Dean Anason is leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions community page on americanbanker.com, the go-to source of information and analysis of bank deals and integrations. In two stints at American Banker that span more than a decade, Anason has served as assistant managing editor, national editor, Washington bureau chief and Capitol Hill reporter.� He was an assistant business editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution�and began his career as the health-care reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is based in his hometown of Atlanta.
The news that JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has curable throat cancer should remind all banks that medical issues involving executives are something many companies will have to face. Here are four things every bank should remember in planning for such events.
It's accounting specifically purchase accounting, Gerard Cassidy of RBC Capital Markets says in a Q&A. The problem will persist until the economy and the real estate market improve further, he warns.