A Labor Day Analysis of American Banker’s Best Banks To Work For

September 7, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

American Banker recently published their annual Top 50 Banks to Work For compendium. I am proud to say that a few of the winners are clients. Why the pride? My firm […]

Say on Pay for Financial Institutions

February 7, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

Researchers at Rice University performed a study on CEO compensation, including bank CEOs, relative to average employee compensation. The study was in reaction to the media’s often cited pay disparity […]

Why Are Bank Net Interest Margins Under Pressure?

May 14, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

Industry analysts are beating the drum of net interest margin (NIM) decline. Irrational pricing by competitors is often cited in strategy sessions. But in picking through the numbers, there appears […]

Why Banks Merge: Listen to the Sellers

April 25, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

September 2004, driving from a meeting in New York, on the grossly miss-titled Cross Bronx Expressway, Nathan Stovall, a reporter from SNL Financial gave me a call. The question: What […]

What is it about Midwest Financial Institutions?

March 24, 2012 | Uncategorized

SNL Financial LP does an annual ranking of best performing banks using six core financial performance metrics that focus on profitability, asset quality and growth for the 12-month period ended […]