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 1,900 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 18,500 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 Board Members

President                                 Nathalie Davy
Vice President                         Allison Pell
Treasurer                                 Devon Kirkwood
Secretary                                 Michelle Lepp
Membership Chair                   Anthony Costanzo
Programs Chair                        Colin Zhong
Young Professional Chair        Charles Gonzales
Women in Finance Char          Amandalina Castellano
Communication Chair              Julie Ediger
Education Chair                       vacant
General Board Members

Walter Ajogbor
Rielle Chwartacki
Joe Healey


Chapter Events

Happy new year! Please join us virtually via MS Teams on January 20th, 2022 at 10am for our annual Women in Finance Event.

This year we have the honor of having Amanda Buhse, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Coal and Canary + Co-Founder, Piper & Perro speak on "Harnessing your Personal Power to Live Beyond Your Dreams". Amanda will share her personal story about risk, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal growth.

This event is has been graciously sponsored by Stewart Title.


Event details:

  • Topic: Harnessing your Personal Power to Live Beyond Your Dreams
  • Date and time: January 20th, 2022 at 10AM CST
  • Duration: 1 Hour (Q+A afterwards if time-permitting)
  • Located: Hosted virtually through MS Teams – Please register with the link below to receive the calendar invite/link.
  • Cost: Free
  • Sponsor: Stewart Title


Please register via the link where you will receive a calendar invite/link after your registration:
Registration Link - MS Teams

Biography of Amanda Buhse

Amanda Buhse is a multi-award-winning marketing maverick, entrepreneur, speaker, and overall creative force. Her creative efforts with Coal and Canary have been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including, Forbes, the GRAMMY, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe swag bags, The Globe and Mail, Good Morning America, Cameron Diaz’ The Body Book, Style at Home, Canadian Living and many more.


She’s lives and breathes creativity and brings design brilliance to every aspect of business and life. This quality was a keystone in growing her brand from a $40 investment to become a multi-million dollar business. Forbes Magazine has since recognized Coal and Canary as "Canada's favourite artisan candle" under Amanda's leadership. 


Recently named Insight Success Magazines “Top 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch in 2021” as well as “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” (WBOM, 2019), “Volunteer of the Year” (Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, 2019), “Small Business of the Year” (TWAD, 2019), and Spirit of Winnipeg Award winner, Amanda is grateful to be recognized for entrepreneurial accomplishments. Her largest accolade to date came in early 2021, when Amanda was named a G20 YEA Canadian Delegate for the global G20 Summit hosted in Milan which will focus on COVID-19 socio-economic recovery, as well as a global renaissance, for inclusive, sustainable, and innovative prosperity. 


Amanda’s leadership and commitment to the small business community are evident as she is a current Board Member for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Small Business Advisory Council (WCOC, 2019), and a Chamber representative chosen to sit on the Mayor of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 Business Task Force to advise on the COVID-19 related impacts felt by the Winnipeg business community.


Amanda is a passionate voice in the Canadian female entrepreneurial scene with a mission to empower other to harness their personal strength, trust their intuition and live fearlessly. Sharing her journey of overcoming tragedy, she has inspired audiences across the country to live a life of their own design by showing up in the world as the truest expression of themselves.



Past Events

Please join us virtually via MS Teams on November 23rd at 11AM for an exciting presentation where we dive into financial analysis fundamentals that come up often in commercial lending: EBITDA and Cashflow. This presentation is intended for individuals that have fundamental financial analysis knowledge in the commercial lending space. Our presenter Andrew Holmes, Specialist Trainer and Consultant at Moody's Analytics will be presenting key aspects of EBITDA, Cashflow, and its key differences. This is a great opportunity to brush up on the fundamentals and learn a few best practices from an industry expert!

There will also be opportunities for Q and A after the discussion.

This event has been graciously sponsored by Deloitte.

Event details:

  • Topic: EBITDA versus Cashflow... what's the difference?
  • Date and time: November 23 at 11AM CST
  • Duration: 1 Hour (Q+A afterwards if time-permitting)
  • Located: Hosted virtually through MS Teams
  • Cost: Free
  • Sponsor: Deloitte

To register, please do so via the MS Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/sNzLexD_9EKbp8kC64Dv6g,ZH2uW24cc0SFTxuc3kYBRQ,arzgv9EA3UyCvORvOJPhnQ,0gWiVxdJGUeolLXCLMfoow,icymj5MfzEyYDbkGfLWa2g,pghVvQUpqEi_6uu203Ie8A?mode=read&tenantId=7bcbdcb0-ff10-42f4-9ba7-c902eb80efea


Biography of Andrew Holmes:

Andrew brings over fifteen years of experience to Moody’s on both the buy and sell-side with an emphasis on leveraged finance and fixed income.

Andrew started his career in equity origination working in teams advising UK companies for ANZ Merchant bank and Hoare Govett before heading off to the States where he obtained an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago.

Andrew joined JP Morgan in New York moving into leveraged finance, working on a broad array of leveraged transactions for both financial sponsors and corporates.

Andrew moved onto Credit Suisse First Boston, becoming a director responsible for the marketing, origination and execution of leveraged bank, bond and mezzanine financing for transactions first in the US and later in Europe.  Andrew worked on transactions for numerous companies including AK Steel, Fairchild Corporation, Turkcell and Gala Bingo before shifting his focus to European High Yield exclusively, becoming a director at New Flag Asset Management in London marketing a long-only fund.

When New Flag was acquired by Putnam Investments, Andrew took up a position with Putnam as a Product Manager in Fixed Income.  Here, Andrew developed and marketed fixed income funds ranging from Treasuries to High Yield and EMD.  Most recently, Andrew focused on the European fixed income market as a Product Manager at Schroder Investments.

Prior to starting his financial career, Andrew received a first from Cambridge University in Natural History.


We look forward to seeing you there!


We are pleased to extend this invitation to our first RMA-YP Young Professionals virtual networking event this season on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

This event caters to professionals with ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE (bankers, accountants, lawyers, appraisers, and those dealing directly with commercial business clients).

Our generous sponsor for this event is Taylor McCaffrey Lawyers.

Event Details - Meet & Connect Virtually/Drinks After Work

  • Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Virtual Platform: Hopin (invitation link will be sent upon registering through Eventbrite) - To ensure optimal access to the platform, we recommend you use your personal computer and google chrome browser during the event.
  • Beverages: Bring your own drink(s) and/or optional complementary bottle of red or white wine from Jones & Company Wine Merchants available for pick-up from this vendor between the dates of November 6th to the 10th.
  • Cost: FREE, but must register above

This event is limited to 40 attendees! Please ensure you RSVP by November 5th via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/taylor-mccaffrey-presents-rma-yp-manitoba-chapter-virtual-networking-tickets-195355141487, as wine orders will need to be processed by our vendor.


Please join us virtually via MS Teams on October 28th at 10AM for an exciting panel where we dive into Indigenous Banking from a multi-faceted view of trust settlements on the banking, accounting, and legal perspective. There will also be opportunities for Q and A after the discussion.

 This event has been graciously sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield.

Event details:

  • Topic: Indigenous Banking – Trust settlements
  • Date and time: October 28, 2021 at 10AM CST
  • Duration: 1 Hour (15 minutes per speaker, Q+A afterwards if time-permitting)
  • Located: Hosted virtually through MS Teams
  • Cost: Free
  • Sponsor: Cushman & Wakefield


Our panelists/industry speakers are the following:


To register, please do so via the MS Teams link:

Registration Link

We look forward to seeing you there!



Please join us on the morning of September 28th at 10AM for one of the most anticipated topics during our virtual RMA event series - Real Estate!

This event has been generously sponsored by MLT Aikins  Event details are as follows:

Space is limited to 100 guests, register via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/real-estate-market-update-presented-by-colliers-international-tickets-169527024895

RMA has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of our members is our primary concern.  Given the potential risks associated with COVID-19, we have restricted all in-person gatherings and events until further notice.

RMA has developed a members-only, free resource center in response to COVID-19. Its purpose is to help you and your organization respond to the challenges of the pandemic.  Access it here: https://landing.rmahq.org/coronavirusresourcecenter.

It includes:

  • A members-only blog providing market intelligence that sheds light on how financial institutions are managing pandemic planning risks in various ways
  • Pandemic Planning checklist
  • Recommended internal and external communication protocols
  • Articles, podcasts and updates from government agencies
  • Pandemic Planning webinars: https://landing.rmahq.org/riskreadiness/webinar-extras-2284R-358068.html
    • and more

Don't forget to renew your annual membership a http://www.rmahq.org/membership-types/ .

label,blue,newBreakfast Meeting location: Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue

Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $20 Members / $35 Non-Members (includes buffet breakfast)
RSVP: Colin Zhong colin.zhong@scotiabank.com

If you are interested in being a Keynote Speaker, please contact Natalie Davy at Nathalie.Davy@td.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Watch for upcoming details regarding the RMA Young Professionals and RMA Women in Finance events throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to expand your business network by meeting other professionals!​​​


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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.