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August 20, 2012

Membership Issues


2012 CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey Now Available

The most useful and beneficial tool to research all forms of compensation is now available.CBA’s Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey provides base salary, incentive and commission compensation data for 126 job classifications, as well as directors’ compensation information, human resources practices, comparative healthcare cost information and employee benefits summary statistics.Click here for a copy of the Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey order form.

For more information regarding the survey, please contact Linda Odell at 916/438-4403 or lodell@calbankers.com.

Safety & Soundness 2012

Each banking crisis brings enhancements to our model and as we continue to recover from this one, all of us are trying to introduce improvements in strategic planning, credit underwriting, auditing procedures and ALCO, to name a few. This year, our workshop will include team discussions that encompass the six CAMELS issues including highlights from the speakers as to the issues they view as most relevant.

Representatives from the FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the California Department of Financial Institutions will first respond to these issues, then share their experiences and guidance with our seminar participants. Throughout the day we will focus on the issue of “stress testing” and how each CAMELS topic is impacted by these tests.

CEOs, CFOs, COOs, general counsels, chief credit officers, directors, compliance officers, controllers, credit officers, compliance, operations managers, bank counsel, audit and accounting managers, financial analysts, treasurers and cashiers should attend this workshop.

This program will be led by Karl Nelson, CEO, KPN Consulting, who will be joined by California Department of Financial Institutions, Assistant Deputy Carol Rhyne and Examinations Manager Emil Mikhail; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Senior Safety & Soundness Examiner Mike Venardi; Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Banking Supervision and Regulation, John Byrd; and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Field Supervisor Melissa Carlson.

We will be offering this event just once on Thursday, September 13 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim.

For more information/registration please visit the CBA website or contact John Lingvall at 916/438-4428 or jlingvall@calbankers.com.

Advanced Credit Analysis Workshop

This workshop will focus on the development and use of cash flow analysis in the risk assessment and structuring of commercial loans, including projected cash flows to help ensure repayment. The skills developed in these sessions will also bring the bank into the current regulatory guidelines for commercial loan underwriting and workout credits.

We will explore the use of cash flow analysis in the risk assessment and structuring of commercial loans. Borrowing causes are discussed to allow the banker to understand the business activities that give rise to the need for cash. The most effective loan officers are able to serve as consultants to their customers. You can help your customers make better business decisions without entering into the risk of lender liabilities. This class will also cover projection of cash flows to answer the question; will you be able to pay the bank in the future?

Commercial loan officers, business bankers, credit analysts, loan underwriters, loan review analysts, credit support officers, credit administration, portfolio managers, branch managers and personal bankers will all benefit from this program.

The workshop will be delivered by David Kemp, president of Bankers Management, Inc. (BMI). Prior to forming BMI, he served as vice president, director of credit services for Canon Financial Institute in Athens, Georgia. Before joining Cannon, he was vice president of corporate finance with Citicorp. He has delivered credit and sales training to more than 30 banking associations and numerous financial institutions throughout the United States.

We will offer this course just once this year, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23 and 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. For more information and to register please visit the CBA website.

For questions on this or any other CBA program, please contact John Lingvall at 916/438-4428 or jlingvall@calbankers.com.

34th Annual Regulatory Compliance Conference: October 2-5, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, CA

The California Bankers Association’s 34th Annual Regulatory Compliance Conference is right around the corner and if you haven’t registered you are missing out on savings of up to $300. Register before September 4 and save $200 on your registration and register three or more people from your institution and receive an additional $100 off each registration.* The CBA room rate expires on September 11. Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina at 619/224-1234. The CBA special room rate is $189, single or double occupancy, plus tax. Please make your reservations before September 11, as requests after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis at the standard price.

For registration and program information please visit our event page at www.calbankers.com/regcomp12.

*Group registrations must be faxed together to receive the group discount.

Upcoming Webinar Series Hosted by Verafin Will Review CTR/SAR Forms

The California Bankers Association is pleased to invite you to participate in an upcoming two-part webinar series hosted by Verafin Inc., a leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-fraud solutions and an endorsed CBA strategic partner.

The webinar series will discuss the new FinCEN Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms and how Verafin can help you meet the March 31, 2013 regulatory reporting deadline. The new CTR/SAR forms contain new fields, and Verafin provides the tools to easily add, edit and validate the information on your forms. You can also preview the forms in PDF format before submitting it to FinCEN. The webinars will provide support to help your bank meet the new FinCEN specification for e-filing CTR/SAR batches.

These demos, hosted by Director of Product Management Rob Norris, will showcase the latest CTR /SAR and case management features of Verafin’s Fall ‘12 release.

Part 1: New FinCEN CTR Form
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PDT), Aug.28
To register, please click here.

Part 2: New FinCEN SAR Form
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PDT), Aug. 29
To register, please click here.

Verafin helps financial institutions manage compliance, reputational, and other risks associated with fraud and money laundering. It provides a fully integrated suite of AML and anti-fraud functions, including automated risk scoring, suspicious activity detection, watch list scanning, case management, compliance reporting and record keeping and vendor management.

For additional information, please contact Stephen Clark, SVP, strategic partners, directly at 916/438-4448 or sclark@calbankers.com.

FinovateFall 2012 – Stealth Companies Revealed

Tickets to FinovateFall 2012 are selling fast, and the event is on pace to grow well beyond last year’s attendance of 1,050. Next month, 64 hand-selected companies will take the stage at FinovateFall in New York City to demo their latest innovations and provide unique insight into the future of financial technology.

Finovate previously released the list of demoing companies, but has updated its presenter list with several companies that had been in stealth mode until now.

Each selected company will receive just seven minutes on stage to showcase their latest ideas to what is shaping up to be a packed house on September 12 and 13 at the Javits Convention Center. You won’t want to miss out on your chance to see the future of finance unfold live on stage. And don’t forget, because of the California Bankers Association’s partnership with FinovateFall, we’ve got a special discount for you (see below).

Here is the up-to-date presenter line-up of companies you can expect to see next month:

• Actiance
• Akamai
• aSpark
• Backbase
• Banno
• Billhighway
• Blackhawk Network
• Bolstr
• Cachet Financial
• CommunityLend
• Compass Plus
• Credit Sesame
• Dashlane
• Deluxe
• DigitalMailer
• Emida
• eToro
• Euronovate
• Experian
• Finovera
• Fiserv
• Guardian Analytics
• Handpoint
• IDology
• Ignite Sales
• ImpulseSave
• IND Group
• Internet Biometric Security Systems
• Leadfusion
• LearnVest
• Locaid
• Luminous
• Manilla
• MoneyDesktop
• Mortgage Harmony
• MShift
• North American Ideon
• Ohpen • Payfone
• PaySimple
• PayTap
• Personal Capital
• Pindrop Security
• PlayMoolah
• PreCash
• Prepaid Resources
• SecureKey
• Segmint
• ShopKeep POS
• Stockr
• The Currency Cloud
• Thomson Reuters
• TouMetis
• Truaxis
• Tuition.io
• ValidSoft
• Virtual Piggy
• Waspit
• Yodlee

Also, in case you missed it, Finovate just released a “sneak peek” on 20 of the presenting companies on the popular Finovate blog to give you a glimpse of what the presenters will be demoing onstage (with more to come in the next few weeks). You can find the sneak peek here.

Please register now to lock in your spot. And don’t forget to use our special partner discount code CBAVIP10 on the registration page to save 10 percent on your purchase.


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