What's a January issue without a few predictions? These are some issues we're watching, and betting that bankers will need, or ought, to take action on in 2010.

Risk Management: Before winter ends, President Obama will have the opportunity to cap his "fat-cat bankers" shtick by signing a wide-ranging regulatory reform bill. Chief among the provisions will be a mechanism intended to give regulators a systemic view of risk, and requiring inputs from every bank of any heft. Banks that haven't spent millions on enterprise risk management already, get ready.

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