Opportunities in Derivatives for Community and Regional Banks (PDF)
Recently, there has been a movement by larger community banks and their regional counterparts (Interested Banks) to engage in derivatives markets. Historically, this is banking space almost exclusively inhabited by the larger commercial banks and money center banks. Low interest rates and lackluster loan demand have squeezed the net interest margin of community banks, leaving little opportunity for earnings growth.
Juan M. Arciniegas is a shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Investment Services group. Daniel O'Rourke is a shareholder at the firm and a senior member of the Financial Institutions group. The authors may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.
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