Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance and Bank Capital

April 26, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance and Bank Capital

A Book Lecture by Prof. Sanjai Bhagat, University of Colorado

Provost Professor of Finance
at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Author of Financial Crisis, Corporate Governance, and Bank Capital

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, senior policymakers and the media blamed excessive risk-taking by bank executives—undertaken in response to their compensation incentives—for the crisis. The inevitable follow-up to this was to introduce stronger financial regulation, in the hope that better and more ethical behavior could be induced. Despite the honorable intentions of regulation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, it is clear that many big banks are still deemed too big to fail. This book argues that by restructuring executive incentive programs to include only restricted stock and restricted stock options with very long vesting periods, and by financing banks with considerably more equity, the potential of future financial crises can be minimized.

The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the book.

Kindly register by Friday, April 20. Seating is limited.