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                                 Renée Baudry
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
Past President                         Aadila Dell'Oro

General Board Members

Walter Ajogbor
Rielle Chwartacki
Joe Healey
Michelle Lepp


Chapter Events

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

Past Events

  • Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Webex
  • RSVP: by e-mail to RMA Manitoba President Aadila Dell'Oro at adelloro@shaw.ca
Year-End Event
  • Sponsored by: EY
  • Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Cost: $50, includes:
    • Food: Charcuterie or cheese/chocolate boards from DeLuca's with your choice red/white wine (delivered to your door within Winnipeg/ or pickup available);
    • Networking (1 on 1 and in-group);
    • Comedian; and
    • Musical Performance!
  • Location: 'hopin' platform
  • RSVP by May 31 via the Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ernst-young-presents-rma-manitoba-chapter-year-end-event-tickets-154302209061, as food and drink orders will need to be processed by our vendor. Tickets are limited to 75!

YP Young Professionals - Meet & Connect Virtually/ Drinks After Work

  • Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: WebEx

Real Estate Market Update
RMA Women in Finance presents: Virtual Coffee Chat 2.0
  • Date: Wednesday, February 24th
  • Time: 10am
  • Event included breakout discussions on two main topics:
    • Diversity and Inclusion - What is an ally and what steps can I take to become one?
    • Covid Silver Linings - What positive changes have I implemented that I plan to continue post-pandemic?
  • Location: Hosted online through Webex
Economic Update
  • Presented by: Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC
  • Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2020
  • Location: Hosted online through Webex
  • Time: 9:00-10:00am CST
  • Sponsored by: Cushman Wakefield Stevenson

RMA Women in Finance presents: Virtual Coffee Chat
Event agenda includes breakout room discussions on the following topics:

  • virtual relationship building/ networking
  • best practices for working from home
  • finding balance in a new normal
  • managing risk and uncertainty

Date: November 18
Time: 10:00-10:45 AM Central Time   
Location: Virtual event hosted by Webex

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!​​​


Please visit out sponsors' websites by clicking on the logos, below



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Pitblado COVID-19 Resources: https://www.pitblado.com/covid-19  

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!