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1 Commercial Banking Theresa Carr – Utopia High School Reach For Your Horizon

2 Commercial Banking Overview Commercial banks provide banking services to individuals, small businesses and large organizations More people are employed in the commercial banking sector than any other part of the financial services industry

3 Commercial Banking Trends For decades, banks profited by simply holding customers' money and charging check-writing fees and interest on loans Jobs were well defined and stable The paths to promotion were clear and secure

4 Commercial Banking Trends Consolidation, competition, and technological change forced layoffs while creating opportunity Since 1995, more than 200 large and small banks have merged

5 Commercial Banking Trends Today, a handful of recently consolidated giantsCitigroup, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chasedominate the banking industry

6 Skills & Talents Broad business understanding and people skills are needed Accounting and writing skills are crucial High grades less important than work ethic

7 Banking is Satisfying In 1992, Money magazine surveyed 100 jobs in the United States The job of banker was listed as the second most satisfying Bankers love their jobs!

8 The Future is in New Areas Because traditional banking is in decline the future of the industry lies in services and new areas Many banks are now starting to compete against investment banks

9 Specialized Banks are Doing Best Banks which specialize in a niche such a retail lending or global retail are doing better than more diversified banks Expect focused banks to continue to succeed and create more jobs

10 You May be Traveling New regulations permit interstate banking Historically, you might not have been asked to travel much as a banker or deal with businesses in other states That is changing rapidly

11 Middle-Managers Are In Demand The shake-up in banking has left a shortage of good middle-managers Other hot areas include loan review officers, technology specialists and auditors

12 Jobs Jobs at different commercial banks vary according to the scope of their operations Mega-banks offer a variety of positions, from hard-core programming spots to investment banking and trading Small and regional banks tend to have a smaller range of more traditional positions –Loan officer –Teller –Credit analyst, etc.

13 Getting Hired Many roads lead into the commercial banking world At the bottom end, local branches hire for a number of different positions At the corporate level, the large banks hire hundreds of people from college and graduate programs each year

14 Loan Officer Many bank executives start in this job Loan officers determine, based on the bank's criteria, who gets loans and who does not Must have people skills Salary range: $35,000 to $90,000

15 Branch Manager This is a great way to learn the industry Salary range: $40,000 to $85,000

16 Bank Teller The front line in the banking world Extensive customer contact Tellers must have a good feel for numbers, a willingness to handle large amounts of cash, and an attention to detail There are more than 500,000 tellers in the United States; most work 9 to 5, and one-third work part-time Salary range: $18,000 to $40,000

17 Programmer Citibank boasts that it has more software programmers than Microsoft does Responsibilities range from managing network systems to coding applications Salary range: $35,000 to $150,000

18 Sales An understanding of product development and investments An undergraduate degree in finance, business, or economics gets you in the door An MBA gets you a second interview Salary range: $30,000 to $100,000

19 Trust Officer The job involves helping clients with trust services, estate planning, taxes, investing, and probate law This job requires diplomacy and tact Salary range: $48,000 to $75,000

20 Other jobs in banking involve Accounting Marketing and advertising Commercial card operations Securities transfer Wire operations Private banking Cash management services Installment loans Loan servicing Correspondent banking Personnel Operations Communications

21 Major Players Top 10 Banks, by 2004 Revenue RankBankRevenue ($M)1-Yr. Change (%)Employees 1Citigroup Inc.108, ,000 2Bank of America Corp.65, ,742 3J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.56, ,968 4Wells Fargo & Co.33, ,500 5Wachovia Corp.28, ,030 6Washington Mutual15,962–11.452,579 7U.S. Bancorp14, ,831 8MBNA Corp.12, ,000 9National City Corp.10, ,331* 10SunTrust Banks7, ,156 *2003 numbers. Sources: Hoover's; Fortune 500; WetFeet analysis.

22 What's Great about Banking Pay, portability, and promotions Commercial banks increasingly have to match Wall Street salaries You'll pick up skills that you can easily take with you to other jobs in finance An MBA is helpful but not a prerequisite to future success

23 And Some More Positives… Your degree doesn't have to be a highly prestigious one Most banks aren't high-stress, difficult places to work And it's not against the rules to be nice to your colleagues

24 The Downside Fewer jobs and more uncertainty Brokerages and virtually every other type of financial institution are on a unstated missionto make the banking jobs obsolete Bank on Longer Hours

25 High School Classes for a Commercial Banking Career Career & Financial Management½ year – ½ credit 1 year – 1 credit Keyboarding/Word Processing1 year – 1 credit Accounting 11 year – 1 credit Advanced Accounting1 year – 1 credit Business Law1 year – 1 credit Business Statistics½ year – ½ credit Financial Decision Making½ year – ½ credit Marketing & Management1 year – 1 credit International Business½ year – ½ credit

26 Employers in our area Bank One Bank of America Chase Citibank HSBC UBS

27 Four-year Colleges Bachelors Degree in Business College of Saint Rose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sage Colleges Siena College Skidmore College SUNY at Albany Union College

28 Two-year Colleges Associate's Degree in Business Adirondack Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Hudson Valley Community College Schenectady County Community College

29 Links and Resources Career Information, Company Profiles and Contacts Careers for Financial Mavens & Other Money Movers By Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler, NTC Publishing Group, October A good overview of career possibilities for those with an interest in banking. ABA Directory American Bankers Association, (202) , Lists banks around the country. Careers in Banking and Finance: How to Achieve Your Professional Goals. American Institute of Banking-California, (415) Describes many jobs in banking and their prerequisites. Careers in Finance By Trudy Ring, VGM Career Horizons, Lincolnwood, IL., This book has an extensive section which talks about what work in banking is like and what types of people enjoy banking. Careers in Mortgage Banking By Mortgage Bankers Association of America. In the Business and Finance Career Directory, 1993, Gale Research, p (800)-877- GALE. Cost: $18.

30 Links and Resources Career Information, Company Profiles and Contacts DDJ Myers Executive search consultants in banking with a focus on asset- liability management, investment analytics and portfolio management. How to Get Ahead in Accounting, Finance and Banking From Robert Half International. Order a free copy of this informative brochure online or call the corporate office at (415) Resumes for Banking and Financial Careers By the Editors of VGM Career Horizons, Lincolnwood, IL, 1994, Has sample cover letters and resumes appropriate for applying for a job in banking. What About Banking? American Bankers Association, (202) Discusses career options in banking, qualifications and salaries.

31 Links and Resources Organizations American Banking Association Largest association of bankers in the United States. Holds a cool conference in Hawaii or some exotic place every year. A powerhouse on Capitol Hill and a publisher of a variety of career materials. Bank Administration Institute The BAI is a leading sponsor of professional education in banking. Check out their website to catch up with current issues and questions in banking. You might also look into their widely read magazine called Banking Strategies. Robert Morris Associates RMA is also the only financial services trade association that specializes in lending and credit risk information, research, and training. More than 3,000 commercial banks, thrifts, and other financial firms are members of RMA, represented in the Association by some 18,000 financial professionals (called Associates) in 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and numerous foreign cities including Hong Kong and Singapore.

32 Links and Resources Ideas and Know-How The Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small InvestorThe Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor By Ron Chernow. A thought-provoking book that explains why the world of banking works the way it does today. Power has migrated from the bankers to the customers. Commercial Bank Management By Peter S. Rose A classic text on banking. Covers the business, legal issues, asset-liability management and the future. First Manhattan Consulting Group This consulting organization shares a lot of their ideas about banking online. A good resource and not a bad place to look for a job either! Wharton Financial Institutions Center An excellent place to read up on academic research on banking. The Wharton Center sponsors an good set of online working papers and other materials on banking. WWW Virtual Library: Finance An online compendium of web sites of interest to students and those who follow finance.

33 Links and Resources Magazines and Newspapers American Banker This magazine carries lists of the largest banks, thrifts etc. in the United States. Good coverage of industry as well. (212) Economist Widely read weekly covers world of banking, politics and art quite well. You have to read this if you plan to go into the field. New York Times Sunday classified section in New York edition is renown for listing ads by investment banks looking for talent. Cost: $1.25 at newsstands. Also look at the Financial Times and CareerPathFinancial TimesCareerPath Wall Street Journal The most widely read business periodical in the world. And it's on the net! You must register for the net version. Great way to keep up with what's going on in the markets and the world. Following tombstones and ads is also a good way to see which banks are involved in what types of activity this year. You may also be interested in Careers.wsj.com Careers.wsj.com


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