Model Risk Management USA 2020

Model Risk Management USA | 3rd Annual | October 7-8, 2020 | New York City

Reviewing the evolution of model risk management and managing innovation with management and oversight


October 7-8, 2020 | New York City

Key Agenda Topics from 2019

Regulatory expectations as model risk management continues to evolve across jurisdictions

Increasing efficiency, removing bias in output and limiting reputational risks

Bringing effective validation and governance into the scope of model risk management

Evaluating and looking beyond conceptual soundness of single use of models

Early readings and approaches from large vs. small institutions

The future state of model risk management: Evolution of model definition, uses and management


Stephan Meili
Managing Director, Risk Management


Katie Hysenbegasi
Managing Director, Head of Credit Risk Modeling Team, Risk and Compliance
BNY Mellon


Emre Balta
Head of Financial, Market, AML Model Validation
US Bank


Paul O’Donovan
Director, US Model Governance
BMO Financial


Snehal Kanakia
Director, Model Risk
Capital One


Dr. Agus Sudjianto
Head of Corporate Model Risk
Wells Fargo

Katherine Zhang

Katherine Zhang
MD, Head of Integrated Analytics Team
State Street Corporation


Daniel Ward
Head of RISK IRC, CIB Americas
BNP Paribas


Kash Agrawal
Director, Quantitative Analytics


Jing Zou
Managing Director, Model Risk Management
Royal Bank of Canada

24th June 2020
Bill Coen

Has regulation gone too far or is there still more to be done?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader and not those of CeFPro. By Bill Coen, Former Secretary General, Basel […]
9th March 2020
Jim Maimone

Reviewing the evolution and changing nature of the payments landscape and future expectations

By Jim Maimone, SVP, Senior Enterprise Payments Platform Product Manager, Citizens Bank
9th March 2020
Chris Smigielski

Model Inventory: Tools and techniques for an accurate inventory

By Chris Smigielski, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank
2nd March 2020
Apurva Anand

Measurement and quantification of model risk: Aggregating model risk for a holistic view

By Apurva Anand, Director – Model Risk Management, Barclays
2nd March 2020
Julia Lo

Risk identification and risk reporting as a value added process to drive decision making

By Julia Lo, Director, Internal Audit, Prudential
21st February 2020

Building resilience principles into operational risk to maintain critical services

By Melissa Mellen, Officer and Department Head of Policy, Analytics and Vendor Strategy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
19th February 2020
James Bone

Positioning and evolving privacy programs to account for different programs across jurisdictions

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader and not those of CeFPro. By James Bone, Lecturer in Discipline, ERM, […]
17th February 2020
Roderick A Powell

Best practices for validating machine learning models

By Roderick A Powell, SVP, Head of Model Risk Management, Ameris Bank
17th February 2020
Heather Russel

Incorporating model risk management principles across lines of business and risk

By Heather Russell, Director Model Risk Management, Bank of America
14th February 2020
Bill Coen

Has regulation gone too far or is there still more to be done?

By Bill Coen, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision & Chair, IFRS Advisory Council
12th February 2020
Daniel Hoyt - Head of Model Validation

Definition and classification of a model under the global guidelines and treatments across the institution

By Daniel Hoyt, Head of Model Validation, Euroclear
12th February 2020
Nison Nagdimov

Changing culture to incentivize and promote good conduct

By Nison Nagdimov, Senior Operational Risk Manager, Citi
28th October 2019

ClimWISE – Assessment of climate risk for credit portfolios

Article by Deloitte
21st October 2019

Integration of stress testing with financial planning and driving strategic decisions

By Venkat Iyer, Director of PPNR Forecasting, Santander The insights in this article are not necessarily representative of Santander
21st October 2019

How to leverage stress testing for strategic and competitive advantage

By Ty Lambert, Chief Data Analytics Officer, BancorpSouth
10th October 2019

Model risk management in CECL

4th October 2019

CECL model implementation and execution: 1st line model validation / risk management and running alongside stress tests in a cohesive framework

By Michael Jacobs, Lead Quantitative Analytics and Modeling Expert, PNC
1st October 2019

CeFPro Webinar – Model Risk: Where will innovation take us and what challenges are ahead?

23rd September 2019

CECL implementation for FBOs: Leveraging IFRS 9 for CECL

By Kuo-Chang Lu, Head of Strategic Planning and Business Engagement, RBC
11th September 2019

Validation and Governance of the use of AI and machine learning models to increase efficiency

By Paul O’Donovan, Director, US Model Governance, BMO Financial

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Risk Dynamics works closely with banks, insurers, asset managers and CCPs to design, embed and execute best practice Model Risk Management. Our work covers all aspects of MRM from the fundamental governance setup, through detailed policy implementation and regulatory remediation, to the delivery of high-quality independent Model Validation.

Our long-established track record in independent validation includes complex models, new model types and techniques (compliance, AML, AI and machine learning), critical regulatory exercises and large-scale external validation support. We also support a range of non-financial corporates across industry sectors as diverse as energy, pharmaceuticals and telecoms to help them manage the risk from their rapidly expanding portfolios of analytics.

Our team of 100+ quantitative experts (PhDs, actuaries, former supervisors and business consultants) have delivered 1,000+ model-related projects. Thanks to this unique blend of technical expertise, regulatory knowledge and industry experience, we are well equipped to tailor our services to meet individual client needs.

Can your organisation contribute? Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

How can your organization benefit from a CeFPro partnership?

Venue – October 7-8, Main Congress:

DoubleTree By Hilton Metropolitan New York
569 Lexington Avenue
New York
NY 10022

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Congress is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Course, as outlined on our pricing structure.

Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, full access to the Congress sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Congress*

*Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

This will be provided on both days of the Congress.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Course, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free.

If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +1 888 677 7007

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organization
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are media partnerships available for Model Risk Management Congress?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Course website
  • Place your logo on the Course brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Course
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact or call +1 888 677 7007.


Earn up to 21 CPE Credits

Earn up to 14 CPE Credits for the two-day Congress and up to 7 CPE Credits for also attending the Masterclass.

  • Prerequisites: Knowledge of financial risk management
  • Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is required
  • Program Level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Delivery Method: Group-live

The Center For Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Please note these are subject to change as per the agenda and final credits will be available after the event.

Representing a financial institution or government body
(E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)

Pre-Agenda Rate


Until the agenda is announced

Representing an information/service provider
(E.g. Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)

Pre-Agenda Rate


Until the agenda is announced

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along for half price or a fifth colleague to attend for free!

Other ways to register

1. Save Time – Register by Email

Simply email us with your e-signature – and we will do the rest for you!

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