On today's episode hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler get back into the swing of podcasting in our studio after a brief hiatus and the Acquire or Be Acquired conference. Their primary topic of conversation is the effort many in the industry are making at putting their tax savings to good use.
In our fourth and final podcast recorded onsite at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired (AOBA) conference, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler were joined by Jay Wilson with Mercer Capital who wrote the book on bank-fintech partnerships.
On this episode, our third of four episodes recorded at the Acquire or Be Acquired conference, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler were joined by Bill Wagner and Matt Paramore from Raymond James to discuss their outlook for 2018 in bank M&A.
Our hosts, Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler, were joined for this installment of The Bank Account by their co-presenters from the M&A Simulation at the 2018 Acquire or Be Acquired conference, Matt Veneri and Dan Flaherty from FIG Partners. Their discussion highlighted themes from this highly interactive, banker-only session at the conference.
While at Bank Director's Acquire or Be Acquired conference in Phoenix, AZ this weekend, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler sat down with Rory McKinney from D.A. Davidson to discuss his outlook for bank M&A in 2018. Jonathan and Rob also took a few moments at the outset to give their highlights and primary takeaways from Day One of the conference.
On this episode hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss the current status of both regulatory reform and tax reform in Congress and what's potentially in store for banks. Towards the end of their conversation, they delve into particular concerns for S corporations.
Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined on this episode by colleagues Sean Christy and Ken Achenbach to discuss the opportunity for banks to join forces to purchase outsourced services and invest in technology platforms together. By working together, banks can leverage buying power and share the burden associated with evaluating their vendor options.
On today's podcast, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss the kickoff to the college football season and delve further into Jonathan's article on BankBryanCave.com this week responding to a WSJ Op-Ed by fellow lawyer Thomas Vartanian on the impact the regulatory environment has on bank board members. Links: http://bankbryancave.com/2017/08/counterpoint-why-sane-people-serve-as-bank-directors/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-would-anyone-sane-be-a-bank-director-1503960852
Host Jonathan Hightower is joined by Ken Achenbach to discuss this week's proposed guidance from the Federal Reserve on the effectiveness of bank boards. In addition, at the outset of the episode Jonathan and Ken reviewed this week's CFPB report on frequent overdrafters.