The Crowe/SNL Bank Webinar Series

If you were not able to join us for the Crowe Horwath LLP and SNL Center for Financial Education bank webinar series, or if you’d like to listen again, please find links to the recordings and materials below.

Hot Topics in Bank M&A 

Mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry are topics of continual interest. M&A activity creates both opportunities and risks. The most significant of these are the opportunities for rationalizing branches and the risks inherent in human resources and culture. During this webinar recording Crowe experts will provide perspective on current M&A trends, how to avoid people risks and how to realize value from acquired branches.

What Banks are doing to Improve Operational Efficiency

Trends in customer behavior, technology, products, economic conditions and competition are changing the economics and costs of many bank functions. With continued pressure on profit growth, it is increasingly important for banks to operate more efficiently. In this recorded presentation, Crowe Horwath will review ways banks are improving operational efficiency.

Using Risk Management Strategies to Increase Your Bottom Line

Bankers know that not all enterprise risk is addressed with their commercial insurance package. Emerging risks such as cybersecurity and reputation risk create significant exposures for banks of all sizes. At the same time, commercial insurance carriers are pushing banks to higher deductibles, and there remain significant gaps in coverage and exclusions in commercial insurance policies. This creates unfunded risks which must be evaluated as a part of any bank’s enterprise risk management process. A growing number of banks throughout the country are forming captive insurance companies to cover these unfunded risks. When structured properly, the formation of a captive by a bank holding company can result in a permanent increase to earnings per share of up to 5%. View this webinar recording to learn more.

CECL: What You Need to Know

The issuance of the final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments“ on June 16, 2016, signaled the need for many financial institutions to inventory the changes and begin the process of implementing the standard. This webinar recording will help provide you with insight into the changes required by the final standard as well as a possible vision for what's needed to successfully adopt the standard.

Community Banks Prepare to Meet Stress-testing Requirements

Federal Reserve Regulatory CRE Guidance SR7-1 was released in 2006. Additional CRE updates were released in 2012, along with community bank stress-testing guidance in 2013. Community banks have been perplexed ever since, as various interagency personnel have started to refer to community banks in the same sentence with DFAST. This webinar recording addresses the community bank stress-testing requirements and examples of how the guidance can be met, all the while creating a foundation to meet DFAST when required.

Bank M&A in 2016: Where Are We Headed?

Bank M&A activity in 2015 was consistent with 2014 and when compared as a percentage of outstanding charters, the activity was at historic levels percentage-wise. With this level of activity and with stock market uncertainty in early part of 2016, this webinar recording discusses the key factors that drove M&A activity and will impact 2016 M&A activity.

Cybersecurity Risk Management: How You can Respond Now

Cybersecurity incidents and the resulting data breaches and disruptions continue to threaten all industries and no one is immune from the threats. The impact of operational, financial, and reputation risks of cybersecurity cannot be disregarded. In this webinar recording, cybersecurity experts from Crowe Horwath LLP provide an update on cybersecurity risks and present trends to watch for in 2015 and 2016. The session also provides an overview of how to respond to cybersecurity risks, including a practical approach to identifying and prioritizing a proper response.

5 Threats to a Bank's Survival

The financial services industry faces a changing business environment, in both visible and less visible ways. Financial institutions must recognize the threats inherent in this environment and respond accordingly to survive and thrive. This webinar recording describes the top five threats to financial institutions, the implications of failure to respond, and some approaches for preparing successfully.


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