August 20, 2009 | Palo Alto, California:

  • Who: Ron Cathcart, Former EVP and Chief Risk Officer of Washington Mutual and Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager at MetricStream
  • What: Webcast on Risk Governance: How to Improve Business Resilience through Better Risk Management
  • When: Thursday August 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM Eastern

In the current economic environment, many historic assumptions about business stability are being questioned and most risk factors are changing rapidly. Experts believe that by applying risk governance principles businesses can reduce volatility and build resilience into their operations. As a special comment in a recent report, Moody’s said that said there is significant room for improvement in the risk governance of many large banks.

This webinar titled “Risk Governance: How to Improve Business Resilience through Better Risk Management” will outline a strategic approach to risk management that can help businesses to tread through these difficult market conditions, increase stakeholder confidence, lower risk exposure and redice potential losses. It will also provide an overview of how companies have adopted an integrated risk governance infrastructure resulting in better risk management and improved decision making.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Defining risks that address both value preservation and value creation
  • Selecting the right methodologies based on accurate assumptions
  • Adopting a consistent and standardized view of risk across the organization
  • Ensuring transparency and visibility for board members and audit committees
  • Deploying an infrastructure that ties risk governance to business performance

This webcast will feature Ron Cathcart, Former EVP and Chief Risk Officer of Washington Mutual (WaMu). Mr. Cathcart was the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer for Washington Mutual and had oversight of all aspects of risk in the organization including, credit, market, operational, compliance, regulatory and internal audit. Prior to joining WaMu in 2005, Mr. Cathcart was the EVP, Retail Risk Management for CIBC. Earlier, he served in a variety of risk management positions at Bank One from 1999 to 2002, including EVP and Chief Risk Officer of Retail. Mr. Cathcart will be joined by Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager at MetricStream.

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (

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