Incentive Compensation Plans: Balancing Risk vs. Reward

November 28th, 2011

In today’s risk-focused environment, financial institutions must ensure that their incentive compensation plans are meeting regulatory requirements. In this short video, Kevin Blakely, senior vice president and chief risk officer at Huntington Bancshares of Columbus, Ohio, talks about how his institution addressed this challenge and shares his role in balancing compensation plans throughout the organization.

Highlights include:

  • The risks of incentive compensation plans
  • How to minimize excessive risk taking
  • The role of the chief risk officer

Click on the arrow to start the video.


Kevin M. Blakely is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Huntington Bancshares. Inc. Kevin is responsible for enterprise risk management, including market, credit, legal and operational risks.