Several headwinds, including compliance costs, cyber threats and regulatory burdens, have taken the fun out of the business for many banking executives and boards. In preparation for our upcoming Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in January 2016, we asked Steve Hovde, chairman and CEO of the Hovde Group, to share his insights on the future of bank M&A deals. In this short video, Hovde looks at how community banks who are struggling to generate organic growth can survive in a consolidating industry.
The concept of building franchise value was core to our Bank Board Growth & Innovation Conference in April. In this session, Fred Cannon, director of research for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, breaks down franchise value.
Banks with dedicated customer bases enjoy significant advantages over any potential competitors. So how should a bank’s CEO and board think about franchise value—both in current terms and with an eye to the future?
Fred Cannon—is director of research at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. He joined KBW in 2003. In his dual role as director of research and chief equity strategist, Cannon guides the research efforts at KBW, which provides industry leading research on the financial sector and research coverage on more than 540 financial services firms.