Workshops set for next month look at bank risk – governance, compliance

Risk governance and compliance risk are the topics for a pair of workshops set for last next month in Minneapolis aimed at directors, senior management and other key bank executives, the regulator of national banks announced Monday.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said the two workshops will be held Sept. 27 (for the session on “Risk Governance: Improving Director Effectiveness”) and Sept. 28 (for the session on “Compliance Risk: What Directors Need to Know workshop”).

The first workshop, the agency said, focuses on the OCC’s approach to risk-based supervision and major risks in the financial industry. It offers lectures, discussion, and exercises to provide practical information for directors to effectively identify, measure, monitor, and control risks, the agency said.

The second workshop, the OCC said, concentrates on the critical elements of an effective compliance risk management program; it also emphasizes major compliance risks and critical regulations. The agency said topics of discussion include the Bank Secrecy Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and other compliance hot topics.

Cost for the workshop is $99, with each workshop limited to the first 25 registrants, the OCC said. Participants receive course materials, supervisory materials, and lunch. Registration is now open on the agency’s website.

OCC Hosts Risk Governance and Compliance Risk Workshops in Minneapolis