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Barret School of Banking Announces 2022-2023 Board of Regents: AR Banker Jim Gowen, Jr., Elected Board Chair

Memphis, TN (November 15, 2022) – The Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking today announced the election of its 2022-2023 Executive Committee during its fall Board meeting. Jim Gowen, Jr., CEO of Merchants & Planters Bank in Newport, AR will serve as Board Chair.   Joining Gowen, Jr. on the Executive Committee are: Ray …

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Fourth quarter rally

Some suggestions on how to wrap up 2022   The word “rally” can be used for a number of purposes and in different contexts. For instance, it could mean a long-distance auto race over varying surfaces and involving stages and checkpoints. It could mean a gathering of supporters to generate enthusiasm and momentum for an …

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Up with Coupons: Larger interest payments can build a floor under your bond prices

Up with People, which readers of a certain age may remember, was an organization that had a run of popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s by promoting wholesome values and positive thinking. Its delivery channel was through song and dance performances, often in large arenas and stadiums. Up with People provided the halftime entertainment for …

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The Great Escape: The bond market braces for the Fed’s wind-down of its balance sheet.

The Great Escape: The bond market braces for the Fed’s wind-down of its balance sheet.   If bond investors (you) were running low on things to worry about for the rest of the year, I’ve got some terrific news: The $9 trillion portfolio owned by our central bank will begin to shrink. Soon. And at …

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Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20

Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20 See Community-Bank Focused Fintech Solutions Following 16-Week Program What: The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator …

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