Being in the field of risk management recruiting, I am occasionally asked to speak at risk management industry events. Last week, I spoke to the PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) chapter in New York City. I participated in a panel covering “The Future of Risk Management as a Profession” at Columbia University with other interesting people in risk management.
This panel was broken into two parts. The first part included three thought leaders and their opinions on the future of the risk management profession in light of changing global regulation. The second included four risk management practitioners (including myself) who discussed how risk management as a profession has developed. We focused on the importance of professional qualifications and the investment that companies are willing to make in their risk management practitioners. My expertise in risk management recruiting allowed me to clarify what our clients seek in market risk professionals and credit risk professionals (read November 22 blog for details).
Along with me, Michael Woodrow, President and Founder of Risk Talent Associates, a risk management recruiting firm, there were six other noteworthy participants:
- Mark Abbott, Head of Quantitative Risk Management, Guardian Life
- Michel Crouhy, Head of Research & Development, NATIXIS
- Paul Glasserman, Jack R. Anderson Professor of Risk Management at Columbia Business School, PRMIA Education Committee Chair
- Bud Haslett, Head of Risk Management and Derivatives, CFA Institute
- Mukul Pareek, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
- Barry Schachter, Founder, GloriaMundi.org