Risk Management vs Compliance – Risk Management Case Studies
Robert Geary is the founder of Greenwich Risk Management Advisory Services “LLC” and serves as the principal consultant on many of the firm’s consultancy mandates.
Robert has been a banking and finance industry professional for 49 years with 34 years serving in a variety of senior Treasury, financial markets, asset management and risk management roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co. During his career with JP Morgan Chase he served in the following positions:
- Head of Chase Manhattan Bank’s euro and other offshore funding activities
- Chase’s first Asia/Pacific Area Treasury and Financial Markets Executive located in Hong Kong with responsibility for the treasury, currency trading/sales activities and securities portfolios of Chase’s branches in nine countries that included the major centres of Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore
- Western Hemisphere Area Treasury and Financial Markets Executive with similar responsibilities for Chase’s branches in South America, Canada, Panama and Puerto Rico
- National Sales Manager for Chase Securities
- Treasury and Financial Markets General Manager for Chase AMP Bank in Australia
- Risk Management and Treasury Executive for Chase’s Asset Management and Private Bank organizations
- Head of the risk management oversight function of Market, Credit and Operational Risk for Chase Asset Management
- Managing Director and Head of Fiduciary Risk Management for the Corporation
During Robert’s career he has served on the Board of Directors of Chase Manhattan Overseas Banking Corporation as well as having served on numerous senior committees that included Chase’s Portfolio and Investment Strategy Committee, Tax Committee, International Asset/Liability Management Committee, Chase Investment Policy Committee, and Capital Markets & FX Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining Chase, he held positions at Chemical Bank, Chrysler Financial Corporation and National Bank of North America.
Robert holds a BA degree in Economics from Pace University and did graduate studies in finance at New York University Graduate School of Business.
He is a Past President of the New York Athletic Club and is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of St. John’s University Department of Accounting and Taxation.
All too often, people are confused or misunderstand what is Risk Management and what is Compliance. Most companies have both a Risk Management function and a Compliance function. For these functions to be effectively chartered in a company, it is firstly important for executive and senior management of the company to fully understand the differences between the two in terms of their respective roles and responsibilities. This then will support the construction of an operating framework for each that will provide the functions with the guidance required to carry out their respective duties as well as to complement each other in certain areas of oversight. To support the understanding of each function, the first segment of the presentation addresses the roles and responsibilities of each function and how they differ. The second segment of the presentation will then examine nine cases of risk episodes that companies/operating entities actually experienced. Each of these cases will demonstrate the Risk Management and Compliance deficiencies that contributed to the risk event experienced. It should be noted that these case studies in addition will provide very interesting insight into risk management in general.
- Understanding the roles and responsibility of the Risk Management function
- Understanding the roles and responsibility of the Compliance function
- Identifying how the Risk Management and Compliance function differ
- Identifying how the Risk Management and Compliance function can compliment each other
actual case studies to reflect on various risk events, the consequences
experienced from each risk event, the causes that brought about the
risk event and the preventives that were lacking with respect to each
- Utilizing these actual case studies to reconfirm the importance of having properly structured Risk Management and Compliance functions with qualified staffing that can help avoid risk events and their potential serious consequences.
Why Should Attend
To fully understand Risk Management and Compliance Management in terms of their roles and responsibilities and how the two functions differ in their mandates. To then serve as a blueprint for the construction of operating directives for each function within each business
The Risk Management and Compliance functions are critical to the management oversight of a company’s business activities and functional units. Although it is typical for a company to have corporate level Risk Management and Compliance functions, it is the Risk Management and Compliance functions in each of a company’s business units and functional units that drive a company’s Risk Management and Compliance oversight practices. There are risk elements and legal and regulatory requirements as well as policies that are unique to each business and functional unit. Therefore the Risk Management and Compliance functions of each business and functional unit must perform their responsibilities in the context of the organizations in which they reside., It is key that their Risk Management and Compliance functions are well versed in the undertakings of the business or functional unit in which they reside, their roles and responsibilities, the risks that can exist and the external and internal policies that must be adhered to. The operating practices of each Risk Management and Compliance function must therefore be designed to effectively oversee the activities of each business and function unit.
It is important that
qualified persons are positioned in each function and have the necessary
training to carry out their oversight responsibilities.
Another important component of the Risk Management and Compliance functions is management reporting, both at the business level and at the corporate level. The purpose of Risk Management and Compliance reporting is to keep management informed that a business or functional unit is operating in a safe and sound manner,to advise management of the presence of any risk conditions that may exist and any corrective actions being undertaking.
Who Should Attend
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to executive/senior management as well as all personnel with responsibility for Risk Management and Compliance oversight responsibilities of a company’s business activities and its functional units
- Treasury Units (specifically)
- Other Corporations
- Treasury Units (specifically)
- Auditing Functions
- Investment Management Firms
- Regulatory Oversight of Banks with respect to their Safeness and Soundness
- Educational Programs at the University Level
- Members of Board of Directors
- Executive and Senior corporate managers
- Business Managers
- Risk Managers
- Compliance Managers
- University Risk Management Educators
- Regulator Staff