About GARP

Our Mission

To be the leading professional association for risk managers, dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, research and the promotion of best practices globally.


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brightest minds in the industry?

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What we do

We help the world make better informed risk decisions. We educate and inform risk professionals at all levels, from those beginning their careers in risk to those leading risk programs at the largest financial institutions across the globe, to regulators that govern them.


GARP sets the global standard in professional certification with the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) certification. This program is rigorous and very well respected across the globe. By demonstrating expertise and commitment to better risk management practices, Certified FRMs stand apart in their respective organizations.

Initiative (GBI)

In this time of increasing economic globalization and market interconnectedness, the causes of and approaches to dealing with global systemic risk issues are of immense importance. Banks as well as their regulators are in need of ways to appropriately develop, implement and analyze studies to test and benchmark bank risk systems and approaches. GBI is playing a major and globally unique role in analyzing the processes related to hypothetical portfolio exercises, quantitative impact studies, and other much needed benchmarking activities.


Everyone has an important role to play in supporting a robust risk culture. Whether it is educating an enterprise, or educating financial professionals across an entire country, GARP partners with firms and Central Banks to deliver foundational and advanced risk awareness programs. Through these programs we have enabled tens of thousands of finance professionals globally to promote a risk-aware culture.

Connecting risk

Ongoing dialog between regulators, practitioners and leading academic experts is critical to help better understand and solve for the ever increasing number of financial and operational risk challenges facing the world’s markets today. It’s important for this kind of dialog to be open, objective and not motivated by partisan agenda. We facilitate objective and non-partisan dialogue through regularly hosting Global Risk Forums where regulators, practitioners, and leading academics collectively and collaboratively address important risk issues.

Connecting the global risk community

Addressing risk is a team effort, and with over 150,000 members in 190 countries and territories – GARP Members are making a difference. GARP Membership provides the community with engagement opportunities to have a voice in industry research, unparalleled networking opportunities, access to risk intelligence, and much, much more. Our conventions, together with 28 Chapter Directors representing 20 Chapters in more than a dozen countries around the world, give the community the opportunity to meet and learn from one another. Additionally, our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program offers risk professionals access to the very latest in risk education, paving the way for a clear view of the risk horizon.

Risk Intelligence

Keeping up with the ever-evolving risk landscape is challenging, but essential for risk professionals and the industry to collectively safeguard the world’s financial markets. GARP delivers critical risk intelligence: industry surveys, special reports, news, analysis, whitepapers, webinars and more, to ensure that the community has the very latest intelligence to drive informed decision making.

Join our team

Want to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry?
We're constantly on the lookout for great talent.
If you think you have what it takes, send us your resume and cover letter.

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