Contributor : Ken Derks

article | November 13th, 2020

Unlocking Meaningful Compensation to Keep Essential Talent

Supplemental executive retirement plans can be a powerful and flexible tool in the hands of visionary banks.

By: Brent Longnecker, Ken Derks
article | May 4th, 2020

BOLI Carriers Prepare for COVID-19 Impact

Most major BOLI carriers expect “business as usual” for purchase activity in 2020, but may find difficulty in reproducing yields close to their current portfolios.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
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 | September 16th, 2019

Using Succession Planning to Unlock Compensation Challenges

Boards should let succession planning guide how they compensate the next generation of leaders.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | June 11th, 2019

One Way to Compensate and Keep Your Bank’s Top Talent

Bank-owned life insurance continues to play an important role in compensation and retention strategies for key personnel, according to NFP/Equias Alliance’s trend preview and recap.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | July 13th, 2018

A Long-Term Care Plan Can Attract Top Talent

The tax law offers advantages to employers and employees in planning for the future.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | January 26th, 2018

Addressing Gaps in Executive Disability Coverage

Many executives aren’t adequately protected should they become disabled.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
viewpoint | January 17th, 2018

Retention Tools You Can Use

Effective compensation is important to retain key individuals. Here’s how.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | December 6th, 2017

BOLI Market to Remain Steady in 2018

Here’s how continued low interest rates and an expected cut in the tax rate could impact the BOLI market in 2018.

By: David Shoemaker, Ken Derks
article | September 18th, 2017

Compensation Strategies to Attract, Retain and Motivate Millennials

While it’s important to focus on the retirement needs of your older, high-performing employees, it’s also important to have a retirement and incentive strategy for your millennials as well.

By: Ken Derks