The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. It was founded in 1914 for the sole purpose of advancing the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry.
RMA was created to help commercial bankers make better lending decisions through the exchange of credit information. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending, and regulatory issues.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA’s mission is to help its members use sound risk principles to improve institutional performance and financial stability, and enhance the risk competency of individuals through information, education, peer sharing, and networking.
With 2,500 institutional members which includes banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions, RMA is proud of the leadership role its member institutions take in the financial services industry. These members are represented in the association by 16,000 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. RMA provides its members with opportunities in their local communities for education, training, and networking throughout all stages of their financial services career.
RMA provides its members several conferences every year, including audio conferences, open enrollment courses, forums, round tables, and web seminars. In addition to enjoying networking opportunities, RMA members get a free subscription to The RMA Journal, discounts to attend meetings and seminars on relevant topics, and access to peers at frequent local and national meetings.
For more information, go to www.rmahq.org.