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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.

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.

Professional certification programs

GARP sets the global standard in professional certification with the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) certifications. These programs are rigorous and very well respected across the globe. By demonstrating expertise and commitment to better risk management practices, Certified FRMs and ERPs stand apart in their respective organizations.

GARP Benchmarking 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.

Educational programs

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 leadership

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.