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Explosive M&A?

A lot of people are predicting that bank M&A will improve in 2024. After all, it couldn’t get much worse.

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01/06/2024

The Core of a Problem

For a long time, banks have been proud of their core deposits, a sign of strong relationships with customers.

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12/30/2023

Banking’s 2023 Naughty & Nice List 

This holiday season, many bankers would love to put a few lumps of coal in the Federal Reserve’s stocking.

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12/23/2023

A Changed Outlook

Markets were jubilant midweek, and not because the Federal Reserve left the federal funds rate unchanged Wednesday, which was expected.

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12/16/2023

Break the Glass

In April 2008, Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson visited Ben Bernanke in his office at the Eccles Building, the Fed’s stately Washington headquarters.

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12/09/2023

Building a Fortress

Jamie Dimon faced serious challenges in his first year leading a bank.

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12/02/2023

What Makes a Bank

Keith Costello helped launch the $163 million bank in mid-2022 with a priority that’s common for de novos.

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11/25/2023

A Cinderella Story?

It would be a gross understatement to say that 2023 has been a challenging year for the U.S. banking industry.

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11/18/2023

Rate Reset Looms for CDs

After the fourth or fifth increase in interest rates in late 2022, consumers got more serious about seeking a better return on their savings.

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11/11/2023

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Events

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

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The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

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Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Examining Generational Differences in Banking: …

Examining Generational Differences in Banking: Capturing Gen Z and Millennials

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The banking habits and preferences of Americans continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore generational differences, with a focus on how community and regional institutions can gain a greater slice of Gen Z and millennial populations that currently bank with large, national brands. You’ll gain insights based on original 2024 research from Apiture and The Harris Poll. This webinar is brought to you by: Apiture.

June 18, 2024

The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Ma…

The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Markets

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The last year has been tumultuous for investors and issuers of community and regional bank debt and preferred markets, as the sector has been buffeted by storylines from deposit flight to credit deterioration of certain asset classes. It’s time for buyers and sellers of bank debt to start talking. Our expert panel will examine the impact these headlines have had on investor sentiment, and how that has evolved over the past year. We’ll also explore the current state of play in the bank debt and preferred markets. This webinar is brought to you by: KBRA.

June 25-25, 2024

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

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The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

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The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

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Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024
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Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024
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Examining Generational Differences in Banking: Capturing Gen Z and Millennials

The banking habits and preferences of Americans continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore generational differences, with a focus on how community and regional institutions can gain a greater slice of Gen Z and millennial populations that currently bank with large, national brands. You’ll gain insights based on original 2024 research from Apiture and The Harris Poll. This webinar is brought to you by: Apiture.

June 18, 2024
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The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Markets

The last year has been tumultuous for investors and issuers of community and regional bank debt and preferred markets, as the sector has been buffeted by storylines from deposit flight to credit deterioration of certain asset classes. It’s time for buyers and sellers of bank debt to start talking. Our expert panel will examine the impact these headlines have had on investor sentiment, and how that has evolved over the past year. We’ll also explore the current state of play in the bank debt and preferred markets. This webinar is brought to you by: KBRA.

June 25-25, 2024
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Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
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Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
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Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
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Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

Learn More

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

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Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

Learn More

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

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The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

Learn More

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

June 10, 2024
Learn More

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024
Learn More

Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
Learn More

Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
Learn More

Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
Learn More