Meeting Current Needs

ICBA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS | Product and Service Programs ICBA’s product and service programs work overtime to help community banks generate new revenue and deal with regulations By Katie Kuehner-Hebert With net interest margins as tight as can be, community banks more than ever have to find alternative products and services to boost not only interest […]

I Think, Therefore I Invest

One person’s take on bank portfolio investment opportunities By Jim Reber I wouldn’t take umbrage to an investor commenting that it’s easy for a broker to make recommendations, since the broker doesn’t have to live with the consequences. I know I wouldn’t, because I’ve had community bankers say that very thing to me on a […]

Defense! Defense!

Portfolio investing with an eye on future interest rates By Jim Reber At the recently concluded National Basketball Association playoffs, home crowds could be heard chanting the familiar “Dee-fense! Dee-fense!” exhorting their heroes to throttle the opponent’s offense. Community bank portfolio managers can also employ this strategy, without inhibiting their ability to score. The technique […]

Since You Asked …

A compendium of recent portfolio-investment questions from community bankers By Jim Reber It pleases me greatly that so many of you have participated in our multifaceted education efforts. ICBA has built a solid reputation for delivering training that responds to community bankers’ needs, and the ICBA education department has seen fit to ask us to […]