Piecing Together the M&A Puzzle

Blockbuster deals have always driven the bank M&A market, sparking endless speculation about who will make the next big move. We look at some possible battlefield tactics and competitive strategies for a dozen of the industry’s power players.


Who’s Responsible for Those Crazy CEO Pay Packages?

Oh, could it be the directors? Last year, as executives responsible for corporate accounting scandals were going to trial, boards got a free pass. “We had no idea,” the directors said, and for the most part, it was plausible; the shenanigans were well hidden from board view. Not so with this year’s eyebrow-raising, stratospheric CEO […]

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Time For Reflection

Since 2004, NYSE-listed companies have been required to conduct annual reviews of how well their directors are performing. Some banks have been doing board evaluations a lot longer than that and say they’re well worth the effort.

Article ON – 06/03/2011
Making the Right Decisions

That’s the hard part, but there’s no greater responsibility for bank directors.

Article ON – 06/03/2011
Capital One Charts a New Course

Capital One is a direct marketing company that used its industry-leading analytical skills to become a dominant player in the U.S. credit card market. So why does CEO Rich Fairbank want to get into branch banking?

Article ON – 06/03/2011

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