Read about local banking leaders and their financial institutions, and how they're handling the current financial crisis.

  • Michael Perry

  • Kristine Price

    Executive Vice President

  • Tory Nixon

    San Diego Division President

  • Michael J. Maslak

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Bruce A. Ives Bio

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Last major U.S. investment banks change status

    WASHINGTON -- It was the end of an era on Wall Street as the Federal Reserve granted permission for the last two major U.S. investment banks -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) -- to become bank holding companies in order to stay in business.

  • Earnouts: love 'em or leave 'em

    The use of "earnouts" as part of the purchase price for privately held businesses -- especially in this difficult economy and for those with high growth projections -- has become almost standard. In an earnout, a portion of the purchase price is paid only if and when the business achieves certain performance targets during a specified period following the closing. The performance targets are often based on the seller's projections for the business.

  • From short-term vision to credit meltdown: Lessons in fundamentals

    There has been a overindulgence in credit stemming back to the late 1990s, and now the markets are making corrections resulting from the general dependency on debt. At no time in recent history has access to credit been so critical.

  • Grown over 150 years, Lehman end came swiftly

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Born to serve cotton farmers in simpler times, Lehman Brothers grew into a financial high roller that succumbed to the recklessness that has immersed the world's financial markets in a morass of toxic mortgages and crumbling home values.

  • Small firms see financing harder to get

    As Wall Street quaked Monday, small and midsize businesses prepared to feel the aftershocks in the form of tighter credit and tougher borrowing standards.

  • Savers find ways to boost their deposit insurance

    As the financial system reels from one disaster after another, financial planners, estate planners and bank officials say they've been receiving calls from panicked savers concerned about the safety of their deposits.

  • Q&A on cleaning up the financial crisis mess

    WASHINGTON -- Proposals to create a new entity to clean up the nation's financial crisis -- much like the government did in the late 1980s to clean up the savings and loan mess -- rocked the stock market and the presidential campaign trail last week.

  • Get the loan without the headache

    Dozens of local entrepreneurs are building businesses and experiencing real growth despite the sluggish economy. To fuel their expansion, these entrepreneurs may be considering ways to attract capital, increase a credit line or bolster infrastructure. Business owners who follow a number of easy steps will increase the likelihood of securing bank funds with the least amount of aggravation.

  • North Island Credit Union is going green

    North Island Credit Union -- The Island -- is proving that "going green" is not just a fad. The Island is taking major strides to embrace this cause with a proactive approach to being more environmentally aware, including building a new green headquarters site and focusing on values that improve our environment and community.

  • Protect your nest egg

    More than ever before, the American investor is faced with an increasingly complex array of investment choices. They include regular IRAs vs. Roth IRAs, 8,000 different mutual funds and countless flavors of bank accounts offered by an even greater number of financial institutions across the United States.

  • Investment strategies for tough times

    Financial education seems to be one of those topics that fall into the category of "you can never have too much." Today's financial times are somewhat challenging, so there's no better time than the present to review some key investment practices. Knowledge is power, and financial education certainly can help reduce concern as the economic market makes some adjustments.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance

Roundtables

National News

  • Last major U.S. investment banks change status

    WASHINGTON -- It was the end of an era on Wall Street as the Federal Reserve granted permission for the last two major U.S. investment banks -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) -- to become bank holding companies in order to stay in business.

  • Grown over 150 years, Lehman end came swiftly

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Born to serve cotton farmers in simpler times, Lehman Brothers grew into a financial high roller that succumbed to the recklessness that has immersed the world's financial markets in a morass of toxic mortgages and crumbling home values.

  • Small firms see financing harder to get

    As Wall Street quaked Monday, small and midsize businesses prepared to feel the aftershocks in the form of tighter credit and tougher borrowing standards.

  • Savers find ways to boost their deposit insurance

    As the financial system reels from one disaster after another, financial planners, estate planners and bank officials say they've been receiving calls from panicked savers concerned about the safety of their deposits.

  • Q&A on cleaning up the financial crisis mess

    WASHINGTON -- Proposals to create a new entity to clean up the nation's financial crisis -- much like the government did in the late 1980s to clean up the savings and loan mess -- rocked the stock market and the presidential campaign trail last week.

Archived Reports

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2013

Read about local banking leaders and their financial institutions, national industry trends and more.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2012

Read about local banking leaders and their financial institutions.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - September 2011

Read about local banking leaders and their financial institutions, how to invest in this economy, national industry trends and more.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2010

Read about local banking leaders and their financial institutions, investment information, economic indicators and more.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2009

This annual publication focuses on local banking leaders and their financial institutions.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2007

Read about local banking and finance executives, updates on real estate financing and subprime loans, Internet banking and more in this special annual report.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2006

San Diego's economy remains dynamic and robust, and competition among area banks remains tough. Learn more about who's who in San Diego banking as we profile local leaders in this annual report.

Who's Who in Banking & Finance - 2005

Find out what's going on among local banks -- who are some of the new faces, how are banks holding up against competition -- in this annual report. We'll profile local banking leaders and share FDIC data on their institutions.