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Bank Director Program
January/February 2021 Issue

Exclusive Bank Director Newsletter

Is Your Board an “Asset” or an “Audience”?

Feb 19, 2021
Some boards function as little more than an audience for management while others serve the institution as a true asset. Here’s how you can tell the difference.

Questions to Answers: Net interest margin in jeopardy? Here are some solutions.

Feb 19, 2021
To start out the year, I’d like to both properly memorialize the late, great Alex Trebek and provide some helpful suggestions for investment management in this challenging rate environment in which we find ourselves. And I’d like to do it in the space of this column, so let’s pick up our signaling devices and see what answers we have in front of us.

An Economic Update for Bank Directors

Feb 19, 2021
SRM founder and principal Brad Stevens has been leading the credit industry as an analyst, trainer and consultant for over 30 years. Read Brad's Economic Update for Bank Directors.

Banks Leaving the Pain of 2020 Behind

Feb 19, 2021
Banks are looking ahead to this year with the hope that the human and economic toll of 2020 can be left in the past.

Things You Never Thought You’d Say

Dec 9, 2020
Over time, a business relationship develops, much of which is a matter of convenience for the busy portfolio manager. And out of this relationship comes dialogue. In 2020, the dialogue has gone places it had not yet visited. So, as the year ends, and hopefully the COVID-19-dominated headlines begin to recede, ICBA Securities' Jim Reber recounts some questions and comments he's heard for the first time this year.

Congress Could Act to Overturn Treasury Guidance on PPP Loan Expense Deductibility

Dec 9, 2020
On Nov. 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51. This guidance collectively addresses the timing of the disallowance of deduction of eligible costs incurred during 2020 that were paid using proceeds from a loan guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

An Economic Update for Bank Directors

Dec 9, 2020
As 2020 comes to an end, here are a couple of items to consider within the economy that might be important.

We Decided to Make COVID a Magic Word

Dec 9, 2020
For all that 2020 hasn’t been, let’s look at what it has. In fact, let’s make COVID a magic word and see what happens to our perspective.