The author who brought you Broke: America's Banking System returns with a new book that explores the strategies and tactics used by high-performing banks to build shareholder wealth over the long haul.
The book consists of four sections:
Section 1: On Bank Capital
Section 2: America's Best Banks
Section 3: Bank Strategy and Profitability
Section 4: Biggest Risks Facing Bank Investors
Parsons examines long-term bank stock performance and identifies specific factors that create and destroy shareholder value. He also identifies big picture risks that threaten bank profitability and shareholder returns. Readers are introduced to banks of all sizes that have overcome industry commoditization pressures by developing competitive advantages that reward shareholders with superior long-term risk-adjusted returns.
Praise for Investing in Banks:
“Investing in Banks is a must-read for bank stock investors, bank employees, and particularly for bank directors. It is a well-researched, data-driven analysis of the factors that lead to superior bank performance.” — Tom Brown, Founder and CEO, Second Curve Capital
“Rick Parsons’s knowledge of banking makes this book a great read for bankers and bank directors.” — James Staes, Retired Lead Director, Mechanics Bank, and Past President of the California Bankers Association
“This book provides what a CEO needs to lead and what an investor needs to decipher, and challenges directors and regulators in understanding their roles and responsibilities.” — Brian Johnson, President and CEO, Choice Financial (North Dakota)
“At last! An objective study based on hard data of what makes successful banks tick — not just for a quarter but for a lifetime. This is a must-read for all who would be students of the industry, including bank managers and investors both novice and experienced.” — Robert Messer, CFO, American National Bank of Texas