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The New GARP Website is Here!
Connect. Learn. Advance.
The new GARP website,, has been redesigned to make it easier for you to access risk knowledge and networking opportunities. Fewer pages and clicks, more tools, and better organization help you stay informed and connected inside this community of risk professionals.

Sign in to your dashboard for your personal view into GARP. You'll find information about your membership, programs, and resources, as well as industry updates and GARP events. From here, you can use the Directory, read the latest risk news, or follow links to register for an Exam or program. Plus, you can access premium risk intelligence content or manage your account — all from one place. We're always evolving, so keep coming back to see what's new. Have suggestions?

Stop By To Meet GARP Staff
Where We'll Be — Stop By to Meet GARP Staff
Members of GARP staff will be representing the Association at the following events. If you are in attendance, please stop by the GARP booth to say hello.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
International Conference and Annual Meeting
Dates: April 26-28, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp (ARPM)
Dates: July 13-18, 2015
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact to find out more about these conferences and the GARP Partnership for Risk Education.
Career Corner
Career Corner
GARP's 2014 Job Task Analysis Survey Results
The survey is designed to identify the knowledge and skills necessary for competency in risk management practices. The key finding is that VaR is still relevant, but that recognizing and communicating its deficiencies is important. Respondents were also asked about key changes in risk management in the near future. See the Press Release for full details. GARP thanks the more than 1,400 risk managers who participated in this important project.

New opportunities from the Career Center
Director, Operational Risk Management, Prudential, New Jersey
Senior Analyst, WIPRO, Mumbai
Senior Investment Risk Analyst, Equities, Ameriprise Financial, Massachusetts
Senior Managers / Managers, Financial Risk Management, KPMG, Montreal
Treasury Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Expanded career offerings in Asia. GARP Members in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore can now find new risk management job opportunities in these countries by using the GARP Career Center. VISIT US HERE for the full list of career opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region.
Mary Jo Roberts Have risk openings you need to fill? Find out how to get your job ad listed here — and ask about the 15% GARP Member Discount. Contact Mary Jo Roberts at +1 201.719.7216 or email:
GARP-Wiley Bookstore
Would You Spend $75 to Get $700 in Risk Intelligence?

Many GARP Members have done exactly that — paid US$75 for GARP-Wiley Bookstore access, and received US$700 worth of free e-books in 2014, along with deep discounts [40-67%] on print books, and unlimited access to 14 industry journals.

This unique offer is reserved for GARP Individual Members. Take it up for a full year when you renew, or add it to your existing membership for just $6.25/month for the remaining months of your term.

Featured Risk News & Resources Article Access Member-only Content
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Riskiness of Regional Banks Reconsidered Access Member-only Content
As regional banks gear up to meet a March 31 stress test deadline and prepare to publicly disclose select test results for the first time this summer, the risks unique to this classification of institutions are coming under heightened scrutiny.

Read the article.
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Join the Discussion

Raise Your Profile — Join the LinkedIn Discussion
These members all posted on the GARP LinkedIn Group in the last month. Why shouldn't you? Are you missing an opportunity to raise an issue…and your profile?

Mayra Rodriguez Valladares Bad Risk Data Could be Big Banks' Downfall
Posted by Mayra Rodriguez Valladares

Big banks are making critical risk management decisions with data that is old, incomplete or even inaccurate. This endangers the safety of the global financial system in more ways than one.
Joe Pimbley Volcker Rule on Steroids!!
posted by Joe Pimbley

I'd love to receive comments from my fellow GARP members! Is this approach to Fixing Banking too radical? Or not enough?

Connect with your peers — join or start your own discussion today.
Chapter Updates
Chapter Updates
Upcoming Meetings
Members and guests may attend chapter meetings anywhere in the world. GARP's Professional Chapters allow local members to network, exchange ideas, and stay up-to-date with recent trends and issues affecting the industry.

To make sure you receive chapter meeting notifications, please login at and update your profile to receive notifications on your preferred chapters. If you have attended any GARP event, peruse our Facebook page and tag your picture. Next time you attend a chapter meeting and take pictures, tag #GARPChapters and we'll add it to our photo gallery.

To register for any of the chapter meetings below, log on and select the meeting from the Upcoming Events section of your Dashboard.

Hong Kong
Asset Management: Looking Forward
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Virginia State University
Managing Financial Risk in Current Economic Environment
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
Why Corporate Culture Affects Operational Risk
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Banking System: Regulatory Changes and Implementation Challenges
Monday, March 30, 2015

Taipei, Taiwan
Stress Testing & Risk Appetite
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Call for Volunteers
Volunteer leadership in your local chapter represents a unique opportunity to network, raise your professional profile, refine leadership skills, and influence the future of your profession in your local marketplace. As a Director or Committee Member, you will work on the strategy and implementation of regular chapter meetings. Your responsibilities may involve developing a meeting calendar, securing speakers and venues, and liaising with GARP staff with regard to chapter meeting promotion.

Are you interested in getting involved in your local GARP chapter?

We are seeking experienced risk practitioners to serve as Directors/Co-Directors in these Chapters: Melbourne, Australia • Seoul, Korea • Geneva, Switzerland • Dallas, Texas • Stockholm, Sweden, , as well as Committee members in many of our chapters, particularly in Delhi, India. If you wish to volunteer, please forward your CV via email to

Featured CPE Opportunities
Featured CPD Opportunities
A full list of credit opportunities may be accessed through your GARP account. After logging in to your Dashboard, go to the My Programs navigation and select CPD Browse Activities. CPD participation is mandatory for ERPs and strongly encouraged for FRMs.

Title   Details Credits
Selected Readings
2015 Fact Book: Sustainable Energy in America   Bloomberg New Energy Finance
February 2015
Securitization: The Road Ahead   IMF
January 2015

Tailoring the Right Risk Model to Your Investment   Online GARP
On Demand
Central Counterparties   Online, London Financial Studies
On Demand

Leadership Training for High Potentials   New York, NY, NYU Stern
April 30 - May 1, 2015
Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management Bootcamp   New York, NY, SYMMYS
July 13-18, 2015

Conferences and Events
Operations Conference and Exhibition 2015   San Diego, CA, SIFMA
April 13-16, 2015

University Courses
C++ Programming for Financial Engineering Online Certificate   Online, Baruch College


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