Brian Watson presents at Florida Bankers Association CFO Symposium

The Florida Bankers Association 10th Annual CFO Symposium will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL on May 19-20, 2022.

The role of the bank CFO, controller, treasurer or cashier is tougher than ever. Financial strategies are continually evolving in an effort to determine the best path for achieving earnings. Whether it is growing your loan portfolio or simply finding new fee income, the challenge to create acceptable ROA and ROE performance is as difficult as we have seen for nearly 20 years.

This symposium will discuss critical success issues with CFOs, CEOs, Board Members and other senior bank officers who are interested in enhancing their organization’s profitability in 2022 and beyond. The importance of reliable tools and techniques is crucial to achieving this goal. Among other presentation topics this symposium will focus on current banking and industry issues, accounting and financial reporting developments, mergers and acquisitions and investments. The “take away’s” from this event will make it well worth your time, energy and money to attend.

Watson Sloane Managing Partner, Brian Watson, will be presenting on Thursday, May 19th on “How to Make the Most of Limited Lending Opportunities in an Ultra-Competitive Environment.”  As most banks will tell you, lending is always tough in any environment. But the pandemic and industry consolidation have made it even more challenging over the last few years. Large regional and national banks are coming downstream and competing on deals that they would have never considered in the past. The terms and rates that customers are being offered make it extremely difficult for community banks to compete. Customers with multiple lines of business and revenue streams at community banks are leaving because these larger institutions are requiring full share of wallet to obtain these rates and terms. There are offensive and defensive alternatives that community banks can source that use off-balance sheet structures.

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