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Handbook for Directors of Financial Institutions
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Handbook for Directors of Financial Institutions

9781847204691 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Benton E. Gup, Professor Emeritus, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, The University of Alabama, US
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 469 1 Extent: 200 pp
Offers advice from existing directors, scholars and regulators about what good directors need to know.


The Handbook for Directors of Financial Institutions offers the practitioner and the scholar a comprehensive guide to what it takes to survive and thrive as a director of a financial institution. The authors comprise current directors of banks, credit unions, insurance companies and other organizations, bank regulators, lawyers and academics. They provide unique insights and advice about corporate social responsibility, legal risks, starting a new bank, D&O insurance, sub prime lending, Islamic banking, and other timely issues.

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The role of directors of financial institutions has changed significantly in the aftermath of the recent corporate governance scandals. Subsequent changes in regulation to protect shareholder and public interests have created new challenges for directors. This Handbook provides useful advice from existing directors and regulators about what directors of financial institutions worldwide need to know to perform their duties.

The authors include an international roster of current directors of banks, credit unions, insurance companies and other organizations, bank regulators, lawyers and academics. They provide unique insights and advice about corporate social responsibility, legal risks, starting a new bank, D&O insurance, sub prime lending, Islamic banking, and other timely issues.

Boards of directors and regulators of all types of financial institutions throughout the world will find this essential reading. Scholars in the areas of banking, finance, corporate governance, ethics and management will also find it of interest.
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Contributors: M. Ariff, D.L. Bickelhaupt, B.S. Branch, I. Burling, R. Dulek, B.E. Gup, W. Hogan, J. Király, C. Lemieux, K. Mérö, B. Parker, L. Pettit, R. Russell, R. Trayler, S. VanBever
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Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction to Financial Institutions
Benton E. Gup

2. Forces of Change
Benton E. Gup

3. Starting a New Bank
Laurence Pettit

4. Improving Director Oversight of Compliance: A Bank Regulator’s View
Cathy Lemieux and Steven VanBever

5. The Risks of Directing a Financial Institution
Ben S. Branch and Robin Russell

6. Corporate Social Responsibility: Renegotiating Corporate Citizenship
Barbara Parker

7. Quiet Turbulence: Advice for Financial Officers of Not-for-Profit Financial Institutions
Ronald Dulek

8. Advice for New Directors
Benton E. Gup, David L. Bickelhaupt and Irv Burling

9. Bank Directors and the Information Problem with Special Regard to Subprime Markets
Júlia Király and Katalin Mérö

10. Bank Governance: Perceptions from Experiences
Warren Hogan and Rowan Trayler

11. A Simple Guide to Islamic Banking and Finance
Mohamed Ariff

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