Bank Director
An Information Resource for Bank Boards

2013-boardvantage-logo.pngUsed by over half of the Fortune 100, BoardVantage is making the paperless boardroom a reality.  As leaders in secure mobility, they’re setting the bar for a rich director experience, and as experts in process capture, they are driving the shift from book access to board process.  BoardVantage consistently meets the security standards of enterprise IT departments, including those of global financial institutions. For more information, visit www.boardvantage.com.

AHT.jpgAHT Insurance was founded in 1921 and is recognized as one of the “100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business” as ranked by Business Insurance magazine.  The firm is a full service insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefits, surety bond and retirement planning services organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions globally for business and individuals.  AHT is employee-owned and one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the nations, with offices in Virginia, D.C., Newark, New Jersey and Seattle, Washington.  AHT is a partner of the RiskProNet and TechAssure global broker networks.  For more information, please visit www.ahtins.com.

The Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group has 30 bank lawyers representing over 250 financial institutions, addressing the entire spectrum of industry-related legal issues.  They formulate creative solutions, emphasizing relationships, service and stability.  They are consistently ranked as a top law firm in bank mergers and regulatory issues.  For more information, visit www.bfkn.com.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm with 470 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai and London.  They serve Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial services sectors worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.bracewellgiuliani.com.

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., providing audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services to more than 1,100 financial institutions. Crowe works with financial institutions of all sizes, from denovos to multi-billion dollar holding companies, to provide financial statement audits, implement effective internal controls, manage risk and improve financial performance. For more information, visit www.crowehorwath.com/fi.

Equias Alliance has successfully helped nearly 800 financial institutions with BOLI placement and with plans to recruit, retain and reward key officers and directors with nonqualified benefit plans.  They also provide administration of BOLI and nonqualified benefit plans.  For more information, please visit www.equiasalliance.com.

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Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies.  FIS serves over 14,000 financial institutions globally.  FIS is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index and is ranked # 1 in the annual FinTech 100 rankings. For more information, please visit www.fisglobal.com.

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Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Their dedicated banking practice provides a unique, strategic perspective on current industry matters, as well as best practices to position banks and mortgage banks for the future.  For more information, please visit www.grantthornton.com.

Hovde Group, a leading financial advisor for 25 years, provides a full suite of investment banking, capital markets and financial advisory services focused exclusively on the banking industry. They assist clients with all phases of M&A transactions, asset purchases/dispositions, restructurings/recapitalizations, FDIC transactions, capital raises and other strategic options. For more information, please visit www.hovdegroup.com.

Hunton & Williams provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since its establishment in 1901, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 800 lawyers serving clients in 100 countries from 19 offices around the world.  For more information, visit www.hunton.com.

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ICS Consulting Partners exclusively serves financial institutions. They partner with senior management and internal auditors to collectively understand their business risk and allocate the right audit expertise. Their professionals have over 20 years of experience as internal audit and compliance specialists who understand the intricacies of bank operations, products and business lines. They combine their technical and business knowledge and best practices to create an audit approach that will add value and be acceptable to the regulators.  For more information, visit www.icsconsultingpartners.com.

The banking & capital markets practice is KPMG’s largest industry practice, with more than 3,400 experienced professionals in the U.S. including over 400 partners in audit, tax and consulting.  Their partners and professionals have deep industry experience which means they bring knowledge and understanding of the issues, enhanced by technical know-how, and a tested track record of proactive client service.  They can address the specific demands of businesses and apply their extensive resources and industry experience to quickly identify and respond to key issues.  Their practice provides audit services to 35 percent of the top 150 regional & community banks and 40 percent of the top 75 banks.  For more information, visit www.kpmg.com.

Promontory.pngPromontory is a premier strategy, risk management, regulatory and compliance consulting firm primarily for the financial services industry.  Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig founded Promontory in 2001 with other prominent former government officials.  Today, Promontory has 14 offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For more information, visit www.promontory.com.

Sutherland Global Services’ Retail Banking practice helps banks to drive performance improvement with platform based solutions that address major drivers for profitable growth – cost control, productivity and customer experience. Through innovative products and customer strategies, Sutherland enables banks to capitalize on the market and regulatory disruption confronting the banking industry.  For more information, visit www.sutherlandglobal.com.

Wipfli’s Financial Institutions Practice has been serving the banking industry for more than 80 years. Their strong, seasoned professionals have banking experience and dedicate their time to serving clients throughout the United States. They provide assistance with regulatory compliance, risk management, strategic planning, board development, information technology, audit, and tax. For more information, please visit www.wipfli.com.