Federal Reserve System/Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Community Banking in the 21st Century

Sept. 23-24, 2014, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) will host their second annual community banking research and policy conference, “Community Banking in the 21st Century,” at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Sept. 23-24, 2014.

Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors will discuss current challenges and opportunities facing community banks. Research of note will be presented, along with the findings of a new comprehensive survey being conducted this spring and summer with the participation of community bankers across the country. The survey includes opportunities for bankers to share information and insights about the current trends and demographics impacting their banks, the impact of the new qualified mortgage rule, how new services and technologies will impact their businesses, and the scope of impact of compliance costs.

Guest speakers will include St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George, Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome “Jay” Powell, CSBS Chairman Candace Franks and Rebeca Romero Rainey, chairman and CEO of Centinel Bank of Taos, N.M. Rainey also serves as vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers Association and is a member of the Kansas City Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

To view video and papers from the inaugural conference held in October 2013, see the links at left.