Contributor : Mike Blanchard

article | October 30th, 2018

Compensation Plans Should Be As Strategic As They Are Attractive

A surprisingly low number of banks have a formal compensation philosophy.

By: Michael Blanchard
article | March 2nd, 2018

How to Give Employees a Slice of the Tax Reform Pie

Employees expect to see increased pay as a result of tax reform’s expected positive impact on bank earnings, but banks should take a strategic approach.

By: Michael Blanchard
article | September 28th, 2015

Taking the Fear out of Phantom Stock

For private banks, synthetic equity can be a more attractive way to reward executives.

By: Michael Blanchard
article | August 4th, 2014

How Directors Get Paid: What to Know if You are on the Compensation Committee

It is more important than ever to make sure the total compensation program for directors is competitive and following the bank’s philosophy.

By: Michael Blanchard
article | October 25th, 2013

The Changing Landscape for Incentive Pay

Mike Blanchard of Blanchard Consulting Group writes about ways banks are changing incentive pay to reflect a pay-for-performance culture.

By: Michael Blanchard
article | May 11th, 2011

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.

By: Sydney Garmong, Michael Blanchard