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Three Critical Areas of Succession Planning

Three Critical Areas of Succession Planning

Change is inevitable in life, which is why it’s important to address succession issues head on.


  • Article | Lending
  • August 24th, 2011

Has Lending Turned a Corner?

Small and mid-sized banks appear to be beefing up their loan portfolios while the big banks stay low.

  • Interview | Lending
  • August 19th, 2011

The Loan Conundrum

Kentucky-based Republic Bancorp’s CEO talks about how he grows his profits and loans in economic and regulatory uncertainty.

  • Article | Governance
  • July 25th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Audit
  • July 12th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 30th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 24th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Audit
  • June 8th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Lending
  • June 6th, 2011

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.

  • Article | Audit
  • 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.

  • Article | Compensation
  • April 8th, 2011
  • Bank Services

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 …