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Is Your Board Suitably Engaged?

Is Your Board Suitably Engaged?

A highly functioning board of directors exhibits four common qualities.


  • Article | Governance
  • October 7th, 2015
  • BD Article

Should Your CEO Also Be Chairman?

Bank Director Editor-in-Chief Jack Milligan describes the potential implications of combining or splitting the roles of chairman and CEO.

  • Article | Governance
  • October 1st, 2015

What to Look for in Your Next CEO: Part I

In the first of a two-part series, Alan Kaplan explores ten technical skills needed by bank CEOs today.

  • Article | Governance
  • September 30th, 2015

Sorting Necessary from Noise: How to Focus Your Board’s Time

FinPro Inc. offers 11 ways boards can cut through the chatter and focus on the most important issues for the institution.

  • Article | Compensation
  • September 28th, 2015

Taking the Fear out of Phantom Stock

For private banks, synthetic equity can be a more attractive way to reward executives.

  • Article | Audit
  • September 24th, 2015

Lessons Learned From the Stress Tests

In the wake of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act stress test (DFAST) regulations, the term “stress test” has become a familiar part of the banking lexicon.

  • Article | Governance
  • September 22nd, 2015
  • BD Article

Three Secrets to Running a High Performance Bank

Bank Director Editor Jack Milligan writes about common traits for high performing banks, based on the history of the Bank Performance Scorecard.

  • Article | Compensation
  • September 21st, 2015

Trends Emerging in Compensation Policies for Bank Executives

This article describes what banks are doing about clawbacks, stock ownership guidelines, and anti-hedging policies, among others.

  • Research | Compensation
  • September 14th, 2015

Preparing for the Next Generation of Bank Executives

Compensation plans must appeal to both baby boomers and the next generation of bank leaders.

  • Article | Compensation
  • September 7th, 2015

What Behavior Does Your Incentive Plan Reward?

Laura Hay of Pearl Meyer & Partners, discusses how to align your compensation plan with your bank’s objectives.

  • Article | Governance
  • September 2nd, 2015

Is Your Board Suitably Engaged?

A highly functioning board of directors exhibits four common qualities.

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