The Job of a Chief Risk Officer

Citizens Republic Bancorp, a bank holding company with $9.6 billion in assets in Flint, Michigan, started a risk office and hired a chief risk officer seven years ago at the urging of regulators. Like many banks, it struggled in the aftermath of the recession but returned to profitability and exited a memorandum of understanding with regulators. Although banks below $50 billion in assets aren’t technically required to have a chief risk officer, many smaller banks do. Steve Figliuolo has had the job since 2005. He talked to Bank Director in 2012 about his work, his views on what makes a...