Bank risk manager of the year: JP Morgan

Risk awards 2012

Barry Zubrow

In a world of economic capital, risk-weighted assets and net stable funding ratios, it’s refreshing to come across a simpler risk management benchmark: “Our metric of success is ‘no surprises’: no surprises in terms of the impact on the firm of any individual behaviour or outside event,” says Barry Zubrow, chief risk officer at JP Morgan Chase in New York.

Using that metric, JP Morgan’s risk function was wildly successful in 2011. While its peers endured rogue traders, eurozone rumours, funding