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12 Questions Directors Should Ask About New Bank Activities

12 Questions Directors Should Ask About New Bank Activities

They will help boards find balance between stakeholder interests and maintaining appropriate risk management.

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  • Article | Compensation
  • December 5th, 2011

2011 Shareholder Voting Trends - Preparing for 2012 Say on Pay

Shareholder advisory votes on pay packages were mandated with little notice for the 2011 proxy season, leaving limited resources and time to prepare. But it's not too late to get a positive say-on-pay result in 2012.

  • Article | Governance
  • December 2nd, 2011

Part 2: Best Practices for Bank Boards

This is the second in a series of articles by Jim McAplin of Bryan Cave LLP on the 10 best practices for bank boards.

  • Video | Compensation
  • November 28th, 2011

Balance the Challenge: Executive Compensation & Shareholder Value

Advice compensation committees can use to maximize benefits and structure executive agreements to actually enhance shareholder value.

  • Article | Lending
  • November 25th, 2011

Back to the Future: The Road Forward

Five steps to diversifying your loan portfolio.

  • Article | Compensation
  • November 21st, 2011

You Are Not Alone: Reflections on Compensation and Succession Planning Problems

Don Norman, a partner at Chicago-based law firm Barack Ferrazzano, discusses some of the important issues faced by bank directors and executives as they approach year-end.

  • Article | Compensation
  • October 11th, 2011

The Down and Dirty of Compensation Risk

A roundtable discussion shows how bank directors are handling new challenges in compensation oversight.

  • Article | Lending
  • October 7th, 2011

Delinquency rates tick upward: Blame the Government

The latest loan delinquency rate survey from the American Bankers Association says more loans are 30 days or more past due. Could job cuts in the public sector be the cause?

  • Article | Lending
  • October 3rd, 2011

Twist This

The Federal Reserve’s Operation Twist is putting pressure on bank interest margins. Will it make the banks lend more?

  • Article | Compensation
  • September 23rd, 2011

Troubled financial institutions face their own compensation restrictions

Many more banks and thrifts are finding themselves subject to new compensation restrictions when they fall into the “troubled” category.

  • Article | Lending
  • September 13th, 2011

What Have We Wrought? How Can We Atone?

A look into what it will take to rebuild the depleted credit talent pool in the banking industry, from someone who trains bankers. The first step is to admit there's a problem.