Banking & Financial Services

Bank of Blue Valley Merging into Morrill & Janes

The parent companies of two prominent Johnson County banks, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of Blue Valley, have reached a merger agreement that will allow M&J parent Heartland Financial USA to acquire Bank of Blue Valley.… more

Raymond James to Open Kansas City Location

With each new year comes new businesses to the region, and already this week, Raymond James announced that it is expanding to Kansas City. Located on Walnut St. in Downtown Kansas City, Greg Vahrenberg will be the managing director of… more

New Ranking: Peter Mallouk Named to List of Most Powerful People in Global Finance

Sandwiched between Anthony Scaramucci and Mark Zuckerberg, Creative Planning President Peter Mallouk has been named to the Worth 100 Most Powerful Men and Women in Global Finance. With Scaramucci at 100 and Zuckerberg at 98, Mallouk took 99. This is… more

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