Peer analysis can be a valuable tool to provide benchmarks and performance insight for your bank. However, in order to make the most of this analysis, banks must first identify the right measures to use. In what areas should comparisons be drawn? Are all of the appropriate metrics being used? These are just some of the questions that bankers must ask themselves before being able to complete an efficient peer analysis review.
In his class, “Managing Bank Performance,” Paul Allen leads junior Graduate School of Banking students through the ins and outs of managing and measuring bank performance through ratio and peer analysis measures. Throughout the course, students study everything from bank balance sheets and income statements to commonly used ratios to case studies. Allen provides insight into the concepts, analysis tools, and strategies that will allow GSBLSU students to better understand and manage performance within their own institutions while also preparing them for the Bank Simulation Management course they will undertake as seniors.
The infographic below outlines eight examples of typical and useful peer analysis measures as outlined in the “Managing Bank Performance” class. If you are looking for insight into your own bank’s performance metrics, these areas are a great place to start. Likewise, a Graduate School of Banking education also brings great benefits to bankers and banks alike. Learn more about our upcoming session and how you can enroll at GSBLSU.