IberiaBank CEO says deal with First Horizon creates 'a formidable southern franchise'

November 12, 2019

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Peter Ricchiuti, senior professor of practice in finance and founder of the Freeman School's Burkenroad Reports program, was interviewed by for a story on the recently announced merger of Lafayette-based IberiaBank and First Horizon Bank of Memphis, Tennessee.

“Nobody has made better decisions than IberiaBank in the last 15 years,” said Peter Ricchiuti, a professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. “They came from nothing, from just a trailer and a ticker symbol in Lafayette, and went into Texas at just the right time, stayed out of Florida initially when everybody was rushing in and went to Arkansas instead.”

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