Fed Reveals Secret Lessons of Successful Small Banks

Rehm, Barbara A.
June 2013
American Banker;6/ 5/2013, Vol. 178 Issue 86, p1
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The article reports the 702 banks that maintained a Camels 1 rating from 2006 through 2011 in spite of the financial crisis had managers who knew their markets, according to research by the Federal (Fed) Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Fed's report noted these "thriver" banks were able to successfully manage the risk in commercial real estate (CRE) lending. The remarks of the Fed's economist Andy Meyer and supervisor Julie Stackhouse are noted.


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