Regulatory Fatigue Syndrome: Identifying the Symptoms and Treating the Patient
During the annual Bank Director Bank Executive & Board Compensation conference that was held recently in Chicago, Illinois, peer exchange sessions revealed that board members and executives alike are struggling to keep pace with an industry that continues to change.
In the directors’ peer exchange meetings, directors often said that trying to keep up with the changing regulatory environment is as distracting as it is fatiguing.
This year’s conference seemed focused on the stabilizing market, and from a director’s standpoint, establishing best practices for approving, monitoring and maintaining appropriate compensation programs, rather than on technical updates as in years past. While all this can make you feel like you’re battling the flu—proper “diagnosis and treatment” can help directors through this malady.