The case is ideal for an upper-level finance course with an emphasis on financial institution risk management and financial performance. It is unique in that it sources data from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) website through a series of reports called the Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR). The UBPR is a report set created for bank supervisory, examination, and management purposes. It presents data and ratios for each bank in a concise and consistent format. This allows the course instructor to assign multiple banks confident that the data is available and consistently presented. The case can be used to supplement course curriculum or as a stand-alone assignment. It can be offered as an individual or as a team-based assignment.
International Research Journal of Applied Finance