University of Southern Indiana

2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition Team announced

Four students from the University of Southern Indiana’s Romain College of Business are participating in the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The team is made up of finance majors Abigail Bridges, Caitlin Chestnut, and Joseph Thouvenot and management major Benjamin Peyronnin. Charles Kelly, instructor in finance, is serving as the faculty advisor.

USI is one of 25 universities in the competition, which is sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), a nationwide organization of banking regulators. This is the second year for the competition and the first year for a team from USI to participate.

Undergraduate teams partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies evaluating the local economic impact of community banks. The USI team is partnering with First Federal Savings Bank in Evansville, Indiana. The case studies assess the impact of the financial institution's small business lending efforts on the community, analyze how the institution’s small business lending affects financial performance, and evaluate the institution’s management of small business lending.

Each team must submit a case study and video by May 2, and finalists will be announced in late May. The team that earns first place will receive a $1,000 CSBS scholarship for each member, and have an opportunity to present their case study at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in September at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Their case study will be published in the “Community Banking in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives” yearly report.

2016 CSBS Team

L to r: Caitlin Chestnut, Joseph Thouvenot, Abigail Bridges, and Charles Kelly.

Published April 8, 2016

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