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In his first book for RMA, risk management executive Joseph A. Iraci has written a "guide to achieving a holistic view of culture that will set you on the path of high performance." In Risk Appetite, Culture, and Conduct, Iraci explains how to instill a high-performance culture-and the consequences if you don't. Along the way, he mines lessons from history, a distinguished career in risk, and even his service as a U.S. Marine. Topics discussed include: management skills, leadership skills, measuring corporate culture, data management, emerging risks, reputation risk, and much more.
Joseph A. Iraci is a Managing Director at TD Ameritrade, where he heads the Financial Risk Management team and is Chief Risk Officer for TD Ameritrade Futures and FX. He is also very active in various councils and committees within the financial services industry. In addition, Joe is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University School of Business and an instructor at the Advanced Risk Management Program cosponsored by the Wharton School of Business and RMA Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Joe held various senior risk management positions at Fidelity Investments and Deutsche Bank AG, and he was also a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Joe served in the United States Marine Corps, and after being honorably discharged he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University and received his MBA from New York University. He has also earned a Certification of Professional Development for Strategy from the Wharton School of Busi¬ness. Joe is the author of numerous white papers and articles and is a frequent presenter at risk management conferences. Joe is married to Patricia Iraci. They have two children and reside in Staten Island, New York.
The book consists of four parts:
Part I – Setting the Stage, which discusses risk appetite and strategic leadership skills.
Part II – The Consequences of Culture, which discusses high-performance culture, culture lessons from the U.S. Marine Corps, and the measuring of culture.
Part III – Data and the Operating Environment, which discusses data management, internal control, emerging risks, decision-making and corporate culture, and liquidity and capital.
Part IV – The Risk of All Risks, which discusses reputation risk.
Praise for Risk Appetite, Culture, and Conduct
“Culture, conduct, reputation, and performance are indelibly linked. Regardless of theoretical and technological advances, the conduct and behaviors of individual people continue to drive reputation risk and flow through to performance. This book is a welcome addition to the discussion of the importance of corporate culture.”
Gene D. Guill, Co-director, Advanced Risk Management Program, Wharton and RMA
“This book is an important addition to risk management and governance practices. Financial services firms have not recovered from the reputational hit the industry sus-tained coming out of the 2008 recession, and the industry has continued to experience headline risk. This book is an important piece of work not just for risk managers but also for executives and directors.”
David R. Kimm, Board Member of Depository Trust Corporation
“This book is a valuable contribution to the discussion of culture. As the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, culture takes in increasingly more significance.”
Brian S. Strauss, Chairman, Risk Management Association New York Chapter, and Senior Credit Officer, Natixis North America LLC