After several years in the making, the NCUA recently published its guidance for examiners on Section 701.19. Under this regulation, a federal credit union may hold otherwise impermissible investments if the investment is “directly related” to the credit union’s obligations or potential obligations under an employee beneﬁt plan. The guidance addresses due diligence and direct relationship requirements, in addition to concentration limits for typical investments and individual insurers.More...
Partner Contact: Liz Santos
BFB Gallagher is a leading compensation consultant to credit unions. Since 1995, it has provided an increasingly wide range of retirement benefits and other compensation-related services to credit union executives, directors and employees. The organization aims to help credit unions recruit, reward and retain its talented executives. BFB Gallagher’s broad expertise in the complex tax, accounting, legal, regulatory, funding and administrative issues that govern the use of benefits/compensation programs by financial institutions allows it to deliver a wide range of solutions to its clients.
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BFB Gallagher also offers an Executive Benefits Learning Series
BFB Gallagher and NAFCU Services co-sponsors the NAFCU Executive Compensation & Benefits Survey of credit unions annually. Every participating credit union receives a copy of the summary report at no cost. The survey is conducted by independent research firm Clark Research Associates, LLC.
The 2016 NAFCU Executive Compensation and Benefits Survey report is now available. For more information about the study and to get copies, please email Liz Santos.
This webinar explores a board
considering a nonqualified deferred compensation plan for executives must
understand how the plan and its funding will affect the credit union’s call
reports and, in the case of state-chartered credit unions, IRS Form 990.
After almost eight years and several false alarms, the IRS may finally issue the new Section 457(f) regulations addressing nonqualified deferred compensation plans and severance plans. Two IRS attorneys speaking at separate events have expressed hope that the regulations will be released by this summer.
Executive benefit plans are a critical tool in recruiting, rewarding, and retaining your leadership team. A key concept in designing these plans is “fair and reasonable.” As expected, the NCUA has rules regarding fair and reasonable compensation. This webinar provides an overview of these rules and how to successfully navigate them to recruit and retain your leadership team. You will also learn the Board’s role in this process.
Dr. Jack Clark from Clark Research Associates presented the results of the 2014 NAFCU-BFB Executive Compensation and Benefits Survey last month at the NAFCU Annual Conference. There were many tidbits in the presentation, but one topic caught my eye - the wide variety of incentives that Boards have used to create bonus plans for top executives.
Results of the 2014 NAFCU-BFB Survey of Executive Compensation and Benefits (Recorded Webinar) The annual NAFCU-BFB Survey of Executive Compensation and Benefits helps credit unions make informed decisions about executive compensation. In this webinar, Jack Clark of Clark Research Associates LLC, will review the findings of the 2014 survey.
Thousand-pound pumpkins don’t grow by chance, nor do great executive
benefit plans accidentally happen. Both require work, care, and
commitment from everyone involved if you’re hoping for results that will
set records or exceed expectations.
In this edition, you will find "Credit Unions and the Struggling European Markets", an article by Rich Brock, President/CEO of Burns-Fazzi, Brock, more about the NAFCU-BFB Compensation Survey, a schedule of upcoming events, The Pumpkin King, and a BFB Foundation Update. Read more about these topics in this newsletter.
Understand what surveys are, some key factors you should consider when using a salary survey, and the relationship between credit union asset size and compensation. Also see highlights of the findings of the 2012 NAFCU-BFB Survey.
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Liz Santos877-332-2265 ext. 599http://www.bfbbenefit.comLiz_Santos@ajg.com