RMA Newsletter - August 2013

New Institutional Member

RMA welcomes the Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme as its newest institutional member. We look forward to CEO, Alex Hutcheson, and Head of Risk and Compliance, Kathryn Pearson, attending our events and forums.


Members are reminded that your membership in RMA Australia also allows you access to the resources of RMA headquarters. This includes access to RMA HQ courses, books, publications, studies, and conferences at favourable member rates. You also can gain access to the Members Only area of the RMA HQ website. This includes access to the online RMA Journal and its archive of past issues, study packs, and other resources. Current RMA Journal articles include:

  • Embed Your Risk Culture
  • Measuring Model Risk: A Practitioner’s Approach
  • Chief Risk Officer’s Focus on Operational Risk
  • Don’t Kid Yourself - article about cognitive bias
  • Loan officer compensation
  • Internal controls 
  • Residential environmental compliance in a post Dodd-Frank Era
  • Before disaster strikes – key indicators
  • The Fed’s quantitative easing program

Please contact secretariat@rmaaustralia.org for log-on information, or contact John Baier at RMA HQ at jbaier@rmahq.org for information about RMA HQ resources.

July Events

Our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane events all attracted strong attendances, and all generated quality discussions and questions. Special thanks go to Jacinta Munro from KPMG who addressed our Brisbane chapter on Risk Connectivity. The Sydney event attendees learnt much about being the banking industry spokesman and its potential pitfalls, both during a fever pitched election and also in between times. Special thanks to ABA’s CEO, Stephen Munchenberg, for his contribution at the CBA hosted event.

The Melbourne event was attended by our largest number of attendees for a Melbourne event over the last few years. Senator David Bushby ranged widely in his address covering the 2013 election, Wallace Mark 2 and what it needs to investigate, his ASIC Senate committee inquiry and what parliamentarians expect from the banking industry.  David’s special contribution can be found at:-


August Events

Chris Caton, BT’s Chief Economist, will be on the road in August giving RMA members in Sydney and Melbourne an update on the global economy and how it will impact economic life in Australia.  Make sure you register via our website soon for this Westpac hosted event as spaces are limited.

Not a member of RMA?

If you are employed by one of RMA’s Institutional Members you can join up now for just $50. Go to www.rmaaustralia.org and fill in your details in the Member Application section.


Richard Gilbert                                      Robert Molyneux

Executive Director                               President

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