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The Trump Impact: Key Issues in Financial Services Reform for 2017

USA - January 28 2017 The Trump administration has provided few specifics regarding its plans for financial regulatory reform. But Republican control of the executive and...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Marcel T. Rosner, Collin P. Janus, Brian D. Christiansen, David C. Ingles.


Federal Regulator Signals Willingness to Grant National Bank Charters to Fintech Companies

USA - December 8 2016 On December 2, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its willingness to entertain applications from financial...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Stuart D. Levi, D. Taylor Tipton, Brian D. Christiansen, David C. Ingles.


Bank Shareholders Step Up Activist Efforts as M&A Activity Picks Up

USA - January 18 2016 Bank management teams and boards of directors have made shareholder activism a key area of focus in light of significant activity in 2015. With the...

David C. Ingles.


Insights conversations: update on shareholder activism in the US banking industry

USA - September 30 2015 Two years ago, the U.S. banking industry was a rare exception to the trend of increased shareholder activism that was prevalent across industries. At...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Brian D. Christiansen, David C. Ingles.


Specialty finance M&A: market update

USA - January 27 2015 While activity in the traditional bank M&A market remained tepid, transactions involving nonbank specialty finance companies attracted strong...

Joseph A. Roy, Brian D. Christiansen, David C. Ingles.