Board Conduct in Banks
61 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 9, 2021
We examine private and confidential minutes of board meetings of a majority of Indian banks, and offer insights into the issues tabled and discussed in bank boards. We find that risk issues account for only 10% of the issues tabled with regulation and compliance accounting for the most (41%) followed by business strategy (31%). Only 18% of the issues are deliberated in detail. Examining the minutes of risk management committee meetings, we find that only 31% of the issues tabled are forward-looking. Using a simple model, we infer that bank boards under-invest in risk and over-invest in regulation and compliance.
Keywords: Banks, Bank Failure, Board of directors, Board minutes, Corporate governance,
JEL Classification: G30, L20
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