For Immediate Release
March 8, 2016
ABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano
(202) 663-5470
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ABA Risk Management Conference in San Antonio, April 20-22 Provides Tools to Simplify Complex Risks

Two pre-conference workshops will cover cyber risk and model risk management on April 19

WASHINGTON — Bank risk managers looking for solutions to navigate complex risks will find them at the 2016 ABA Risk Management Conference in San Antonio, April 20-22. Attendees will learn effective ways to identify, measure, monitor, control and report risk across their enterprise.
The three-day program will kick off with a panel of senior risk management executives who will share strategies to quantify and report reputation and strategic risk.
The conference will feature a keynote address on fostering a culture of risk management from Clifford Rossi, Ph.D., professor-of-the-practice and executive-in-residence, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and chief economist and senior vice president at Radian Group. Dr. Rossi has nearly 25 years of experience in banking and government including senior executive risk management roles at several large financial services companies.
Attendees will also hear from regulators and examiners about regulatory expectations for strong risk management programs. Other education sessions will feature topics including:
  • Enterprise Risk Management Governance;
  • Accelerated Payments – Risk and Opportunities;
  • Operational Loss Data;
  • Managing Third Parties;
  • Managing Information Security Risk; and
  • Liquidity Risk.
New this year, ABA will host two full-day, in-depth pre-conference workshops for bank risk managers on April 19. At the ABA Bank Cyber Risk Summit, presenters will discuss an enterprise-wide approach to identifying cyber risks, cyber risk governance, detecting cyber risks and responding to cyber threats. The ABA Model Risk Management Workshop will focus on model risk governance structure and reporting, model inventory management, lifecycle of a model and supervisory expectations. Registration for these events – separate from the ABA Risk Management Conference – is $475 for ABA members and $675 non-members.
Registration for the ABA Risk Management Conference is $1,390 for ABA members, $1,790 for non-members. The 2016 program is under review for continuing education credits issued by the Institute of Certified Bankers as well as CPE continuing education credits.
For more information, please call ABA at 1-800-BANKERS or register online at
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
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NOTE TO REPORTERS: Complimentary registration is available for qualified members of the press. For press credentials, contact Sarah Grano, ABA Public Relations, (202) 663-5470 or