Obama's Choice For Fed Is A Nod to Smaller Banks

January 6, 2015
President Obama said on Tuesday that he would nominate Allan R. Landon, the former chief executive of one of the largest banks in Hawaii, to a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
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Allan Landon Seen Boosting Community Bank Profile On Federal Reserve Board

January 6, 2015
The Federal Reserve has been busy with so-called ‘too big to fail’ banks since the financial crisis, but the newest member of the central bank’s Board of Governors brings a perspective rooted in the world of small banks.
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Firm Offers Banks New Capital Strategy

February 1, 2013
Portland Business Journal: Matthew Kish
A new Portland firm that invests in banks is getting ready to close a series of deals.
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Former Bank of Hawaii CEO Helps Launch Community Bank Fund

December 4, 2012
SNL Financial: Kevin Dobbs
Former Bank of Hawaii Corp. CEO Allan Landon nixed his banking retirement this year in favor of a new fund focused on investing in community bank debt at companies that might otherwise struggle to raise capital without onerously diluting existing shareholders.
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Basel III Spurs More Banks to Consider Subordinated Debt

November 1, 2012
American Banker: Andy Peters
Subordinated debt could be an option for community banks that need to raise capital but want to avoid dilute existing shareholders. Still, naysayers point out that many community banks prefer the simplicity and liquidity that comes from equity.
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