Committees

BD Article
article | February 21st, 2020

One Bank’s Approach to Improving Its Culture

This board takes a more active role in developing its company culture.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 19th, 2020

Talking Too Much About Board Diversity

Two recent studies find that support for board diversity initiatives is declining — both inside the boardroom and among shareholders.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | January 29th, 2020

The High Cost of Good Talent and the Value of Retention

Strategically designed compensation programs can help banks avoid the lost revenue and increased expenses associated with losing and replacing key employees.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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
BD Article
article | 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-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | 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 | 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