Banking & Financial Services


UMB Turns to Rine After Hagedorn’s Departure

The parent of UMB Bank needed less than a week to identify its next leader following the unexpected resignation of Mike Hagedorn as CEO a week ago. UMB Financial Corp. has elevated veteran banker Jim Rine to that role, effective… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

A Clarion Call for Young Investors

You’ve probably heard that wealth-management dictum about the need to save early in life. To wit, that someone who starts saving in the 10 years before turning 30—and then stops those contributions altogether, but earns 6 percent on that investment… more

Fed Proposal Would Ease Volcker Rule Restrictions

The Federal Reserve just took a huge step forward in rolling back some restrictions of the Volcker Rule.  As part of the Dodd-Frank legislation in 2010, the Volcker Rule was a response to the financial collapse of 2008 and designed… more

Kansas City’s Best in Thought Leadership

For much of its 44-year history, Ingram’s has opened its pages up to the most influential thought leaders in the regional business community, allowing them to directly address our readership with highly relevant, useful and actionable intelligence on vital business issues of the day. In… more

Capital Concerns

It’s been said that the First Rule of Banking is to make loans. With corollaries, of course, about both collecting payments on those—and collecting on time. That being said, it’s worth a look inside the FDIC’s tranches of Big Data… more

Economic Update, 2017 Q3

Uncertainty, that killer of business growth, is feeding on a number of current economic trends. But that doesn’t imply a reduction in commercial lending or investment opportunities. With the final quarter of 2017 almost upon us, economic news is brimming… more

Next CEO at H&R Block: Jeffrey Jones

H&R Block announced this morning that it had named Jeffrey Jones II as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Cobb, who retired earlier this year, and interim president Tom Gerke, the firm's general counsel and chief administrative… more

The Yin and Yang of Investing

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. When you look at portfolio management, passive (indexing) and active strategies are the yin and yang of… more

Employee Group Buys Lawing Financial

Lawing Financial, No. 21 on Ingram's list of Top Area Wealth Management Firms last year, announced this morning that an employee group had purchased the firm from CEO Kerry Lawing and minority investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.… more