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Financial Institution Letter

FFIEC Risk Management Planning Seminars

SUBJECT: FFIEC Risk Management Planning Seminars for 1997

The interagency Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued the attached press release announcing two FFIEC Risk Management Planning Seminars to be held during 1997. The first seminar will take place in Chicago on April 24 and 25; the second, in Washington, D.C., on September 25 and 26.

The planning seminars will provide an opportunity for senior management to discuss risk management issues and risk management examination procedures with regulators. Appropriate bank-wide risk management programs are essential to the safe and sound operation of financial institutions.

All financial institutions are encouraged to send a senior staff member to one of the seminars. For more information, please contact the FFIEC at (703) 516-5588.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

Distribution: Insured Commercial Banks and FDIC-Supervised Savings Banks

Note: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 ((703) 562-2200)


Press Release
November 5, 1996

For Immediate Release

Risk Management Planning Seminars for 1997

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announces the locations and dates for its 1997 Risk Management Planning seminars.

Who Should Attend:

Financial institution chief executive officers, directors, chief operating officers, chief financial officers and other executive level officers of banks, thrifts, and credit unions.

Objectives of Program:

To encourage top management to establish or improve systems that facilitate bank-wide risk management and to discuss issues in risk management with regulators.

Locations and Dates: Chicago, Illinois
April 24-25, 1997
The Westin Hotel
on North Michigan Avenue
Washington, D.C.
September 25 - 26, 1997
JW Marriott Hotel
on Pennsylvania Avenue
Conference Times: Registrations begin Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
Conferences end Friday at 12:00 noon

Program Highlights (Please refer to our Web Site: for current agenda)

  • Risk management from the regulators' viewpoints
  • Current strategies for interest rate risk management
  • Regional risk management concerns (Chicago session)
  • Pending legislation/regulation and the impact on risk management
  • Breakouts with policy level federal regulators to discuss agency risk management examination procedures
  • Managing the risks of emerging technologies

How to Register: (Registration form can also be downloaded from Web site: http.//

Send either the attached registration form or a photocopy along with a check payable to the FFIEC in the amount of $350. Please make your hotel reservation after you receive an acceptance letter - but then be sure to make it immediately in order to take advantage of the special room block rate.

Tuition includes program materials, two continental breakfasts and one luncheon.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and past sessions have sold out.

Checks will be returned if application is received after the conference has been filled.

Cancellations must be received at least 30 days before the conference in order to receive a refund.

For additional information, please call the FFIEC Examiner Education Office at 703-516-5588 or refer to the FFIEC web site.

Mail to:
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
3501 Fairfax Drive, Room 3086
Arlington, Virginia 22226-3550
(Detach here)

Risk Management Planning Seminar Application Form

__ Chicago, Illinois, April 24 - 25, 1997 (Thursday & Friday) The Westin Hotel, Chicago, Phone 312-943-7200 for room reservations FFIEC Conference Rate: $145 / $175 Single/double *

__ Washington, D.C., September 25 - 26, 1997 (Thursday & Friday) JW Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue, Phone 202-393-2000 for room reservations FFIEC Conference Rate: $170 Single/double*
* In order to receive special rate, hotel reservations MUST be made at least a month before the conference Name of

Attendee ____________________________________________________________
Title ____________________________________________________________
Name of Institution ____________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________________
Telephone ____________________________________________________________
FAX ____________________________________________________________
Internet Address ____________________________________________________________
Total Assets $ ____________________________________________________________
Primary Federal Regulator ____________________________________________________________

Space is limited. Receipt of your application is not a guarantee of registration .

Last Updated: November 26, 1996