Do Banks Pay Women and Minorities Less?
One compensation consultant decided to look at her data for evidence of pay inequity....Read Article
Has Lending Turned a Corner?
Small and mid-sized banks appear to be beefing up their loan portfolios while the big banks stay low.
The Loan Conundrum
Kentucky-based Republic Bancorp’s CEO talks about how he grows his profits and loans in economic and regulatory uncertainty.
Do the Europeans have it right?
U.S. bank boards tend to have older members, fewer financial experts and more people busy with outside jobs than their European counterparts.
Audit Committee Members Face New Challenges
Audit committee members share their experiences, uncertainties and pearls of wisdom during Bank Director’s Audit Committee Peer Group session.
A CPA’s Perspective on Managing Outside Consultants
Bill Knibloe of Crowe Horwath LLP shares how financial institutions should go about selecting, hiring and working with their CPA firm in a systematic and effective way.
Audit Committee 101: Back to Basics
Robert Fleetwood, partner for Chicago-based law firm Barack Ferrazzanno and Todd Sprang, partner at the CPA firm Clifton Gunderson, share best practices to improve your audit committee’s performance.
The Internal Auditor’s Role in Regulatory Compliance
Michele Sullivan, partner at Crowe Horwath, outlines the role of a bank's internal audit department and how to ensure an effective compliance management program.
What Falling Home Prices Mean for Banks
The latest home price data makes for grim reading, and it's not good news for the banking industry.
Fair Value and the Allowance for Credit Losses: What Does the Future Hold?
Sydney Garmong, partner in financial institutions services with Crowe Horwath LLP, discusses the proposed changes to fair value and allowance for credit losses.
Five Questions the Compensation Committees Should Consider when Evaluating the CEO
As banking regulators begin to demand further risk analysis or modeling to better understand pay-performance relationships, Susan O'Donnell, managing partner for Pearl Meyers & Partners suggests compensation committees consider conducting five types of additional scenario analysis or modeling.