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AFS stays active in the industry.

Join AFS at these upcoming events as we share our insights, commentary, and solutions to the industry's leading challenges.

California Bankers Association 2017 Annual Convention

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May 4-6, 2017: 126th Annual Convention at the Park Hyatt Aviara. This year's format has been revamped and features for the first time expanded tracks which will speak to many job functions within your bank.

AFS is sponsoring and exhibiting.

AFS Leadership Summit 2017

June 13-15, 2017: This year we will be providing a brand new perspective on industry trends, sharing real-life experiences for how banks are addressing those trends, and how AFS is helping them compete and win in the ever changing marketplace.

Look for more information on the agenda and registration for the AFS Leadership Summit 2017 in the coming weeks.

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RMA'S Annual Risk Management Conference

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Bankers from large, regional, and community banks should attend this conference, which features recognized speakers and specialized tracks. You'll get specific how-to information in breakout sessions. This conference offers an opportunity to get the latest information on risk management, specialized lending, and regulatory issues. You'll learn how to deal with some of the critical issues facing your bank today and some that you'll face tomorrow. It is designed for risk management professionals at every career level.

Past AFS Events

3rd Quarter 2016 - Credit Trends In Commercial Lending
December 1, 2016

In this joint RMA/AFS presentation, the credit trends in Commercial Lending, third quarter results were discussed.

Download the presentation from this session.

RMA's Annual Risk Management Conference
November 13–15, 2016
Hyatt Regency Dallas, Texas

AFS attended the RMA conference and participated in two speaking sessions:

Breakout Session from 9:30-10:30, 
Title: "Balancing Risk & Return in a No Growth Economic Environment" 
Presented by: Kent Kirby, Commerce Bank and Doug Skinner, AFS

In this economy, achieving the proper balance between risk and return requires discipline and the right decision processes. How do I decipher lending risks from opportunities for growth? Do I have the right credit delivery model? How should I balance my portfolio in a “lower for longer” interest rate environment? Hear from credit leaders how they address these questions and how they incorporate comparable market date to drive and retain revenue.

Download the presentation from this session.

Lunch Innovation Session from 12:30-1:15, 
Title: "CECL, Capital Planning and Stress Testing"
H. Walter Young at M&T Bank, shared his unique perspectives on M&T’s approach, progress and success with tackling some of today’s most immediate regulatory concerns, including 1) the forward-looking CECL requirements, 2) the burdens that require lifetime loan loss reserves will have on financial institutions, and 3) what strategic initiatives M&T and other institutions will need to implement in order to reach compliance.

Read John Shain's post "Accounting for Risk in Uncertain Times" here