The impact of Bank Governance on risk taking and Bank performance: Listed Banks in the MENA REGION
Keywords:Board Members, Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance Mechanisms, Bank Performance, Agency theory, Camels approach, State owned structure, Sovereign wealth funds (K>5%), independant directors, ESOP ownership, …
This study aims at examining the Corporate Governance Mechanisms and their impact on Risk taking and Performance of listed Banks in the MENA REGION. The study assessed the relationship between selected internal corporate governance mechanisms, risk taking and bank performance using specially CAMELS APPROACH. The database of our sample (141 banks/ 19 countries, covering a period from 2015 to 2019) was collected from S&P Capital IQ.
Using multiple regression analysis, we deduce that, several variables such as: ”State and Sovereign Wealth Fund ownership (SWF), Institutional investors, Employee stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Presence of women on the board committee, Independent Directors, Independent chairman, a large number of committees, in particular the Audit and Nomination Committee”, have a significant impact on the Bank performance.
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