The RMA - Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program

May 5–11, 2019 Continuing June 23–29, 2019

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The RMA/Wharton Risk Management Program provides an opportunity to learn about a broad range of risk disciplines as well as developing a network of fellow risk professionals from across the world.

The Advanced Risk Management Program concentrates on:

  • Risk management as a strategic competitive strength.
  • An integrated approach to risk management.
  • Fostering a culture and climate that openly communicates risk.
  • A framework for rapidly responding to known risks and unraveling the complexities of the unknown.

Global Participants Focused on Enterprise Risk Management

This exclusive and intensive program, led by the faculty of one of the world’s top business schools, provides candidates with an exceptional educational experience. In addition to its focus on the known and quantifiable risks of credit, market, and operational, the program focuses on the unknowable and difficult to measure risks, including business, strategic, and reputation. Complementing Wharton faculty are guest faculty and senior level business practitioners, considered by their peers to be industry thought leaders.

Business problems are multifaceted, interrelated, and increasingly global. To be successful, risk executives must cultivate understanding across all risks and businesses. This program is built around the concept that highly motivated individuals working together respond better to challenges.

The Changing Paradigm of Risk Management

Capitalize on risk management capabilities by using them to help develop value-enhancing business strategies.

The foundation:

  • Distinctive features of regulated financial intermediaries, markets, and products.
  • Macroeconomic drivers of credit and market risk.
  • Traditional and contemporary concerns about systemic risk.
  • Critical thinking: decision framing and intelligence gathering.

From this foundation, participants will understand:

  • Pressing issues in risk management.
  • Determinants of credit spreads, interest rates, exchange rates, and yield curves.
  • Capital allocation.
  • Valuation models.
  • Risk measurement and shareholder value.
  • Setting risk tolerance.

The Analytical Framework For Measuring, Managing, and Monitoring Risk

Broaden perspectives and sharpen approaches using models, tools, and strategies to understand:

  • Methods and issues in measuring exposure.
  • Modeling challenges and practices.
  • Stress testing, scenario analysis, and simulations.
  • Implications of cross-border exposures.
  • Economic and regulatory capital.
  • Accounting implications.

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