Corporate Governance

Implementing Good Corporate Governance in Banks

Face-to-face2 days

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Course Modules

  • 1. what is cg and why is it important?

    • Definition of good Corporate Governance
    • Identifying the main stakeholders
    • The decision-making structure within a bank
    • Organisation structure of a commercial bank
  • 2. how does good cg benefit a bank?

    • Cost of capital and cost of borrowing
    • Risk control
    • Corporate efficiency and cost reduction
    • Consequences of CG failures
  • 3. compliance

    • OECD Corporate Governance principles
    • CG guidance from the Basel Committee
    • Company law, and stock exchange requirements
    • Rating agencies and international lenders
  • 4. the role of shareholders

    • Shareholder rights and responsibilities
    • Profit vs. Risk
    • Dividend payments vs. Growth
  • 5. the board of directors (bod)

    • Appointment of the Chairman and Board members
    • The role of the Chairman
    • The role and responsibilities of the BoD
    • Personal liability of Directors / obtaining Directors’ and Officers’ insurance
    • Role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary
  • 6. committees of the bod

    • The Nomination Committee
    • The Remuneration Committee
    • The Audit Committee
  • 7. the ceo and management

    • How is the CEO appointed?
    • Responsibilities of Board of Management (BoM)
    • Structure of the executive of the bank
    • Board committees, credit committee and ALCO
    • The concept of collective responsibility
  • 8. implementing good bank cg

    • Ensuring compliance with law, regulation and loan agreements, international and domestic
    • A fully operational ALCO and the need for stress testing
    • Control through the bank’s Strategic Plan
    • The role of an independent Risk Management division
    • Professionalism, trust, organisational culture, and team-work
  • 9. typical cg problems and dilemmas

    • Shareholder interference, related-party lending, and conflicts of interest
    • Tendency of BoD to micro-manage
    • BoD with insufficient understanding of the business
    • Managing an over-dominant CEO
    • Lack of control and inadequate risk management
    • Innovative products not properly risk assessed
    • Mis-selling of inappropriate financial products

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