When it comes to investing, a company's executive team is more important than some investors think. Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and BofI Holding all have characteristics that investors should look for in a competent and skillful management team.

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson field a question from their mailbag regarding methods for finding good management. Among the tactics discussed are proxy statements, conference calls, and insider ownership.


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