potential Fintech Vendors

Here are five critical questions all senior management and board members should answer before signing on the dotted line in a fintech partnership.

By: Susan Sabo, Joshua Juergensen
Viewpoint | January 12th, 2022

Going Macro With Strategic Plans

Financial institutions can meet higher expectations and increased demands from their retail and commercial clients by incorporating this winning strategy.

By: Simon Rose
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Article | December 31st, 2021

Building a ‘Truly Great Place to Work and Bank’

FS Bancorp has fostered a culture that promotes collaboration and humility — and that’s led the bank to strong financial performance.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Video | December 22nd, 2021

Transforming, Optimizing Bank Finance Functions

Banks can improve measurement, accuracy and accountability by leveraging their existing core and finance functions.

By: Will Newcomer, Bill Collette
Video | December 17th, 2021

Building Relationships in the Digital Era

Technology can help community banks get back to what they do best.

By: Soren Bested
Article | December 15th, 2021

What 2022 Holds for Community Banks

Executives should reflect on what the future holds — and how to respond — based on continuing and emerging trends seen throughout 2021.

By: Maria Schuld