Publications and Tools

Tap into the most advanced thinking in the disciplines of credit, market, and operational risk management with our state-of-the-art risk assessment tools and award-winning publications. Developed by leading risk practitioners, RMA’s resources help institutions like yours manage risk through ever-changing market conditions.


Diagnostic Assessments
Are you confident that the credit risk management skills of our staff pass muster in this environment? Are you wondering how to assess the skill level of your staff? Are you making the most of your training resources? Is your staff receiving appropriate training for their skill level? RMA's Diagnostic Assessments can help you find out. Learn more.

Make smarter, faster credit and lending decisions and stay ahead of your competition with eMentor®, a comprehensive market intelligence tool at your fingertips any time you need it. Learn more.

Risk Analysis Service
The Risk Analysis Service offers a never-before-available look at the performance and composition of portfolio risk by analyzing the participating institution's commercial loan information and reporting on its risk profile, as well as how it compares to the industry. The service provides information used for risk self-assessment purposes by exposing segments of the portfolio where excessive risk is occurring. Designed primarily to enhance sound risk management practices within the industry by providing consistently prepared, industry-standard benchmarks, the service helps both line and risk managers meet stringent new reporting requirements.  Learn more.

eStatement Studies
When you are looking for comparative data on businesses, there are plenty of choices. But when it comes to picking the most recent, objective, and consistently reliable source, you options narrow considerably. In fact, there is only one source of data that meets all these criteria: RMA's eStatement StudiesLearn more.

Community Bank CECL Service
To help your transition to The Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Methodology, you can now subscribe to RMA’s new Community Bank CECL Service. This members-only service will capture, store, and report on loan level loss information. Learn more.

Recorded Web Seminars
Make the most efficient use of your training dollars by registering for RMA Web seminars on demand. Unlike traditional, classroom training courses, our online risk assessment training seminars are informational learning opportunities viewed via a Web browser at your convenience. Gather as many people around a computer as you would like and pay one affordable price. Learn more.

Risk Management Resources and Publications

The RMA Journal®
The RMA Journal is the only professional journal written by risk practitioners for risk practitioners.  This award-winning journal is published 10 times a year and gives you practical advice on managing risk across the enterprise.  Learn more.

Annual Statement Studies®
RMA's Annual Statement Studies, first published in 1919 as The Study of Barometric, is the only source of comparative data that comes directly from financial statement of the small- and medium-sized business customers of RMA's member institutions.  Learn more.

Industry Study Packs
The Industry Study Packs include highly focused compilations addressing critical issues in credit risk, operational risk, and market risk. Some packs offer the actual experiences of lenders who have made loans, good and bad, to specific industries, such as automobile dealers, commercial real estate, healthcare, physicians, and small business, to name a few. These practical lessons learned from the experiences of your fellow loan officers can help you structure a loan safely and profitably, and avoid any hidden pitfalls that could mean a costly charge-off. Learn more

Self Study Materials
RMA offers self-study courses in several methods of delivery: recorded web seminars, recorded audio conferences, paper-based, and through RMA University Online. RMA's self-study format is designed to reduce training time and expenses by allowing users to master critical risk management skills without leaving the office. Learn more.

RMA offers series of workbooks designed too address the growing need of implementing an enterprise risk management (ERM) program. The Series currently includes practical guides for Risk Appetite, Stress Testing & Scenario Analysis, and Governance and Policies. Learn more.