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HTLF announced the release of its first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report. June 07, 2022 – Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) today announced the release of its first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report, which highlights a collective commitment towards efforts to unlock and catalyze the potential of people around us. “The goal of this year’s report was to interweave statistics and lived stories to bring awareness to the company’s DEI journey to date,” says Wendy Reynolds, HTLF Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Banking is a business...
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Quarterly Market Review: Q1 2022 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Mark Stevens, Chief Investment Officer The Reemergence of Risk If there was one overarching theme to the first quarter of this year, it was that risks, which seemed vanquished in an earlier era, have returned to plague us. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a war is once again afflicting Europe. The prospects of returning to a world of divided spheres of influence and a retreat from globalization appear to be increasing. Inflation once seemed so well conquered that developed market Central Banks strained to lift price...
March 14, 2022 – Bank of Blue Valley, a division of HTLF Bank, through its parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), has been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2022.” In its annual review of the largest publicly traded banks and thrifts, Forbes ranked Heartland 28th among a nationwide group of 100 leading banking organizations with assets ranging from $9 billion to over $2 trillion. “We are proud to be named among the best banks in America for 2022,” said Tyson Leyendecker, President and CEO of Dubuque Bank and Trust. “As community banks, what sets us apart is our strong commitment to our customers, combined...
Cryptocurrency (crypto) has been growing in popularity for some time. Last year crypto, defined as the class of digital assets you can spend and invest, reached a milestone. Bitcoin, the best-known crypto, had the highest investment return of any asset class in 2021, outpacing the stock market, real estate, commodities and more. It has also experienced some of the biggest price drops in January 2022. Little wonder that the media is increasingly filled with stories of crypto companies growing and investors getting rich—and going broke. Cryptocurrencies are increasingly becoming a part of the...
Quarterly Market Review: Q4 2021 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Mark Stevens, Chief Investment Officer Shifting Gears Even as the pandemic continues to delay a full normalization of the global economy, the exit from emergency support has begun. Most fiscal and administrative efforts have waned, and global monetary authorities have moved on from protecting against the downside to worrying about inflation. The emerging theme is one of shifting gears away from stimulus and towards relative austerity and to relying on the private sector to take the lead as the engine of recovery...