2014 Bank Operations Institute


IBAT’s 34th Annual Bank Operations Institute (BOI) was held October 12-17 on the SMU campus in conjunction with SWGSB and the Cox School of Business. The school’s focus on community bank operations leadership draws community bankers from across the country. This year’s honor students, based on classroom participation and case studies covering all facets of bank performance, are:

Honoring a Texas Trailblazer


Congressman Randy Neugebauer will receive the IBAT Trailblazer Award at a luncheon in Lubbock today.

The Trailblazer Award, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, provides special recognition to an elected official who is especially supportive of the independent community banking industry. Nominees must be a state or federal legislator, support and exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Texas, and exhibit the courage and independent spirit of Texas community bankers.



The general election is underway. Early voting started yesterday, October 20, and runs through Friday, October 31. Election day is Tuesday, November 4.

You can easily access early voting and election day polling locations, as well as sample ballots, by going to your County Clerk's website, or find information here for a number of counties in Texas.

Baker Market Update: Oct. 20, 2014

From the flight deck: “The Captain has turned on the fasten-seat-belts sign. There could be some turbulence ahead.” Ya’ think? Volatility has been this week’s predominant theme for both credit and equity markets as a variety of factors have triggered massive rallies and sell-offs and then more rallies followed by the inevitable sell-off before rallying again. All of this back and forth resulted, at one point, in a yield below 2% for the Benchmark Ten Year Treasury Note during Thursday’s big rally. That, of course, was before this morning’s sell-off backed it up to around 2.20%.


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