This week's editors' picks include features on bank M&A, a piece discussing investment banking outlook and an interview with an SEC commissioner.
Banks with low deposit betas share their special sauce
While deposit costs are rising at a quicker pace across the banking industry, some sizable community banks are bucking the trend by cementing customer relationships through multiple product offerings.
Despite investor concerns, KBW CEO sees more big-bank M&A
Keefe Bruyette & Woods CEO Tom Michaud discussed the disconnect between bank fundamentals and investor caution toward the group. He thinks large-bank M&A will pick up even though the Street reacted negatively to a handful of big-ticket deals.
Market sell-offs dampen chance for a mega bank deal
Bank executives looking for a massive deal that transforms their institution face a skeptical market, regulatory uncertainty and difficult economics.
I-banking outlook faces a confidence game
Investment banks are recording healthy revenue gains, and M&A announcement activity is up. But a dip in investor and CEO confidence could cloud the outlook for i-banking business.
SEC's Peirce: ETFs would help stabilize underlying bitcoin market
Hester Peirce, one of two recently appointed SEC commissioners, spoke with S&P Global Market Intelligence about her dissent from a recent bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposal and her views on the broader cryptocurrency industry.