Operational Risk Management USA 2018

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4th Annual Operational Risk Management USA 2018

October 4-5 2018, taking place at Crowne Plaza, 1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019


Key Highlights of 2017


Conduct & Culture
Managing company culture and conduct and incentivizing behaviour aligned to this

Lines of Defense
Reviewing the lines of defence in ERM and operational risk to identify and mitigate

Regulatory Risk and Future Changes
Understanding regulatory risk and the impact of future changes and how institutions can look to prepare

ERM and Operational Risk
The blurred lines between ERM and operational risk and the importance of operational risk within ERM


Operational Risk Management
– Setting risk appetite for operational risk
– Reviewing the new scope of operational risk
– Increasing use of quantitative methods

Lines of Defense
– Oversight and responsibilities of lines of defense
– Verification and validation of risk and practices

Fraud and Cyber Security
– A review of Internal and external fraud weaknesses
– Understanding cyber security threat and mitigation practices
– The impact of reputational risk to institution

– Developing RCSA techniques
– Scenario generation for operational risk
– Increasing the Interrelationship with compliance teams


Driving Business
– Using ERM to drive business effectiveness
– Implementing plans for business continuity
– Automating the process to increase efficiency

Stress Testing
– Model risk management and validation
– Utilizing stress testing for better risk identification

– Managing enterprise IT incidents
– Reviewing the future of ERM
– Technology changes impacting ERM

ERM Structure
– Aligning team to increase efficiency
– Governance structure under ERM
– Establishing a clear line of accountability from the top down

Find our Operational and Enterprise Risk thought-leadership articles here. These articles feed from our much larger Risk Insights section of our website which provides you with thought-leadership, white papers, articles and more across risk and regulation. Subscribe to Risk Insights’ Financial Risk Management Blog and get the latest articles straight to your inbox.


Operational & ERM as value added exercises

Hafsteinn Gislason, VP Operational Risk, CIT has released documentation on using operational & enterprise risk management as value added exercises beyond regulatory compliance.

Download the PDF here

Systemic operational risk

Linda Jaka, Head of Governance, Operational Risk Integration and ERM at Standard Bank addresses the causes of systemic risk and how they may be tackled.

Download the PDF here

Establishing an effective governance structure

Documentation on establishing an effective governance structure to better account for op risks by Gustavo Ortega, Director, Operational Risk Management at American International Group, Inc.

Download the PDF here


8th February 2018

Second line: Effective challenge and validation

By Theresa Reynolds, Director of Operational Risk, Management Validation, Capital One.
15th November 2017

Global report: Perspectives on operational risk management and practice

5th October 2017

The three lines of defense, roles and responsibilities

By Glenn Hursh, Managing Director at KPMG LLP.
4th October 2017

Operational risk management: Emerging challenges and changing landscape

By Candice Nonas, Managing Consultant at RGP.
18th September 2017

Supercharging your ERM/risk program

31st August 2017

Governance of your Enterprise Risk Management: How to stay in control of your ERM programme and prove it

23rd August 2017

Managing risk in the digital age

23rd August 2017

Scenarios for Operational Risk: Improving quantitative aspects

29th June 2017

Operational Risk Management – how can its activities add value along the way?

27th June 2017

Utilizing stress testing and ERM as a function

26th June 2017

2nd line oversight responsibilities

26th June 2017

Enterprise Risk Management: Incorporating into strategy

26th June 2017

Leveraging RCSAs to promote a strong first line risk culture

13th June 2017

Data protection and security through improved risk assessments and monitoring approaches

12th April 2017

Using operational & enterprise risk management as value added exercises beyond regulatory compliance

2017 Co-Sponsors


ACL is a global software company with innovative solutions to help risk professionals keep their processes in check and protect their organization’s reputation. Through a unique combination of extreme ease-of-use, cloud delivery and the integration of industry standard risk analytics, ACL’s platform helps organizations manage risks and assure effective governance. Learn more at our booth and www.acl.com.

Governor Software

Communicate your obligations, understand your status and prove your compliance – A key component of good Governance is good oversight. The key challenge to good oversight for medium and large institutions in heavily regulated industries is the communication of the obligations set out by external and internal stakeholders, and the subsequent proving of adherence to those same stakeholders.
We have a simple to use solution that enables financial services companies to enhance their oversight capabilities by 1) effectively communicating their internal and external obligations and 2) minimising the cost/time of collating and presenting proof of compliance.
Governor Software provides clients with the ability to deconstruct regulations, frameworks and policies into visual maps that clearly communicate the obligations that require oversight and then to be able to track the changes as they are made to the obligations. Secondly the solution provides the 1st line of defence with Key Indicators and assessment points, in order to record compliance and areas of concern, which may be interfaced to your internal systems. It enables business updates and comments to flow back to the 2nd line in a seamless manner. Finally, it presents the status of individual and overall compliance in the structure of the original regulation, framework or policy. All of this is completed in a structured and auditable process so that review and audit becomes less fraught. Unlike the current piecemeal approach, using spreadsheets, presentations and email, which makes creating a structured, comprehensive and auditable oversight process, either impossible or extremely inefficient.
For Senior Risk & Compliance Executives who want to minimise the cost and enhance the quality of oversight at their firm.


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. Our high-performing people mobilize around our clients, using our experience and insight to deliver informed perspectives and clear methodologies that our clients and stakeholders value. Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mind- set, and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.


Opus was founded on a simple premise: that faster, better decisions in compliance and risk management could give businesses an extraordinary advantage in the marketplace.

Today, the world’s most respected, global corporations rely on Opus to free their business from the complexity and uncertainty of managing customer, vendor, and third-party risks.

By combining the most innovative SaaS platforms with unparalleled data solutions, Opus turns information into action so your business thrives.


The world’s leading banks and financial institutions trust RGP with their most pressing initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of the global enterprise and help devise comprehensive strategies to mitigate credit, market and operational risk. Through our agile business model RGP offers integrated services across a broad spectrum of disciplines, bringing deep expertise and proven methodologies developed over years of functional and managerial experience.


Ultimate Risk Solutions (URS) is the world’s leading independent provider of risk modelling solutions. Risk ExplorerTM, the company’s flagship product, is the Dynamic Financial Analysis technology used by leading insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and consultants worldwide.



ProcessUnity’s cloud-based solutions help organizations of all sizes automate their risk and compliance programs. Our highly configurable, easy-to-use tools significantly reduce manual administrative tasks, allowing customers to spend more time on strategic risk mitigation. As a software-as-a-service technology, ProcessUnity deploys quickly with minimal effort from customers and their IT resources. The inherent efficiency our technology delivers faster, better results, and the ability to scale governance, risk, and compliance programs over time. Learn more at www.processunity.com.

Can your organisation contribute at our Operational and Enterprise Risk Management Congress?

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. Please contact sales@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 6777 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

2018 Media Partners:


Crowne Plaza
1605 Broadway
New York
NY 10019

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I present at the Operational & Enterprise Risk Management 2017 Congress?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at Operational & Enterprise Risk Management 2017. For further information on this please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

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 Congress, as outlined on our pricing structure.

Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, 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*

We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during 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 Congress, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App
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 +44 (0) 20 7164 6582

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at Operational & Enterprise Risk Management 2017?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Operational & Enterprise Risk Management 2017 and our wider risk professionals community.

At the event
We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Congress. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007.

Risk Insights
Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for Operational & Enterprise Risk Management 2017?

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 Congress website
  • Place your logo on the Congress brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Congress
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact olympia.nolan@cefpro.com or call +44 (0) 20 7164 6582.

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Pre-Agenda Rate: $999 

Group Bookings:

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.

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