When

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM CDT
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Embassy Suites - Little Rock 
11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72211
 

 
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Arkansas Community Bankers Association 
Chris Padgett
501-246-4975 
info@arcommunitybankers.com 
 

Arkansas Community Bankers 2019 CFO/Financial Officers Conference 

The role of the bank CFO, controller, treasurer or cashier is tougher than ever.  Financial strategies are continually evolving and the challenge to create acceptable ROA and ROE performance is as difficult as we have seen for nearly 20 years.

 The 2019 CFO & Financial Officers Conference is specifically designed to provide strategic insights and critical industry updates you need to lead your bank to success. Our impressive line-up of national experts will provide presentations on regulatory changes, strategic planning, interest rate risk, capital planning, and other relevant topics. Participants will gain a wide variety of information from expert speakers on topics that community bank chief financial officers have repeatedly requested and return to the bank ready to implement newly found ideas and knowledge.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CFOs, Controllers, ALM Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Cashiers, Treasurers, & Senior Management

AGENDA

 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.    What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Intersection of Strategic Planning & Risk Management

Michael Berman, CEO, Ncontracts

The most overlooked element of strategic planning at community banks isn’t profits, assets, growth or people. It’s risk. The information gleaned from proper risk management gives both the board and management valuable insights to help make better decisions that achieve strategic success. This session will address the integral role risk management plays in the strategic planning process to ensure that your bank is making the right decisions about business lines, products and systems with eyes wide open.

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.    Capital Offerings and Planning – Key Considerations for Bank Executives

Robert Flowers, Partner, Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP

In this evolving economic and regulatory environment, capital remains an important element for banks, whether the bank intends to grow organically or acquire other institutions. Many banks are seeking alternative forms of capital to fund growth opportunities and enhance enterprise value in light of recent legislation and the current economic environment. This presentation will discuss keys to capital plans and planning, as well as describe a number of creative ways community banks can raise both offensive and defensive capital in the current market.

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.    Funding Strategies for a Changing Deposit Marketplace

Shawn O’Brien, President, QwickRate

Over the last decade, gathering deposits has not been a priority for many banks. Liquidity was plentiful and loan growth was the primary focus. However, over the last year the increase in loan demand has absorbed excess liquidity, the Fed has begun to unwind its quantitative easing policy, and the nation’s largest banks have shifted their deposit gathering priorities. All of this has led to a more competitive deposit market in what appears to be a rising rate environment. This session offers ideas for creating a well-defined deposit growth strategy leveraging both “on” and “off” balance sheet opportunities.

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.    Lunch

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.    Scenario Analyis:  Strategic Risk Management & CECL Preparation

John Robertson, Senior Business Process Architect, Baker Hill

Increasing competition and pending finalization of the FASB’s CECL model are just two of a host of challenges for modern bankers. Now, more than ever, it is important for bankers to approach their institution’s risk management from a strategic point of view. Scenario analysis is a key exercise that enables bankers to assess the ALLL under various assumptions, allowing bankers to create projections and better incorporate risk management functions into strategic planning. This session details the importance of scenario analysis under current GAAP and how to incorporate exercises that will be an integral part of planning for CECL implementation.

 1:50 – 2:40 p.m.    Private Share Transactions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Pete Scully, President, Banclist.com

There are approximately five thousand privately-held community banks and bank holding companies in the U.S. today that continue to rely upon a registration exemption to legally offer, issue, sell or resell their shares.  This session will help you ensure your institution is staying compliant with applicable registration exemptions and discuss what liability you bear respecting registration non-compliance.

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.    Positioning the Investment Portfolio for Performance

Daniel Anderson, Vice President, Vining Sparks/ICBA Securities

As 2018 progressed, economic data released appeared to progressively strengthen.  However, volatility spiked and the yield curve inverted to end the year as investors appeared to increasingly question the durability of the current expansionary cycle.  This session will begin with a brief economic update followed by discussing the bond portfolio in the context of the current rate environment, as well as strategies that can create improved results from both earnings and risk management standpoints. 

3:45 p.m.    Q&A – Conference Adjourns


  

Additional Information

  • Delivery Method: Group Live
  • Program Level: Overview
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • CPE Credits Available (2- Economics, 3- Finance and 1- Management Services) 6 Total
  • Course Policies: For more information on refunds, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 501-246-4975 or at info@arcommunitybankers.com. 

Arkansas Community Bankers is a member of the Arkansas State Roster program. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE sponsors through its website

www.nasbaregistry.org