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John Burdiss and Old Dominion Risk Advisors Announce Strategic Partnership

July 2016 - Robert J. Bloxom, founder and president of Old Dominion Risk Advisers (“ODRA”) and John Burdiss of Cape Charles, VA announce a new strategic partnership effective July 15, 2016.  Read more

Perspectives from the Front Line - Today's Top Credit Risk Issues

Dec 2014, The RMA Journal - Competition is extremely fierce and margins are razor thin.  Banks need to keep lessens learned in the credit portfolio post-crisis front and center as they move into 2015.   Read more (pdf)

Driving Value in the Community Bank Loan Portfolio

Nov 2014, The RMA Journal - Here are some techniques for achieving a better strategic direction, quality tracking mechanisms, and a focus on profitable lending.  Read more (pdf)

What Banks Learned About Risk Management in 2013

Dec 20, 2013 - Read about some key takeaways in the area of risk management that banks should be cognizant of as we move into 2014.      Read more


Getting to "Strong" - Heightened Standards for Risk Governance

Dec 2014, The RMA Journal - Recent regulatory guidance suggests that a “satisfactory” risk management program will no longer pass the test.  Regulators want to see banks of all sizes migrate from “satisfactory” to “strong”.  This article explains the difference.   Read more  (pdf)

Is Your Bank Increasing Its Credit Risk?

Sept 22, 2014  - This report identifies key credit risk threats to the safety and soundness of banks.   Read more

Seven Tenets of Risk Management in the Banking Industry

Feb 2010 -  If a bank is serious about risk management, then it will be serious from the top down.   Read more