Archive | October 2016

Nobel Prize Winners’ analysis…

Professional Development. A- Urban Financial Services Coalition Business Organization Leaders- Bengt Holstrom Economics Nobel Prize Winner opinion: CONTRACT THEORY. WATCH OUT for “narrow employee incentives”? B- Key portion is the last ten minutes of this linked interview. ( contract intensity, vesting, multitasking, job portfolio, simplicity…) C-Organization Leaders do you agree or disagree?-


Event 11/1/16!

FYI:-Great compliment Mr. Shoffner!
Robert is speaking on the Urban Financial Services Coalition 11/1/16 Community Economics webinar! 

*RSVP now at



“Our department had 140 job openings last year and received over 6000 job applications. We responded to the folks we met at events like this first. They GOT the lions share of those jobs.” – Deputy from a Financial Regulator at the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) African American Briefing for Financial Professionals in January 2015.
Are you active on a UFSC strategic leadership team and networking? Join today

To ensure the full and equitable participation of people of color at all levels in the financial services industry.

To be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.

Reason #4

Reason #4 that you should be a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC):
#4 -Raise your professional net worth and earnings ability-



“This briefing was fun, exciting and informative… In the mean time, I am on information overload from the Federal Reserve, OCC and ABA presentations which will be great to share with my community.” Bank Executive – Western US


“I was very happy to hear select information from the SEC and SIFMA that I don’t get at work. This will help me to understand my supervisors’ job better so that I can be more supportive to her and my clients.”

-Financial Advisor Mid Atlantic US


” I’m so glad I came. The information and the high level networking with the CFPB and the CFP Board was much needed.” City Senior Economic Program Manager Western US


“UFSC produces outcomes, contacts and information that are not done anywhere else. I found the Congressional discussions enlightening.” Vice President Corporate Financial Analysis – Northeast US


“This is great that you do this program. This is a tough business and practitioners need to hear what is really required to succeed.” Managing Director – Financial Advisor Association – Mid Atlantic US


“This was a great briefing series… Congratulations to UFSC for this important contribution to our continuous improvement of the Financial Services Industry.” – Director – International Financial Services Advisory firm Mid Atlantic US


“It was so encouraging to see professional Finance people get together and have deep, open conversations.” -Ph.D. Federal Reserve Bank Executive Mid Western US.

Michael D Smith

WB Lending Solutions 

Bank of America Vice President, Retired


Recent Regulatory Action: By the way- Urban Financial Services Coalition members met with CFPB Director Richard Cordray and his Senior Staff for a detailed discussion at the African American Briefing for Financial Professionals in Washington,,DC.#AABFP

Navy Federal Credit Union misled members, will pay $23 million to victims

Pacific Northwest UFSC happenings…

Puget Sound … Register for VIP Dinner and Auction at Table 8, UFSC-PS Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Chapter. Join us for best masquerade ball in Seattle. Buy Tickets Now at