The Rollercoaster of 2020 and its impact on the Capital Markets: A Timely Update for Community Banks

Finance & Accounting

The capital markets have, understandably, experienced a rollercoaster this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election, among other impactful economic news releases and events.  This webinar will provide an opportunity to see and discuss, the impact, the recovery and the potential future effects as it pertains to the following:
Community Bank Capital Raising
Community Bank Mergers and Acquisitions

The 2020 economy has experienced enough ups and downs to last a lifetime, including an unprecedented pandemic, rate decreases and political unrest.  Separately, each can have a profound impact on the economy; however, together these events can cause a significant disruption.  This webinar will help make sense of these changes and its impacts on strategy regarding capital raising, M&A and hedging. 

Who Should Attend: CEO, CFO, President, Bank Director, Board Chairman

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate current market conditions in capital raising and M&A
  • Understand how these conditions can positively impact his or her community bank. Important and relevant themes include current market conditions, credit spreads, valuations, market multiples and recent mergers and acquisitions. 


John W. Thompson
Managing Director
The PNC Financial Institutions Group
PNC Capital Markets Group

Mr. Thompson is a managing director in PNC Capital Markets.  He has responsibility for strategy, business development PNC’s Financial Institutions Group, encompassing clients in the Banks, Insurance Companies and Asset Managers & Broker Dealers verticals.  In this role, he is focused working with FIG Relationship Managers to broaden and deepen client relationships by delivering solutions that draw on PNC’s full suite of products and capabilities.  In this capacity he is also responsible for developing new or enhancing existing product capabilities to meet the ever-changing needs of financial institutions.

Matthew T. Resch, CFA
Managing Director
PNC FIG Advisory, Inc.

Matt Resch is a managing director in PNC FIG Advisory and is responsible for providing investment banking, capital market, and balance sheet advisory services.  Prior to joining PNC, Matt was co-founder and managing principal of Ambassador Financial Group, a boutique firm that provided balance sheet management and investment banking and capital market services to financial institutions. Ambassador was recently acquired by PNC and formed the basis of PNC’s new Financial Institutions Group advisory business. At Ambassador, Matt had a number of responsibilities including overseeing the management and strategic direction of the firm, delivering fixed income and balance sheet strategies, providing investment banking and investor relations advice, updating clients with economic commentary and market insight, and managing key relationships. 

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Web Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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