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Hidden Risks

With so many positive indicators, bank leadership teams may be falling into the familiar trap of loving their own bank loans.

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06/15/2024

The Boardroom Nag

Chief information security officers have a tough job. They’re confronting an increasing and evolving set of risks. And on top of it all, they don’t always get a lot of respect in the boardroom.

Slant
06/08/2024

Avoiding “Too Little Too Late”

Amid debates around capital, liquidity and bank failures, Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu wants more banks to focus on recovery planning — or as the Comptroller’s Handbook puts it, having a detailed, actionable framework to restore the bank’s “financial strength and viability” and avoid failure in response to severe stress.

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06/01/2024

Politicking

In America we think politics is bad and politicians are worse. It’s true there are some poorly behaved politicians. But leadership is all about politics — and every good bank CEO knows it.

Slant
05/25/2024

The Keys to the Cloud

Australian pension fund UniSuper, with around $90 billion in assets under management, recently found itself in hot water with customers when roughly half a million members lost access to their accounts for about a week, according to the news site The Guardian.

Slant
05/18/2024

Watching the Watchdogs

A bomb went off at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this week: The agency published an independent review of its workplace culture from the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where more than 500 current and former employees accused their colleagues of sexual harassment, discrimination and misconduct.

Slant
05/11/2024

A Long, Slow Demise

As soon as rumors hit that Philadelphia-based Republic First Bank would be closed by its regulators — the first failure of 2024 — industry observers connected the $6 billion bank’s collapse last week to the Spring 2023 failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and the similarly-named First Republic Bank.

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05/06/2024

Succession Stumble

The founder and former CEO of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates LP’s Ray Dalio, finalized his retirement in 2022, following one of the longest running succession nightmares ever.

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04/27/2024

‘Cookie-Cutter’ Governance

Jamie Dimon worries about the diminishing role of the American public company.

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04/20/2024
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The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Ma…

The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Markets

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The last year has been tumultuous for investors and issuers of community and regional bank debt and preferred markets, as the sector has been buffeted by storylines from deposit flight to credit deterioration of certain asset classes. It’s time for buyers and sellers of bank debt to start talking. Our expert panel will examine the impact these headlines have had on investor sentiment, and how that has evolved over the past year. We’ll also explore the current state of play in the bank debt and preferred markets. This webinar is brought to you by: KBRA.

June 25-25, 2024

What’s New in Bank Board Governance?

What’s New in Bank Board Governance?

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Join Bank Director’s editorial team for a governance-focused discussion based on its recently-released 2024 Compensation & Talent Survey and the 2024 Governance Best Practices Survey, available in July. Find out how community bank boards are grappling with compensation and governance issues, including succession planning, risk oversight and board composition.

August 6, 2024

Bank on Women Peer Exchange

Bank on Women Peer Exchange

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Join Bank Director and Bank on Women for an exclusive peer exchange among female executives as they provide insight on serving on a bank board. The off-the-record, candid conversation provides an opportunity to learn from peers and share experiences.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

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The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Advanced Director Certificatio…

Advanced Director Certification Workshop

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The Advanced Director Certification Workshop is a comprehensive training program for bank directors with five or more years of board and/or professional banking experience. During the workshop, participants receive a thorough grounding in corporate governance, the role of the board and the committee issues most pressing to banks today.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

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The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Making Smart Decisions About Tech

Making Smart Decisions About Tech

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Join Bank Director and Jack Henry as they dig into the results of the 2024 Technology Survey, including how banks are adopting technology, leveraging data and budgeting for 2025.

September 24, 2024

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

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Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

The Current State of Bank Debt and Preferred Markets

The last year has been tumultuous for investors and issuers of community and regional bank debt and preferred markets, as the sector has been buffeted by storylines from deposit flight to credit deterioration of certain asset classes. It’s time for buyers and sellers of bank debt to start talking. Our expert panel will examine the impact these headlines have had on investor sentiment, and how that has evolved over the past year. We’ll also explore the current state of play in the bank debt and preferred markets. This webinar is brought to you by: KBRA.

June 25-25, 2024
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What’s New in Bank Board Governance?

Join Bank Director’s editorial team for a governance-focused discussion based on its recently-released 2024 Compensation & Talent Survey and the 2024 Governance Best Practices Survey, available in July. Find out how community bank boards are grappling with compensation and governance issues, including succession planning, risk oversight and board composition.

August 6, 2024
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Bank on Women Peer Exchange

Nashville, TN

Join Bank Director and Bank on Women for an exclusive peer exchange among female executives as they provide insight on serving on a bank board. The off-the-record, candid conversation provides an opportunity to learn from peers and share experiences.

September 15, 2024
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Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
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Advanced Director Certification Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Advanced Director Certification Workshop is a comprehensive training program for bank directors with five or more years of board and/or professional banking experience. During the workshop, participants receive a thorough grounding in corporate governance, the role of the board and the committee issues most pressing to banks today.

September 15, 2024
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Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
Learn More

Making Smart Decisions About Tech

Join Bank Director and Jack Henry as they dig into the results of the 2024 Technology Survey, including how banks are adopting technology, leveraging data and budgeting for 2025.

September 24, 2024
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Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
Learn More

Bank on Women Peer Exchange

Bank on Women Peer Exchange

Learn More

Join Bank Director and Bank on Women for an exclusive peer exchange among female executives as they provide insight on serving on a bank board. The off-the-record, candid conversation provides an opportunity to learn from peers and share experiences.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

Learn More

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Advanced Director Certificatio…

Advanced Director Certification Workshop

Learn More

The Advanced Director Certification Workshop is a comprehensive training program for bank directors with five or more years of board and/or professional banking experience. During the workshop, participants receive a thorough grounding in corporate governance, the role of the board and the committee issues most pressing to banks today.

September 15, 2024 Nashville, TN

Bank Board Training Forum

Bank Board Training Forum

Learn More

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024 Nashville, TN

Acquire or Be Acquired

Acquire or Be Acquired

Learn More

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025 Phoenix, AZ

Bank on Women Peer Exchange

Nashville, TN

Join Bank Director and Bank on Women for an exclusive peer exchange among female executives as they provide insight on serving on a bank board. The off-the-record, candid conversation provides an opportunity to learn from peers and share experiences.

September 15, 2024
Learn More

Corporate Governance Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Corporate Governance Workshop is a must-attend for those new to serving on a bank’s board or those seeking directorship at a financial institution. Throughout the workshop, attendees are provided with a thorough grounding in corporate governance and important industry issues that greatly enhance the performance of individual directors.

September 15, 2024
Learn More

Advanced Director Certification Workshop

Nashville, TN

The Advanced Director Certification Workshop is a comprehensive training program for bank directors with five or more years of board and/or professional banking experience. During the workshop, participants receive a thorough grounding in corporate governance, the role of the board and the committee issues most pressing to banks today.

September 15, 2024
Learn More

Bank Board Training Forum

Nashville, TN

The Bank Board Training Forum – now integrated with the Bank Compensation & Talent Conference – provides bank directors, officers and members of the board with the education and training needed to address the issues and challenges facing them in today’s highly regulated and rapidly evolving banking and financial services industry.

September 16-17, 2024
Learn More

Acquire or Be Acquired

Phoenix, AZ

Bank Directors’ Acquire or Be Acquired Conference is the premier growth and strategy conference for bank CEOs, senior executives and board members, providing senior leadership teams with numerous opportunities to meet and network with peers who are interested in exploring growth opportunities, strategic initiatives, and business partnerships.

January 26-28, 2025
Learn More