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Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference

March 2, 2015

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Bryan Cave

Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference

March 2, 2015

by: Bryan Cave

May 4, 2015 – May 5, 2015 The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta 181 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA  30303

Sponsor(s):  Hosted by Bryan Cave LLP, OTC Markets Group, Banks Street Partners, and Stock Cross Financial Services

Conference Description We are pleased to announce the inaugural Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  The conference will begin with a cocktail reception on Monday evening, May 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the College Football Hall of Fame, where interactive and personalized tours will be offered to conference attendees.  The conference will continue on Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with a full day of presentations and panel discussions that will explore the universe of liquidity options available to financial institutions and opportunities to access the capital markets.

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Boards and Strategic Planning in a Challenging Environment

September 10, 2009

Authors

Walt Moeling

Boards and Strategic Planning in a Challenging Environment

September 10, 2009

by: Walt Moeling

Short-Term Planning for Recovery and Survival

(This post was authored by Walt Moeling and Dustin Hall.  A version of this post originally appeared in the August 2009 issue of the ABA’s Community Banker magazine.)

The grim economic prognoses we continue to hear about have an immediate impact in the bank board room. Boards must think about short-term planning for recovery and survival because virtually no bank is wholly immune from the current recession.  Although the problems may have started with residential real estate in the Sunbelt, they have gone much beyond that now, impacting banks throughout the country.

As a director you must plan for both long-term and short-term.  Long-term planning is tremendously important, and we hope to make it to the “long-term,” but short-term planning is critical today.

Short-term planning in this context deals with the reality of today’s marketplace.  The focus is

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The Lottery is Not an Acceptable Funding Source

March 27, 2009

Authors

Robert Klingler

The Lottery is Not an Acceptable Funding Source

March 27, 2009

by: Robert Klingler

On March 3, 2009, the FDIC published Financial Institution Letter FIL-13-2009 on the use of volatile or special funding sources by financial institutions that are in a weakened condition.  The guidance generally suggests that banks should be run safely and soundly.

Directors and officers of institutions that are in a weakened financial condition are expected to oversee the operations of these institutions in a way that stabilizes the risk profile and strengthens the financial condition. Actions taken by a weak financial institution to increase its risk profile are inconsistent with this expectation.

While the guidance is overly broad, we believe the FDIC guidance may be focused on two practices:

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