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Russia's military invasion of Ukraine has rattled global markets and threatened decades of fragile peace in Europe. In response, The United States and the global community have systematically responded with precise sanctions meant to punish Russian banks and wealthy backers of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Risk Management Association is tracking how this crisis is impacting banks and other financial institutions.


Past Recordings:

March 8, 2022

Cyber Risk: Decoding Current Threats (Member's Only)

February 25, 2022

Developing U.S. Sanctions Against Russia: What Banks and Other Financial Institutions Should Know (Member's Only)

Blog Posts

Week of June 26, 2022

Russia Defaults on Debt Payments: Banking Sanctions Update for June 26-July 2, 2022

Week of June 12, 2022

Switzerland Adopts EU Sanctions: Banking Sanctions Update for June 12-18, 2022

Week of June 5, 2022

Sberbank Banned from SWIFT: Banking Sanctions Update for June 5-11, 2022

Week of May 29, 2022

Oil Agreement May Trigger New EU Sanctions: Banking Sanctions Update for May 29-June 4, 2022

Week of May 22, 2022

Maximum Sanctions Against Russia Still Needed-Zelensky: Banking Sanctions Update for May 22-28, 2022

Week of May 15, 2022

Seized Russian Central Bank Assets May Finance Ukraine Rebuild: Banking Sanctions Update for May 15-21, 2022

Week of May 8, 2022

Sanctions Target Sberbank, Gazprombank Executives: Banking Sanctions Update for May 8-14, 2022

Week of May 1, 2022

Sberbank Losing SWIFT? Banking Sanctions Update for May 1-7, 2022

Week of April 25, 2002

Russia’s Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate: Banking Sanctions Update for April 23-30, 2022

Week of April 11, 2022

Société Générale Sells Russian Bank Rosbank: Banking Sanctions Update for April 11-17, 2022

Week of April 4, 2022

New U.S. Sanctions Target Sberbank and Alfabank: Banking Sanctions Update for April 4 – 10, 2022

March 31, 2022

E.U. Prepares Fresh Sanctions on Russia Banks: Sanctions Update

March 30, 2022

Russia No Country for International Banks, says UBS Chairman: Sanctions Update

March 29, 2022

Credit Suisse Scaling Bank Russia Presence: Sanctions Update

March 28, 2022

Defending Against Cyberattacks

Secondary Sanctions Risk for Turkey, China: Sanctions Update

March 25, 2022

Treasury Sanctions Target Sberbank CEO, Gold Transactions: Sanctions Update

March 24, 2022

Clients Pressure Top Custodian Banks to Stay in Russia: Sanctions Update

March 23, 2022

ECB Warns Cryptocurrencies a Sanctions Workaround: Sanctions Update

March 22, 2022

Cyber Attack Warnings Increase; AI Models at Risk: Sanctions Update

March 21, 2022

UniCredit Sale of Alfa Bank Stake Faces Delays: Sanctions Update

March 18, 2022

Russia Debt Default May Be Averted: Sanctions Update

March 17, 2022

Raiffeisen Bank International Considers Russia Exit: Sanctions Update

March 16, 2022

New Sanctions Target Alfa Bank Founder: Sanctions Update

March 15, 2022

Citigroup Expanding Russia Exit; Credit Suisse, UniCredit mulling options: Sanctions Update

March 14, 2022

Bermuda, Singapore Announce Bank Sanctions: Sanctions Update

March 11, 2022

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan to Exit Russia: Sanctions Update

March 10, 2022

Citigroup Outlines Russia Exit: Sanctions Update

March 9, 2022

New E.U. Sanctions to Target Russian National Wealth Fund, Parliament Members: Sanctions Update

March 8, 2022

FinCEN Advises Financial Institutions to Remain Vigilant Against Sanctions Evasion: Sanctions Update

March 7, 2022

Ten Watchpoints for Financial Services on the War in Ukraine
Management consulting firm Oliver Wyman highlights the implications of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine for the global financial system and the firms, policymakers, and regulators within it.

VTB Bank Loses Law Firm, may Exit Europe: Sanctions update

March 4, 2022

What is SWIFT and its Role in Global Banking?

EU Preparing Fourth Round of Sanctions: Sanctions Update

March 3, 2022

Belarus Banks May Be Excluded from SWIFT: Sanctions Update

March 2, 2022

First Bank Failure from Russia Sanctions: Sanctions Update

March 1, 2022

Japan Imposes Sanctions on Russia and Belarus: Sanctions Update 

February 28, 2022 

Sanctions on Russia: Considerations for OFAC Officers

February 22, 2022

Tracking Financial Sanctions Against Russia...and What They Mean for U.S. Banks and Other Financial Institutions