RMA's Risk Readiness Webinar Series

Stay Ahead of the Industry's Top Risks with Best Practices from Our Webinar Series

RMA is pleased to introduce a new webinar series addressing the top challenges facing the financial services industry and providing practical solutions to allow your institution to thrive. Created by risk professionals for risk professionals, this new resource continues RMA’s mission of helping your institution manage emerging risks in an increasingly complex market. 

The webinar series will feature two 1-hour webinars every first and third Tuesday of the month on a variety of current topics. Below are the topics of the first eight webinars. Because of the timely nature of this series and our desire to bring you the most relevant content, the additional webinars will be announced at a later date.

Purchase all remaining live webinars in the series as a package. Register for two or more webinars and receive a 20% discount!

Simply use promotional code RRWS20 when registering online or by phone.

Recordings of the webinars can be purchased below as they become available after their air date.

Register today to stay informed on the issues affecting the industry and your institution!


Marijuana Mania

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Speaker: Stanley Jutkowitz, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw

By 2024, the cannabis industry is predicted to reach $40 billion annually. Clearly this industry could boost bank profits. But based on the latest legal and regulatory developments, and your own institution’s risk profile, how realistic is the idea of banking marijuana-related businesses? This webinar will discuss the current state of the law regarding marijuana and hemp and will provide an up-to-date description of the most important legislative proposals regarding cannabis, and how those proposals could eliminate or mitigate the risk of banking marijuana-related businesses.

Climate Change Management 

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Speakers: Gary Way, SVP of Credit Strategy and C&I Portfolio Management, PNC; Chris Lafakis, Director, Moody’s Analytics

Climate change presents both physical and transitional risks to the assets financed by your financial institution. Physical risks include phenomena like shrinking coastlines and increased risks of crop failure. Transition risks include the possibility that regulatory or marketplace changes will devalue things like oil and cars with internal combustion engines. Find out how to ready your institution for one of the defining issues of our century. Register Today

The CRE Scene

December 3, 2019, 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T. 

Speaker: Barbara Byrne Denham, Senior Economist, REIS, Inc

Is your institution prepared to tackle future trends in commercial real estate property? Join us for this session exploring risks to office, multi-family, industrial, and retail real estate throughout the country. The seminar will present forward looking views on economic conditions, identify which market fundamentals most impact the business, and provide tactical insights to properly position your institution’s (CRE) portfolio in the current low rate environment present in capital markets. Register Today

Regtech and Third-Party Risks 

December 17, 2019, 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T.

Speaker: Linda Tuck Chapman, President, Ontala Performance Solutions and Guest Lecturer, Wharton Executive Education

Third party innovations can increase a company’s competitiveness by improving customer satisfaction and retention or spurring growth. Third party innovation can streamline processes, reduce cycle time, and boost profitability. Among the many “hot” innovations that are changing the financial services sector, “RegTech” is one of the hottest. Informed decisions mean that your company’s investments in “RegTech” deliver on what’s promised. But what is “RegTech”? What isn’t it? How can it benefit your company? What are the risks, and how can you control or mitigate them? Don’t miss this timely webinar, presented by Linda Tuck Chapman. Advisor. Educator. Author. Expert. Register Today


Strategies for a Downturn

January 7, 2020 , 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T. 

No one can say when our historically long expansion will end. When it does, though, will your financial institution be ready? From planning to beefing up your workout department to adding loans in industries that weather recessions well, this session will present numerous proven preparedness tips. Register Today

The OCC’s Fall 2019 Semiannual Risk Perspective: Review and Analysis

January 21, 2020, 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T.  

Speaker: Bernard Mason, Regulatory Relations Liaison, RMA

In this informative session, RMA Regulatory Relations Liaison Bernard Mason outlines the highlights of the just released bellwether for credit risk and what it means for financial institutions. Register Today

Libor’s Final Countdown

February 4, 2020, 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T.

Join us for an update on where the international effort to replace the Libor benchmark stands, and the latest on what financial institutions must do to prepare for the coming conversion to an alternative reference rate. Register Today

The Benefits of Diversity and How to Achieve It

February 18, 2020, 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T. 

Studies show that teams with diverse backgrounds offer a wider range of ideas and solutions and are less prone to biases and groupthink. In this session, learn how fellow financial industry practitioners instituted policies, committees, and other efforts to expand their talent pools. Register Today

TIME: The first and third Tuesday of the month will feature two 1-hour webinars from 1:00–2:00 P.M. E.T. on a variety of current topics.


Multiple listeners permitted free in the same room (include as many as can fit in your conference room).  

RMA Associates: $170 for each selected webinar. 
Nonassociates from Member Institutions/Professional Members: $180 for each selected webinar.
Nonmembers: $230 for each selected webinar.