The Magazine

1st Quarter 2013

The New Math Of Bank M&A

Will sellers accept one and a half times book value as the banking industry’s new, lower pricing benchmark?


The Old Rules Still Apply

Comptroller Thomas Curry sees a vital lesson in the higher survival rate of conservatively managed and well capitalized banks during the financial crisis.

Searching For A New Growth Strategy

Bank of Hawaii, Capital One and Heartland Financial have been successful changing their strategies. This is what they did, and here is how they did it.

The Bank Director Nifty Fifty

The industry’s 50 best users of capital tend to be extremely well run community banks with good pricing strategies and strong fee income.

Hung Up On Asset Quality

The Bank Director & Crowe Horwath LLP 2013 M&A survey reveals pricing and asset quality still are sticking points.