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Jackie Stewart

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Demanding a Greater Voice, Investors Make Push for Majority Voting
May 26, 2016 A number of banks have faced pressure from shareholders to ditch plurality voting, where directors can keep their seats even...

Seacoast in Fla. Weathers Protest from Biggest Shareholder
May 25, 2016 All five directors at Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida in Stuart were re-elected despite a protest vote from the company's...

How to Balance Rapid Growth, Small-Town Feel
May 20, 2016 Scale is the goal of many banks dealing with compliance costs and revenue constraints. Success requires investing in...

Shareholders Reject Executive Pay at Banc of California
May 19, 2016 Banc of California’s shareholders delivered a pair of rebukes for the Irvine company’s management.

KeyCorp Shareholders Reject Splitting CEO, Chairman Roles
May 19, 2016 Shareholders at KeyCorp in Cleveland soundly rejected a proposal to separate the chairman and chief executive roles.

What Exit Strategy? Struggling Banks Can Still Find Big Investors
May 17, 2016 HCSB Financial in South Carolina recently raised $45 million from a group led by Castle Creek Capital Partners, showing that...

Banker Delivers Counterpunch to Activist Investor's Demands
May 16, 2016 Seacoast CEO Dennis Hudson, in a letter to the company's biggest shareholder, touted improved performance while questioning...

Seattle's Got Plenty of Allure, But Few Entry Points
May 13, 2016 Seattle, with great demographics and low unemployment, is an attractive market, but M&A is constrained by a dearth of locally...

Ludwig-Led Firm Warns Bank to Improve Performance or Sell
May 11, 2016 Seacoast Banking in Florida is facing pressure from CapGen, its biggest investor, to generate better returns or sell to a...

Investor Lobbies for New Voting Standard for Banc of California Directors
May 9, 2016 PL Capital, a big investor in Banc of California, is proposing that the Irvine company adopt majority, rather than plurality...

Over Investor's Objections, Directors Re-Elected at Va. Bank
May 9, 2016 A dozen directors were re-elected at Middleburg Financial in Virginia despite a protest from the company's biggest investor.

Bank Regulators Close Third Institution of 2016
May 6, 2016 Pennsylvania state regulators on Friday closed the $103.3 million-asset First CornerStone Bank in King of Prussia, the third...

How This Fast-Growing Bank Manages Risks of Expansion
May 5, 2016 Banc of California bulked up quickly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, first through acquisitions and now with organic...

Second-Guessing the Call that Drove Down Bank of the Ozarks Shares
May 4, 2016 Shares in Bank of the Ozarks slid Wednesday after an investor known for shorting stocks warned about risk in the company's...

An Add-On Aimed at Coaxing More Millennials into Mortgages
May 2, 2016 Amalgamated Bank in New York has started offering down payment insurance to homebuyers in a move it hopes will set it apart...

KeyCorp to Sell 18 Branches as Part of First Niagara Deal
April 28, 2016 KeyCorp will sell 18 branches as part of an agreement with the Justice Department and the Federal Reserve Board to complete...

Valley National's Shares Fall 5% on Revenue Miss
April 27, 2016 Shares of Valley National Bancorp. slumped Wednesday after the Wayne, N.J., company reported a first-quarter profit that fell...

Oil Slump Could Push Energy Lenders to Seek Out-of-Market Deals
April 27, 2016 Some banks in Texas and Oklahoma are likely to start scouting acquisitions in states such as Colorado and California so that...

Acquisitions Are Paying Off for United Community in Ga.
April 27, 2016 United Community Banks reported strong revenue and earnings gains in the first quarter thanks largely to a pair of recent...

Federal Savings in Chicago Purchases ICC Mortgage Services
April 26, 2016 Federal Savings Bank in Chicago has acquired the assets of ICC Mortgage Services in Westbury, N.Y.

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.
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