ABA Banking Journal - May 2013 - (Page 54)
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION
At Your Service
ababJ: What’s the role of aba’s banker working groups?
Cecelia Calaby: Through our working
groups—along with our committee
members and peer group members—
bankers share their expertise by helping us identify aspects of a regulatory
proposal that are workable and those
that are troublesome. The working
groups enable members to effectively
share their views, and shape our comment letters to the agencies and our
aBa/iCB Certifications reach 10,000-member milestone
Financial professionals carrying certifications earned through the ABA’s Institute of
Certified Bankers (ICB) now number over 10,000—a new record.
The ICB certifications are known industrywide as the standard of excellence for financial services skills and knowledge. A recent survey of ICB members (those holding ICB
certifications) is even more impressive:
• Nine out of ten say their ICB certification has helped them achieve
• Eight out of ten say their ICB certification has led to recognition from
• Nearly three-quarters say their ICB certification earns them clout with
• Half say their ICB certification resulted in an award or recognition by their
• Nearly half say their ICB certification led to a bonus or pay raise.
• Nearly half say their ICB certification led to a new job or promotion.
“The results of this survey prove what we’ve always known—that an ICB certification
distinguishes the holder as among the most highly-trained and competent professionals in their field,” says Jim Edrington, executive vice-president of ABA’s Professional
Development Group. “It’s evident that employers and clients alike recognize the value
that comes from working with an ICB-certified professional.”
ICB offers nine professional certification programs in the fields of wealth management and trust, compliance and risk management, lending, bank marketing, and retirement services. Members must meet specific certification experience and education
requirements, pass a comprehensive exam, and abide by ICB’s code of ethics. In order
to maintain the certification, members must complete continuing education and pay
an annual fee. To learn more, go to aba.com/Training/ICB. n
ababJ: What are some examples?
CC: Our Basel III working group has
more than 300 members. In another instance, we reached out to bankers in
the $10 billion to $50 billion cohort to
engage in the banking agencies’ DoddFrank mandated stress testing proposal.
We’re working with those members now
on the first round of stress testing. It’s
also important to note that this work informs our advocacy for all members,
even those not subject to the regulations. We need to get to regulations that
are useful and workable. Our participating bankers help us do that.
Questions? Send an e-mail to Cecelia at
This word cloud was created based on the content from ABA’s four recent op-eds and letters to the editor
published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and American Banker. It gives greater prominence
to words that appeared most frequently in these news pieces.
Source: ABA Public Relations Quarterly Report.
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