Too often, banks – and their employees – think of traditional risk management teams as the heart of your organization’s defense. After all, aren’t they the ones responsible for making sure you follow the rules, mitigate risks and fix things when they go wrong (especially when it’s a big regulatory issue)?
If that’s your mindset, you’re shortchanging your bank by pigeonholing risk management into one area – when ideally every single employee should play an active role. In fact, establishing an enterprise culture that embraces risk management creates a competitive edge for your bank.
In a recent American Bankers Association podcast, I spoke with Ryan Rasske, the ABA’s senior vice president for Risk and Compliance Markets, about how to position your bank for success in the current risk landscape.
We covered three key topics during our 10-minute conversation:
It’s never been more important to have a robust framework for how your bank manages risk, whether in pursuing a new business opportunity or ensuring regulatory compliance. Listen now for essential insights on what to consider and why a risk-aware culture matters.
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