shareholder value

Bank Shareholder Succession Matters

I’m growing more concerned about the time and effort by community financial institutions to understand the needs of next generation shareholders and build a strategy around shareholder succession. I recently […]


Banking’s Top 5 Total Return to Shareholders: 2020 Edition

For the past nine years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I support long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit […]


A Solution for Closely Held Banks

January 29, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

If you are a family bank and want to sell your shares without selling the bank, what do you do? So was the question that my colleague, Sharon Lorman, put […]


Banking’s Total Return Top 5: 2015 Edition

December 19, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

For the past four years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I grew weary of the persistent “get big or get […]


Banking’s Total Return Top 5: 2014 Edition

December 18, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

For the past three years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I grew weary of the “get big or get out” […]


Bankers: What is the value of your strategy?

November 19, 2013 | Jeff For Banks

A colleague and I recently had a healthy discussion about what agenda items to include at strategic planning retreats. He was strongly in favor of showing summary level financial projections […]


Bank Shareholders Are Only One Seventh of the Equation

November 1, 2013 | Jeff For Banks

I am guilty. Guilty of elevating increasing shareholder value to Napoleonic heights. I annually rank the top five financial institutions by total return to shareholders. I write about developing a […]


Where will banks get their next dollar of capital?

August 29, 2012 | Jeff For Banks

Retained earnings. I make a living helping financial institutions be as profitable as feasible. Why? To perpetuate their business model. This is how I feed my family. But profits have […]