RMA’s GCOR XI to Focus on Culture, Cyber Resiliency, and Third-Party Risk Management

Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 2017) — 

RMA Chair Helga Houston to Address RMA's 11th Annual Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk Conference regarding M&A transactions’ impact on the risk profile, the importance of risk management in M&A activities, and the challenges of merger integration.

Top banking industry experts will discuss their views on cyber resiliency and third-party risk management, with an emphasis on the role of culture, at GCOR XI. The Risk Management Association's 11th annual Governance, Compliance, and Operational Risk Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, Mass., April 4-5, 2017.

Helga Houston, chief risk officer, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, will present her keynote address, “A Risk Perspective on M&A Transactions and Post-Merger Integration” at 9:30 a.m. on April 4.

Dean Yoost, author of the RMA-published A Director’s Voyage Through Risk Management, will also be a keynote speaker, sharing insights to help board members thrive amid demands such as the need for boards to provide a “credible challenge” to management, help set the tone from the top, and have a better understanding of the financial services industry.

The conference will also feature sessions on topics such as the three lines of defense; scenario analysis; risk appetite; and the implementation of the new incentive compensation rule; along with multiple cyber and third-party risk discussions.

"Managing inherent risks in vendor and third-party relationships has become important, as vendors provide access to cyber attacks and engage in other conduct giving rise to operational risk to financial institutions," said Edward J. DeMarco, Jr., RMA's General Counsel and Director of Operational Risk.

For more information and to register, visit www.rmahq.org/gcorxi.

About RMA
Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk and operational risk. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 2,500 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 18,000 individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia/Pacific.

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