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WSFS Financial Corporation to Combine with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, Solidifies Position as the Premier Bank and Wealth Management Franchise in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Region

WILMINGTON, Del. and BRYN MAWR, Pa. – WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS) and Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC), jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (“Bryn Mawr”) will merge with WSFS Financial Corporation (“WSFS”), in a transaction valued at approximately $976.4 million. Simultaneously with the merger, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (“BMT”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Bryn Mawr, will merge into WSFS Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of WSFS.

BMT Monday Market Insights – July 26, 2021

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss the uptick of volatility within the equity markets over the past two weeks, the substantial decline in bond yields and the status of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Our Chart of the Week highlights the correction in the average stock within the Russell 1000 Index over the past three months. Finally, we look at the recent underperformance of small cap stocks and make the case for their reasserting themselves as leadership.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation Reports Record Quarterly Earnings of $21.3 Million, Declares $0.28 Dividend

BRYN MAWR, Pa., July 22, 2021 – Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $21.3 million, or $1.06 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $17.1 million, or $0.85 diluted earnings per share, […]

BMT Monday Market Insights – July 19, 2021

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss recent inflation data, the start of the second-quarter earnings season and China’s second quarter GDP. Our Chart of the Week highlights recent government bond trends, and where we expect them to go from here. Finally, we look at the recovery in consumer foot traffic and how it impacts our positioning.

Mid-Year 2021 Top 10 List

In our final Monday Market Insights piece of 2019, we asked, “How should people think about investing amid the realization that unpredictability is always a feature of financial markets?” In hindsight, we could not have posed a more relevant question. This year has been unpredictable in so many ways, and we doubt that a global pandemic causing the most abrupt economic slowdown in our lifetimes was a feature of many 2020 investment outlooks. But here we are again, faced with the challenge of investing in a world that feels as uncertain as ever.

Will Personal Umbrella Liability Cover Me?

As we look forward to summer with filling up swimming pools, cookouts, entertaining, boating, motorcycling, or even enjoying your kids or grandkids on their newly purchased trampoline, now is a goodtime to stop and think about adding or increasing personal umbrella liability insurance. Often called “Umbrella Protection,” personal excess liability insurance expands your protection beyond […]

BMT Monday Market Insights – June 28, 2021

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we discuss the recently announced bipartisan infrastructure deal, falling lumber prices, as well as some warning signs of a possible market correction. In the chart of the week, we highlight current market valuations, and finally, we discuss the idea that “strong stock performance is typically followed by strong stock performance.”

Podcast: June 17, 2021 – FOMC Meeting Recap

Jim Barnes, Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income at BMT Wealth Management, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held on June 15/16. At this meeting, the FOMC revised its projections for the federal reserve target range from no rate hikes through 2023 to 50 basis points (0.50%). The U.S. Treasury curve shifted higher immediately following the 2:00 statement to reflect the more hawkish tone. Discussions regarding bond tapering formerly began but no changes were made. Instead, during the post-meeting conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell simply said discussions will continue at upcoming meetings.

BMT Monday Market Insights – June 21, 2021

In this week’s Monday Market Insights, we review key takeaways from the most recent Fed meeting, highlight the potential for increased regulatory scrutiny of large tech companies, and cover some recent equity market trends. In our Chart of the Week, we examine the recent pickup in stock buybacks by corporations and highlight the attractive shareholder yield levels in comparison to interest rate levels. Finally, in the Commentary section, we mention the recent improvement of investment results for active managers.