On October 15th, National Bank announced an $85 mln pre-tax restructuring charge (among other things). What is interesting is that this was the sixth such charge announced by the Canadian banks since Q4 2014.
Last week, the Canadian federal election ended with a majority victory for the Liberal party. Although a minority win for the Liberals or governing Conservatives was seen as the most likely outcome according to the polls, the preferred outcome for the market (and the banks), in our view, was a Conservative or Liberal majority government. The worst plausible election outcome would have been a minority Liberal government supported…
Below is our case study, Citizens Republic – A Recovering Mid-Cap Bank. The subject of this case study, which was originally written for and distributed to our clients in mid-July of 2011, is an example of a bank recovering from the most recent credit cycle. Click to Download»
We explain why we believe M&A within the U.S. banking sector will be one of the most significant and compelling investing opportunities in the financial services sector over the next three years, and why we expect over 100 mergers among the publicly traded banks during this time. Click to Download»