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Agencies Issue Warning about Russian Cyberattacks

In a joint technical alert issued yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre warned of malicious Russian cyber activity targeting government and private-sector entities.

House Passes Bill to Simplify Volcker Rule, Exempt Smaller Banks

By a bipartisan vote of 300 to 104, the House on Friday passed H.R. 4790, a bill introduced by Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) that would simplify the Volcker Rule.

Two Bipartisan Bills Pass The House

Yesterday, the U.S. House passed two more bipartisan bills from the Financial Services Committee that improve stress test requirements for banks and reform the designation process for nonbank financial institutions.

Agencies Issue Statement on Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management

As banks continue to face threats from cyber incidents, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council yesterday issued a statement on how its member agencies view the role of cyber insurance in banks’ overall risk management strategies.

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  • April 23 2018
    2018 GR Summit 04/23/2018 America's banks are vital to a strong economy. Let's make sure Washington knows it. Join fellow bankers from across the country to educate Congress and regulators on the need for commonsense regulatory reform-reform that will help America's banks better serve their communities, grow the economy and unleash America's potential.

    Insights from Washington insiders
    Dialogue with regulators
    Capitol visits to your senators and representative
    Tandem events to meet and strategize with fellow women bankers and emerging leaders in

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    Questions? Please contact Amy Fuller at (512) 472-8388 or amy@texasbankers.com


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  • June 13 2018
    Trust Audit & Operations Program 06/13/2018 This seminar explores a range of timely areas pertaining to trust operations and audit such as recent regulatory and legislative developments, cyber security, products and services, tax implications and other practical applications. There will also be a "Hot Button Topics" session presented by regulators to emphasize areas of concern.

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  • July 15 2018
    Texas Trust School 07/15/2018 Our widely recognized annual school provides an introduction to all facets of trust. 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 Texas Trust School has been developed for trust personnel who are new to the business from college, law school, commercial banking and other business activities. The event will be held concurrently with the Graduate Trust School to enable valuable networking and information-sharing with other trust professionals. Questions: Contact at (512) 472-7391.


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  • July 15 2018
    Texas Graduate Trust School 07/15/2018 Our Graduate Trust School is a comprehensive, intermediate course designed to provide formerTrust School students and other trust professionals with a logical next step in their professional development. It also provides quality education and valuable continuing education on a range of fiduciary issues including account administration, fiduciary law, tax and estate planning, investment management and leadership preparedness. The curriculum reflects a broad spectrum of topics consistent with CTFA methodology. Questions: Contact at (512) 472-7391.


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