Committees

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
article | 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 | 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, editor-in-chief for Bank Director magazine
article | 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, editor-in-chief for Bank Director magazine
article | November 6th, 2019

Why the Compensation Committee Needs a Rebrand

The compensation committee is central to talent development and succession management at your bank. Its name should reflect that.

By: Alan J. Kaplan