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December 6, 2012
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  • Date's departure highlights need for CFPB commission, Hunt says
    Banks are worried about who will be named to replace Raj Date as deputy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Date's replacement would lead the agency when Director Richard Cordray leaves next year after his two-year appointment expires. CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt says the leadership issue highlights the need for a CFPB commission. "I cannot believe that a non-confirmed director would name a deputy director, whose term would be unlimited, without any consent from the Congress at all," Hunt said. "This is a prime reason we should have a commission, not a sole director, for continuity's sake." Politico Pro (subscription required) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry News 
  • Banks seek more sophisticated CFOs
    Banks are more interested in recruiting chief financial officers who have a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the business beyond accounting, experts say. "The CEO absolutely must have a CFO that they can communicate effectively with and they know they can trust," said Rod Taylor, president of Taylor & Co., an executive recruiting firm. "It's like a stagecoach driver wanting someone riding shotgun with very good aim." AmericanBanker.com (free registration) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Legislative Affairs 
  • Warren expected to be a quick study on banking issues
    As a likely member of the Senate banking committee, Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will work on issues beyond consumer protection, experts say. She is expected to stand up to senators who try to weaken the Dodd-Frank Act and to keep an eye on regulators, ensuring that they write tough rules and protect investors. Her academic background will allow her to get up to speed on complex banking issues more quickly than other freshmen lawmakers might, analysts say. MarketWatch (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AmEx can weather economic downturn, Chenault says
    Even if the White House and Congress can't avert the "fiscal cliff" and the economy stumbles as a result, American Express will be fine, says Chairman and CEO Ken Chenault, one of the business executives who recently met with President Barack Obama. Chenault says American Express has contingency plans and "a number of discretionary expense categories where we can pull the lever." Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BB&T's King optimistic about industry
    Kelly King, BB&T's chief executive, says he's staying upbeat about whether lawmakers and the White House will compromise on the "fiscal cliff" and believes the industry will survive just fine. "The long-term fundamentals of the financial services industry have not just all of a sudden gotten to be like horrible and like all of a sudden, you know, it's doom and gloom and the world is coming to an end," he said. AmericanBanker.com (free registration) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Development 
  • How to use your brain to alleviate stress at work
    Learn to turn down your stress while working by focusing on the most important thing you have to do at that moment and learning to identify the triggers that cause you anxiety, Jon Wortmann writes. "Maybe your boss is the trigger because he or she is demanding like your father or mother. Recognizing when a behavior sets off your alarm allows you to not react next time they make you feel like a child," he writes. The Huffington Post/Jon Wortmann's blog (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CBA LIVE 2013: The Future of Money
      
    Are you ready for the Future of Money? CBA LIVE 2013, March 11-13 in Phoenix, Ariz., will bring together the top executives in retail banking to learn, exchange ideas and identify solutions to the challenges facing our industry. Our 2012 event was a record-breaking success with more than 1,000 banking leaders in attendance! Now in its fourth year, CBA LIVE features expert panels and distinguished speakers across nine forums of tailored programming. Reserve your space today and join us for this must-attend event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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