Columbus, Ohio, January 4, 2016—CAMELS Consulting Group (CAMELS), an Ohio-based community bank financial advisory firm announced today the introduction of a stock transfer desk initiative into its Stock Navigation Program. The program is designed to drive greater bank stock liquidity over the life of an investment. Designed for privately-held and publicly-traded banks, CAMELS’ Stock Navigation program is effective for banks in asset ranges from $25 million to publicly-traded, multibank companies in excess of $5 billion.

CAMELS’ Stock Navigation Program incorporates a process that elevates each bank’s stock value to meet investor expectations of attaining industry multiples, counteracting the negative environment of Wall Street analysis with consistent communication of the bank’s fair market value.

The Stock Navigation Program offers shareholders sustainable long-term investor value by continually contributing to sustaining the liquidity of the investment. This is accomplished by providing community banks with an expanded investor relations program which focuses on the development of an internal trading desk, investor web site and meaningful communications.

CAMELS’ Stock Navigation Program incorporates all aspects of the CAMELS investor/shareholder business model, including CAMELS proprietary software systems BusinessLink and ShareholderLink; a stock valuation program; shareholder accounting and specialized liquidity programs.

Edward Schmidt, President & CEO, noted that, “A key challenge facing boards and the management of privately-held community banks is maintaining and expanding stock liquidity and investor interest.” He also commented that, “The focus of the stock navigation program is to be prepared to handle large block transactions and to manage the continual reinvention of the bank’s shareholder base while at the same time focusing on capital expansion and preservation strategies. Establishing the fair market value of a bank’s stock is an important first step in providing liquidity and investor interest.”


About CAMELS Consulting Group

CAMELS Consulting Group was formed by Edward E. Schmidt, President & CEO, to support expansion of shareholder wealth, capital placement, and address stock liquidity and the need for shareholder succession that is impacting the community bank sector. For more information about CAMELS Consulting Group visit