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  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 30th, 2011

Want to buy a bank? Look for that fatigued banker near you.

Bank directors are fatigued, many aren't having much fun anymore, and that's creating an environment where bank acquisitions are going to increase as some bankers just give up.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 27th, 2011

The Return of Bank M&A

Bank merger and acquisition activity finally picked up in 2010 after two down years, and the outlook for 2011 is even better.

  • Article | Strategy
  • January 25th, 2011

Do Strategic Plans Still Make Sense?

Given the many challenges banks face today, including the decline of the commercial real estate market, strategic planning is more important than ever. So what's the plan when no one wants your biggest product?

  • Article | Analyst Forum
  • January 20th, 2011

Will 2011 be the year for bank stocks?

The bad news seems endless so why are many bank analysts so bullish on bank stocks in 2011?

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 18th, 2011

Optimists, Welcome.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 18th, 2011

Optimists, Welcome.

Recent financial reform (and revised capital standards) has impacted capital structure, valuation and strategic activity as we prepare for what seems inevitable: a coming wave of M&A. So are things really looking up?

  • Article | Regulation
  • January 13th, 2011

Can Frank Keating Tame Dodd-Frank?

The American Bankers Association is licking its wounds after losing a major legislative battle last year in the form of the Dodd-Frank Act. So what can Frank Keating, the new president & CEO, do about it?

  • Article | Technology
  • January 10th, 2011

Social Media Series: A Look Ahead

The fifth and final post on the value of social media for today's financial services executive. This post takes at look at what's ahead in 2011.

  • Article | Liability
  • January 4th, 2011

What Keeps Directors Up at Night

John Geiringer and Scott Porterfield from Chicago-based law firm, Barack Ferrazzano, review the potential substantive and procedural issues arising out of the claims that the FDIC is making against directors and officers of failed banks.

  • Article | Technology
  • January 3rd, 2011

Social Media Series: Getting Up and Running

In Al Dominick's last few columns he's written about incorporating social media into your institution's way of doing business. Today's post offers advice for how you, individually, might benefit from what's being created and shared online.