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This Month in Banking

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Now displaying: 2017
Dec 26, 2017

Crisis Management / Banking's Top 5 in Total Return to Shareholders / Bitcoin Mania

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

         Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

         Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Hart S. Brown, Executive Vice President and COO of Firestorm

Nov 28, 2017

Banking Is a Team Sport / Zelle / A Public Bank for New Jersey?

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

         Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

         Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Anne Deeter Gallaher, Owner/CEO of Deeter Gallaher Group, LLC

Oct 24, 2017

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, A Behind the Scenes Listen

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           George W. Millward, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guests - Jill Sung, President & CEO, Abacus Bank

             Vera Sung, Attorney & Director, Abacus Bank

Sep 26, 2017

Community Banking and Hurricane Relief / Equifax Breach / Community Banks That Break the Mold

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - R. Scott Heitkamp, Chairman of the Independent Community Banks of America (ICBA) and President & CEO of ValueBank Texas

           Carrie Heitkamp, Quality Assurance, ValueBank Texas

Aug 29, 2017

Current Expected Credit Losses ("CECL") - A Conversation with FASB Board Member, R. Harold Schroeder

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Robert Kafafian, President & CEO, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - R. Harold Schroeder, FASB Board Member

Jul 26, 2017

Holding Company or No Holding Company? / Investor Groups Buying Banks / Regulator Focus on Wholesale Funding

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Kyle Kuster, Senior Consultant, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Robert Schwartz, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

 

 

Jun 28, 2017

The FMS Forum 2017 / Big Data: Practical Uses for Financial Institutions / Using Profitability to Incentivize the Right Behavior

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Danielle Holland, President & CEO, Financial Managers Society (FMS)

           John Westwood, Past Chairman of the Board, FMS and SVP & CFO, Mansfield Bank

May 30, 2017

Banking with a Purpose / Why Are Bankers Tightening CRE Standards? / Top Risks for Banks in 2017

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Paul Van Ostenbridge - President, CEO & Director, Stewardship Financial Corporation and Atlantic Stewardship Bank

Apr 25, 2017

Regulators Deem Strategic Risk a Top Concern / Is Reputation Everything?

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Mar 28, 2017

Succession Planning / Customers Bancorp Sells BankMobile Unit to Flagship Community Bank

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guests - Jim Langmead, CFO and Executive Vice President, EagleBank, Eagle Bancorp

            Charles Levingston, Executive Vice President of Finance of EagleBank,       Incoming CFO, EagleBank, Eagle Bancorp

Feb 21, 2017

HOPE Inside - A Model for Financial Inclusion & Increased Business for Banks / Regulatory Relief? 

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Jill Pursell, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE CEO and Founder

Jan 24, 2017

Blockchain 101 / New Pay Structure for Wells Fargo Branch Employees / Did Bank of America Underpay FDIC Premiums?

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Bryan Yurcan, Senior Writer, American Banker

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