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Episode 20: Navigating Risk in an Uncertain Market

SMBC ManuBank CRO Mike Leary joins the podcast this month to discuss the relationship between risk and financial institutions in today’s economic environment.

Mike and Craig discuss the lesser-known risks impacting portfolios today, including hidden buy now, pay later loans and credit score inflation.

Mike weighs in on positioning a card portfolio in uncertain times; explains why some banks are using credit cards as transactional products; and stresses the need for working tools to properly assess the stability of consumer credit scores.

Josh asks for Mike’s opinion on which market innovations hold the most promise or red flags, and Mike ideates on what younger generations of employees can do to be successful in today’s unusual workforce.

Plus, Mike thinks back on his time as a collegiate cross country athlete and how a team-oriented mentality has helped positively shape his career.  


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