For the last decade, many of us– consultants, journalists, legislators, and regulators– have spent countless hours identifying the causes of the 2008 financial crisis and those who were responsible. Yet, what about all the people who have been toiling away to improve the banking sector since even before the financial crisis? I can only think of one person who has been intimately involved non-stop on crafting guidelines and principles to increase the safety and soundness of the banking system globally for over a decade, William Coen. He joined the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, the international standards setter for banks in 2007, when few of us could have ever suspected the global implications of the U.S. financial crisis. Read more.