TOPIC: Risk

Free Webinar | A Stronger Enterprise Risk Program

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Implications from the pandemic brought renewed focus on risk management for banks and credit unions. However, many smaller financial institutions silo their risk management in departments and are reactionary to regulatory pressure. With many institutions facing critical decisions on deploying excess liquidity into loans or securities to manage profitability, the importance of a strong ERM process has never been more in focus.
Low interest rates on investment alternatives and borrower preferences for fixed rate loans is increasing the pressure to consider taking on manageable levels of interest rate risk to mitigate high costs of excess liquidity. Yet many risk assessment processes miss the mark on understanding the trade-offs and potential gains from such a decision.


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  • Information for capital planning, risk appetite, and overall strategy going forward
  • How management/directors can respond to future challenges
  • Why a risk assessment can set institutions up for success
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        Here are the top six features to look for in an automated audit management solution...
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          Infographic | Marijuana-Related Businesses - The Risks & Rewards of Banking a Growing Industry

          Infographic
          Marijuana-Related Businesses
          The Risks & Rewards of Banking a Growing Industry

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          Marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) have been receiving a lot of attention lately. This growing industry is already worth more than $10 billion in the U.S., with that value projected to almost triple over the next five years, creating many questions for financial institutions around banking MRBs.

          This infographic provides a brief introduction to the world of MRBs, mapping marijuana law by state, examining the number of businesses that have been flagged as marijuana-related in the Verafin Cloud to date, and offering insight into related compliance risk.

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