Strategic Risk Associates Launches Unique Credit Portfolio Management Practice
Lending Industry Veteran Amitabh Bhargava Joins SRA to Lead Credit Investment Advisory
Today, Strategic Risk Associates, LLC (“SRA”), a consulting and SaaS risk software firm specializing in the financial services industry, is proud to announce the establishment of a Credit Portfolio Management Practice under the direction of Amitabh Bhargava, an accomplished banker with two-plus decades of successful experience creating value for wholesale and consumer lending businesses.
SRA’s Credit Portfolio Management practice will deliver key risk insights through a disciplined, scalable, and repeatable analytical framework that includes best practice data management and collection, credit research, adherence to regulatory standards, credit cycle preparedness, and stress testing.
Under the guidance of Mr. Bhargava, the practice goals are to help clients improve portfolio returns, identify and manage concentrations, implement a granular and rigorous limit framework and ensure full business transparency through clean and clear data systems, governance, and automation.
“Amitabh is an active leader in industry initiatives to advance performance and risk practices in credit portfolio management. Now his experience and leadership will be used to create value for SRA clients with scalable credit portfolio management services and lower marginal cost,” says Bert Knotts, SRA Partner and Chief Credit Officer. “He will provide key guidance to our ERM Watchtower (integrated risk management hub) clients as we extend the service to support active and scalable Credit Portfolio Management.”
Michael Glotz, SRA’s CEO and Founding Partner added, “Amitabh’s proven ability to identify credit market disruption, forward-looking indicators, portfolio correlations, and commercial and retail credit risk tolerances will now drive SRA’s credit portfolio management offering. His extensive expertise advising credit investors includes identifying forward-looking indicators, exposing layers of credit risk, implementing best practice data health and analytics, and highlighting efficiency and automation opportunities is in perfect alignment with SRA’s extensive work in risk aggregation, automation, efficiency, stress testing, and M&A due diligence.”