Wachtell Discusses How Capable and Committed Bank Boards Drive Deals and Create Value

Directors of regulated financial institutions have exceedingly difficult jobs with many demands.  The aftermath of the financial crisis led to countless new regulatory requirements and expectations, many of these unwritten and evolving based on political currents or varying views at different levels of the regulatory hierarchy.  Governance processes and actions are examined and second-guessed like never before.  For many companies, new and shifting compliance burdens tend to crowd out other business on board agendas.

At the same time, these boards have faced prolonged operating and economic challenges.  Initially, defaults and delinquencies in loan portfolios and low interest rates choked financial … Read more