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Community Banking Research Conference To Be Webcast


Thursday, September 18, 2014

The second annual community banking research and policy conference, Community Banking in the 21st Century, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, will take place Sept. 23-24 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The conference features the latest community banking research and will be webcast live throughout both days.

Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Kansas City Fed President Esther George and CSBS President John Ryan will address conference participants on the morning of Sept. 23. In the evening, Candace Franks, CSBS chairman and commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department, will introduce Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of Centinel Bank in Taos, N.M., who will give the keynote speech that evening. The day will also feature the presentation of research papers that were selected for this year’s conference. These papers will be presented in three sessions:

  • Community Bank Formation, Behavior and Performance
  • The Effect of Government Policy on Bank Lending and Risk-Taking
  • The Effect of Government Policy on Community Bank Viability

The second day will feature the release of the results of the 2014 Community Banking in the 21st Century national survey of more than 1,000 community bankers from across the country, as well as the summaries of community banker town hall meetings that were hosted by state bank commissioners this spring and summer. Following will be a panel discussion on the future of community banking, featuring industry experts and thought leaders in this space.

The complete conference agenda, as well as summaries of the research papers, can be found at stlouisfed.org/CBRC2014. Author and speaker presentations will also be posted as part of the live webcast.

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