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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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RMA and New York Chapter Present Virtual Bankers Panel for Columbia University Career Day

RMA and the New York Chapter recently held the second annual, co-sponsored event on careers in quantitative finance for Columbia University graduate students. The virtual program on October 1 was attended by 150+ students pursuing career paths in quantitative finance (e.g., model risk, model validation, research, trading, portfolio management, derivatives, stress testing, etc.).

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Meet the RMA Board: An Interview with RMA Chapter Development Council Chair and Hancock Whitney Bank Director of Credit Risk Administration Julie Nosser

The Industry Insider is regularly featuring interviews with members of RMA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors that address how they first got involved with RMA, what they hope to accomplish this year, and how they’ve been coping with the effects of the pandemic. Today we present a Q&A featuring Julie Nosser, director, Credit Risk Administration, Hancock Whitney Bank, and RMA Chapter Development Council Chair for 2020-2021. 

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RMA Publishes M&A Playbook

The Risk Management Association (“RMA”) has published an M&A Playbook to assist member institutions in navigating the complexities of an M&A transaction.  The Playbook was conceived by RMA’s Mid-Tier Bank Council and was drafted under the auspices of the Operational Risk Council.  The RMA Bank M&A Playbook provides checklists, frameworks, data, and insights for financial institutions to reference as they navigate the M&A process, from initial consideration to closing.

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Country Risk: The Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on the European Union, United Kingdom, and NATO

As American citizens home and abroad cast their votes for the next President of the United States of America, the rest of the world must wait for results along with those who participated in the election. There remains a lot that can happen between now and the final outcome, and this group of sovereign rating experts are not in the business of predicting political outcomes.

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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How the Financial System Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis - And Create Prosperity to Boot

As the sponsor of one bill that was passed by the House Financial Services Committee and another that was under consideration prior to the pandemic, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Illinois, is a leading Congressional voice on how the financial industry can usher in a prosperous era fueled by clean energy.  In an interview in the current edition of The RMA Journal, a portion of which is excerpted below, he says the way forward involves stressing the considerable economic benefits—and not necessarily the environmental ones. The article, part of a special report on climate change and the financial industry, is available here.  

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Meet the RMA Board: An Interview with RMA Credit Risk Council Chair and TIAA Chief Credit Officer Seth Waller

The Industry Insider is regularly featuring interviews with members of RMA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors that address how they first got involved with RMA, what they hope to accomplish this year, and how they’ve been coping with the effects of the pandemic. Today we present a Q&A featuring Seth Waller, executive vice president and chief credit officer at TIAA Bank, and RMA Credit Risk Council Chair for 2020-2021.


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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Country Risk: The Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on Canada and Russia

As American citizens home and abroad cast their votes for the next President of the United States of America, the rest of the world must wait for results along with those who participated in the election.

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Country Risk: The Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on China

The outcome of the U.S. Presidential election may make the biggest difference to East Asia and China but neither outcome offers easy hope of improved relations between the two countries. The big question is whether the worsening trend in the US-China relationship over the last three and a half years can be altered or if it has reached a kind of self-perpetuating momentum.

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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4 Common (And Not So Common) Types of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Models

Over time, the models that screen for money laundering activity have grown to become more sophisticated, with advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning promising to further improve detection and prevention. Let’s take a look at a few common and some not so common types of AML models and their pros and cons, then consider some overall best practices for AML model validation that will ensure each model performs as intended.

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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Update on transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates

In September 2020, the Risk Management Association (RMA) and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) co-hosted several roundtables targeting US regional banks and financial institutions to discuss progress made in transitioning from the USD London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to alternative reference rates (ARRs).

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The Shape of Model Risk Management to Come

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5 Themes and 10 Sessions that Defined the 2020 RMA Annual Risk Management and Internal Audit Virtual Conferences

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FDIC Report Outlines the Outsized Role Community Banks Played in PPP

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