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September 2022

Fourth Annual GARP Climate Risk Survey Reveals Steady Progress Amid Increased Regulatory Scrutiny

Conducted by the GARP Risk Institute (GRI), the latest climate risk survey received participation from 62 leading financial institutions around the world.

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July 2022

GARP and UNEP Finance Initiative Share New Collaborative Paper on Climate Risk Management

GARP Risk Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative released a special report today that offers insights into creating board-level climate dashboards.

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June 2022

GARP CEO Richard Apostolik Delivers Keynote Address at China ESG Investment and Development Forum

The June 10 speech included insights on climate risk management challenges and best practices for climate risk managers.

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March 2022

GARP Announces New August 2022 Date for FRM Exam Part I

This year's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Exam schedule will now include an additional date in August, providing Part I candidates with increased flexibility in 2022.

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January 2022

New Global Practice Analysis Report Reveals Key Insights Into Financial Risk Profession

Nearly 1,000 Financial Risk Managers (FRM®) were surveyed, with emerging trends including a growing emphasis on operational risk and resiliency skills.

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December 2021

Financial Risk Managers Report Mixed Confidence in Firms’ Preparedness for LIBOR Transition

A new survey from GARP Benchmarking Initiative (GBI) finds just 10% of FRMs believe their firm is “completely” ready for a post-LIBOR world.

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October 2021

Renowned Finance Expert John Hull to Serve as Senior Advisor to GARP’s FRM Advisory Committee

Hull will help steer the development of future curriculum for the world’s leading risk certification.

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September 2021

GARP Survey Finds Increasing Use of Scenario Analysis to Manage Climate Change Risk

Conducted by the GARP Risk Institute (GRI), the “Third Annual Global Survey of Climate Risk Management at Financial Firms” received participation from 78 leading financial institutions around the world.

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August 2021

Today’s Digital Currencies Pose a Myriad of Significant Risks for Financial Institutions

A new GARP primer addresses the various forms of digital currencies, what gives them value, and the myriad of risks they pose to financial institutions, nonfinancial firms, and investors.

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GARP Announces Boost to Climate Risk Education in Ireland With Support From Sustainable Finance Skillnet

The Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate is now eligible for government funding in Ireland through Sustainable Finance Skillnet as part of a commitment to promote climate risk education in the region.

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July 2021

GARP Announces Partnership With Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF)

GARP and the IIBF will work together to support the growth and development of skilled risk professionals in India.

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May 2021

Financial Risk Managers Support Increasing Regulation on Prime Brokers, Family Offices

A new GARP survey reveals a majority of Financial Risk Managers (FRM®) support increasing regulatory requirements on prime brokers and family offices in the wake of the Archegos Capital Management meltdown.

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GARP Sees Strong Growth in Academic Partnerships Program

GARP continues to expand its roster of Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Academic Partners, recently approving the Master of Applied Finance program at the University of Western Australia and the Master of Business Administration program at the Asian Institute of Management.

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GARP Expresses Concern for COVID Situation in India

GARP expresses its heart-felt concern for citizens of India as the country navigates the COVID crisis.

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GARP Adds Asia-Pacific Buy Side Risk Managers Forum

Building on its successful U.S. and European-based Buy Side Risk Managers Forums, GARP announced the launch of the Asia-Pacific Buy Side Risk Managers Forum.

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March 2021

Majority of Risk Managers Optimistic About Profession’s 2021 Outlook

A new report from GARP reveals a majority of risk managers are optimistic about the profession’s outlook, with COVID-19 and economic uncertainty amplifying the need for strong organizational risk management.

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February 2021

New GARP Research on Leveraged Loan Defaults in 2021

GARP surveyed nearly 90 Certified FRMs active in leveraged loans and CLOs to understand their views on these markets, which experienced a turbulent 2020.

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January 2021

GARP’s FRM Exam Accredited by Singapore’s Institution of Banking and Finance

Candidates will be eligible for IBF Certification, the standard of excellence for financial professionals in Singapore

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December 2020

Socially Responsible Business Practices Dominate Third Global Energy Risk Forum

Discussion Part of a Year-Long Plan from GARP and IEF to Foster Energy Risk-Related Dialogue

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November 2020

GARP Announces Market-Driven Changes to Its Energy Offerings

2021 To Be Last Year of ERP Exams; Other Offerings Enhanced

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October 2020

GARP and IEF Preside Over Second Global Energy Risk Forum

Virtual discussion centered on sustainability and energy investment trends

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September 2020

GARP Announces 2021 Transition to Computer-Based Testing for FRM® Exam

To provide candidates with more options as they face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, GARP is making several enhancements to the administration of its flagship Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Exam in 2021. This includes adding more testing windows and transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT).

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GARP to Co-Sponsor Second Annual Shanghai Chief Risk Officer Forum

GARP will co-sponsor the 2020 Shanghai Chief Risk Officer Forum to be held live and virtually on September 19, with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The Forum brings together international and Chinese regulators, practitioners and scholars to discuss key risk issues. Speakers include Richard Apostolik, President and CEO of GARP.

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Top Energy Leaders Convene at Global Energy Risk Forum

On July 21, GARP and the International Energy Forum (IEF) hosted the first Global Energy Risk Forum, a virtual, executive-level discussion on the evolving state of the energy industry and the impact of COVID-19 on energy market volatility.

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July 2020

GARP Updates 2021 Exam Process for Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate

Amid increasing demand for climate risk education, the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) announced changes to its Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate Exam for 2021. The Exam schedule will not change in 2020.

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Risk Managers Adapt to Remote Work as Productivity and Stress Loom as Key Concerns

GARP surveyed 250 certified FRMs to understand the effect the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work have had on both companies and risk professionals.

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June 2020

GARP Announces Transition of ERP Exam to Computer-Based Testing in 2021

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) announced today it will exclusively administer its Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) certification Exam via computer-based testing (CBT) beginning in May 2021.

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May 2020

2020 Global Benchmarking Survey Reveals Growing Prioritization of Climate Risk Management

GARP conducted its second annual Global Benchmarking Survey, featuring participation from 71 leading financial institutions around the world — almost triple the number in 2019 — including banks, asset managers, insurers, and other firms with a total market capitalization of $3.8 trillion.

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April 2020

GARP Opens Registration for Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate

Registration opens May 1 for the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate, the newest offering in risk management learning from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The SCR Certificate is the first-ever global climate risk management program, designed to help businesses address the risks associated with climate change.

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March 2020

FRM and ERP Exams Rescheduled

GARP has announced a revised schedule of its global Exams for both the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®). May 2020 Exams will be rescheduled to October 24, 2020 for all global candidates, except for those scheduled to take the test in India. Candidates in India will be automatically deferred to the previously scheduled November 21, 2020 Exams date.

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GARP to Postpone May Exams Due to Uncertainty Surrounding COVID-19

“Given the global uncertainty around this pandemic, we must focus on the health and safety of exam participants and partners. As a result, we are postponing the May exam around the world,” said Richard Apostolik, CEO of GARP. “We are very saddened and disappointed that we are unable to hold the exams in May, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”

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January 2020

GARP Closely Monitoring Coronavirus Situation

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is closely watching the coronavirus situation and monitoring government announcements and restrictions related to it.

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GARP Launches Certificate on Sustainability and Climate Risk

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) announced today that it is launching a new certificate in sustainability and climate risk (SCR), designed to help professionals understand and manage the potential economic and operational impacts of a changing climate on their organizations.

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February 2018

GARP Names Andrew Lo Risk Manager of the Year

MIT Sloan School finance professor is honored for his extensive and distinguished academic work and contributions to the risk management profession.

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