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Jeff Morris Addresses Virginia Bankers Association Annual Convention

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calendar June 22, 2017
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June 19, 2017

Posted in Austin Advisor.

Short-term rates continue to move up while intermediate and long-term rates have moved lower

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Where Have You Gone George “De Novo” Bailey?

Posted June 16, 2017 by Michael M. Moran in From the Experts.

Where have you gone George “De Novo” Bailey? Or, maybe more appropriately with regard to the Michigan community banking space, when (if ever) does the next Bill Broucek-like banker emerge on the scene? I’ve commented in past months about both the challenges (operational,regulatory and competitive) facing community bankers and the dearth of traditional de novo activity coming out of the Great Recession. Recent discussions with long-time NBD banker and correspondent banking legend, Don Jeffrey, underscored what is common knowledge to every community banker in Michigan: their ranks have dwindled over the years, and some of the historical “back-filling” that used to occur via access to both talent and capital investment is now rapidly facing a nearly 10-year drought. Succinctly, a picture is worth a thousand words:

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June 12, 2017

Posted in Austin Advisor.

The FOMC meeting this week is expected to provide better guidence from the Fed

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June 12, 2017

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The data to start the second quarter has not been as strong as we expected

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