About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk 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 approximately 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 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Interested in getting involved with RMA and this Chapter? Go to www.rmahq.org/membership to find out how.

RMA Young Professionals hosts multiple networking events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to expand your business network by meeting other professionals!

Our first meet and greet event details are as follows:

Event:         Meet & Connect (Drinks after work)
Date:          Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time:          5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:    Browns Socialhouse (311 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9)
Food:          Appetizers will be provided.  Cash bar is available.
Sponsor:     CBRE Limited

RMA - Young Professionals Event

Event:         Meet & Connect (Drinks after work)
Date:          Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time:          5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:    Carne Italian Chophouse (295 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB)
Food:          Appetizers will be provided.  Cash bar is available.
Sponsor:     Stewart Title

RMA - Young Professionals Event

Event:         Meet & Connect (Drinks after work)
Date:          Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time:          4:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:    True North Square Rooftop Patio, 242 Hargrave Street
Food:          Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Sponsor:     TDS

Women in Finance Event

Event:         RMA Women in Finance Event
Date:           January 29, 2019
Time:          11:30am – 1:30pm  (Lunch served at 11:30am with prompt start at 12pm for the Facilitated portion of the event)
Location:     SMITH Restaurant at the Forks  (Event held in the Private Conference Room)
Food:          Lunch provided
Cost:           $30

RMA Board Members

President                              Robert Fleischaker

Vice President                      Aadila Dell'Oro

Treasurer                              Colleen Woods

Secretary                              Cole Boyd

Membership Chair                Blair Doell

Programs Chair                    Nathalie Davy

Young Professional Chair    Lance Derksen

Women in Finance Char      Allison Pell

Communication Chair          Charles Gonzales

Education Chair                   TBD

General Board Members

Tracey Code

Joe Healey

Christine Laforge

William Bigden

Michelle Lepp







Chapter Events

Hello RMA Members,

The 2018-2019 RMA season is upon us. Don't forget to renew your annual membership a http://www.rmahq.org/membership-types/ .

Please mark your calendars for the 2017-2018 breakfast meeting dates:

September 26, 2018 - Colliers International, Don White and Tom Derrett - Commercial Real Estate Market Update. Sponsored by Margolis Capital.

October 24, 2018 - Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson, Aaron DeGroot - How to read an Appraisal, key risks and how to identify them, what makes a strong appraisal, different valuation methods. Sponsored by Pitblado LLP

November 20, 2018 - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Manitoba, Ron Koslowsky - All you need to know about the new United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement.

February 6, 2019 – Economic Update – Presented by CIBC Deputy Chief Economist, Benjamin Tal. Sponsored by Deloitte.

March 19, 2019 - "Cannabis in my Tenant Space" - Presented by Pinchin & TDS. Sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson

April 16, 2019 – "Recent Federal and Provincial Tax Changes - Essential Tips Every Commercial Banker and Risk Manager Should Know!" - Presented by EY. Sponsored by Colliers International.

RMA Annual Wine Mixer - Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, EY!
Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Garden of Contemplation
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $50 per person

Breakfast Meeting location: Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members (includes buffet breakfast)
RSVP: Nathalie Davy, Nathalie.davy@td.com
If you are interested in being a Keynote Speaker, please contact Robert Fleischaker at RFleischaker@mltaikins.com


A big thank you goes out to our sponsors for the current season!






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The Manitoba Chapter, like all RMA chapters, is organized and run by volunteer members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers or committee chairs. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA.

Credit Analysis Competition

The North Central Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA) recently held their 5th annual Credit Analysis Competition at the Dakota Medical Foundation’s Event Center in Fargo, ND. Nine teams participated in this year’s Competition. The teams were made up of college students with an interest in the financial institution industry and who are enrolled in finance or banking courses at their respective schools. 

Final results of the Competition saw the groups performing very well. In the end, the team from the University of Manitoba put together a solid performance that pushed them into a first-place finish, for the second year in a row! Congratulations!