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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.

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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

Creep of Consolidation 

Rohit Chopra, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, worked as an antitrust enforcer in his former life as a commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission.

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04/13/2024

More Scrutiny on Redlining

In 2023, six banks settled with the U.S. Department of Justice for redlining violations — allegedly discriminating against predominantly minority neighborhoods in their markets, a practice prohibited under fair lending laws.

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04/06/2024

The More the Storm

Does scale matter? It’s a perennial argument in banking, and some banks feel the need to get bigger to compete.

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03/30/2024

Wishful Thinking

Late last year, investors were anticipating that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates by as much as 150 basis points in 2024.

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03/23/2024
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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.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

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Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Examining Generational Differences in Banking: …

Examining Generational Differences in Banking: Capturing Gen Z and Millennials

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The banking habits and preferences of Americans continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore generational differences, with a focus on how community and regional institutions can gain a greater slice of Gen Z and millennial populations that currently bank with large, national brands. You’ll gain insights based on original 2024 research from Apiture and The Harris Poll. This webinar is brought to you by: Apiture.

June 18, 2024

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

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

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

Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

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.

June 10, 2024
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Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024
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Examining Generational Differences in Banking: Capturing Gen Z and Millennials

The banking habits and preferences of Americans continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore generational differences, with a focus on how community and regional institutions can gain a greater slice of Gen Z and millennial populations that currently bank with large, national brands. You’ll gain insights based on original 2024 research from Apiture and The Harris Poll. This webinar is brought to you by: Apiture.

June 18, 2024
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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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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
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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
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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.

June 10, 2024 Chicago, IL

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Bank Audit & Risk Conference

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Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 2024 Chicago, IL

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

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

Corporate Governance Workshop

Chicago, IL

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.

June 10, 2024
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Bank Audit & Risk Conference

Chicago, IL

Bank Director’s annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference surfaces key issues and challenges bank officers and directors must understand to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry. Whether it be data security, emerging technology, fraud, crisis management and/or the effectiveness of internal controls, this conference brings to light issues all bank leaders should know about.

June 10-12, 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
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
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