RMA / Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program

The Wharton School

The Wharton School

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Who should attend

Participants are executives in banking and banking-related industries with several years of risk management experience, including:

  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Business-line Risk Managers
  • Enterprise-wide and Operational Risk Managers

Firms that have sent executives to this program in the past include:

  • BBVA Compass
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Discover Financial
  • First Republic
  • GE Capital
  • Morgan Stanley
  • TD Ameritrade
  • TD Bank
  • ScotiaBank
  • SunTrust

About the course

As the volatility and inter-dependencies of markets increase, senior executives must make organizational risk management a high priority. The RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program gives executives analytical frameworks, strategies, and resources to better measure, manage, and monitor risk at their organization.

You also will use tools for modeling risk analysis, critical thinking, and risk scenario planning, while applying your knowledge to current issues facing your organization through risk evaluations to give you an enterprise view of risk. In between the two-week program, you examine a new area of risk in your organization, reporting findings to the class.

Program Experience

Highlights and Key Outcomes

In the RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program, you will:

  • Network and interact with industry peers and renowned Wharton faculty
  • Use tools for modeling risk analysis, critical thinking, and risk scenario planning
  • Apply your knowledge to current issues facing your organization through risk evaluations

Experience & Impact

In today’s global economy, the environment for risk has become much more complex. The RMA/Wharton Advanced Risk Management Program introduces the latest thinking around risk, including macroeconomic drivers, and equips you with the tools to evaluate your exposure.

Wharton faculty, led by Richard Herring, PhD, the author of more than 150 articles, monographs, and books on various topics in financial regulation, international banking, and international finance, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you broaden your view the major drivers of risk, with a framework for measuring and monitoring it. Unique to the RMA/Wharton program is the integration of academic analytics, which provide students with a theoretical foundation, with the insights of star practitioners, who show how these ideas can be implemented.

Session topics include:

Risk management as a strategic competitive strength:

  • Macroeconomic drivers of risk
  • Distinctive features of regulated financial intermediaries and how the regulatory environment has evolved in response to the 2007–2009 crisis
  • The connection between corporate finance and managerial decision making and risk management
  • Study of systemic risk and the unique challenges of being a financial intermediary in today’s interconnected world

The analytical framework for measuring, managing, and monitoring risk:

  • Methods and issues in measuring risk exposure
  • Modeling challenges and practices
  • Scenario-based strategic planning
  • Unique risk characteristics presented by derivatives and real estate assets
  • Economic capital

The enterprise perspective, including culture, governance, and relationships with stakeholders:

  • Peripheral vision and critical decision making
  • Defining risk appetites
  • Communicating risk profile to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Tension between economic capital and regulatory capital
  • Enterprise risk management

Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this deep dive into risk will help you be a more capable enterprise risk management leader within your financial institution.

Experts

Richard Herring

Richard J. Herring is the author of more than 150 articles, monographs and books on various topics in financial regulation, international banking, and international finance. At various times his research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Broo...

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