Committees : Governance

viewpoint | July 17th, 2019

Board Compensation, Diversity Under Scrutiny

Large institutional investors, proxy advisory firms and legislators are beginning to put significant focus on board diversity.

By: Dan Kaufman, Jim Kzirian
article | July 2nd, 2019

Outsourcing the Service, Not the Oversight

Boards need to ensure they exercise meaningful oversight of a bank’s relationships with fintech partners.

By: Karen Garrett, Lindsay Harden
article | June 25th, 2019

Community Bank Succession Planning in Seven Steps

Community bank boards can address the all-important need to plan for the CEO’s successor with a few simple steps.

By: J. Scott Petty
article | June 3rd, 2019

How Subchapter S Issues Could Snag a Sale

The Subchapter S election gives banks significant economic benefits, but that could be jeopardized in a sale by poor recordkeeping.

By: Jack Milligan, editor­-in-­chief for Bank Director
BD Article
article | May 24th, 2019

An Easy Way to Learn More About Banking

It goes without saying that bank executives and directors should strive to learn more about banking. But what should they read to do so?

By: John J. Maxfield
BD Article
article | May 17th, 2019

77 Percent of Bank Boards Approve Loans. Is That a Mistake?

Community bank directors don't have to approve loans. Yet, more than three-quarters of executives and directors say their board is involved in the process.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
Bank Services
article | April 18th, 2019

Why Your Board’s Risk Committee Structure Matters

Boards should examine their committee structure for opportunities to enhance risk oversight. Find out more in this exclusive analysis from Bank Director’s 2019 Risk Survey.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
article | March 18th, 2019

12 Questions Directors Should Ask About New Bank Activities

They will help boards find balance between stakeholder interests and maintaining appropriate risk management.

By: Paul Reynolds
BD Article
article | February 22nd, 2019

Will More Banks Form this Uncommon Board Committee?

Find out why Huntington Bancshares created a separate standing committee to address one of the industry’s biggest threats.

By: Jake Lowary
article | January 23rd, 2019

Why Directors Should Not Fear Board Evaluations

The most successful boards conduct regular evaluations that improve governance—and the bank.

By: Alan J. Kaplan