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Archive of: Banking, Finance and Investments

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Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

July 2014
The Money-Printing Machine

The Money-Printing Machine

What do Alabama’s banking and finance experts think about the Fed’s six-year, $4 trillion-plus money-printing marathon?

July 2014
Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Heads of the wealth management departments of the state’s largest banks appraise the stock market at mid-year.

July 2014
Solid Growth Throughout the Downturn

Solid Growth Throughout the Downturn

After rolling up customers and assets during the worst of the financial crisis, Alabama credit unions navigate further Dodd-Frank implementation with a slight advantage on banks.

May 2014
Crime Watch Accounting

Crime Watch Accounting

A Birmingham firm has locked onto the compelling, crime watch side of accounting. Forensic Strategic Solutions sleuths out fraud — detecting deceit in business valuations, fishing hard drives to snag dumped data.

April 2014
Small Bank Competitiveness Following Financial Reforms

Small Bank Competitiveness Following Financial Reforms

Community banks carry a disproportionate cost of new regulations, while facing slow growth in small business’ appetite for loans. But they’re confident of their competitive edge in customer relations.

March 2014
Dealing with Wall Street Fallout

Dealing with Wall Street Fallout

The Alabama Bankers Association assists commercial banks, small and large, with a watershed of regulations occasioned by freewheeling investment banks.

March 2014
Currency Wars and Bursting Bubbles

Currency Wars and Bursting Bubbles

Central bank policies are launching currency wars on a sea of market bubbles, says economist Mark Thornton.

February 2014
Headlines Review of 2013

Headlines Review of 2013

January 2014
Who’s Your Fiduciary? Who’s Your Daddy?

Who’s Your Fiduciary? Who’s Your Daddy?

Does your stockbroker have a hidden fee interest in what he’s peddling? Does he have to tell you? It depends on what the SEC decides about holding brokers up to higher, fiduciary standards.

September 2013