- Banks have benefited from rising stock prices and interest rates, which are expected to boost low net interest margins.
- The change in the U.S. presidency has resulted in a steepened yield curve, as investors predict improved economic growth.
- Currently, many anticipate regulatory relief for banks and the prospect of major corporate tax cuts.
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As we prepare to kick off our 23rd Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, I anticipate the general mood to be good, even as I “Expect the Unexpected.” 686 bankers comprise the 1,076 attendees at Bank Director’s event here at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa — a figure that reflects the participation of 379 financial institutions.
For those interested in following the conference conversations via social channels, I invite you to follow me on Twitter via @AlDominick, the host company, @BankDirector and its @Fin_X_Tech platform, and search & follow #AOBA17 to see what is being shared with (and by) our attendees.