The 2020 Starling “Compendium” is coming soon!  This annual report on regulatory activities and priorities regarding Culture and Conduct Supervision in the Banking Sector has become an industry “must-read” and a platform through which the industry addresses itself on this important topic.  The report is packed with contributions from among our global audience of central bankers, bank regulators and supervisors, international standard-setters and industry leaders.

Our 2019 Compendium featured a contribution from our advisor, Nicholas Christakis, head of the Human Nature Lab at Yale, Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science, and a renowned social scientist and physician.  His research focuses on two types of phenomena: the social, mathematical, and biological rules governing how social networks form (“connection”), and the biological and social implications of how they operate to influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (“contagion”).

In his contribution to our 2019 report, Christakis discusses the notion of “Culture as Contagion.”  He explains how dishonesty, proscribed behaviors and fraud may well spread via processes of social contagion like all other observed human behaviors. “People will behave in a risky manner when they perceive that their peers are doing similarly.”  These insights hold practical lessons for those charged with managing non-financial risk in the financial sector.

If you want to read more from this piece of last year’s Compendiumclick here

Our 2020 update will feature insights offered by leading global regulators, commentary from our prestigious advisory team, and feature-length remarks from prominent industry figures worldwide. There’s still time for you to claim your copy and participate. Here’s how:


If you would like us to send a copy to you when it is published, you can reserve your copy here.


Our 2019 Compendium remains available for download at this link.  Have a question or suggestion as to how we can improve on past efforts?  Please feel free to share any comments with us, in confidence, by sending them to


If you are with a regulatory agency or industry standard-setting body and you have not yet had an opportunity to respond to our annual survey, please consider doing so now!  You’ll find the survey at this link

And click here if you’d like to see a sample from this year’s report…!