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6th Annual Risk Americas Convention, 2017

6th Annual Risk Americas Convention, 2017 will feature over 80 senior risk management thought leaders, across 60+ presentations and panel discussions over four individual work streams, plus 30+ roundtable discussions and complementing pre and post workshops. 

Taking Place May 23-24, Hilton Midtown, New York. 


Impact of EPS on liquidity risk, stress testing and risk management implications

Political risk and the impact on financial institutions

CRO panel discussion

Track One: The Future of Risk Management

Strategic Risk
Data strategies
Cloud security
Reporting and analytics
Future regulation
Emerging risks
Machine learning

Track Two: Stress Testing

CCAR for new filers
Model capabilities
SR15-18 & SR15-19
Quant & Qualitative elements
Automating the process
Risk identification

Track Three: Liquidity Risk & Funding

Impact of EPS
5G reporting
Intraday liquidity
Horizontal review
Recovery and resolution
Role of audit
Money market reform

Track Four: Operational Risk

Regulatory change
Capital models
Risk culture
Reputational risk
Event loss data
Third party risk
Cyber risk

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Integrated credit modelling from CCAR to CECL
Soner Tunay, EVP, Director of Risk Analytics, Citizens Bank 

Enterprise risk management
Craig Spielmann, Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management, First Data

Model Risk Management and Validation
Jon Hill, Executive Director

Guest Speakers
Agus Sudjianto, EVP, MD, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo Bank
Julian Phillips, Chief Model Risk Officer, GE Capital
Mervyn Naidoo, Chief Operating Officer, Market Analytics, Morgan Stanley 

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28th November 2016

Reviewing the 2016 CCAR & DFAST stress tests and looking towards 2017

3rd November 2016
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Data & technology as it relates to model governance

1st November 2016
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Improving usefulness of PPNR CCAR stress test models: Adding 30+ years of rate data to deposit balance models

24th October 2016

Addressing imperfect results in your PPNR CCAR Models

14th October 2016

Overview of the process for new filers and existing ones: Controls and best practices

10th October 2016
Craig Lane

Gaining value from an effective RCSA program and using to make strategic business decisions

5th October 2016
Axiom SL

CCAR: Tackling stress testing with AxiomSL’s enterprise-wide integrated platform

30th September 2016

Data challenges specific to CCAR to ensure accurate data inputs

29th September 2016
Vendor survey

Research report: Third party risk management

27th September 2016
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Aligning compliance and operational risk departments to better remediate the risks

27th September 2016
Ed Young, Senior Executive

Comparing SR 15-19 to 15-18 as a guide for what is to come for DFAST banks

23rd September 2016

Reviewing the 2016 CCAR & DFAST stress tests and looking towards 2017

22nd September 2016

Using operational and enterprise risk management as value added exercises

22nd September 2016
Joseph Breeden

One model to rule them all

19th September 2016
Robert Chan

Understanding the requirements for organizations moving towards CCAR compliance

14th September 2016
Steve Turner

Capabilities requirements for liquidity and funding management in a post-crisis world

14th September 2016
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Modeling deposit portfolio rates: Combining replicating portfolio concepts with regression analysis to improve PPNR stress testing and ALM accuracy

9th September 2016

Systemic operational risk: A review of case studies, regulation and requirements

7th September 2016
Tally Ferguson

Using stress testing alongside risk appetite for more informed decisions

7th September 2016
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Effectively incorporating stress testing into business as usual practices across the business

31st August 2016
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The challenge of the challenger model

30th August 2016
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Developing efficient models at Stress Testing USA 2016

26th August 2016
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The heart of bank stress tests: Data

23rd August 2016
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Taking a step back to the future: What does the future hold for the evolution of regulatory expectations

22nd August 2016

Sound model risk practice for effective stress testing

16th August 2016

Benefits of embedding stress testing into ‘Business As Usual’ framework

10th August 2016
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Overcoming data challenges to accommodate regulatory requirements across the liquidity & funding landscape

10th August 2016

What lies ahead for operational risk professionals

10th August 2016
Cyber risk across FIs

Assessing upcoming cyber risk trends in 2016 and beyond

9th August 2016

Relationship between operational risk management and business continuity



AxiomSL’s enterprise-data management platform delivers data lineage, risk aggregation, workflow automation, validation and audit functionality as well as internal and external reporting capabilities including XBRL. These features provide data and process governance across the entire enterprise and give decision makers the confidence in the automation of complex reporting business logic as well as full control over every step of the process.

AxiomSL’s platform seamlessly integrates all of the firm’s existing data across the enterprise and provides the analytics necessary to meet global regulatory standards, risk management requirements and internal and external reporting demands. The high-performance platform aggregates clients’ data to its lowest level of granularity from multiple siloes systems, enriches and validates the data, and then runs the data through relevant calculations and populates the reports. Analytical applications are delivered in the areas of data risk management, capital and liquidity reporting while addressing evolving regulatory requirements and market dynamics.

AxiomSL’s enterprise-wide approach enables financial institutions to leverage their existing data and risk management infrastructure without system re-engineering while delivering drilldown functionality to support instant verification of aggregate numbers down to individual accounts for improved transparency. Further, the ability to preview results, prior to submission, enables analysis and adjustment of reported facts and ensures accuracy. This holistic approach gives institutions full control of the entire process for risk management and finance functions, data aggregation capabilities, automation of complex analytical and reporting business logic and internal and regulatory reporting.

AxiomSL was voted Best Reporting System Provider in the 2015 Waters Rankings and was highlighted as a ‘category leader’ by Chartis Research in its 2015 Sell-side Risk Management Technology report. The company’s work has also been recognized through a number of other accolades.


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Darling Consulting Group

Darling Consulting Group (DCG) is a leading independent provider of balance sheet risk management services and solutions for the financial institution industry. DCG’s Quantitative Risk Analysis & Strategy Group provides specialized end-to-end validation for credit stress testing models (DFAST/CCAR) which includes an evaluation of the mathematical approaches employed to project credit losses and PPNR forecasts, as well as ALM model integration, governance, controls and documentation.

For over 30 years DCG has helped financial institutions of all sizes make better strategic and risk management decisions. Services include comprehensive asset/liability management and strategy advisory, balance sheet risk modeling, broad-based model validation (e.g. ALM, liquidity, credit, ALLL, MSR, capital, operational risk models), behavioral studies (deposits, prepayments), credit stress testing and challenger models, and liquidity management (including contingency planning, monitoring and stress testing analytics).


IBM Risk Analytics solutions provide sophisticated risk analytics for quantifying risk exposure to securities and portfolios, as well as for addressing the key regulatory requirements of Basel III, and Solvency II. Financial services companies on all ve continents have implemented IBM Risk Analytics solutions for a more complete perspective on enterprise risk exposure and for making risk- aware business decisions.


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.


Microsoft enables financial institutions to liberate data and democratize analytics to empower decision-making across business lines, improve risk insight, identify new market opportunities, and ultimately fuel future growth.The Microsoft advantage is its highly acclaimed analytics platform, differentiated by its low cost, scale, and simplicity of use. With the elastic compute capability in Microsoft Azure, to enable improved risk modeling, this comprehensive approach enables financial institutions to improve the accuracy and integrity of insight for actuarial, financial, and operational risk.

Moody's Analytics

Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services and research, including proprietary analyses from Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges.


For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.

MSCI serves 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking. For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.


Novantas is the industry leader in analytic advisory and solution services for financial institutions. We create superior value for our clients through deep and insightful analysis of the information that drives the financial services industry — across pricing, product development, treasury and risk management, distribution, marketing, and sales management. Our Global Treasury & Risk unit partners with banks to advance their analytic capabilities — bringing to bear our thought leadership, advanced modeling techniques, and extensive experience. For more information visit www.novantas.com.

Risk Focus

Risk Focus delivers trading, regulatory, risk and cloud-enabling solutions to the global capital markets. With offices in New York, London and Riga, Risk Focus offers a full-service model from independent advisory and architecture services through full implementation and solution delivery. Our proprietary software platform, Report-it.Trade, offers component-based regulatory reporting solutions on the cloud or as packaged software, including Validate.Trade, the only data validation and emulation engine for the DTCC GTR.

Since 2004, the world’s top brokers, banks, clearing houses and hedge funds have relied on Risk Focus’ domain expertise and unrivaled track record of on-time delivery for their specialist solutions needs.

Wolters Kluwer

Whether complying with regulatory requirements or managing financial transactions, addressing a single key risk, or working toward a holistic enterprise risk management strategy, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services works with customers worldwide to help them successfully navigate regulatory complexity, optimize risk and financial performance, and manage data to support critical decisions. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides risk management, compliance, finance and audit solutions that help financial organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise, with more than 30 offices in 20 countries.

For further information please visit www.wolterskluwerfs.com



ACTICO Corp. is a leading international provider of software solutions and technologies for decision management.
In a digital world it is necessary to process large volumes of data and make fast, consistent and auditable decisions; that is where our software solutions provide an advantage. Business rules and processes can be easily adapted and executed automatically, which improves the efficiency and agility of our customers in their competitive area. This also enables them to accelerate their growth, innovate effectively, stay compliant and as a result, increase profits.
ACTICO provides software solutions for the areas:

– Credit Risk Management: Assess and monitor credit risk

– Loan Origination: Automate credit checks and decisions

– Compliance: Enable transparency, comply with regulations and avoid fraud

– Client Management: Handle sensitive customer data securely – from onboarding to reporting

– Underwriting & Claims: Make claim settlement processes quicker, consistent and cost-effective

ACTICO’s roots go back to 1997 and Innovations Software Technology GmbH, which became part of the Bosch Group in 2008. ACTICO GmbH was formed when Bosch spun off its financial software operations in November 2015. As an independent company, it supports its international customers from locations in Germany, the U.S., and Singapore.
More information at www.actico.com

Barclay Simpson

Barclay Simpson Executive Search Inc. is a specialist Corporate Governance search firm that recruits financial services and banking professionals into the niche areas of Risk Management, Internal Audit, Information Security and Compliance.

We provide contingent and retained permanent recruitment solutions and have the resources, specialist knowledge and skilled consultants to provide the most appropriate recruitment solution in our areas of expertise, sourcing both local candidates as well as drawing from our global candidate database and extensive networks. Our fifty consultants, based in our offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, work with financial services and banking clients throughout North America, the UK, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.

CIMCON Software

Spreadsheet risks continue to proliferate rapidly amongst increasing regulatory scrutiny. Spreadsheet risks include financial errors resulting in business losses, trading losses, financial misreporting, and regulatory penalties that can affect a firm’s reputation and stock price.

CIMCON Software delivers a sustainable approach to managing and reducing spreadsheet risks and improving data quality, integrity and compliance by managing the complete spreadsheet life cycle. The CIMCON Solution includes a set of modular yet integrated tools: XLRisk for Inventory, Risk Assessment and Data Lineage, XLAudit for Integrity Checking and Remediation, and SOX-XL for Monitoring and Controls. The tools reduce risk by providing automated risk assessments and data lineages, a visual and clear understanding of your spreadsheet, quickly identifying errors and areas of concern, and delivering proper controls and reporting to meet risk, audit and regulatory expectations, all with minimal end user impact. They also provide high productivity gains by speeding up spreadsheet review and approval times, visual file comparisons, and quick error detection.

Incorporated in 1996, CIMCON Software pioneered enterprise spreadsheet management and controls. Over the last 18 years, it has consistently been recognized as the market leader by leading market analysts, consultants, and customers. CIMCON was voted #1 in the category of “Spreadsheet Compliance Products” for two consecutive years by readers of Operational Risk & Regulation magazine. The CIMCON tools have helped over 325 firms including some of the world’s largest banks, insurers and financial service companies reduce their risk from spreadsheets. For more information, please email us at info@cimcon.com, or visit www.cimcon.com.

Dixon Hughes Goodman

Dixon Hughes Goodman combines deep industry experience, comprehensive offerings and a strong commitment to personal service. As part of Praxity™, a worldwide alliance of independent firms, we provide global resources with the responsiveness and approachability that only personal relationships can deliver. Our consulting and advisory clients include Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries in all 50 states and internationally.

At DHG, we understand the complexities and challenges of delivering both regulatory and strategic change initiatives. We offer a fresh perspective and innovative solutions to your most complex risk, compliance, and regulatory concerns. Comprehensive offerings, exceptional client service and a global network of professionals—that’s DHG.

Visit www.dhgllp.com for additional information.


Exari is a market-leading Contract Lifecycle Management platform that unifies the processes of generating, managing and analyzing expansive document and contract portfolios. Exari solutions are used by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

Exari is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Melbourne and Munich.

Learn more at www.exari.com.

EXL Analytics

EXL Analytics focuses on extracting insights from data using predictive and advanced analytics. Apart from statistical modeling and data analysis, the focus is also on understanding business challenges and delivering action oriented solutions. The key innovation is a powerful merger of statistical data mining and a consultative approach.

EXL Analytics is one of the few large and differentiated players in the global analytics market with revenues of $150+ million. Banking analytics services are focused into three core areas consisting of risk, marketing and operations analytics. With a global footprint of nearly 2,000+ data scientists and analysts, EXL Analytics has set the banking industry’s gold standard with award winning services that address the end-to-end banking analytics value chain.  EXL Analytics’ Model Risk in a Box solution, which incorporates Data Traceability & Governance, Model Development & Model Monitoring and Validation, helps Banks comply with a variety of new OCC, CCAR and Basel regulations

EXL (NASDAQ:EXLS) is a leading operations management and analytics company that helps businesses enhance growth and profitability in the face of relentless competition and continuous disruption. Using our proprietary, award-winning Business EXLerator Framework™, which integrates analytics, automation, benchmarking, BPO, consulting, industry best practices and technology platforms, we look deeper to help companies improve global operations, enhance data-driven insights, increase customer satisfaction, and manage risk and compliance. EXL serves the insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, utilities, travel, transportation and logistics industries. Headquartered in New York, New York, EXL has more than 24,000 professionals in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia (primarily India and Philippines), Latin America, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit www.exlservice.com.

FI Consulting

FI Consulting is a specialist firm that provides risk analytics, financial modeling and information technology services to banks, credit unions and government agencies. For more than 13 years, clients have called on us to address complex and high-stakes analytical challenges based on our particular strengths in developing, validating and implementing credit risk and stress testing models. At FI Consulting, we take pride in our ability to deliver high impact and practical solutions that stand up to examination by our clients’ toughest stakeholders including management, auditors and regulators.


Incisive Software provides award-winning and innovative spreadsheet risk analysis and management solutions. Our enterprise-class products provide visibility and control of spreadsheets that are used in critical business processes, and are particularly relevant for risk professionals involved in stress testing, model risk as well as operational risk. Incisive products have been recognized for giving users confidence in the accuracy and consistency of their spreadsheets. Incisive solutions are used by the world’s leading corporations including Bank of America, Caesars Entertainment, Cathay Bank, JPHIEGO, and Signature Bank.

Lombard Risk

Lombard Risk’s regulatory reporting platform, AgileREPORTER, goes beyond delivering reporting computations into today’s regulatory templates. The solution takes your data and creates a dynamic information management framework that supports reporting requirements across multiple jurisdictions and, in addition, will provide your business with timely management information dashboards.

With AgileREPORTER handling your regulatory reporting functions, you have clear visibility on the performance and exception notifications you need to manage the risk in your business.

Lombard Risk (LSE: LRM) provides global regulatory reporting and collateral management solutions that enable clients in the financial services industry to significantly improve their approach to managing risk. Clients include over 30 of the world’s ‘Top 50’ financial institutions – as well as investment firms, asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators, insurance firms and large corporations worldwide.

Contact us at info@lombardrisk.com or visit www.lombardrisk.com for more information.

Macroeconomic Advisers

For over thirty years, Macroeconomic Advisers has assisted clients in obtaining a broad and deep understanding of what is driving the US economy, its future direction, opportunities and risks.  We aid clients in planning, strategy, asset allocation and risk management through a variety of offerings. We designed and maintain the premier US macro model and employ that model in producing well documented forecasts and alternative scenarios supported by carefully constructed narratives.  Our clients range from financial institutions of all sizes and type to policy makers to C-suite executives at non-financial corporations. Clients trust MA because of our insistence on analytical rigor, attention to detail, unbiased research, seasoned judgment and our unsurpassed customer service.

Contact Maureen Maguire at mmaguire@macroadvisers.com or see more at www.macroadvisers.com.

Strategic Risk Associates

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) is national consulting and advisory firm, specializing in the banking and financial services industry. SRA provides commercial banks and financial services companies with a broad spectrum of services. These include:

– Enterprise Risk Management;
– Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence;
– Internal Audit;
– Bank and Financial Services companies’ Integration;
– Credit Risk Management including Loan Reviews, Stress Testing, Credit Training, and Process Improvements;
– Regulatory Support for Bank Exams;
– MOUs,and Enforcement Actions;
– Management and Board Assessments;
– Strategic Plans and/or Capital Plans;
– Board of Director Training;
– Succession Plans;
– Staff Augmentation, Mortgage Operations Support, and numerous Other Services.

See more at www.srabank.com.


Trepp delivers a suite of practical bank solutions that offer reliable forecasting capabilities for capital planning, risk management, and compliance with Dodd-Frank Stress Testing (DFAST) and Comprehensive and Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). Since 2012, Trepp has worked with banks to help them respond to emerging regulatory mandates and better assess financial performance and risk. With a client roster that includes 50% of CCAR banks and 20% of Dodd-Frank banks, Trepp provides the robust data, models, and technology that are trusted for transparency, ease-of-use, and cost-effectiveness.

Founded in 1979, Trepp is the leading provider of information, analytics and technology to the banking, CMBS and commercial real estate markets. Trepp provides primary and secondary market participants with the web-based tools and insight they need to increase their operational efficiencies, information transparency and investment performance. Trepp is wholly-owned by DMG Information, the information publishing division of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).


Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report, and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use Wdesk. For more information, visit workiva.com.

ZM Financial Systems

We bring practical solutions to your difficult financial problems. Offering on-line and in-house solutions in securities and fixed-income analytics, credit-adjusted ALM, liquidity, risk management, budgeting and funds transfer pricing, we can help you better manage your risk and profitability.

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