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August 21, 2020
The Early-Bird Is Getting Ready to Fly!
Reserve Your DISCOUNTED Seat at the
2020 Delaware Trust Conference TODAY!
Wealth Management Professionals... what would it say to the clients who trust you to manage their wealth if YOU paid full-price for your registration to the 2020 Delaware Trust Conference?! Prove your ability to make a savvy money decision... register today while the discounted early-bird registration is still available!
The 2020 Delaware Trust Conference will feature more sessions, more interaction, and greater flexibility for attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. The conference will be live October 19th and 20th, and sessions will also be accessible on-demand through November 30th! This isn't like Facetime or Zoom... this is fully interactive experience! Watch the video above to see what you can expect!
And there's still time to save on
discounted early-bird registration!
Earn up to 22 credits, and at your pace through November 30th!
Sponsors and Exhibitors - you can reserve your space at the conference. All sponsors Gold level and above receive free booth space in the virtual exhibition hall!
Follow the link below to access on-line registration, sponsorship, and exhibitor information, and to see the conference agenda!
ABA, DBA Unveil New Ads
Highlighting Sen. Coons’ Support for PPP, Small Biz
ABA and the Delaware Bankers Association yesterday began running new voter education ads thanking Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) for his support of the Paycheck Protection Program and small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Sen. Coons has been a champion for small businesses and a strong supporter of the Paycheck Protection Program, which has helped protect millions of businesses and jobs,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “His leadership has been critical during these challenging times, and it will be vitally important going forward.”
“We are pleased to join ABA in releasing these new ads thanking Senator Coons for his efforts to help Delaware small businesses and workers weather the pandemic,” added Delaware Bankers Association President and CEO Sarah Long. “He has a strong record fighting for jobs in our state, and his support for the Paycheck Protection Program is just the latest example of that commitment.” View the ads.
Don't Miss the Next Mid-Atlantic Speaker Series Session - September 11, 9:00 a.m - Alex Vogel of The Vogel Group with a Political Update!
Join us on September 11th for a timely political update from Alex Vogel of The Vogel Group. Alex Vogel is the Chief Executive Officer of The Vogel Group. Alex started the company after a decade leading Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, one of the most successful lobbying and government affairs firms in Washington, DC. In the years prior to launching Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Alex served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. Prior, Alex was General Counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Deputy Counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
The DBA has partnered with the bankers associations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to bring nationally recognized speakers to you each month. The series will take place once a month through December. One registration includes all six sessions!
Each event will be at 9:00 a.m. See the link below for more information on other sessions and registration!
Delaware Bankers Association
Launches New Member Portal for
Online Registrations and More!
Have you checked out the Delaware Bankers Association's new online members portal? The portal will provide members easy access to update their personal information and to register and pay online for upcoming DBA events! Log into the portal via the link below, and use the Personal Profile link (on the left hand sidebar) to create your log in.
To help ensure that the CTFA professional certification remains relevant in the marketplace, ABA—in consultation with practitioners, certification holders and the CTFA Advisory Board—has announced that the designation will now be known as the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (retaining the same acronym: CTFA). This change reflects the evolving client relationship skills necessary to be a successful wealth manager. Along with the new name, the CTFA exam outline has also been expanded and reorganized to reflect these changes. However, most of the expected knowledge and eligibility requirements for the exam remain the same. Finally, the scope of eligibility for exam candidates has been expanded to include regulators with a state or federal regulatory agency who provide fiduciary regulatory oversight. These revisions will become effective on Dec. 1, 2020.
Northern Trust Insights Live Webinar - Back to School Safety and COVID-19 - August 25th
What safety factors should be top of mind for a return-to-school? And what research and developments are influencing the latest thinking on this critical public health decision? Join Wealth Management CIO Katie Nixon and Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Lisa Maragakis for a discussion on those questions as well as a general update on the COVID-19 pandemic. August 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET
Small cap stocks have struggled mightily versus their large cap counterparts in recent years. For example, over the past five years, the Russell 2000 small cap index has trailed the S&P 500 by over 30% on a cumulative basis. The story is largely the same over the past one, two, and three-year periods. Of late, however, performance fortunes appear to be shifting. Over the past three months, the Russell 2000 has outpaced the S&P 500 by almost 10%, and recently the Russell 2000 pushed above its downward sloping 200-day moving average (a key technical level watched by investors) while making a new post-virus high. Better stock performance has been supported in recent weeks by a notable pickup in earnings growth forecasts for small cap stocks relative to large.
Jenifer Jurden is a Cartoonist from Wilmington who has graciously provided her Planet Jurdy cartoons for the DBA Digest. Jurdy® is her other-worldly "Hero of Happyness" whose cartoons bring levity to humans worldwide.
Seventy Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Seventy Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. Richards Layton is also ranked first in Delaware in three practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Litigation, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law. Six firm attorneys have been selected as 2020 Wilmington, Delaware Lawyers of the Year, an award presented to one outstanding lawyer in each practice area in a designated metropolitan area: F. Peter Conaty, Jr. in Tax Law, Kelly E. Farnan in Intellectual Property Litigation, Mark J. Gentile in Corporate Law, Jennifer C. Jauffret in Labor and Employment Litigation, Jeffrey L. Moyer in Copyright Law, and Srinivas M. Raju in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). And this year, The Best Lawyers in America presents its inaugural edition of “Ones to Watch,” a new ranking of up-and-coming associates that includes fifteen Richards Layton attorneys.
42 Young Conaway Lawyers Recognized
by Best Lawyers in America
42 Young Conaway Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, with 3 Attorneys Further Recognized as Lawyers of the Year (Wilmington, DE) and 2 Associates as Ones to Watch.
Three Young Conaway attorneys received further recognition as 2021 Lawyer of the Year (Wilmington, DE). Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location: William W. Bowser: Employment Law - Management Robert S. Brady: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law Jack B. Jacobs: Corporate Governance Law Young Conaway is also pleased to announce that two Associates received 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition: Ashley E. Jacobs: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Samatha G. Wilson: Commercial Litigation and Patent Law. See the full list of honorees via the link below.
14 Connolly Gallagher Lawyers Listed in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
Fourteen lawyers from Connolly Gallagher LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in Wilmington, Delaware. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 94,000 eligible attorneys. Partners, Scott E. Swenson and Gregory J. Weinig earned the “Lawyer of the Year” designation. This recognition is awarded to the individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific location and practice area. Attorneys, Lauren P. DeLuca, Kyle Evans Gay, Stephanie Smiertka Riley and Daniel R. Stanek earned the “Ones to Watch” designation.This recognition is awarded to the individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific location and practice area. See the full list of Connolly Gallagher Lawyer Recognitions in Best Lawyers, and practice areas via the link below.
Starting September 14th - Wilmington University:
Diversity, Leadership, and Innovation at Work
Wilmington University is excited to announce the introduction of our brand-new professional development course, Diversity, Leadership, and Innovation at Work. This online course offers hands-on training in high-demand skills, led by real-world-experienced instructors, to anyone seeking to enrich their career or personal development. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1. Understand key diversity and inclusion concepts, as well as their impact on the world of work. 2. Describe the importance of effective leadership in achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce. 3. Demonstrate the impact of workplace diversity on organizational success. The three-week, non-credit course has been changed to beginning on Monday, September 14th. Upon completion of the course, participants are eligible to apply one (1) college credit toward a Human Resource or equivalent academic program.