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 kw 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.
Edited by Benton E. Gup, Professor Emeritus, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, The University of Alabama, US