Tom Michaud is president and CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, an investment bank specializing in the financial services sector. Since joining the firm in 1986 as a credit analyst trainee, Mr. Michaud has spent 36 years developing the KBW franchiseand leading many of its businesses. He co-led the firm’s rebuilding efforts following 9/11 and was instrumental in launching the firm’s IPO in 2006.
Mr. Michaud was named CEO in October 2011, assuming direction of all business lines in the United States and Europe. Under his leadership, KBW has evolvedinto the premier investment bank to the financial services industry. Mr. Michaud maintains strong personal relationships with leading industry executives, policy makers and institutional investors and has been instrumental in executing many of KBW’s largest transactions. Mr. Michaud has become a leading authority on the digitalization of banking and the emergence of fintech.
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What Happened and What’s Next – The 2024 State of Banking
KBW’s CEO, Tom Michaud, sets the stage for the conference as he defines where the industry is today and what forces shape its future in 2023 and beyond.
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Acquire or Be Acquired, this panel recalls the many changes in banking over the past three decades – and notes the biggest themes that have shaped where we are today.
This breakout session continues the “Need to Know” series that has consistently been a popular highlight at this conference for many years. Gain practical insight into what CEOs and directors need to know in 2024 and beyond.
This session briefly reviews the bank operating environment and bank M&A activity in 2023, the key factors which slowed activity during the year, and expectations for bank M&A in 2024, with capital (both organic and externally raised) and balance sheet management being key components to any successful bank M&A strategy.