Financial and Professional Services

Financial services company to open office in Kansas City and create 18 professional jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Ameritas Investment Corp., an affiliate of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. (Ameritas), has opened a public finance office in Kansas City and ... Read More

Doing business 100 feet underground

Here’s a novel way to slash your business expenses in half: Relocate 100 feet underground. In the Midwest, many businesses have done just that. In states like Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, ... Read More

Missouri banks named top performers for 2014

Sterling Bank ranks 17th on the 2014 SNL Financial list of best-performing community banks in the U.S. with $500 million to $5 billion in assets. Sterling, with $608 million in assets, ... Read More

Missouri’s professional services industry growing rapidly

Within the past year, Missouri companies have added—or announced plans to add—nearly 19,000 new jobs and over $4.3 billion in capital investment in the state’s professional services industry. In each of ... Read More

Littler Announces Kansas City as New Home for Global Services Center

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the relocation of its services center and corporate departments to Kansas City, Missouri.  The firm will lease 45,000 ... Read More

Financial jobs are a strength for St. Louis

St. Louis has something important that’s lacking in financial hubs such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and San Francisco. We have a growing financial services industry. Nationwide, financial sector ... Read More

Missouri banks score well in performance rankings

Commerce Bank ranked 12th in financial performance among mid-sized U.S. banks in the latest rankings from industry publication Bank Director. UMB ranked 50th in the same group, banks $5 billion to ... Read More

St. Louis One of the Top 5 Cities Stealing Jobs from Wall Street

When we think about American finance, the default image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly financial services is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money. In ... Read More

St. Louis is a winner in financial jobs growth

St. Louis ranks fifth nationally in job gains in the financial services industry, according to a Forbes study. The cities ranking first through fourth are Phoenix, San Antonio, Austin and Nashville, ... Read More

Three Missouri banks make Forbes’ best list

Three Missouri bank companies again are among the top 25 on Forbes’ list of best banks. Commerce Bancshares ranked 10th on the 2014 list; UMB Financial ranked 16th; and Central Bancompany, ... Read More