E-memos & News

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Available nationwide, Fortress Partners provides a short newsletter to keep our clients up to date. We will discuss our views on this lucrative industry, investing in bank stocks, and other timely topics.

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Why we exist – April 2019

Free Markets, Community Banks and Their Regulators – February 2019

Is Community Bank Financial Performance Relevant ? – December 2018

Is Your Bank a Relevant Community Bank? – October 2018

Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system… – August 2018

Commercial Lending for Community Banks: Headwinds or Tailwinds? – June 2018

Single Charter Bank Holding Companies—Do They Really Perform Better? – April 2018

Succession and Emergency Planning: Timely Topics for Community Bank Boards – February 2018

A Community Bank Director’s Role In Bank M & A: Lessons Learned – December 2017

Community Bank Vendor Contracts—Do Something Now Before It’s Too Late! – August 2017

Revisiting the Key Driver of Franchise Value, – June 2017

Is In-house Counsel a Solution for Some of your Bank’s Challenges? – April 2017

De Novo: Déjà Vu? – February 2017

Fortress Partners in the News

Merry Christmas Letter,  December 2018

BMO Harris cutting face-to-face mortgage lenders, 09/19/2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Staying on Track, December 2017, Wisconsin Banker

Deal keeps associated a buyer, rather than a seller, 07/23/17, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Madison area banks ace annual ratings, 04/09/2017, Wisconsin State Journal

Nonbank competition – Who can be friends, who will remain foes?, 01/18/2017, S&P Global