Christopher Kunkle has been appointed director of securities lending and market risk by the Risk Management Association (RMA). The announcement was made by RMA president and chief executive officer (CEO) William Githens.
Kunkle will co-ordinate the activities of RMA’s Securities Lending Committee and also will oversee RMA’s market risk programme and events. He replaces Curtis Knight, who is retiring. Knight held that position since 1995.
A former member of RMA’s Securities Lending Executive Committee, Kunkle has represented the securities lending industry with the Internal Revenue Service, the US Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies in the US and with Inland Revenue in the UK.
He has been published and quoted in several industry periodicals, including Pensions & Investments, Global Custodian, and International Securities Finance. He has also served on the board of the US board of Equilend.
Before joining RMA, Kunkle was managing director and senior vice president, Wachovia Global Securities Lending Group, where he had responsibility for overall client management in the western hemisphere and Europe. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Kunkle is a graduate of Wittenberg University, Ohio in the US.
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