8th Annual Risk Americas 2020

 9th Annual Risk Americas 2020

May 12-13, 2020 | New York City

We are currently researching for our agenda, if you would like to assist in the research or put yourself forward to speak at the event, please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com

 You can now secure your place at Risk Americas 2020 at the preferential pre-agenda rate from only $999

“Risk Americas is a ‘must go’ conference for any Risk professional.”

VP, Model Risk Director,
Arvest Bank




Model risk: Life-cycle, new regulations and what the
future holds

The increasing risk of vendor and third parties and ensuring effective controls across lifecycle

Payments | E-Trading | Machine Learning | Technology Risk | RegTech | Artificial Intelligence | Emerging Risks | Blockchain | FinTech
Plus, much more…

CECL | IRRBB | Balance Sheet Optimization | The Evolution of Stress Testing | Capital Buffers | Market Volatility | Liquidity | LIBOR | Capital Markets
Plus, much more…

Credit Risk Modeling | Model Risk Management | Validation | Non-Traditional Models Vendor Models | New Models | Aggregate Model | Governance | Qualitative
Plus, much more…

Fraud | Vendor Risk | Cyber | ERM | Governance | Culture | Strategic planning | Changing customer behaviour | Social Media
Plus, much more…

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Scott Gyllensten
Chief Operational Risk Officer
Peoples United Bank


John Schiavetta
Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Alliance Bernstein


Adrian Peters
Global Chief Technology Risk Officer
BNY Mellon


Paul Barkan
Chief Risk Officer
Newtown Savings Bank


Matthew Macia
EVP Chief Risk Officer
Bank of the Sierra


Rich Baich
Chief Information Security Officer
Wells Fargo


Daniel Moore
Chief Risk Officer


Jay Cook
Lloyds Banking Group


Frank Morisano


Paige Wisdom
Board of Directors, Chair of Operations and Technology Committee
Morgan Stanley Bank NA

A look back at Risk Americas 2019

A quick look back at Risk Americas 2019

Interview with SVP, Model Risk Management of Bank of the West

Interview with Model Risk Director of
Arvest Bank

Presentation from CRO and CCO of First Savings Mortgage Corporation

Take a look back through some of our photos.
Can you spot yourself or your colleagues?

A look back at Risk Americas 2018

A quick look back at Risk Americas 2018

Just a few of our 2018 speakers

Risk Americas 2018 Highlights

Insight from Chief Risk Officer of Genworth Financial

Insight from Chief risk Officer of Hyundai Capital America

“The topics covered at the Risk Americas conference are always insightful and informative and cover different streams of risk, including model risk.  Risk Americas is a great opportunity to meet with industry thought-leaders and practitioners to learn and share information about risk practices.  Attendees can expect great topics, great dialogue and networking with fellow risk professionals, and to return to their organizations equipped and ready to take their risk program to the next level.  The presentations are excellent and wide ranging in content.  I always benefit from the overviews of best practices and learning from some of the challenges that others have addressed. Risk Americas is a ‘must go’ conference for any Risk professional.”

VP, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank

“The main benefit is to learn about leading industry practices, areas of focus and innovative risk management solutions for problems facing the financial services industry.”

– Executive Vice President, Chief Operational Risk Officer, BB&T  

“Attendees can benefit in many ways; learn from peers about current activities or concerns,
exchange ideas and develop connections as industry members.”

– VP, Model Risk Director,
Alliance Bernstein 

“Risk Americas is a great place to hear directly from industry leaders and get up to speed on current topics and challenges in the field.  Due to the high quality content, Risk Americas is a very well attended conference and among the best networking opportunities in the industry.”

– SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions 

“Attending conferences like Risk Americas 2019 enables sharing knowledge and expertise acquired through your experiences, and provides excellent opportunities to learn from the experiences of others.”

– Head of AML Risk Management, State Street Corporation 

“The benefit to attend conferences and conventions like Risk Americas in New York City is to hear other industry experts share their opinions on the current Risk, compliance, and financial innovation landscape, to see what other concepts, ideas, and products are being developed, and to meet fellow innovators and leaders of the industry.”

– Head of Innovations and Intellectural Properties, BLAST 

Find our latest related 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.

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?

27th September 2019

CeFPro Webinar – Business Value: Risk culture, lines of defense and emerging risks

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
11th September 2019

Next generation of Stress Testing: Using as a tool and BAU integration

By Liang-Khoon Koh, Director Stress Testing, Silicon Valley Bank
29th August 2019
Top 3 Investment Priorities

Top 3 investment priorities according to FinTech Leaders 2019 Report

9th August 2019

Integrating conduct requirements and maturing risk culture of a firm

By Benoît Saint-Jevin, Head of OPC & TAC Coordination, Global Markets Americas, BNP Paribas
9th August 2019

Linking risk appetites to decision making

By Jacob Rosengarten, Principal, Wolf/Rosengarten Group
2nd August 2019

Exploring the uses of AI and machine learning technology in operational risk

By Saqib Jamshed, Head of Model Risk Governance, The Options Clearing Corporation
1st August 2019

Increasing accountability in the first line and minimizing duplication of efforts for risk assessments

By Hugo Ramirez, SVP, Director of Corporate Assurance, BBVA
15th July 2019

Managing regulatory expectations in an evolving landscape and satisfying requirements across jurisdictions

By Rebecca Schauer Robertson, CAMS-Audit, CAFP, CFE EVP Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank
15th July 2019

Expanding capabilities in data analytics across audit teams to develop an enterprise level picture

By Amit Srivastav, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley and Dhaval Sheth, Head of Corporate Investigations and Analytics, CIT
8th July 2019

Presentation: The increasing risk of vendor and third parties and ensuring effective controls across lifecycle

14th June 2019

The evolution of Audit: The future of audit risk and regulatory expectations

By Sophie Bottazzi, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro
31st May 2019

Assessing the impacts and consequences of LIBOR transition including timelines, reference rates and the path forward

By Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro 
29th May 2019

Risk Webinar: Evolving role of banks and FinTechs in the Real Time Payment space

13th May 2019

Third-party due diligence: Has your program evolved enough to keep up with changes in regulations and advancements in technology?

By Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
13th May 2019

Full oversight for risk reporting: Aggregating reporting across multiple systems and jurisdictions

By David Stomski, Director, Operational Risk Management, Credit Suisse

Can your organization contribute at Risk Americas 2020 Convention?

Can your organization 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 sales@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

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 +1 888 677 7007 / +44 (0)20 7164 6582 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?

Meet our 2020 Co-Sponsors

MAT- Mirai ALM Tool

MAT is a new generation ALM tool that leans on state-of-the-art technologies with the goal of evolving the balance sheet management to a new paradigm. MAT is not just a calculation engine, it engloves the three components of a traditional architecture – Data loading, calculation engine and advanced reporting – allowing the user to devote more time in analyzing the data instead of its generation. MAT is not just a management tool, it has been developed in order to cover both the management and regulatory requirements for interest rate risk and liquidity risk.
Because of the technologies involved, MAT is able to load and compute the data at the contract level. It incorporates an advanced set of dynamic reports ready for use as Repricing Gap, Sensitivity Analysis for NII and MVE, Survival Horizon and Liquidity Gap, LCR, NSFR among others but also to create as many reports as the user wants
through a powerful web reporting design.
MAT is a tool that offers some innovative functionalities such as: ALCO simulations, self-calibrated new business, manual entries module, MAT is available on mobile devices, cloud solution, data analytics module, etc.

MAT, rethinking the ALM.


– We provide investors access to yield-enhancement and hedging opportunities in the options market.

– Our insights based on experience and active research and our customized technology applications are applied to pursue client’s goals​.


Marriott Downtown
85 West St
New York
NY 10006

Phone: +1 212 385 4900


To book your room at the Marriott Downtown, please click here.

CPE Credits

Earn up to 15 CPE Credits for the Main Convention

  • 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: www.learningmarket.org

Frequently asked questions

Can I present at the Risk Americas Convention?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Risk Americas Convention. 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 Convention 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 Convention, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Convention documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Convention* We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Convention. *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.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Convention, 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 +1 888 677 7007 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 the Risk Americas Convention?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of  Risk Americas Convention 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 Convention. 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.

Are media partnerships available for the Risk Americas Convention?

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 offer:

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

To discuss this further please contact amy.greene@cefpro.com or call +1 888 677 7007

If you inadvertently have registered as a practitioner, you will receive an invoice for the shortfall or the opportunity to exercise the cancellation policy.

Registrations until the agenda is announced

Representing a financial institution

(E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)


Until agenda is live

Representing an information/service provider

(E.g. Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)


Until agenda is live

If you inadvertently have registered as a practitioner, you will receive an invoice for the shortfall or the opportunity to exercise the cancellation policy.


Group Bookings – 3rd Person Half Price OR 5th Person Free:

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 the fifth person to attend for FREE! Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +1 888 677 7007 / +44 (0)20 7164 6582 or email amy.greene@cefpro.com

Other ways to register

1. Register By Email

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

We only need your:
– Full name
– Job title
– Company & address
– Contact number

2. Contact us

+44 (0)20 7164 6582 (UK)
+1 888 677 7007 (US)

3. Download PDF Registration Form

2020 Co-Sponsor’s:

Can your organization contribute at Risk Americas 2020 Convention?

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 +1 888 677 7007 / +44 (0)20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

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