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2017 Compensation Survey

2017 Compensation Survey

Many boards haven’t determined who will replace the CEO when that executive retires or leaves the bank.

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  • Research | Compensation
  • June 5th, 2017

2017 Compensation Survey: Procrastination About CEO Succession

Many boards haven’t determined who will replace the CEO when that executive retires or leaves the bank.

  • Research | Risk
  • March 20th, 2017

2017 Risk Practices Survey: Surprising Support for Dodd-Frank

Bank Director’s annual risk research finds that most bank executives and directors don’t want the Dodd-Frank Act repealed in its entirety.

  • Research | Bank M&A
  • November 28th, 2016

2017 Bank M&A Survey: What Buyers Value

According to survey research conducted by Bank Director, attractive markets and lending teams are the two factors that bank leadership teams value most in an acquisition target.

  • Research | Compensation
  • September 16th, 2016

Do Executives Want Equity?

The 2016 Compensation Survey examines whether equity awards still attract talent, and whether they still tie executive interests to that of the bank.

  • Research | Technology
  • August 29th, 2016

2016 Technology Survey: Trouble at the Core

Bank Director’s 2016 Technology Survey finds banks and their core providers at odds when it comes to innovation.

  • Research | Compensation
  • May 10th, 2016

2016 Compensation Survey: Where Are The Lenders?

Despite the talk on millennial talent, banks face a more immediate struggle when it comes to attracting valuable commercial lenders to their teams.

  • Research | Risk
  • March 21st, 2016

2016 Risk Practices Survey: Banks Beef Up on Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is impacting banks large and small. How are boards responding?

  • Research | Bank M&A
  • November 16th, 2015

2016 Bank M&A Survey: The Rising Importance of Scale

Many of the nation’s banks feel the need to grow significantly, but credit quality concerns could lead to future loan quality problems and impact the level of consolidation within the industry.

  • 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.

  • Research | Growth
  • August 31st, 2015

2015 Growth Strategy Survey: Are Banks Missing Out on Millennials?

The outlook for core lending markets looks good, but the banking industry might not be focusing enough attention on millennials.

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