"C Suite" Workshops
The following is a preliminary list with brief descriptions of educational workshops. (subject to change)
Merger and Acquisition Marketplace Update and Valuation Trends*
The community bank environment continues to change. Learn about current merger and acquisition pricing and today’s key factors that contribute to your bank’s value.
Speaker: Tom Mecredy, Senior Vice President, Vining Sparks Community Banking Advisory Group
American Roulette: What Do I Buy Next?*
It has now been four years since overnight investment yields have essentially been zero, and yet it may be another two more years before much changes. There are also record amounts of bank assets invested in the bond market. As the stakes grow higher, ICBA Securities has developed some suggestions to produce reasonable yields while keeping a handle on liquidity and price volatility.
Speaker: Jim Reber, President, ICBA Securities
Where Did My Assets Go? Fraud. It’s More Common Than You Think*
We all want to believe that our employees and customers are honest and the vast majority of them are BUT, these hard economic times have caused a surge in the number of embezzlements at financial institutions. This discussion will look at recent actual bank embezzlements, explore trends in employee thefts, and discuss best practices to deter fraud. Discover the emerging role of data analytics and tools to help detect and deter fraud.
Speakers: Neil Falken, Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen; Tom Danielson, Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen
The Community Bank Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive*
In an increasingly consolidating environment, what do you do if you do not want to be a buyer or a seller but simply want to maintain your independence? Learn many substantive and practical tips for how to maintain your independence, including focusing on improving your board of directors, improving your organizational structure, capital strategies, profitability strategies, and strategic planning tips. Directors and senior management will benefit greatly from this session.
Speaker: Philip Smith, President, Gerrish McCreary Smith, P.C.
Survive the “Bad Lands” of Basel III: Help Design a STRATEGIC Solution*
Basel III is coming and promises some of the most profound changes in bank capital regulation in more than 20 years. We think the changes will affect virtually every insured institution. Some of the more pronounced changes we see are: phasing out the use of debt and capital hybrids in Tier 1 and risk-based capital measurements (making common equity THE source of capital for banks); changes in risk weights on loan portfolios that will affect strategic business focus and loan concentrations; and shareholder returns could well be crushed for many institutions due to the squeezing of interest margins to less than 1% on most investments that are qualified for bank liquidity and less than 3% on many types of loan products. Hear about the challenge of conducting a reasonable self-assessment of your financial institution that looks at capital, operations and investor return to identify the underlying strength of your banking franchise.
Speaker: Tom Parliment, Chairman/CEO, Parliment Consulting Services, Inc.
Payment Fraud: Risks and Protection Strategies for Your Business Customers*
There are two sides to the payment fraud equation—the bank‘s side and your customer’s side. Fraudsters are constantly evolving their means to attack both sides. As defensive measures improve, attackers change tactics to evade them. Learn about up-to-the-minute trends in risk and attack activity, as well as key strategies to safeguard both the bank and the bank’s customers through the use of statistics from global fraud and information security studies. In addition, panelists will provide first-hand experience with risk assessment, audit, incident handling and hacker forensic investigations.
Speakers: Jerry Felicelli, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen; Randy Romes, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
Managing Investments in a New Regulatory Landscape*
In 2012, the FDIC and OCC published new guidance on due diligence requirements for investment securities, including municipal bonds. Learn about the regulatory expectations, the needed process and policy changes and the resources banks can utilize to efficiently exercise diligence. In addition, discover the impact of Basel III on investment portfolios.
Speaker: Mark Evans, Executive Vice President, ICBA Securities
New Truths About Directors, Shareholders and Regulators (Including Compliance)*
To say the environment for community banks has changed is a bold understatement. Learn about those changes as it relates to several constituencies of community banks, including directors, shareholders, regulators and others. Several new issues and perspectives for each will be addressed, including your shareholders’ thoughts about acquisitions, growth, profitability and the regulators’ thoughts about compliance, and the like.
Speaker: Jeff Gerrish, Chairman of the Board, Gerrish McCreary Smith, P.C.
Mutual and Thrift Roundtable*
Community bankers from mutual and thrift institutions will discover the upcoming and important issues surrounding their institutions today from session speakers. Topics will include governance issues, legislative advancements affecting mutuals, and mergers and acquisitions.
Speaker: Wayne Cottle, President, Dean Bank
Building a Sustainable Growth Model for Tomorrow’s Mutual Institution*
Explore how mutuals can continue to maintain growth and sustainability by focusing on three issues: Profitability, Governance and Compelling Customer Value. Mutuals are often confronted with doubts about the continued relevance of the mutual charter in an era of increasing regulation, operating costs and capital requirements, and decreasing profitability and margins. How can institutions without stockholders or access to capital markets survive in the modern global economy?
Speaker: Stan Ragalevsky, Partner, K&L Gates
Business Combinations for Community Banks*
There is a lot of pressure in the current operating environment to maintain profits. As a result, many community banks are considering business combinations. Learn about key issues found in business combinations, many of which have caught community bank buyers by surprise, and gain insight into accounting, regulatory, and operational issues.
Speaker: Tullis Miller, Partner In-Charge of Bay Area and Financial Services Group, MOSS ADAMS LLP
Doubling Down: Unscripted, Uncensored, Unbiased*
Want to know the truth that your merger and acquisition advisor is not telling you? Want to know what the board really thinks about management and that compensation system they are touting? Are you playing Russian roulette or Vega Roulette with your management and Board succession? Do you know when to hold and when to fold regarding independence? Should you double-down on acquisitions? Want to hear the truth about whether your bank will survive? This is the session your colleagues will be talking to you about if you don’t attend. Come ready to listen, learn and laugh.
Speakers: Jeff Gerrish, Chairman of the Board, Gerrish McCreary Smith, P.C.; Philip Smith, President, Gerrish McCreary Smith, P.C.
The Best Business Models in Community Banking*
To adapt to the persistent “new normal” conditions, studies indicate that 90% of banks are re-evaluating their business models. But what constitutes an effective business model in today’s environment? To find out, we studied the Top 50 community banks in ROA performance over the past six years. Discover the business model characteristics of these elite performers and learn lessons for any community bank wanting to repositioning yourself as a consistent, top performer..
Speaker: Joseph Cady, Managing Partner, CS Consulting Group, LLC
* These workshops/sessions qualify for one continuing professional education credit. To qualify, you must attend the entire session. Name badges will be scanned at the end of the session.
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