Bankers lament Wall Street's focus on short-term results. But banking veteran Thomas J. Maier is finding out first hand how hard it is to change that orientation.

After working for 16 years as a chief financial officer at Illinois community banks, Mr. Maier in 1992 joined Chicago Corp. as a bank equity analyst. Now a senior vice president at Kemper Securities, Inc. the banker- turned-analyst still wrestles with the market's priorities.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.