Peer Exchanges

Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference Registration Peer Exchange

Bank Audit &
Risk Committees Conference

June 11-12, 2019
Swissôtel
Chicago, IL

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Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchanges | June 10

The day prior to our annual Bank Audit & Risk Committees Conference, Bank Director hosts its two popular peer exchanges - one focused on audit issues of the bank (designed for audit committee members, CFOs and internal auditors) and one focused on risk issues of the institution (designed for risk committee members and CROs). Along with an outside advisor, these small groups meet in closed-door, off-the-record peer sessions for candid discussions about various issues and challenges facing officers and directors today.

Each peer exchange is divided into small groups based upon the asset size, type of institution (public vs. private), and the role of each participant (director vs. executive), to allow for the most relevant experience and discussion.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Registration + Breakfast

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
Welcome
Laura Schield, Chief Operating Officer, Bank Director

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
The Audit Peer Exchange focuses on topics such as audit committee functions, IT risks, regulation, committee effectiveness and communication. Sample questions include:

  • What is the board’s role in protecting against cyber-threats?
  • Recommended best practices for audit committees?
  • What are the greatest regulatory challenges facing your bank?

The Risk Peer Exchange focuses on topics such as risk governance, regulation, committee effectiveness, compliance and culture. Sample questions include:

  • What has the board done to create a culture of risk awareness throughout the organization?
  • What role should risk governance play in strategic planning?
  • How have risk analytics changed, and what new tools have emerged?

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Refreshment Break

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What tools does the audit committee use to manage risk?
  • Should the audit committee be involved in the bank’s annual budget process?
  • What staffing and resources do you have devoted to regulatory compliance?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What are the risks that your organization is most concerned about?
  • To capture economic risks across the enterprise, what tools and methods are being used?
  • How are accountabilities established and measured in your institution?

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • What is the audit committee’s role in regulatory examinations?
  • Has your bank adopted an enterprise risk management program?
  • What due diligence should a director perform prior to signing a call report?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How frequently does the board discuss cybersecurity issues?
  • What strategies is your bank implementing for improving the bank/regulator relationship?
  • How active is your bank on various social media channels?

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Refreshment Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Bank Audit & Risk Peer Exchange Sessions
Sample Audit Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How do compliance issues affect upper management’s compensation?
  • What is the audit committee’s role with internal investigations?
  • What do you expect management to communicate to you?

Sample Risk Peer Exchange questions include:

  • How can ERM be designed so that it is not a barrier to growth?
  • What resources can help us judge management’s strategies and associated risks?
  • What other committees should risk committee members serve on?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Reception
Sponsored by: Mazars USA LLP