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Putting the Success in Succession

9/22/2017
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On today's podcast, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler draw on their personal experience at Bryan Cave and the experiences of their bank clients for a discussion about succession planning.

Duration: 00:21:36


Stronger Together: Gaining Efficiency Through Shared Services

9/8/2017
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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. https://www.americanbanker.com/news/a-path-forward-for-tellers-as-branch-visits-decline

Duration: 00:19:08


The Sanity of Bank Directors

9/1/2017
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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

Duration: 00:27:20


HVCRE: The Continuing Saga for Lenders

8/18/2017
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Bryan Cave attorney Jerry Blanchard joins hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler in the studio today to discuss High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) loans.

Duration: 00:17:38


Regulators Tackle Board Effectiveness and Overdrafts

8/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:26:44


Dealing with an Unsolicited Offer

7/21/2017
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On today's episode Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss how to handle unsolicited offers for your bank.

Duration: 00:17:31


Midyear Banking Review

7/7/2017
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In today's episode Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler look back at their predictions for bank M&A in 2017 and discuss the first half of the year for the industry.

Duration: 00:20:03


What are ISS and Glass Lewis and Why Should My Bank Care?

6/30/2017
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Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined for today's episode by Kevin Strachan, an attorney in Bryan Cave's Financial Services Corporate and Regulatory practice, to discuss proxy advisors ISS and Glass Lewis as well as corporate governance issues generally.

Duration: 00:20:52


The Strategy Behind Strategic Planning

6/26/2017
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Jim McAlpin joins host Jonathan Hightower to discuss the steps that banks should take to ensure effective strategic planning sessions, along with common mistakes that banks make in approaching the planning process.

Duration: 00:28:35


Revisiting Vendor Negotiations through a Regulatory Lens

6/20/2017
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Ken Achenbach and Sean Christy, attorneys in Bryan Cave's Atlanta office, discuss how regulatory supervision of third party service providers will impact banks on today's episode.

Duration: 00:19:59


Convenience vs. Compliance: Behavior-Driven Marketing of Credit Products

6/9/2017
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Bryan Cave’s Ken Achenbach joins hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler to discuss the data-driven marketing of credit products by financial services companies.

Duration: 00:20:49


Preserving Deferred Tax Assets in a Capital Raise

6/5/2017
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Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss recent capital raises and techniques used to preserve deferred tax assets.

Duration: 00:20:19


The CFPB's Small Business Lending Initiative

5/12/2017
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On today's episode hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss Jonathan's visit to Washington, D.C. with a delegation of bankers earlier this week. They also take a close look at the CFPB's small business lending initiative and the related RFI that was issued last week. Click on the link below to access the RFI. Jonathan and Rob encourage all bankers to respond. Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market:...

Duration: 00:20:22


ESOPs: A Path to Bank Independence

5/5/2017
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Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined on today's episode by Bryan Cave partner Steve Schaffer to discuss the advantages to banks considering implementing an ESOP. Steve describes how ESOPs can not only be used to provide an employee benefit, but also to allow for smooth transitions of ownership for independent banks.

Duration: 00:20:33


Order in the Meeting: Dealing with Difficult Shareholder Meetings

4/27/2017
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Being in the season for shareholder meetings, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler take the opportunity to discuss tips for how to approach challenging shareholders or circumstances at your annual meetings.

Duration: 00:20:25


Do Banks Still Need Holding Companies?

4/21/2017
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Today's episode takes a look at the recently-announced move by Bank of the Ozarks to dissolve their bank holding company. Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler delve into the pros and cons for other banks considering a similar course of action.

Duration: 00:23:11


Thoughts on Payments Systems for Banks

4/13/2017
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Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined by Stan Koppel, an attorney from Bryan Cave's San Francisco office, to discuss payments systems employed by banks around the country. Stan shares his background and touches on what's working now and what's ahead in the payments world for financial institutions.

Duration: 00:19:49


The Truth About Industry Consolidation

4/7/2017
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Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler take a closer look at banking industry consolidation on today's episode. They did a deep dive into the numbers and trends we've seen over the past 10 years in the industry and share their analysis. Corresponding blog post: http://www.bankbryancave.com/2017/04/landscape-of-the-u-s-banking-industry/ Three additional prior blog posts on related topics: http://bankbryancave.com/2016/07/economies-of-scale-encourage-continued-consolidation/...

Duration: 00:38:06


How to Establish a Sustainable Sales Culture

3/31/2017
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Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined by Walt Moeling for a lively discussion that navigates recent attention bank regulators have given to sales tactics. They also cover some of the latest bank M&A activity during the episode.

Duration: 00:18:29


Georgia on My Mind: A Special GA Edition of The Bank Account

3/28/2017
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Ken Achenbach and Crystal Homa, attorneys in Bryan Cave's Financial Services Corporate & Regulatory team, join hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler to discuss the current proposed legislative changes for banks chartered in the state of Georgia. Mentioned in the episode: Link to The Bank Account episode about the role of bank directors post FDIC v. Loudermilk: https://www.blubrry.com/thebankaccount/18280413/reimagining-your-boards-function/ Link to Crystal's blog post on the Georgia...

Duration: 00:25:44

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