Events : Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchanges | June 8

Bank Director hosts its popular peer exchanges the day prior to our annual Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference. Small groups of experienced audit and risk committee members, as well as senior bank executives — along with outside advisors — meet in closed-door, off-the-record peer groups for candid discussions about various issues and challenges facing officers and directors today. Peer exchange groups are assigned by title (director vs. bank officer), bank type (public vs. private) and asset size.

AGENDA | MONDAY, JUNE 8

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration + Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Welcome
Laura Schield, Chief Operating Officer, Bank Director

10:20 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
The Audit Peer Exchange focuses on topics such as audit committee functions, IT risks, regulation, committee effectiveness and communication. Sample questions include:

  • What are the key items that should be on the audit committee’s agenda?
  • What are recommended best practices for the audit committee?
  • What are the greatest regulatory challenges facing your bank?

The Risk Peer Exchange focuses on topics such as risk governance, regulation, committee effectiveness, compliance and culture. Sample questions include:

  • What has the board done to create a culture of risk awareness throughout the organization?
  • What role should risk governance play in strategic planning?
  • How have risk analytics changed, and what new tools have emerged?

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What tools does the audit committee use to manage risk?
  • Should the audit committee be involved in the bank’s annual budget process?
  • What staffing and resources do you have devoted to regulatory compliance?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What are the risks that your organization is most concerned about?
  • To capture economic risks across the enterprise, what tools and methods are being used?
  • How are accountabilities established and measured at your institution?

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What is the audit committee’s role in regulatory examinations?
  • Has your bank adopted an enterprise risk management program, and how does your audit committee interact with this?
  • What due diligence should a director perform prior to signing a call report?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How frequently does the board discuss cybersecurity issues?
  • What strategies is your bank implementing for improving the bank/regulator relationship?
  • How active is your bank on various social media channels?

2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How do compliance issues affect upper management’s compensation?
  • What is the audit committee’s role with internal investigations?
  • What do you expect management to communicate to you?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How can an enterprise risk management program be designed so that it is not a barrier to growth?
  • What resources can help judge management’s strategies and associated risks?
  • On what other committees should risk committee members serve?

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Networking Peer + Guest Reception
Sponsored by: Mazars USA LLP

For more information and to register for the 2020 event, please email events@bankdirector.com or call our events department at 877-397-7595.