RMA is a member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA helps our members use sound risk principles to improve institutional performance and financial stability, and enhance the risk competency of individuals through information, education, peer sharing, and networking.
Today, RMA has approximately 2,500 institutional members. These include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. RMA is proud of the leadership role its member institutions take in the financial services industry. Relationship managers, credit officers, risk managers, and other financial services professionals in these organizations with responsibilities related to the risk management function represent these institutions within RMA. Known as RMA Associates, these 16,000 individuals are located throughout North America and financial centers in Europe, Australia and Asia.
Members actively participate in the RMA network of chapters. These chapters are run by RMA Associates on a volunteer basis and they provide our members with opportunities in their local communities for education, training, and networking throughout all stages of their financial services career. Chapters are located across the U.S. and Canada as well as in financial centers internationally.
RMA members also avail themselves of benefits offered through headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To assist members in advancing sound risk principles, RMA keeps members informed and provides access to industry information at this site; publishes a journal (The RMA Journal) and a variety of newsletters, books, and statistics; conducts many workshops and seminars; holds several conferences, an annual convention (Annual Risk Management Conference); and has numerous committees working on a variety of projects.
RMA welcomes all personnel involved in lending and risk management in member organizations to become RMA Associates.