Dean Anason is managing editor of American Banker. In two stints at AB that span nearly 17 years, Anason has been National and Consumer Finance editor, M&A editor, Washington bureau chief and Capitol Hill reporter. He was an assistant business editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in between and began his career as the health care reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is based in his hometown of Atlanta, and can be reached at 770-621-9935.
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.