Following the Fed's stress tests, analysts expect banks to increase share buybacks and dividend payouts.
Big banks have been steadily building their capital and are now in a position to increase payouts.
While regional banks managed profit growth, they are facing strong head winds from a flattening yield curve and slower commercial loan growth.
Pension fund managers are not the only entities owing a fiduciary duty to stockholders. Corporate officers and directors have key fiduciary roles.