The Center for Financial Professionals are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Risk Americas Convention has moved to a virtual platform for 2020! Taking place between September 23-25, the three day online gathering will feature 60+ unparalleled thought leaders, 4 keynote sessions, 4 individual work streams on each day, 20+ roundtable discussions, virtual networking, meeting planning, virtual exhibition hall and much more. The global pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another, here at CeFPro we are striving to continue to provide high level content, knowledge and idea sharing through virtual platforms before welcoming you all back as soon as we are able! Throughout the Convention speakers and attendees are invited to explore a wide range of industry trends and topics, with four streams on each day to choose from. In order to reflect the current environment CeFPro has conducted extensive research into the most critical opportunities and challenges facing the financial sector. Therefore, our topical agenda and exclusive content mirrors the current environment and opinions of leading industry professionals. The information below will provide you with a brief break down of our agenda and the topics to be addressed, ultimately providing testimonial as to why the Risk Americas convention is an unmissable event;
A stand apart feature of the Risk Americas convention is the exquisite line up of keynote sessions. Opening each day, C-Suite professionals will share their unique perspective and experience on a range of industry topics. The 2020 virtual Convention boasts an unparalleled line up of keynote topics and speakers. The below industry professionals will be exploring the role of the CRO and ability of risk management teams to keep up in an evolving technical landscape. This discussion will also touch on the lessons learned from the pandemic and influences on business continuity and operational effectiveness;
Oliver Jakob, International CRO, Mitsubishi UFJ | Anthony Peccia, CRO, Citibank Canada | Vivek Tyagi, CRO, Transaction Banking, Goldman Sachs
In addition, Nicholas Silitch, CRO from prudential will be delivering a standalone presentation discussing risk management through a forward-thinking lens. The world is changing at a rapid pace and navigating risk has always been an important part of the journey. Within his session Nicholas will discuss emerging risks, an insight on how to understand past events and tips on how to manage future risks in a more predictive and proactive manor.
In addition to the above, attendees can expect to hear from CROs at MassMutual and Morgan Stanley as they discuss contingency planning for future economic downturns and increase geopolitical uncertainty. Finally, we hear an update from the Chairman of ARRC and Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities at Morgan Stanley on IBOR transition and moving towards final implementation,
RISK AMERICAS STREAMS
Risk Americas boasts four individual work streams on each day, attendees are able to pre-select their sessions and tailor make their agenda by moving across each stream.
Innovation in Risk Management: Covering topics such as privacy, data, customer experience, AI, FinTech, RegTech and much more. Innovation within the financial sector is now a corner stone in keeping up with the pace of change, but we must explore both sides of technology and how it can hinder and assist in achieving industry goals.
Non-Financial Risk and resilience: An increasing area of focus for many professionals. The stream will cover key topics such as business continuity, fraud and financial crime, cyber security, third party risk and much more.
Market Trends and Financial Risk: The questions surrounding market conditions and future financial risk are a long standing topic of conversation, given the current climate these discussions are even more pertinent when looking ahead. This stream will explore items such a credit risk, global recession, repo markets, climate change, IBOR and more.
Model Risk Management: The agenda highlights the top discussion points surrounding MRM, touching on more traditional topics whilst also exploring the use of technology and AI. Just some of the areas to be explored include risk quantification, model validation, model inventory, AI and machine learning, data and much more.
In addition to the content mentioned above, we are also offering the one day IBOR Forum taking place on September 22. Our condensed and concise agenda offers an all-encompassing view into the latest trends, developments and practical challenges ahead of LIBOR transition. Key speakers include:
Tom Wipf, Vice Chairman, ARRC / Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley | Alexis Pederson, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo | Mark Cabana, Head of US Rates Strategy, Bank of America | Priya Misra, Head of Global Rates Strategy, TD Securities
As the path towards IBOR transition intensifies we must now work as an industry to share common learnings and objectives. Although a vast amount of work has been undertaken, there is still a lot to be achieved. To find out more please visit our website at the following link – IBOR Forum
CeFPro’s Virtual Convention will be unparalleled in its features and offerings to attendees. Unlike many other online events, Risk Americas will be a hive of activity in which you can seamlessly connect and interact with peers. Attendees will be invited to build their own agenda, move freely between the streams, network with peers, join virtual roundtable discussions, visit the exhibition hall and create your own virtual goodie bag with whitepapers, presentations and eBooks. The gathering will provide ample opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals and reignite conversations and debate.
In conclusion, this year’s Risk Americas convention is a land mark occasion not to be missed. From the comfort of your own home, office or even coffee shop you can log on and access an extensive range of content and insight from leading industry professionals. Attendees representing a regulated financial institution or government body will receive free registration to the online event. To reserve your place at the upcoming convention and to find out more please visit www.risk-americas.com