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High Risk with Due Diligence

High Risk with Due Diligence

Following the recession, venture capital retreated up the ladder, making angel investing a necessity for startups. A new group has tightened Alabama’s band of loosely organized, localized angels into a disciplined, statewide opportunity.

March 2015
Long Road to Tax Fairness

Long Road to Tax Fairness

Passed in the last session, the Tax Fairness Act was the product of years of legislative evolution. Small business played a big part, scaling back outsized reform.

January 2015
Your Company on the Line

Your Company on the Line

Sometimes a business dispute becomes a case of all or nothing. Bet-the-company cases require battlefield strategies and a full-forward attack mode.

August 2014
De Nouveau in the Wealth Niche

De Nouveau in the Wealth Niche

As banking cratered in 2008, the founders of Oakworth Capital convinced investors it wasn’t crazy to start a new bank, and to bank a new way — catering to commerce and wealth with concierge attention and high tech efficiency.

July 2014
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
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