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2024 Update | United States - Part 1: Background

by Starling Insights


Jun 11, 2024

Bank failures in 2023, notably Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, exacerbated the largest decline in positive sentiment among US banks in five years. Key concerns include financial stability, governance, misconduct, and risk management practices. Advocates for reform have focused on improving corporate governance and supervisory practices to address these systemic issues and promote psychological safety and ethical behavior in banking culture.

The 2024 Compendium is available June 11th!

Now in its 7th year, Starling's Compendium features over 40 contributors from across the industry as well as detailed analysis of the latest trends in culture & conduct risk supervision.

HSBC Shareholders Vote to Lift Bonus Cap

by Starling Insights


May 07, 2024

As reported by The Banker's Amalia Illgner, HSBC shareholders were set to vote on a proposal to lift the bank's bonus cap last week. While many supported the move, some have expressed concerns about increasing compensation with the bank's long history of culture and governance failures.