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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.

About the Toronto Chapter

The Toronto Chapter is organized and run by our members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members and volunteers to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA.

LinkedIn Company Page and Discussion Group: Please "follow" us on LinkedIn (RMA-TO Company Page) and join our Discussion and Job Postings Group (RMA-TO LinkedIn Group).

Event Registration and Payment (Credit Cards/Paypal) Site: http://rmatoronto.ca/ 

Chapter Events

2019

April 24, 2019
Libor Replacement Risk Breakfast Panel

Nick Chan, Global Head of Repo
Bank of Montreal

Richard Doane, Chief Market Risk Officer
 Scotiabank

Greg Moore, Economist
TD Bank

Richard Dussault, Managing Director, Capital, Liquidity, and Infrastructure Management
National Bank of Canada

Greg O’Donohue, Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Derivatives
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Rachel Megitt, MD, Business Transformation Canada
RBC Capital Markets


Event RegistrationClick Here

March 27, 2019
Annual Bank CRO Luncheon & Panel Discussion. Location: The Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto. Time: 11:45 AM - 2 PM. Event Details: With the continued exposure to cyber threats, disruptive technologies, disintermediation and cryptocurrencies, Canada's FIs are in the midst of a period of uncertainty and prolonged challenge. Join us for our annual panel discussion by CROs of some of Canada’s largest banks.   Hear from the Chief Risk Officers of Canada’s major financial institutions as they engage in an open panel discussion about the key risk issues facing us today. Event RegistrationClick Here



2018

October 16, 2018

3rd Annual Economist Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Location: EY Tower, 100 Adelaide St. West, 40th Floor. Time: 7:30-9:30 AM. Event Details: Hear Bay Street’s leading Chief and Deputy Economists discuss the hot economic topics of the day. From global tariffs to rising interest rates and everything in between, we’ve got it covered! This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with some of the most high profile and respected names in Canadian economics. Event RegistrationClick Here

September 26, 2018

Annual Bank CRO Luncheon & Panel Discussion. Location: The Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto. Time: 11:45 AM - 2 PM. Event DetailsWith the continued exposure to cyber threats, disruptive technologies, disintermediation and cryptocurrencies, Canada's FIs are in the midst of a period of uncertainty and prolonged challenge. Hear the CROs of some of Canada's largest banks share their biggest concerns at the 2018 Chief Risk Officers Lunch. Event RegistrationClick Here

May 15, 2018

AI and Machine Learning Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Location: EY Tower, 100 Adelaide St. West, 40th Floor. Time: 7:30-9:30 AM. Event Details: This breakfast panel discussion will provide an overview of the opportunities, data and model risks involved with machine learning & artificial intelligence.  In addition our panelists will discuss the future operating model for model development teams, the role of regulators and regulatory guidelines on machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques applied to data and models. This will also be a great opportunity for you to meet other professionals within the financial services industry. Moderator: Mario Schlener (EY). Panelists: Vishal Gossain, VP Retail Risk Models (Scotiabank); Wassim El Ouni, VP & Head, Risk Capital and Model Development (BMO); Darko Lakota, VP Stress Testing and Credit Impairment (RBC); Nanci York-Brar, VP Global Operations Governance (Scotiabank). Event Registration: Click Here

April 18, 2018

Inaugural YP Speed Networking Event. Location: BLG LLP, 22 Adelaide St. West, 34th Floor, Toronto. Time: 5:30-7:00 PM. Event Details: Please join us at RMA’s first ever Speed Networking event for Young Professionals where you will have an opportunity to network with executives from Canada’s leading financial institutions and members of the main Toronto RMA Board.  Ask questions, expand your network, discover career paths you might not have considered before, and have some food and fun all at once!  This is a great opportunity to meet executives with experience in areas that may interest you.  Young Professionals will be assigned to tables and executives will rotate between the tables at the sound of a bell.  This new RMA concept will give Young Professionals the opportunity to meet with various executives on different topics. Executive attendees represent a diversity of risk management backgrounds including credit risk, capital management, market risk, operational risk, and enterprise risk, among others. Event Registration: Click Here

 February 22, 2018

Insolvency Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 34th Floor. Time: 7:45-9:00 AM. Event Details: Creative Use of Litigation As a Recovery Tool Against Third Parties. Participate in an interactive discussion with a panel of leading practitioners to discuss the various sources of recovery for lenders when dealing with an insolvent borrower. Panelists: Marilyn Abate (Director, BMO), Alex MacFarlane (Partner, BLG), Jeffrey Larry (Partner, Paliaire Roland). Moderators: Roger Jaipargas (Partner, BLG), Murray Sutherland (VP, BMO). Event Registration and Panelist Bios: Click Here

January 30, 2018

Fundamenal Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Location: Scotiabank, 44 King St. West, 4th Floor (Schooner Room). Time: 7:30-9:30 AM. Event Details: This 90-minute breakfast panel will provide an overview of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Rules (FRTB), which is a topic that is receiving an increasing amount of interest across the financial industry globally.  Our panelists will introduce the regulatory expectations, necessary changes required by all Canadian Banks, and discuss the potential timelines of implementations as shared by OSFI and other global regulators to date. Panelists: Robert Cranmer (Deloitte), Ivan Bandic (RBC Capital Markets), Voytek Skoczylas (TD Bank Group). Event Registration and Detailed Panelist Bios: Click Here

January 23, 2018

RMA-TO Young Professionals (YP) Networking Event. Location: The Duke of Westminster, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. West. Time: 5:15-7:00 PM. Event Details: Please join us for our first YP networking event of 2018! A great opportunity to network with your peers, executives from Canada's leading financial institutions, and members of the Toronto Chapter Board of Directors. Event Registration: Click Here

2017

September 20, 2017

Canada 150 Economist Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Location: E&Y Tower, 100 Adelaide St. West, 40th Floor. Time: 7:30-9:30 AM. Event Details: In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday come and join us for an engaging discussion where you will hear some of Bay Street's leading economists take on the hot topics impacting the Canadian economy. From an overheated housing market to rising interest rates and everything in between, we've got it covered! Panel members include: Derek Burleton (Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Economics), Jeremy Kronick (Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute), Ted Tsiakopoulos (Regional Economist - Ontario, CMHC), Adrienne Warren (Senior Economist and Manager, Scotiabank Economics). Event Registration: Click Here

 July 13, 2017 

YP Speaker Series | Risk Culture & Conduct Risk. Location: TD Tower, 66 Wellington St. W., 54th Floor - Lambert Room. Time: 7:30-9:30 AM. Event Details: We welcome you to join us for our second speaker series event of the year. This 90-minute breakfast panel will provide an overview of Risk Culture & Conduct Risk, which is a topic that is receiving an increasing amount of interest across the financial industry globally.  Our panelists will discuss the importance of Risk Culture & Conduct Risk, the evolving regulatory landscape and expectations, as well as tools and practices to establish and monitor an effective Risk Culture. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet other professionals within our industry. Speakers: Kent Andrews (TD), Jay McMahan (Deloitte), Chuck Gervais (BNS), Ernie Johannson (BMO), Richard Nesbitt (GRI - Moderator).

May 11, 2017

YP Speaker Series | Enterprise Stress Testing "101". Location: PwC, 18 York St., 3rd Floor - Oasis Room. Time: 8AM-10AM. Event Details: We welcome you to join us for our first speaker series event of the year. This 1.5-hour breakfast panel will provide an overview of Enterprise Stress Testing programs including various methodologies typically used in financial institutions and other industries, and how stress testing is varied from one function to another at financial institutions. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet other professionals within our industry. Speakers: Bruce Choy (PwC), Ju Hui Lee (BNS), Owen Walsh (TD), Stephane Gagne (RBC).

April 12, 2017

2017 Chief Risk Officers Panel Discussion and Luncheon. Registration is now open!. Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Imperial Room), 100 Front Street West. Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM. Event Details: With the potential for a new world order, changes to longstanding trade agreements as well as continued pressure on margins and cyber crime which continues to evolve, Canada's FI's are in the midst of a period of uncertainty and prolonged challenge. Hear the CRO's of Canada's six largest banks share their biggest concerns. This year's event will be moderated by Tiff Macklem (Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and Former Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada).

 

February 8, 2017

Insolvency/Restructuring Breakfast Seminar. Topic: "Everything You Need to Know about the Role of a Financial Advisor". This seminar will be an interactive discussion with a panel of leading practitioners Doug McIntosh (Alvarez & Marshal Canada ULC), Greg Prince (Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP), and Jane Dietrich (Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP) and it will focus on key issues and considerations when retaining a Financial Advisor. Location: Bay-Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 34th Floor (BLG). Time: 7:45-9:00 AM. Cost: $35 (includes continental breakfast).

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CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

President
Michael Ferencich
Royal Bank of Canada

Vice President
Brian Geiger
Royal Bank of Canada

Treasurer(s)
Evan Mamas / Murray Sutherland
Bank of Montreal

Secretary
Chris Savo
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Communications
Ross Griffiths, TD

Sponsorship Strategy
Stella Cabrera, TD

Membership Strategy
Robin Brent, CIBC

Student Liaison
Marcela Arroyo, TD

Events Committee Chair(s)
Mark Dechert/Sonia de Lorenzi
Meridian Credit Union/National Bank

Young Professionals Chair
Samer Baghdadi, Deloitte LLP