Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 9/23/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 37 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 9/23/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: The entrepreneurial Bridgewater Bancshares. Most bankers I talk with are bankers who became CEO, but some, like Jerry Baack, CEO of the $4 billion Bridgewater Bancshares in Saint Louis…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 9/16/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 36 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 9/16/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Washington Trust remains a consistent performer. The $6 billion asset Washington Trust Bancorp, headquartered in Westerly, R.I., has been around since 1800 and has been a consistent performer…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 9/9/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 35 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 9/9/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: What to expect at next week’s Barclays Global Financial Services Conference. I have said for years that the most important financial services investor conference every year is the Barclays-sponsored…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 8/26/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 33 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 8/26/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Umpqua is still waiting for approval of the Columbia merger. In mid-October of last year, $30 billion Umpqua Holdings and $20 billion Columbia Banking System announced a merger agreement. Despite…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 8/19/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 32 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 8/19/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Pinnacle Financial Partners has strong momentum. Pinnacle Financial Partners came public in 2000, which was the same year as when the investment partnership I manage began. We have…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 8/12/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 31 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 8/12/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: We have liftoff at First Bank: First Bank of Hamilton, N.J. was started in 2007, but by the following year the bank needed a new management team and it…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 8/5/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 30 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 8/5/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: WaFd’s unique transformation continues. I have previously written about a number of corporate transformations taking place in the banking industry at institutions such as at Texas Capital, KeyCorp,…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 7/29/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 29 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/29/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Cullen/Frost’s long history of strong performance continues. Cullen/Frost can trace its roots in San Antonio back over 150 years, but during that lengthy period, it has had just…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 7/22/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 28 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/22/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD: Bank of America’s strong outlook confuses skeptical analysts. Bank of America reported a solid quarter, especially in light of the weakness in investment banking revenues, industry-wide. The bottom…

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Tom Brown’s Banking Weekly 7/15/22

–Copyrighted Material; Do Not Forward, Photocopy, or Redistribute In Any Way– Vol. VII, No. 27 TOM BROWN’S BANKING WEEKLY: 7/15/22 Financial Services Insights and Intelligence FIRST WORD:  ConnectOne Bancorp, this great America business success story keeps getting better. It was a little over a year ago that I got acquainted with ConnectOne Bancorp. and its…

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