How Investment Bankers Have the Eye of the Tiger in This Challenging Capital Markets Environment (Part I)

Subscribe to Our Investment Banking Mailing List The financial markets are on everyone’s minds these days, and this certainly includes the uber market sensitive investment banks. That’s why Part I…

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3 Community Bankers Weigh in on the Magnitude of Independence

Community banks are intrinsically woven into the fabric of American society.  They provide an array of valuable services, not the least of which includes being the financial catalyst for a…

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Fintechs, From Founding to Funding, A Conversation with Cameron Peake, Partner at Financial Venture Studio

Fintech has only scratched the surface in terms of its capabilities, so it’s not surprising that the number of startups dedicated to this burgeoning space is growing. Travillian’s Keith Daly, Director…

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Community Banks and the Rainmakers Who Run Them: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s no secret that community banks are the lifeblood of small business, which, in turn, are the heartbeat of America. They are also a lifeline to millions of consumers for…

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Using Your Balance Sheet as a Weapon: A Conversation with Scott Hildenbrand, Head of Piper Sandler Financial Strategies

Scott Hildenbrand, Managing Director and Chief Balance Sheet Strategist at Piper Sandler, joined Travillian’s Head of Banking & Fintech, Brian Love, in a discussion around the economic moment and what…

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Q1 Bank Earnings Preview: Waiting for Normalcy

Hoping For A Return To Normalcy Has Felt More Like Waiting For Godot In Samuel Beckett’s famous play, two men meet near a tree, discuss various topics, and reveal to…

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Bank M&A Has Accelerated as Expected, Though Market Reaction Remains Muted

The market has cast a wary eye toward the stocks of most acquisitive banks.  For several months now, we’ve noted that while we expected the pace of bank M&A to pick…

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An Encouraging Set-Up Heading Into Quarter-End, But What Does That Mean For Bank Stocks?

There are several reasons for optimism. The fundamental set-up heading into 1Q bank earnings season is generally pretty encouraging, for a number of reasons. First, we think banks will report…

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The 2021 Russell Trade: A Challenge for Some, Opportunity for Others, and a Conundrum for Investors

Russell reconstitution this year could be more impactful, for a wider swath of companies, than in years past. The reconstitution of the Russell indexes takes place annually, at the midpoint…

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Depository Investment Bankers Unplugged – Southwest Edition: ​Industry Consolidation, Disruption and the Outlook Heading into 2021

The Travillian Group hosted three top Southwestern-focused depository investment bankers. They discussed trends within the Southwest and the community banking landscape nationally. Our panelists covered topics including:  ​M&A / Industry Consolidation, Capital…

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Would Increased Corporate Tax Rates Hit Banks Where It Hurts?

While no longer inevitable or even likely, higher corporate tax rates are still possible.   With the election and its potential ramifications still in focus and in flux, we’re going to…

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Fastest Three Minutes in Banking: Post-Election Day Musings

While the country sorts through the implications of the historic vote earlier this week, and with the caveat that things can still change and could remain in dispute for quite…

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Consolidation Across the Nation – Trends and Takeaways for your Branch Network

Introduction. For many years, bank delivery models have been transforming due to massive digital adoption, which was accelerated in 2020 with no sign of looking back. A recent survey (Novantas) indicated…

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Depository Investment Bankers Unplugged – ​Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Edition: Strategies, Advice, and M&A in a Revenue-Challenged Environment

The Travillian Group hosted three top Northeast and Mid-Atlantic focused depository investment bankers in a discussion about how they’re advising their bank clients today. Topics included M&A, strategies around operational…

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