Committees

article | Governance January 20th, 2020

Board Governance For The New Year

The composition, size and age should all be keen focuses of board governance.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
view_point | Compensation January 15th, 2020

Choosing the Right Compensation Plan

Choosing the right compensation plan is an important step in attracting, retaining and rewarding rising leaders.

By: David Shoemaker, Beth Taylor
article | Audit January 13th, 2020

What Boards Need to Know to Validate CECL Models

Bank boards need to understand a key step in the rollout and ongoing compliance for the new credit loss standard: model validation.

By: Michael Budinger, Dave Keever
article | Lending January 9th, 2020

Getting Started with Swaps: Three Ways to Test the Waters

Community banks looking to enter the derivatives “waters” have three methods available to them.

By: Bob Newman
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article | Governance January 3rd, 2020

Why Board Culture Matters

A board is essentially a social entity whose culture is a reflection of its purpose and composition.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-in-chief for Bank Director
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article | Audit December 18th, 2019

Forecasting the Future in a ‘Reasonable and Supportable’ Way

The requirement to create a “reasonable and supportable” future forecast has become another hurdle for community bankers as they implement CECL.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | Audit December 16th, 2019

New Effective Dates for Major Accounting Standards Following FASB Vote

The accounting board has delayed major standards for small firms, but they will need to ensure their new effective dates.

By: Michael Davis
article | Risk December 9th, 2019

Treading Carefully In Housing Finance Reform

Proposed reforms to end conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should include measures to avoid liquidity disruption.

By: Jeff Harjo
article | Compensation November 8th, 2019

Three Ways Top Banks Attract and Retain Talent

Recruiting and retaining top talent will never be easy. But being flexible and experimenting with new approaches is one way to increase the odds of success.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
article | Compensation November 7th, 2019

The Story of Two Bank Transformations

A combination of low interest rates, high compliance costs and customer migration toward digital banking channels has led the leaders of two banks to radically transform their institutions.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine