The Magazine

3rd Quarter 2019

Phoenix Rising

Arizona-based Western Alliance recovered from the financial crisis to become one of America’s most profitable banks.

Features

The Fed Effect

The Federal Reserve’s tightened monetary policy in 2018 benefited asset-sensitive banks that were able to reprice their loans faster than their deposits.

Leapfrogging Into the Future

Washington Federal has quietly transformed itself over the past dozen years from a technologically antiquated thrift into a full-fledged commercial bank on the vanguard of the digital revolution.

Changing of the Guard

As baby boomers retire, succession planning and board refreshment will become more frequent items on board agendas. The 2019 Compensation Survey explores this generational shift.

How CECL Can Make Your Bank Better

The implementation of CECL’s new methodology for establishing loss reserves is a major challenge for the banking industry, but it offers important benefits as well.

Departments

  • Point of View By Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director

  • For Your Review By Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director

  • Market Intelligence By John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine

  • Endnotes By John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine