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Governance

  • White Paper | Governance
  • February 8th, 2013
  • DirectorCorps

What are the Rules and Guidelines for Director Independence?

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP discusses the rules and parameters of director independence and define fiduciary duties for board members, as well as what constitutes a conflict of interest.

  • Article | Governance
  • January 18th, 2013

Succession Planning for the Board

Seven steps to finding and promoting your next generation of great leaders.

  • Article | Governance
  • October 26th, 2012

When is the Right Time to Get Rid of the Wrong CEO?

The news about the departure of Citigroup’s CEO focuses attention on one of the toughest jobs of a bank board: firing the CEO.

  • Article | Governance
  • August 3rd, 2012

JPMorgan and HSBC: Time to Refocus on Internal Controls

A former acting general counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department looks at the failure of internal controls at JPMorgan Chase and HSBC.

  • Article | Governance
  • July 24th, 2012

Devising a Plan and Determining What Questions to Ask

Good succession planning can avoid many problems in the future, and attorney Thomas Hutton of the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton talks about the right ways to go about it.

  • Article | Governance
  • June 29th, 2012

Preparing Your Virtual Bench

Isabella Bank CEO Rick Barz talks about how his bank handles succession planning from the bottom up.

  • Article | Governance
  • March 29th, 2012

Part 4: Best Practices for Bank Boards

Avoid burnout on the board, develop real leadership and schedule special meetings to look at the big picture, says Jim McAlpin of Bryan Cave LLP.

  • Article | Governance
  • March 7th, 2012

Sharing Directors Brings Added Experience to Your Board, But Could Cause Problems

Before sharing directors with another bank, think about the potential liability, says Jonathan Hightower of Bryan Cave LLP.

  • Article | Governance
  • February 15th, 2012

Looking Beyond the CEO: How Well Does Your Board Evaluate High Potentials?

Directors need to take a far more active oversight role in overall management succession, not just in CEO succession. The question is: how?

  • Article | Governance
  • February 13th, 2012

Part 3: Best Practices for Bank Boards

This is the third part in a series of articles by Jim McAplin of Bryan Cave LLP on the 10 best practices for bank boards.