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The Ncast Podcast

Welcome to the Ncast!

We’re excited to announce our new podcast, the Ncast! 

Our podcast focuses on the key issues facing financial institutions in the governance, risk, and compliance space — and the people on the front lines. We'll be speaking with industry thought leaders, practitioners, regulators, and experts about all things related to managing risk in the financial environment today.

Listen to episodes by clicking on the link below or download and subscribe to the Ncast on your favorite podcast platform!



Latest Episodes

COVID-19 Vendor Risk Management: Insights from the RMA

The Risk Management Association (RMA) promotes sound risk principles in the financial services industry. Sylwia Czajkowska, Associate Director of Operational Risk at the RMA, discussed the results of a recent survey focusing on COVID-19's impact on third-party risk management practices for FIs. This survey produced an ongoing dialogue that yielded key insights into the rapid deployment and evolution of vendor risk management practices and what that might mean for the future. What was the overall effect on operations for FIs? Listen and find out!


Insights on Boards and Risk Management from FFIEC State Liaison Committee Chair Greg Gonzales

Commissioner Gonzales serves as the Commission of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. He also serves as Chairman of the State Liaison Committee that incorporates the state supervisory perspective into the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). This role gives him a unique vantage point of how regulatory matters are addressed at the state level as well as with the consortium of all the nation’s federal regulatory agencies. We spoke with Commissioner Gonzales about the role of risk management and board oversight, specifically with regard to tailored regulations, the “math of things”, risk appetite and the June 2020 FFIEC guidance, and how boards should interpret exam findings.


Surprising Revelation from the 2020 Financial Institution Crisis Survey

Mary York, founder of York Public Relations and raised in the banking industry, recently released some key insights in a survey on what crises would lead Americans to leave a financial institution as well as how this would vary across different demographics. Mary’s insights on reputational risk and the measures to consider for compliance and operational risk will serve as useful tools to those financial institutions looking to avoid crises in the coming months and years. 


AI and Risk Explained

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be as simple or as complex as a financial institution wishes to harness it. But informed decisions are difficult to be made if you don’t have the right data and/or the means to sort and interpret it. Dr. Gary Shiffman, Adjunct Professor - Center for Security Studies (CSS) at Georgetown University and also Founder and CEO, Giant Oak, demystifies this conundrum as he addresses how AI can help FIs mature the profession of risk management as well as how to get risk managers and senior management aware of the benefits of AI as it relates to strategic planning. 


Taking the Reins in Building Out a BCM Program

What happens when someone moves from the vendor management team to spearhead and expand an FI’s business continuity management program? We found out first-hand from Ronnie Emmanoulakis, CRVPM II, Manager, Data Operation and Business Continuity Management who shared what it was like to step into the new role, how he approached the comprehensive strategy from management oversight to training, and how challenges were addressed along the way.


A look at the current and future state of banking revenues, clients, and business models

A survey was recently published on Banking After COVID-19 and the findings are compelling. Greenwich Associates survey co-author Ron Balmer joins us on this podcast to talk about the adaptations required for operational risk and organizational agility as well as how the human factor does and will remain a key asset to any financial institution.


What we're seeing in lending compliance and related risks

The only constant is change in the fair lending and CRA circles. In our conversation with Elizabeth M Ortloff, CRCMVice President/Senior Compliance Officer at MidWest One Bank, many timely and relevant topics are addressed including: changes in policy as a result of the pandemic, redlining risk, complaint management and waivers, and best practices for data analysis.


An interview with a prolific industry interviewer: Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson, founder and host of CU Broadcast, has done interviews for over 4,000 videocasts and has amassed an extensive viewership, so we thought we’d turn the tables and have him on this podcast to hear about how things have changed over the past ten years, what interests viewers, and what trends he sees by talking with both credit union leaders and industry experts.


Are you thinking of banking cannabis?

This week we’re pleased to host Tim Rademaker, Vice President ERM for CBC Federal Credit Union. As an early adopter in cannabis banking, Tim will share his breadth of experience in what to consider at the strategic level, best practices in building out the business line, navigating the regulatory guidance, and the risks of banking cannabis – or not doing it.


How banks are adjusting to cyber risk and remote exams

Join us this week with ABA's Paul Benda, SVP of Risk and Cybersecurity Policy. Learn how the remote work environment has influenced exams, data breach issues & phishing attempts, and the downstream risks of 3rd and 4th party vendors.

Download the latest episode on your favorite podcasting platform today!


Welcome to The Ncast!

The Ncast is a weekly podcast, brought to you by Ncontracts, that is dedicated to the professionals, topics, and news in the world of compliance. 

You will get to hear from some amazing practitioners from the government, banks, FinTech companies, and more!

If you have a great idea for a guest or show, you can reach the show at ncast@ncontracts.com

Download the latest episode on your favorite podcasting platform today!