SOURCE: Risk Management Association

December 11, 2008 14:58 ET

Industry Leaders Address the Year of Crisis and Look Ahead to 2009 and Beyond

Eugene Ludwig, CEO of Promontory, James Rohr, Chairman and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist and Cofounder of Moody's, and SEC Chairman Christopher Cox Are Among the Industry Leaders Interviewed in This Month's Issue of The RMA Journal

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2008) - In interviews and bylined articles, several industry leaders address the issues that are on the minds of financial services professionals. The articles appear in the December 2008-January 2009 issue of The RMA Journal, published by The Risk Management Association.

Highlights from the issue include:

--  Interview with Eugene Ludwig, former Comptroller of the Currency and
    current CEO of Promontory, calling for regulators to create a "bright line"
--  Nationally recognized economist Mark Zandi answers the question on
    everyone's mind: "When will it end?"
--  James Rohr, president and CEO, PNC Bank, answers his own question:
    "Where do we go from here?"
--  SEC Chairman Christopher Cox discusses the significance of the credit
    crisis and outlines a few of the many changes that risk managers can expect
    to face in the future.
--  Randall Kroszner, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal
    Reserve, discusses the fundamental challenges for banking institutions.
--  P. Henry Mueller, former Citibank chief lending officer and Credit
    Policy Committee chair (1974 - 1982), and University of Virginia banking
    lecturer until 2001, discusses the crisis from the perspective of his more
    than four decades in the industry.
--  Short essays from industry leaders addressing the impact of the crisis
    on regulation, commercial real estate, home foreclosures, and more.

The December-January issue is available on RMA's Web site at: Dec.2008/Jan.2009 RMA Journal.

About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 3,000 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by more than 20,000 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Visit RMA on the Web at

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