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Fed Outlines Next Steps on ‘Faster Payments’

1/27/2015
The Federal Reserve System yesterday released a paper outlining its next steps in developing an infrastructure to speed up electronic payments and settlements.

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since 2013

1/23/2015
The rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.63 percent this week, down from last week’s 3.66 percent and at its lowest level since May 2013, Freddie Mac said yesterday.

Supreme Court Lets Interchange Decision Stand

1/21/2015
The Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear a challenge by the retail industry to the Federal Reserve Board’s debit interchange fee cap rule. The court’s decision leaves in place a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from March 2014.

Bank Economists Forecast 2.9 Percent Growth in 2015

1/20/2015
The U.S. economy will continue to improve, with 2015 growth forecasted to reach 2.9 percent, above last year’s 2.5 percent growth, the ABA Economic Advisory Committee said on Friday.

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    The Complete Fundamentals 02/12/2015 This cost-effective seminar is perfect for newcomers to the trust field, internal auditors, administrative assistants, business development officers, and anyone with a desire to understand "the basics." The first day offers a comprehensive overview on trusts - addressing terminology, administration, fiduciary and agency services, assets and ownership, taxation and regulation. The second day focuses on the basics of estate planning, management and settlement and also offers an easy-to-understand review of trust investments - terminology, investment objectives, asset allocation, securities and nontraditional investments.

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    Real Estate, Oil & Gas Conference 03/05/2015 This two-day event offers a unique, tailored opportunity for asset management professionals. It offers a full day of presentations on the latest topics in both the areas of real estate and oil and gas, respectively. Speakers will address topical and complex issues valuable to the seasoned real estate and mineral manager, as well as provide a foundation for the new real estate or oil and gas professional. As an added bonus for attendees, the event includes exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.

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    2015 Wealth Management & Trust Conference 03/25/2015 The annual Wealth Management & Trust Conference is a must for wealth management and trust professionals throughout Texas and neighboring states. Featuring top-notch speakers and materials, continuing education credit (CTFA, CFP, CLE, CPE) and valuable networking opportunities, the event is worth every penny.

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  • April 30 2015
    Intermediate Trust & Estate Administration 04/30/2015 Designed for professionals who routinely address trust and/or estate administration issues, this new, 1.5 day program combines elements from the prior Trust Administration and Estate Administration Seminars into one cost-effective format. Attendees will receive practical information from experts on an array of day-today issues and challenges. The new format maximizes value by offering more continuing education in one setting, minimizing travel requirements and providing a rare opportunity for peer networking with an informal reception.

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    Texas Trust School 07/12/2015 This widely recognized school provides an introduction to all facets of trust. The comprehensive curriculum reflects a broad spectrum of topics consistent with CTFA methodology. The program will establish a foundation of the functional areas of trust, provide requirements of state and federal law, identify key considerations for estate planning and the management of tax issues and offer insight for all areas of asset management. The event will be held concurrent with Graduate Trust School to enable valuable networking and information sharing with other trust professionals. .

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    Texas Graduate Trust School 07/12/2015 Our Graduate Trust School is a comprehensive, intermediate course designed to provide former Trust School students and other trust professionals a logical next step in their professional development. The curriculum reflects a broad spectrum of topics consistent with CTFA methodology. Students who successfully complete Trust School, Graduate Trust School and related assignments, as well as professionals who otherwise meet certain requirements, can arrange to sit for the CTFA exam (additional fees apply).

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