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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 | Compensation
  • October 12th, 2015

How to Set Performance Metrics that Drive Success

Pearl Meyer’s Katherine Mahlum and Dan Wetzel describe how to dig deeper into setting bank wide performance goals to reward and motivate those team members for efforts required to meet your bank’s strategic objectives.

  • 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.

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