Contributor: John Maxfield

  • Article | Risk
  • June 13th, 2018
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Here’s What Bankers Are Asking About Risk Committees

There are two overarching questions that bankers are grappling with when it comes to whether or not to establish a risk committee.

  • Article | Strategy
  • May 4th, 2018
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Acquire or Be Acquired Perspectives: How to Address the Social Issues of M&A

In the final installment of our five-part series, Sally Steele from Community Bank System talks about the social aspects of M&A.

  • Article | Technology
  • April 27th, 2018
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Acquire or Be Acquired Perspectives: Two Banking Megatrends to Watch For

In part four of our five-part series, Gary Bronstein from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton offers his observations on the tepid M&A market and the collision of technology and deposit trends.

  • Article | Strategy
  • April 20th, 2018
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Acquire or Be Acquired Perspectives: One True Thing About Banking and Finance

In part three of our five-part series, Eugene Ludwig from Promontory Financial Group shares his views on technology, cycles, and M&A.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • April 13th, 2018
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Acquire or Be Acquired Perspectives: A Bank Investor Talks M&A

In part two of our five-part series, Kirk Wycoff from Patriot Financial Partners shares his contrarian take on M&A in the bank industry.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • April 6th, 2018
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Acquire or Be Acquired Perspectives: Negotiating the M&A Landscape

In part one of our five-part perspectives series, Union Bankshares CEO John Asbury expects to see continued consolidation among small and midsized banks.

  • Article | Strategy
  • January 31st, 2018

No Time for Complacency

Acquire or Be Acquired 2018 offered a promising near-term outlook for the banking industry thanks to a historic tax cut, but bankers should use their windfall to invest in the future.

  • Article | Strategy
  • January 30th, 2018

What Are the Ingredients of an Extraordinary Bank?

Economies of scale, culture and an emphasis on having the most talent are among the factors that allow some banks to outperform the industry.

  • Article | Bank M&A
  • January 29th, 2018

Cautious Optimism for Bank M&A

Attendees at Bank Director’s 2018 Acquire or Be Acquired conference are upbeat about the current state of the industry.