Risk Americas

RISK AMERICAS

12th Annual Risk Americas | May 23-24, 2023 | New York City

CULTURE & CONDUCT

Developing an effective risk culture aligned with new working practices

COMPLIANCE

Managing a complex regulatory environment and driving risk teams beyond compliance

GLOBAL ECONOMY

Managing business strategy and decision making in an environment of heightened risk

STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT

Top of mind for a CRO: A holistic view of risk

AI & MACHINE LEARNING | AUTOMATION | DATA | DIGITALIZATION | MODEL RISK SCOPE 

REGULATION | DISCLOSURES | NET ZERO | CLIMATE EXPOSURE | HUMAN RIGHTS 

HUMAN CAPITAL | CULTURE AND CONDUCT | CYBER RISK | GEOPOLITICAL RISK | SANCTIONS 

MACRO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT | INFLATION | RECESSION | MONETARY POLICY | CREDIT RISK

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Melissa Sexton
Chief Risk Officer
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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Nitesh Anand 
Chief Risk Officer, Global Treasury Management
Wells Fargo

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Marco Ossanna 
Chief Risk Officer
HSBC Securities

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Arthur Maghakian 
Managing Director 

Goldman Sachs

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Tony Peccia
Chief Risk Officer
Citibank Canada

Tom Wipf

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Vice Chairman
Morgan Stanley 

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Izabella Mitchell
Chief Risk Officer
United Business Bank 

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Kevin Burns 
Deputy Chief Risk Officer US Regions
CIBC

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Sabeena Liconte
Chief Compliance Officer
ICBC

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Gerald Wilson
Chief Risk Officer
USAA

MACHINE LEARNING MODEL VALIDATION

Led by Agus Sudjianto, EVP, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo

Topics include:

  • Introduction of ML Model Validation: Conceptual Soundness
  • Inherently Interpretable Models
  • Outcome Analysis: In and Out of Distribution Testing
  • Model Fairness

CYBER SECURITY USA FORUM

Led by speakers from Morgan Stanley & Citi

Topics include:

  • Reviewing the evolution of cyber threats and technology capabilities to stay ahead
  • Vulnerability management and response tactics to drive cyber resilience
  • Managing concentration risks with increased use of cloud services and ensuring resilience of security measures
  • Leveraging intelligence and converting into actionable metrics through public and private partnerships

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8:00 Registration and breakfast | 8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

 

KEYNOTE – CULTURE & CONDUCT 

9:00 Developing an effective risk culture aligned with new working practices

Session details 

  • Resiliency in a new work environment
  • Long lasting implications of remote and hybrid work
  • Potential degradation to organizational culture
  • Impact of remote, hybrid and in office roles on attrition and misconduct
  • Crackdown on using non-approved devices and applications
  • Impact of work location on conduct issues
  • Governance of employees in different working environments

Kevin BurnsDeputy Chief Risk Officer – US Region, CIBC US

 Lisa Garcia, CRO, CIBC Private Wealth Management

 

KEYNOTE PANEL – COMPLIANCE

9:35 Managing a complex regulatory environment and driving risk teams beyond compliance

Session details 

  • Reviewing regulatory agenda for 2023 and beyond
  • Managing increased scrutiny around use of automation and technology
  • Inclusion of ESG within regulatory change
  • Prioritization in a recessionary environment
  • Conclusion of horizontal exams
  • Approaches to uses of AI and machine learning

Paige Wisdom, Board Director, Morgan Stanley Bank N.A

Paul Barkan, Chief Compliance Officer, Amalgamated Bank

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

10:50 Reviewing use cases, success stories and implementation challenges for AI and machine learning

Session details 

  • Understanding uses across the organization
  • Mitigating risks and optimizing benefits
  • Implementing a dynamic model risk management framework
  • Reviewing in house vs. vendor buy
  • Regulatory view on black box models

Oscar Zheng, Director, Head of ALM & Treasury and Asset Management MRM, BNP Paribas

Moderated by: Schneider Electric

 ESG 

10:50 Gaining a holistic view of ESG risks and challenges on the horizon

Session details 

  • Managing increased focus on sustainability
  • Reviewing Federal Reserve assessment of climate risk in large US banks
  • Identifying effective risk management practices
  • Embedding ESG into current frameworks
  • Quantifying and setting risk appetite for climate risk

Santosh Mishra, Head of Credit & Climate Modeling and Advanced Analytics, KeyBank

Moderated by: Nicholas Kathmann, Chief Information Security Officer, LogicGate

 DATA 

10:50 Building consistency into operational risk data and controls

Session details 

  • Data quality and internal control requirements
  • Identification of data quality errors
  • Governance practices for data quality
  • Communicating and reporting data metrics
  • Data localization within certain borders
    • Impact to global organizations data centers
  • Data transfer across borders and in the cloud

Ryan Jolicoeur, Director – Risk Analytics/Modeling, Charles Schwab

 INFLATION

10:50 Understanding best practices to get ahead of inflation as a potential long-term risk

Session details

    • Managing potential impact to business forecasting, analytics and models
    • Assessing risk assessments
    • Reviewing if models and analytics may be more vulnerable to a lengthy high inflation period

Piero Monteverde, Assistant Chief Model Risk Officer, Capital One

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Managing risks associated with AI & machine learning validation and oversight

Session details 

  • Extension to models
  • Managing model input and interpreting output
  • Resource and talent requirements
  • Transparency of uses of AI and machine learning
  • Regulatory appetite and expectations
  • Aligning with fair lending requirements
  • Understanding model risk requirements using AI and machine learning
  • Updating on a continuous and ongoing manner

Ankur Goel, SVP – Head of Consumer Modeling, PNC

Gus Ortega, SVP, Head of Operational Risk Management, Voya Financial

Seyhun Hepdogan, Director Model Risk Management, Discover Financial Services

 INTEGRATION – PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Integrating ESG as a fundamental into decision making process

Session details 

  • Including climate and ESG related risks in decision making
  • Understanding how climate risks will impact financial stability
  • Divesting from profitable industries/sectors
  • Balancing conflicting objectives of decarbonization and profitability
  • Integrating ESG into broader risk platforms
  • Aligning risk and investment strategies to incorporate ESG

James Norman, Global Head; Sustainable Investing Client Strategy, Goldman Sachs

John George, Director, Responsible Investment & Impact Lead, Sustainability Action Team, Nuveen, a TIAA company

Ekaterina Grigoryeva, Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector), The World Bank

Eivind Lorgen, Chair Emeritus – Investor Advisory Group,   SASB Standards

 

HUMAN CAPITAL – PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Managing human/people risks in an increasingly competitive remote and hybrid environment

Session details 

  • Development and rotational programs
  • Recruitment practices in a location agnostic environment
  • Practical approaches to recruit and retain talent
  • Managing corporate risk in different environments
  • Emerging risk of replacements and new employees
  • Training a remote workforce

Thomas Mangine, Director AML, Risk & Resilience, BMO

Paul Clarke, SVP US Operational Risk Management, TD

Joe Peedikayil, Head of Financial Model Development & Analytics, Silicon Valley Bank

Rodney Campbell, Head of Third Party, Valley National Bank

 

INFLATION – PANEL DISCUSSION

11:25 Reviewing inflation impact on bank strategies and mitigation strategies internally and customer impact

Session details

  • Changes to operating environment and business decisions
  • Wage inflation to stay ahead of increasing cost of living
  • Managing balance sheet and loan portfolios
  • Evolution of forecasts
  • Impact to interest rates and economies globally
  • Response of central bankers and impact to markets
  • Impact of supply chains exacerbating inflation rates

Kevin Burns, Deputy Chief Risk Officer – US Region, CIBC US

Izabella Zhu, Chief Risk Officer,  United Business Bank

Hakan Danis, Director, Macroeconomic and OpRisk Modeling, MUFG

 EXPLAINABILITY  

12:05 Understanding the importance and definition of explainability within AI and machine learning

Session details 

  • Explainability of black box models
  • Methods for explainability for machine learning models
  • Explaining decisions from input to output
  • Privacy concerns with excess data collection
  • Data requirements with fragmented programs
  • Understanding which inputs drive certain outputs

Agus Sudjianto, EVP, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells

 DATA 

12:05 Building out data and analytics capabilities across ESG

Session details 

    • Availability of data
    • Data requirements for models
    • Developing data, metrics and tools
    • Reviewing quality and consistency of available data
    • Comparing data across external providers
    • Alignment of measurements to provide consistency
    • Ability to quantify and explain nuances

Hannah Herold, Director of ESG Research, American Century Investments

 CULTURE & CONDUCT 

12:05 Developing an effective risk culture aligned with new working practices

Session details 

  • Resiliency in a new work environment
  • Long lasting implications of remote and hybrid work
  • Potential degradation to organizational culture
  • Impact of remote, hybrid and in office roles on attrition and misconduct
  • Crackdown on using non-approved devices and applications
  • Impact of work location on conduct issues
  • Governance of employees in different working environments

Chris Szafranski, Privacy Director, American Family Insurance 

 

INTEREST RATES

12:05 Managing impact of continued volatility in markets and unprecedented rises in interest rates

Session details

  • Impact of increased rates on treasury markets
  • Challenges steering business and making decisions
  • Unprecedented moves in treasuries impact on profitability
  • Managing and pricing for volatility
  • Limiting overall risk
  • Scenario analysis to mitigate risk

Mark Cabana, Managing Director, Head of US Rates Strategy, Bank of America

12:40 Lunch break and luncheon roundtable discussions 

TRANSITION RISK
Managing business strategy and risks transitioning towards ESG goals
Markus Lammer, COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business, Credit Suisse

REGULATION
Reviewing global regulatory guidance and expectations across ESG and climate risk
Ivan Frishberg, Chief Sustainability Officer, Amalgamated Bank

RESILIENCE
Integration of resilience across non-financial risk disciplines
Sabeena Liconte, Chief Compliance Officer, ICBC

STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT
Top of mind for a CRO: A holistic
view of risk
Tony Peccia, Chief Risk Officer, Citi Canada

ESG
Sustainable finance challenges Francis Lecan, Director of Product Management, Wolters Kluwer

 BLACK BOX MODELS – PANEL DISCUSSION 

1:40 Reviewing expectations and management of vendor/black box models with limited controls and visibility

Session details 

  • Vendor compliance with model risk regulations
  • Governance and oversight of vendor models
    • Transparency of AI models
    • Documentation for effective validation
  • Visibility and transparency challenges
  • Explainability of black box models
  • Determining assurance and control processes
  • Identifying use cases for black box models

Arthur Maghakian, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Vinit Jagdish, Director (Head of) Model Risk Management, Western Alliance Bank

Steve Zhou, MD, Head of Model Risk Management, Webster Bank

 REGULATION – PANEL DISCUSSION

1:40 Reviewing global regulatory guidance and expectations across ESG and climate risk

Session details 

  • Driving business beyond regulatory reporting
  • Leveraging change to add value
  • Utilizing climate risk into BAU to drive value
  • Inclusion of carbon accounting across company portfolios
  • Developing standards and understanding of carbon accounting requirements
  • Moving to Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

Kevin Clarke, Executive Director Group Regulatory & Governance, UBS

Ivan Frishberg, Chief Sustainability Officer, Amalgamated Bank

Ken Wolckhenhauer, VP, Vendor Management, Nordea Bank

 RESILIENCE – PANEL DISCUSSION

1:40 Integration of resilience across non-financial risk disciplines

Session details 

  • Demonstrating resilience within third-party risk
  • Developing frameworks towards operational resilience
  • Aligning operational risk areas for a holistic view to develop business continuity plans
  • Managing ability to recover from incidents

Sabeena Liconte, Chief Compliance Officer, ICBC

Dominique Benz, Managing Director, Head of Business Controls, Mizuho  

Olga Voytenko, Managing Director of Operational Resilience, Silicon Valley Bank

Jack Sprague, SVP, Operational and Resilience Risk, HSBC

 

RECESSION – PANEL DISCUSSION

1:40 Monitoring risks and preparing for future recessionary environment

Session details

  • Stress testing economic climate
  • Assessing impact and depth of recession
  • Managing uniqueness of recessions
  • Leveraging scenario analysis to look ahead
  • Designing business plans around risk
  • Unprecedented combination of recession and high inflation
  • Developing scenarios for stress testing worst case scenarios

Jorge Segura, Senior Director of IRRBB/ALM in Risk Oversight, Santander US

Charlie Peng, SVP and Head Treasury, Bank of China

Julia Lo, former Head of Credit Risk Governance, Cross River

 

DATA & ANALYTICS

2:20 Diversifying data sources for advanced analytics across risk areas

Session details 

    • Creating insight from data to identify risks
    • Identifying correlations for proactive risk management
    • Developing forward looking metrics
    • Developing data standards consistent across the firm
    • Oversight and controls to govern data end to end
    • Developing frameworks to adhere to privacy regulations
    • Unstructured data uses and validation

Ty Lambert, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, Cadence Bank

Jeff Prelle, SVP, Risk Analytics & Data Governance, Cadence Bank

 DISCLOSURES

2:20 Managing jurisdictional variations in ESG reporting and disclosure requirements

Session details 

  • Governance of climate related disclosures
  • Reviewing global disclosure requirements
  • Managing resource requirements to source climate and risk talent
  • Measuring commitments
  • Executing on commitments
  • Sourcing information efficiently and accurately

 CYBER RISK

2:20 Assessing cyber risk and effectiveness of controls as techniques and threats evolve

Session details 

  • Business continuity practices in event of an attack
  • Increased threat as a result of war in Ukraine
  • Ensuring security across third parties and supply chain
  • Data security with increased digitalization
  • Reviewing proposed changes to NY DFS cyber requirements
  • Improving risk culture to be more cyber aware
  • Understanding systemic nature of cyber and ransom risks

Phil Masquelette, Chief Risk Officer, Ulster Savings Bank

 

MACRO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

2:20 Reviewing the macro-economic environment and identifying key indicators to proactively manage risk

Session details 

  • Managing unique environment with key drivers
  • Increased inflation with low unemployment
  • Developing agile financial plans and forecasts
  • Incorporating risk management practices for strategic planning
  • Preparing for uncertainties
  • Adapting processes for different scenarios
  • Energy crisis
  • Impact of pandemic on labor markets

David Buck, Managing Director & Group Head, Credit Portfolio Risk, Risk Management, Americas Division, SMBC

 DATA

2:55 Understanding data as the foundation to successful automation and technology integration

Session details 

  • Techniques and methodologies for data validation
  • Leveraging public source, external and contextual metadata
  • Methodologies for data analysis
  • Understanding data requirements across areas

Alex Golbin, Chief Data Officer, Morningstar

 SCENARIOS

2:55 Developing ESG specific scenarios and stress testing processes

Session details 

  • Adapting processes to incorporate ESG elements
  • Developing specific capital stress tests for ESG
  • Developing an appropriate stress testing framework
  • Building in ESG compliance measurements
  • Fed climate risk scenario test progress

Andries Berendsen, Head of FP&A and Capital Planning, North America, Rabobank

 RANSOMWARE

2:55 Discussing treatment and action in the event of a ransomware attack

Session details 

  • Increased risk of ransomware attacks
  • Managing limited resources
  • Increased trend to pay ransom and minimize media attention
  • Developing business continuity frameworks to include ransomware
  • Conducting regular tests to ensure security
  • Testing across the whole organization not just cyber and technology
  • Business case to pay demands

 FTP

2:55 Applying FTP to drive better business decisions

Session details

  • Applying FTP to my balance sheet 
  • Pricing at the front lines 
  • Managing rate movements in the forecast – focusing on pricing 
  • Managing deposits that are moving out of non-bearing accounts 
  • The right reports and analysis to assess progress 

Bill ColletteDirector, Business Development, Wolters Kluwer

3:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

 CLOUD 

4:00 Balancing risk and opportunity migrating data to the cloud

Session details 

  • Managing concentration risks with limited cloud suppliers
  • Resilience steps to manage cloud provider outage
  • Continuity planning for critical processes
  • Managing uninsurable risk
  • Steps towards cloud migration
  • Key security considerations

Sandeep Maira, Managing Director, Strategic Systems, OCC

  GREEN FINANCING  

4:00 Developing green financing strategies with effective controls and standardized criteria

Session details 

  • Understanding green projects
  • Developing criteria and standards to identify green projects
  • Inclusion of social projects and products
  • Identifying and validating green projects
  • Developing non-financial metrics
  • Due diligence practices to validate green loans
  • Mitigating reputation risks of greenwashing
  • Inclusion of social impact assessment
  • Understanding green bonds and sustainable financing

David Szmigielski, Director, Sustainable Finance & Advisory, Corporate & Investment Banking, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo

 PRIVACY  

4:00 Reviewing complexity and evolution of global and regional data privacy requirements

Session details 

  • Increased data risk with cloud use
  • Managing regulatory fine potential in event of a breach
  • Enhancing device and end point protection tools
  • CCPA requirements for record keeping
  • Managing employee records in line with privacy requirements
  • Expiration of exemption for corporations

Richard Brown, Director Compliance Risk Management, USAA Federal Savings Bank

 FTP

4:00 Developing effective funds transfer pricing initiatives and incorporating considerations for volatility

Session details

  • Evolution of FTP in a post-covid world
  • Incorporating liquidity spread on top of high interest
  • Impact of move from LIBOR on FTP
  • Variations in implementation across organizations
  • Interaction of LCR with FTP

Chuck Schneider, Liquidity Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 PAYMENTS

4:35 Assessing the evolution of global payment systems and changes on the horizon with introduction of FedNow

Session details 

    • Impact of disruptive technologies on payments
    • Reviewing future of central bank digital currency
    • Innovations in stable coins
    • Advances in traditional payments with use of Apple and Google Pay
    • Managing potential disruptions from new entrants
    • Evolving cross border payments

 NET ZERO

4:35 Comparing approaches to achieving net zero and setting realistic near and long term targets

Session details 

  • Benchmarking progress towards 2025 interim targets
  • Impact of geopolitical scenario on prioritization of net zero targets
  • Managing external supply disruptions across industries
  • Driving the transition to a low and carbon free future
  • Sustainability focus across the industry

Fanny Charrier, Director – Sustainable Finance Coordinator – Corporate and Leveraged Finance, Credit Agricole

 REPUTATION RISK

4:35 Developing practices to actively manage reputation risk and incorporating as part of business strategy

Session details 

  • Classifying reputation as a risk type
  • Metrics to manage reputation risk
  • Tracking market sentiment
  • Developing monitorable strategic plans

Hugo Ramirez, SVP Director of Corporate Assurance – Internal Audit, PNC

 LIQUIDITY RISK

4:35 Tracking market liquidity and funding in a post-pandemic and pre-recessionary environment

Session details 

  • Impact of central bank decisions on market liquidity
  • Retaining deposits with increased competition
  • Maintaining an appropriate liquidity base
  • NSFR impact on the industry
  • Impact of LCR and NSFR regulation on business models
  • Best practice to remain compliant with changing regulation

CONDUCT

5:10 Monitoring communication methods in a remote environment and conduct case studies

Session details 

  • Reviewing governance and risk culture from the top
  • Regulatory expectations
  • Monitoring uses of unauthorized platforms
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Investment in people, processes and systems
  • Reviewing market abuse regulations
  • Benchmarking regulatory progress

Rezarta Aliaj, Executive Director – Global Banking & Markets, Treasury & Swap Dealer, Compliance, Scotiabank

 TRANSITION RISK

5:10 Managing business strategy and risks transitioning towards ESG goals

Session details 

  • Managing transition risk exposure
  • Identification of financing and facilitating emissions
  • Quantifying and assessing risk

Markus Lammer, COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business, Credit Suisse

 GEOPOLITICAL RISK

5:10 Reviewing the interaction between geopolitical risk and global supply chain challenges

Session details 

  • Managing impact to supply chain
  • Impact to vendor risk profile
  • Managing supply chain challenges as a result of Covid-19
  • Impact of Us/China relations on supply chains
  • Optimizing technology to facilitate supply chains
  • Determining geographical risks across supply chain
  • Measuring exposure to different regions

 DEPOSITS

5:10 Managing impact of volatility on deposits and remaining competitive

Session details 

  • Retaining customers in a high interest rate environment
  • Valuing deposit franchise
  • Managing deposit runoffs
  • Balancing retention and funding capacity
  • Uses of pandemic data for modeling
  • Maturity deposit evolution

Katherine Zhang, Managing Director,  State Street

5:40 Chair’s closing remarks & networking drinks reception 

8:00 Registration and breakfast | 8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

KEYNOTE – GLOBAL ECONOMY

9:00 Managing business strategy and decision making in an environment of heightened risk

Session details 

  • Managing uncertainty in macroeconomic environment
  • Managing risk in a fluid and uncertain environment
  • Developing sophisticated scenarios analysis tools
  • Utilizing big data
  • Reviewing risks of rising energy prices
  • Incorporating geopolitical risk within scenario analysis
  • Changing operating models to manage business in a recession environment

Tom Wipf, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

KEYNOTE PANEL – STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT

9:35 Top of mind for a CRO: A holistic view of risk

  • Interconnected nature of risk
  • Viewing risk holistically for effective oversight
  • Increased level of technology risks

Tony Peccia,  Chief Risk Officer,  Citi Canada 

Nitesh Anand,  Chief Risk Officer, Global Treasury Management, Wells Fargo 

Marco Ossanna, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Securities

Melissa Sexton,  Chief Risk Officer,  BNY Mellon Wealth Management

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking

 DIGITALIZATION 

10:50 Reviewing how digitalization is evolving risk management

Session details 

  • Talent requirements for expansion of model risk remit
  • Move to automated decisioning remotely
  • Developing efficiency in processes
  • Keeping up with the pace of change
  • Identifying areas of change and investment demand

 ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

10:50 Evolving and adapting for potential environmental risks

Session details 

    • Reviewing the approach to environmental risk
    • Evolution of environmental issues
    • Mobilizing the transition path

Nicholas SilitchChief Risk Officer, Former Prudential

 THIRD PARTY RISK

10:50 Reviewing adaptations and expectations for third party risk oversight and management

Session details 

  • Due diligence requirements
  • Protecting data and sensitive information
  • Managing reputation risk in event of a third party incident
  • Internal controls and governance processes
  • Developing incident response plans
  • Continuous oversight and monitoring of third parties
  • Ensuring adherence to contractual agreements throughout lifecycle

Kristen Schneider, Director of Third Party Risk Management, USAA

Moderated by: Francis Lecan, Director of Product Management, & Bill Collette, Director, Business Development Americas, Wolters Kluwer

 MONETARY POLICY

10:50 Managing impact of volatility in markets and central bank approaches to monetary policy

Session details 

  • Future of rate changes
  • Transition techniques to keep up with change
  • Adjusting balance sheets as a business strategy
  • Preparation for economic recession
  • Managing default rate in credit risk
  • Unintended consequences of policy change
  • Ripple effect of central bank policy
  • Quantitative tightening

11:25 A strategic review of regional banking trends

Session details

  • Digital transformation
  • Business model fit for today – diversification vs. specialization
  • Governance & ESG
  • Regulation

Jim Costa, Chief Risk Officer,  Banner Bank

 CLIMATE RISK

11:25 Building out climate risk capabilities and reviewing global regulatory requirements

Session details 

  • Developing stress scenarios for climate risk impacts
  • Including climate risks in resiliency plans
  • Evaluation strategies to identify impact of climate on operations
  • Preparation for climate events
  • Shaping financial and regulatory frameworks around climate change
  • Impact to financial investment and valuations

Juan Carlos Calcagno, Managing Director, MUFG 

 

11:25 How to navigate the third-party risk threat landscape

Session details 

  • Establishing a third party risk management framework
  • Defining critical in a third party risk perspective
  • Components of an effective TPRM program
  • Emerging themes (ESG, Automation, Nth parties)
  • Success factors for managing third party risk

Suyog Peshkar, Section Chief, Third Party Risk Management, IMF

 SOFR

11:25 Post LIBOR: Reviewing impacts of transition to SOFR and impact of new rates

Session details 

  • Reviewing pricing of fixed rate SOFR
  • Analysis of impacts in a changing rate environment
  • Building up FTP swap curves
  • Counterparty risks with late transition to new rates
  • Impact of higher rates on counterparties
  • Risks to futures trading
  • Evolution of FTP in a post LIBOR world
  • Building up FTP swap curves


Oskar Rogg, Managing Director, Head of Treasury, Americas Credit Agricole,

 DIGITAL IDENTITY – PANEL DISCUSSION  

12:00 Protecting digital identities as online banking and payment processing evolves

Session details

  • Digital privacy practices
  • Changes to payment processing
  • Increased importance on digital identity with payment advances
  • Digital identity in the metaverse
  • Digital identity as it relates to AI and machine learning within finance
  • Adoption techniques of innovation
  • Uses of natural language processing
  • Interaction between consumers and financial institutions

Stephen Woitsky, VP, Operational Risk Business Oversight Officer, Wells Fargo

Jonas Vernon, Ng, COO Laurel Road, a division of KeyBank, KeyBank

 SOCIAL/DEI

12:00 Monitoring diversity, equity and inclusion agendas and raising the profile of social agendas

Session details 

  • Political impact on social considerations
  • Reviewing diversity and inclusion agendas
    • Alignment with talent retention challenges
  • Tracking and measuring tangible outcomes
  • Corporate change to support historically underrepresented groups
  • Measuring KPIs
  • Increasing accountability

 SANCTIONS – PANEL DISCUSSION 

12:00 Navigating the increasingly complex sanctions landscape and understanding interconnected nature of requirements

Session details 

  • Identifying exposure across counterparties
  • Getting in front of non-compliance risks
  • Impact of Russia sanctions on organizations
  • Enhanced diligence to ensure compliance with complex changes
  • Managing global sanctions requirements
  • Developing tight frameworks

Julianne Susman, Executive Director and Sanctions Counsel, Morgan Stanley

James Cousins, Head, US Sanctions Program Management & OFAC Reporting, Standard Chartered Bank

 GEOPOLITICAL RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION

12:00 Reviewing the impact of geopolitical and global tensions on the US economy

Session details 

  • Supply chain challenges driving inflation
  • Impact of war in Ukraine on financial markets
  • Economic decisioning based on political environment
  • Impact of energy crisis on economic decisions


Gerald Wilson, Chief Risk Officer, USAA

Svilen Petrov, MD – Enterprise Balance Sheet Risk, RBC

Petr Chovanec, Director, UBS

12:45 Lunch break and luncheon roundtable discussion

CYBER RISK
Assessing cyber risk and effectiveness of controls as techniques and threats evolve
Phil Masquelette, Chief Risk Officer, Ulster Savings Bank

SOFR
Post LIBOR: Reviewing impacts of transition
to SOFR and impact of new rates
Oskar Rogg, Managing Director, Head of Treasury, Americas, Credit Agricole

 

A Strategic Review of Regional Banking Trends
Jim Costa, Chief Risk Officer, Banner Bank

 MODEL RISK SCOPE

1:45 Reviewing the expansion of model risk and evolution of definition of a model

Session details 

  • Inclusion of non-financial/operational risk models
  • Cybersecurity validation requirements
  • Defining a model vs. tool for validation
  • Exploring evolution of definitions
  • Management across qualitative and quantitative

Chris Smigielski, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank

 GREENWASHING 

1:45 Managing greenwashing risks internally and across relationships

Session details 

  • Validating data and information
  • Keeping up with changing regulations
  • Due diligence requirements
  • Managing reputation risk
  • Developing consistent reporting standards
  • Legal liability and litigation risks

FRAUD RISK

1:45 Implementing tools and technology to better monitor and identify fraud events proactively

Session details 

  • Leveraging technology to identify fraud events
  • Reducing number of false positives
  •  Identifying fraudulent transaction
  • Trend and pattern analysis
  • Managing rapid change in technology and volume of attacks

Mark Elkommos, VP, Financial Crime Compliance Monitoring & Testing Manager, SMBC

 CREDIT RISK

1:45 Managing weakened credit portfolios and increased risk in uncertain economic environment

Session details 

    • Updating credit strategies to manage customer hardship
    • Amending product offerings to reflect credit environment
    • Impact to CECL reserves and forecasting
    • How monetary decisions impact credit markets
    • Translation of recession into credit risk
    • Aligning decision making with risk appetite parameters

Jaswinder Singh, Secured Counterparty Exposure, SVP, Citi

MODEL RISK MATURITY

2:20 Monitoring maturity of model risk function and optimizing processes

Session details 

  • Automating manual tasks and processes
  • Ensuring quality control and consistency
  • Balancing quality with speed
  • Maintaining standards to do more with less
  • Revising model risk frameworks to include AI and machine learning

Nav Vaidhyanathan, Executive Vice President, Head of Model Risk Management, M&T Bank

 CLIMATE EXPOSURE – PANEL DISCUSSION

2:20 Quantifying climate risk exposure for effective oversight and inclusion in risk decisions

Session details 

  • Quantification techniques in financial services
  • Identifying lending portfolios and vulnerabilities
  • Inclusion of other trading activity
  • Defining climate risk exposure
  • Identifying exposure and reporting requirements
  • Risks to smaller banks with high concentration

Akita Somani, Senior Vice President BNPL/POS Lending, DEI Champion, US Bank

Sarah Hughes, Head of Sustainable Investing, American Century Investments

 AML

2:20 Managing the financial crime landscape and evolution in money laundering tactics

Session details 

  • Techniques for banks to monitor drug trafficking
  • Managing proliferation in trafficking and money laundering
  • Identifying ultimate beneficiary
  • Transaction monitoring and KYC capabilities

 BASEL III REFORM

2:20 Understanding final standard and implementation for Basel III requirements and jurisdictional progress

Session details 

    • Final implementations of Basel III
    • Minimum capital requirements for market risk
    • Standards for liquidity management
    • Political ramifications of change
    • Reviewing changes included within reform
    • Understanding implications of changes on business models

Shahab Khan, Head of Liquidity Policy, HSBC USA

2:55 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

 NON-TRADITIONAL MODELS

3:25 Managing increased appetite for non-traditional modeling and expansion of inventories

Session details 

  • Managing data limitations
  • Best practice to manage evolution of inventory
  • Expansion of models to HR, marketing, etc..
  • Methodologies and controls variations across inventory
  • Explosion of model inventories and new methodologies
  • Inclusion of non-quantitative models

 HUMAN RIGHTS

3:25 Incorporating monitoring capabilities to identify human rights and labor violations across vendors and relationships

Session details 

  • Increased litigation on labor practices
  • Covid-19 impact on vulnerabilities of workers
  • Short- and long-term contracts on vulnerable workers
  • Shortage of labor impact on human labor challenges
  • Anti-slavery
  • Anti-slavery model
  • Impact on supply chain and supply chain management

Wren York, Chief Operating Officer, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

 CRYPTOCURRENCY 

3:25 Developing a comprehensive risk and compliance framework to support digital assets

Session details 

  • Management techniques
  • Reviewing the future of central bank digital currencies
  • Managing cyber risks within crypto
  • Digital asset compliance beyond AML and fraud
  • Difference between crypto and trad-Fi
  • Managing fraud risks on exchanges and platforms
  • Identifying and building out the right infrastructure

Hazina Alladın, Human Trafficking/Child Exploitation, U.S Department of Homeland Security 

 FRTB 

3:25 Reviewing expectations for FRTB standards and lessons learnt across jurisdictions

Session details 

  • Implementation of internal models approach (IMA)
  • IMA historical data requirements
  • Modeling non-modelable risk factors
  • Leveraging stress scenarios
  • Governance and infrastructure updates
  • Leveraging technology to address changes
  • Implementing PNL attribution test

Suresh Srinivasan, Traded Risk PMO (FRTB Americas/Price Risk), Citi tbc

 MACRO-ECONOMY – PANEL DISCUSSION

4:00 Adjusting models in a fast-changing economic environment

Session details 

  • Frequency to update models in a fast-changing environment
  • Ensuring stability of models in changing market conditions
  • Impact of pandemic data on outlook
  • Leveraging judgement based overlays
  • Recalibrating or rebuilding models post pandemic
  • Impact to reserves and financial statements

Julia Litvinova, Head of Global Advisors Model Risk and Corporate Model Validation, Manging Director, State Street

Jay Wang, Global Head of Independent Model Review – Finance and Stress Testing, HSBC

Liming Brotcke, Senior Director, Head of Model Validation, Ally

 BIODIVERSITY – PANEL DISCUSSION

4:00 Developing an agenda to manage biodiversity challenges and adapting investment decisioning

Session details 

  • Biodiversity and natural capital
  • TNFD developments
  • Developments in subterranean biodiversity and natural capital
  • Impact to investment decision making
  • Impact to investment decisioning
  • Developing natural capital protocol for institutions

John George, Director, Responsible Investment & Impact Lead, Sustainability Action Team, Nuveen, a TIAA company

Tobi Petrocelli, Director Environmental and Sustainability Management, MUFG

 RCSA – PANEL DISCUSSION

4:00 Advancing RCSA as a risk management tool beyond a regulatory exercise

Session details 

  • Regulatory focus on RCSA
  • Transformational change to develop RCSA
  • Core elements to understand inherent risk levels
  • Conducting true assessment of risk and control effectiveness
  • Frequency to conduct RCSA
  • Identifying core processes and defining process taxonomy

Gerald Wilson, Chief Risk Officer, USAA

Izabella Zhu, Chief Risk Officer, United Business Bank

David Box, Vice President, Single Family Operational Risk Fannie Mae

 PORTFOLIO RISK – PANEL DISCUSSION

4:00 Managing portfolios and risk to returns in an uncertain environment

Session details 

  • Business risk managing rate environment
  • Updating product mixes
  • Changes with proliferation of investment vehicles
  • Managing risk in portfolios from a returns perspective
  • Inclusion of crypto and virtual assets

Jaswinder Singh, Secured Counterparty Exposure, SVP, Citi

Michael Reidy, Head of Risk Appetite and Reporting, Societe Generale

4:40 Chair’s closing remarks and end of Convention

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Nitesh Anand,
Chief Risk Officer, Global Treasury Management,
Wells Fargo

Biography

Nitesh Anand will be speaking at Risk America’s 2023

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Paul Barkan,
Chief Compliance Officer,
Amalgamated Bank

Biography

Paul Barkan will be speaking at Risk Americas 2023

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Kevin Burns,
Deputy Chief Risk Officer – US Region,
CIBC US

Biography

More than 25 years of experience in financial services, having held senior risk management positions with CIBC, Susquehanna Bancshares, Bank of America, LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank One, and enhanced during the financial crisis by consulting for numerous large financial institutions with Deloitte and Touché. Current responsibilities at CIBC focus on Risk Management strategic & tactical decisioning from business, technology, operational and regulatory perspectives. Direct responsibilities, include; Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Private Wealth Management, Consumer Risk Management, Credit Review, Stress Testing, Conduct Risk and Cyber-Security. Progression of roles built on continuous learning, while delivering solutions to ever-increasing complexity and demands.

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Jim Costa,
Chief Risk Officer,
Banner Bank

Biography

James Costa joined Banner Bank in 2021 as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s risk and compliance functions as well as the Bank’s interactions with industry regulators. He is also a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.
Prior to joining Banner, Costa served as Chief Risk and Chief Credit Officer for TCF Financial a $49B regional bank where he managed all credit and risk functions as well as operations. At TCF Jim managed the enterprise integration of the merger equals between Chemical Bank and TCF.
Prior to TCF, Jim held executive leadership positions in risk, credit and lines of business at PNC Financial and at Wachovia Corporation where he was Head of Enterprise Credit Strategy.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and conducted his doctoral studies from the University of Minnesota.  Jim is a veteran of the US Air Force. In Minnesota, Jim is active in community organizations to include Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society and The University of Minnesota Center for Children’s Cancer Research.
Jim is also an advisory board member for the Midsize Bank Coalition of America.

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Lisa Garcia,
Chief Risk Officer
CIBC

Biography

Lisa Garcia will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Sabeena Liconte,
Chief Compliance Officer,
ICBC

Biography

Sabeena Ahmed Liconte serves as Chief Compliance Officer, Americas to ICBC Standard Bank Group (“ICBC Standard”), including its SEC-registered broker-dealer, ICBC Standard Securities Inc., and its CFTC-registered introducing broker, ICBC Standard Resources (America) Inc.Prior to joining ICBC Standard, Sabeena’s previous professional experience included serving as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer to the US investment banking division of Bank of China International. She also served as Futures & Derivatives Counsel to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; and worked for the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.Sabeena is a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also completed a visiting year at Fordham University School of Law. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and, paying homage to her Canadian roots, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto.She also serves as a member of the Executive Committee to the Futures Industry Association’s Law and Compliance Division; advisory board member of the Center for Financial Professionals FinTech Advisory Group; Diversity Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Committee – Futures and Derivatives Law Subcommittee; and member of the New York City Bar Association’s Foreign and Comparative Law Committee, and Derivatives and Futures Committees.

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Ty Lambert,
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Cadence Bank

Biography

 Ty Lambert joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and has held a variety of management positions with responsibilities contributing to balance sheet management, credit risk management, corporate planning, and modeling and forecasting.  In his current role as Chief Risk Officer, his team is responsible for data analytics, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, vendor management, and Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering efforts.  Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Ty was an investment portfolio manager.

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Phil Masquelette,
Chief Risk Officer,
Ulster Savings Bank

Biography

As Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Ulster Savings Bank, located in Kingston, NY, I am responsible for oversight of all Bank risk management functions, including the Bank’s Legal and Compliance departments; I also serve as the Chief Information Security Officer.  I previously served as Vice President and Risk Manager at Bankwell in Bridgeport, CT, as First Vice President and Audit/Compliance Officer at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Naugatuck, CT, and as Senior Attorney with the FDIC.  I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.

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Marco Ossanna,
Chief Risk Officer,
HSBC Securities

Biography

Marco Ossanna will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Tony Peccia,
Chief Risk Officer,
Citi Canada

Biography

Tony Peccia will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Nicholas Silitch,
Chief Risk Officer,  
Former Prudential

Biography

Nick Silitch is senior vice president, chief risk officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, Silitch oversees Prudential’s risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types. Under his direction, his team develops models, metrics, frameworks and governance to manage risk, and works with internal corporate partners and business groups to identify, assess and prioritize risk across the company.

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Melissa Sexton,
Chief Risk Officer,
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Biography

 Melissa Sexton is Chief Risk Officer for Wealth Management and BNY Mellon N.A. Bank, responsible for independent oversight of risks including investment, fiduciary, operational, reputational, credit, market, liquidity, and strategic.Melissa joined BNY Mellon in May 2021 from Morgan Stanley where she was Co-Head of Field Risk and Supervision, overseeing ~16k Financial Advisors. Previously at Morgan Stanley, she was Head of Investment Risk. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she held senior risk  positions at Bank of America and hedge funds Ore Hill and Concordia.Melissa holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Boston University and is a CFA Charter holder.

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Paige Wisdom,
Board Director,
Morgan Stanley Bank N.A

Biography

Paige Wisdom: Paige Wisdom is a strategic executive with deep expertise in finance, risk management and capital markets at Fortune 500 financial institutions and private equity and venture capital-backed FinTech start-ups. She has a track record of leading high performing teams through extensive M&A, financial market and large-scale transformation. She is recognized as a results-oriented leader focused on leveraging data-driven analytics and creating an inclusive culture for talent development.

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Gerald Wilson,
Chief Risk Officer,
USAA

Biography

Gerald Wilson will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Tom Wipf
Vice Chairman
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Tom is responsible for Morgan Stanley’s transition efforts to alternative reference rates to replace LIBOR through the firm’s Global LIBOR Transition Steering Committee. This group, spanning ISG, Wealth Management and Investment Management, will ensure that all businesses and infrastructure organizations have a consistent set of Firm-level guidelines, their own transition plans, and accountability for transition readiness by June 2023.
Tom is a member of the firm’s, Enterprise Controls Forum, Securities Operating Committee, Risk Management Committee and Asset/ Liability Management Committee.
Beginning his career in the industry in 1977, Tom joined Morgan Stanley in 1986. Based in New York, Tom has also completed multi-year assignments in Morgan Stanley’s London and Tokyo offices.
Prior to being named Vice Chairman, Tom was the Global Head of the Bank Resource Management Division where he was responsible for the firm’s secured funding, securities lending, global hedging and collateral management activities.
In April 2019, Tom was named Chair of the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) by the Federal Reserve Board. The ARRC is a group of private-market participants convened to help ensure a successful transition from USD LIBOR to a more robust reference rate. Tom was appointed to the ARRC in 2014.
Tom was appointed Chair of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee in October 2018.
In May 2021, Tom joined the Bank of Canada’s Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR). The CARR is responsible for the implementation of the recommendations of the Official Sector Steering Group (OSSG) for Canada.
Tom currently serves on the board of directors of International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA).
Tom served as Chair of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) from November 2007 to May 2019.
Tom previously served on the Financial Research Advisory Committee to the US Treasury Office of Financial Research from 2012 to 2017.

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Izabella Zhu,
Chief Risk Officer,
United Business Bank

Biography

Izabella Zhu will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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David Buck,
Managing Director & Group Head, Credit Portfolio Risk, Risk Management, Americas Division,
SMBC

Biography

David joined USAA in October 2020 and currently leads Enterprise Risk Management, including Governance & Frameworks, Risk Appetite, Risk Identification, and Reporting. Prior to USAA, David was Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank where he held various roles including Head of Risk Strategy & Applied Analytics and Head of Integrated Stress Testing. Over the past 27 years, he has worked for several institutions as a practitioner, regulator and consultant (such as The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fannie Mae, GE Capital and Quantitative Risk Management) and has covered Financial, Operational and Enterprise risks.
David graduated from the University of Toledo with a BBA in Finance and The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, specializing in Econometrics & Statistics.

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Kevin Burns,
Deputy Chief Risk Officer – US Region,
CIBC US

Biography

More than 25 years of experience in financial services, having held senior risk management positions with CIBC, Susquehanna Bancshares, Bank of America, LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank One, and enhanced during the financial crisis by consulting for numerous large financial institutions with Deloitte and Touché. Current responsibilities at CIBC focus on Risk Management strategic & tactical decisioning from business, technology, operational and regulatory perspectives. Direct responsibilities, include; Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Private Wealth Management, Consumer Risk Management, Credit Review, Stress Testing, Conduct Risk and Cyber-Security. Progression of roles built on continuous learning, while delivering solutions to ever-increasing complexity and demands.

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Mark Cabana,
Managing Director, Head of US Rates Strategy,
Bank of America

Biography

 Mark Cabana is the head of US Rates Strategy at BofA Global Research,
based in New York. In this role, he publishes research and trade
recommendations covering US short-term interest rates and macro
strategy. He also meets regularly with a broad range of clients to discuss
the firm’s views on Fed policy, interest rates, and financial regulation.
Cabana joined the firm in 2015.
Before joining BofA Securities, Mark worked as an officer in the Markets
Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He spent nearly 9 years
on the Open Markets Trading Desk which spanned the duration of the
financial crisis. While at the NY Fed, Cabana was closely involved with
the design and implementation for a number of asset purchase / QE
programs and also managed a team focused on analyzing global
macroeconomic conditions and financial markets.
Cabana earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a
master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in finance and
international relations. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Petr Chovanec,
Director,
UBS

Biography

Petr Chovanec is a Director of Business Modeling and Forecasting at UBS Global Wealth Management where he leads a team modeling and predicting balance sheet and income statement of America’s wealth management banking. In his position, he is involved in business forecasting, strategic planning, capital optimization, and various stress testing exercises (CCAR, CECL, LPA). Before the position with UBS, he spent four years in capital management group and in model validation of Citizens Bank (formerly RBS Citizens) and State Street. Before that he was a front office quant in fixed income, currency and commodities trading with State Street and ENGiE.

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Bill Collette,
Director, Business Development Americas,
Wolters Kluwer

Biography

Bill has travelled extensively, working with banks in more than 20 countries globally. In his product management capacity, he managed several product suites and teams, across product lifecycles, including the launch of products focused on Balance Sheet management, Risk (Interest Rate, Liquidity, and Credit) and Financial performance.

Bill has worked in the financial services space for over 20 years in several senior roles, specifically within Product Management for more than 10 years. Bill is focused on delivering integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions to support regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors.

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Hakan Danis
Director, Macroeconomic and OpRisk Modeling,
MUFG

Biography

Hakan Davis will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Shahab Khan,
Head of Liquidity Policy,
HSBC USA

Biography

Shahab Khan currently works for HSBC Holdings Plc. as Head of Liquidity Policy in New York. Prior to this, he was at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in the Capital & Liquidity Policy Group as a subject matter expert. Before this, he worked at various financial institutions and was associated with one of the big four accounting firms in the financial advisory space at the beginning of his career. During his professional career, he has held various positions in Treasury, M&A and Finance groups. For the last several years, he has been dealing with regulations related to Capital, Liquidity, RWA, Market Risk etc. that are applicable in the U.S. In addition to MBA, he is also a certified Treasury Professional. He is an avid reader and loves to travel.

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Julia Lo,
former Head of Credit Risk Governance,
Cross River

Biography

Julia Lo will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Piero Monteverde,
Assistant Chief Model Risk Officer,
Capital One

Biography

Piero Monteverde will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Svilen Petrov,
MD – Enterprise Balance Sheet Risk
RBC

Biography

Svilen is currently with RBC as a Managing Director and is responsible for Balance Sheet Risk, Group Risk Management, Enterprise wide ALM, investment portfolios market risk, and liquidity risk governance, oversight, reporting, and model validation.Prior to RBC, he held progressively senior roles in the Treasury and ALM management functions of large financial institutions in North America and Europe.

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Charlie Peng,
SVP and Head Treasury,
Bank of China

Biography

Mr. Charlie Peng is currently a Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury at Bank of China USA, primarily responsible for managing the banking book interest rate risk, liquidity risk and funding operations, investment management and other treasury functions .Prior to that, he was also Head of Market Risk Management at Bank of China USA, and a director in Global Risk Oversight group at American Express, mainly responsible for financial & treasury risk modelling and market risk oversight. He also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deloitte.He is a CFA and holds MS Computer Science from State University of New York at Binghamton, MS Economics at Fudan University and Bachelor at Nankai University in China.

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Michael Reidy,
Head of Risk Appetite and Reporting,
Societe Generale

Biography

Mike is the Head of Risk Appetite and Strategic Risk at Société Générale and has led the development and maturity of Risk Management, Business Strategy/Integration, and Six Sigma in his career. Within the Enterprise Risk function at Société Générale, Mike is responsible for developing and managing the Enterprise Risk Appetite Statement, Strategic Risk and Stress Testing, Board Risk Reporting and the associated oversight across all risk types as well as New and Living Products

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Oskar Rogg,
Managing Director, Head of Treasury, Americas
Credit Agricole

Biography

Oskar Rogg is Head of Treasury, Americas for Credit Agricole CIB. He joined the bank in 2006 after stints at Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini, a fin-tech boutique and 10 years running a startup consulting firm. Oskar began his career at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) where he developed software, worked in municipal finance and traded repo and municipal GICs.  He has authored 15 books and articles, including chapters on repurchase agreements in the Handbook of Fixed Income Securities and the Handbook of Treasury Securities. He is a graduate of Cornell University and holds Series 7, 63, & 24 registrations and a PMP.

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Jorge Segura,
Senior Director of IRRBB/ALM in Risk Oversight,
Santander US

Biography

Jorge is a Senior Director at Santander in the Market Risk department. Mr. Segura oversees Asset Liability Management exposure of all Santander US and as such provides challenge to Treasury department, participates in the ALCO and acts as Secretary in the Market Risk Committee. As Second Line of Defense, he also provides an independent view to ALM functions and is responsible of the European Regulatory reporting. He has experience dealing with dual regulation (US and Europe) and lead the implementation of IRRBB Guidelines in Santander US. Jorge’s experience includes interest rate risk, liquidity risk and trading risk management. Prior to be transferred to Boston, Jorge was Market Risk Head in Puerto Rico and before he worked in Santander Peru and in the Front Office.

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Chuck Schneider,
Liquidity Risk Specialist,
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Biography

Chuck Schneider will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Jaswinder Singh
Secured Counterparty Exposure, SVP
Citi

Biography

Jaswinder Singh will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Suresh Srinivasan,
Traded Risk PMO (FRTB Americas/Price Risk),
Citi

Biography

Suresh Srinivasan is currently the Americas FRTB implementation lead and GMS / CCAR program manager at HSBC. Before his career in HSBC, Suresh worked as a Management Consultant in EY and assisted several major US banks in their GMS initiatives. Suresh has held several leadership roles and has worked with multiple functional units in the Traded Products and Investment Banking domain. Suresh earned his MBA in Finance from Zicklin School of Business, New York and Bachelors in Engineering from India.

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Gerald Wilson,
Global Head of Independent Model Review – Finance and Stress Testing,
USAA

Biography

Gerald Wilson will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Katherine Zhang,
Managing Director,
State Street

Biography

Katherine Zhang will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Izabella Zhu,
Chief Risk Officer,
United Business Bank

Biography

Izabella Zhu will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Rezarta Aliaj,
Executive Director – Global Banking & Markets, Treasury & Swap Dealer, Compliance,
Scotiabank

Biography

Rezarta Aliaj will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Liming Brotcke,
Senior Director, Head of Model Validation,
Ally

Biography

 Liming Brotcke leads the model validation group of the MRM function at Ally since February 2019. Before joining Ally Liming worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as the head of MRM for the 7th district and the Risk Modeling and Analytics team. She co-led the quantitative review of the CCAR Credit Card and was a key member of the LISCC supervision retail team. Prior to Chicago Fed, Liming developed extensive modelling skills and business knowledge between Discover and Citi Group. Liming holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has multiple publications on quantifying model risk and machine learning governance.

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Jim Costa,
Chief Risk Officer,
Banner Bank

Biography

James Costa joined Banner Bank in 2021 as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s risk and compliance functions as well as the Bank’s interactions with industry regulators. He is also a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.
Prior to joining Banner, Costa served as Chief Risk and Chief Credit Officer for TCF Financial a $49B regional bank where he managed all credit and risk functions as well as operations. At TCF Jim managed the enterprise integration of the merger equals between Chemical Bank and TCF.
Prior to TCF, Jim held executive leadership positions in risk, credit and lines of business at PNC Financial and at Wachovia Corporation where he was Head of Enterprise Credit Strategy.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and conducted his doctoral studies from the University of Minnesota.  Jim is a veteran of the US Air Force. In Minnesota, Jim is active in community organizations to include Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society and The University of Minnesota Center for Children’s Cancer Research.
Jim is also an advisory board member for the Midsize Bank Coalition of America.

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Ankur Goel,
SVP – Head of Consumer Modeling,
PNC

Biography

Ankur Goel will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Alex Golbin,
Chief Data Officer,
Morningstar

Biography

Alex Golbin will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Seyhun Hepdogan,
Director Model Risk Management,
Discover Financial Services

Biography

Seyhun Hepdogan is Senior Director of Model Risk Management for Discover Financial Services. He is responsible for all business-as-usual models including originations, portfolio risk, collections, marketing, fraud and AML models. Under his direction, his team oversees the model risk across the company. He and his team play an integral role in transitioning to machine learning models. Prior tohis Discover Financial Services experience, Seyhun was Senior Director of Model Risk for Santander Holdings USA, responsible for fraud, AML, operational risk, commercial credit risk. Seyhun holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Central Florida and is certified anti-money laundering specialist.

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Vinit Jagdish,
Director (Head of) Model Risk Management,
Western Alliance Bank

Biography

Vinit Jagdish will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Ty Lambert,
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Cadence Bank

Biography

 Ty Lambert joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and has held a variety of management positions with responsibilities contributing to balance sheet management, credit risk management, corporate planning, and modeling and forecasting.  In his current role as Chief Risk Officer, his team is responsible for data analytics, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, vendor management, and Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering efforts.  Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Ty was an investment portfolio manager.

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Julia Litvinova,
Head of Global Advisors Model Risk and Corporate Model Validation, Manging Director,
State Street

Biography

Julia Litvinova is a Managing Director and Global Head of SSGA Model Risk at State Street.  In this role Julia is responsible for supervising validation of a broad range of models including models used for asset and investment management, credit, market and liquidity risks, regulatory capital, valuation.
Prior to joining State Street, Julia obtained extensive consulting experience at the Brattle Group, the economic litigation consulting company.  She specialized in the application of finance, risk management and taxation to a variety of consulting and litigation settings.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University, M.A. in Economics from New Economics School and M.S. in Mathematics from Moscow State University.

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Arthur Maghakian,
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs

Biography

Arthur M will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Sandeep Maira,
Managing Director, Strategic Systems,
OCC

Biography

Mr. Maira is Managing Director, Strategic Systems at OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization.
In this role, he is responsible for helping lead the Renaissance technology transformation, working closely with business and technology partners at OCC to implement the new clearing and risk management framework for the firm. In addition, he leads the current production risk technology platform. Mr. Maira has more than 25 years of experience in financial services technology and innovation. He has held various leadership roles in financial services technology including at BNY Mellon, JPMorgan and Citigroup.
Mr. Maira earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in computer science at Cornell University.

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Jonas Vernon Ng,
COO Laurel Road, a division of KeyBank,
KeyBank

Biography

Jonas Ng currently serves as COO for Laurel Road, KeyBank’s fast-growing Fintech subsidiary. In this role, he leads acquisition, onboarding, credit/underwriting, risk management, quality control, and sales/servicing.

Previously, Jonas served as Head of Commercial Digital for KeyBank, driving strategic direction of digital properties/capabilities for KeyBank’s Commercial and Payments businesses. He also ran the Financial Wellness Product and Strategy Teams, bringing Financial Wellness to market for KeyBank’s Consumer Bank.

Prior to KeyBank, Jonas worked at Nationwide, Discover, Enova Financial, MBNA, and seven start-ups and consulting boutiques. He has had leadership roles in Marketing, Product, Finance, Operations, Strategy, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Application Development, and Innovation.

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Gus Ortega,
SVP, Head of Operational Risk Management,
Voya Financial

Biography

Accomplished risk management executive for multi-national global financial institutions with broad knowledge across Enterprise Risk Management, in particular Operational Risk, including Third-Party & Outsourcing Risk, Business Resilience & IT Risk, Business Controls Management, and Risk Strategy. Experienced in risk management program design, implementation and execution. Specialist in risk assessments (RCSA, Fraud Risk Assessments (FRA), Third-Party Risk Assessments, ORSA, etc.), Internal and External Operational Risk Loss Data / Event Reporting and Investigations, Key Risk Indicators, Issue Management, Controls Testing, Risk Treatment, Data Management, and Operational Risk Technology (GRC tools) solutions. Experienced with leading strategic and change initiatives in Risk Governance & Oversight, and Operational Controls, including Business Accountability models, Conduct and Risk Culture programs. Regulatory focused with foreign bank supervision and systemically important financial institution (SIFI) compliance knowledge. Work experience includes international risk and control projects across foreign markets including Latin America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

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Jeff Prelle,
SVP, Risk Analytics & Data Governance,
Cadence Bank

Biography

Jeff Prelle is the SVP of Risk Analytics and Head of Data Governance since joining BancorpSouth in April of 2020. Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Jeff was the head of Modeling, Model Validation, and Financial Consulting at Situs AMC and ran the legacy McGuire Solutions product service offerings. He has worked for TD Ameritrade and Moody’s Analytics leading model development, stress testing, data governance, and balance sheet management functions. He has extensive experience in enterprise risk management, compliance, quantitative analytics, artificial intelligence, balance sheet management, credit risk management, capital stress testing, and corporate planning.

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Agus Sudjianto,
EVP, Head of Corporate Model Risk,
Wells Fargo

Biography

Agus Sudjianto is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Model Risk for Wells Fargo where he leads a highly technical team to manage model risk across the enterprise.
Prior to his current position, Agus was the Modeling and Analytics Director and Chief Model Risk Officer at Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for the enterprise development and oversight of all risk management models (Retail and Wholesale Credits, Market, Regulatory Capital, Stress Testing, Asset Liability Mangement, Insurance).
Before joining Lloyds, he was a Senior Credit Risk Executive and Head of Quantitative Risk at Bank of America. Prior to his career in banking, he was product design manager at Ford Motor Company where he led engineering teams designing engine systems and components using complex engineering models.
Agus holds numerous US patents in both Finance and Engineering fields. In addition to publishing numerous technical papers, he is also a co-author of a statistics book in Design and Analysis of Computer Experiment. His technical expertise and interest include Quantative Risk, especially credit risk modeling and statistical finance, statistical methods for fighting financial crimes, and computational statistics.
He holds graduate degrees in Engineering and Management from Wayne State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Chris Smigielski,
Model Risk Director,
Arvest Bank

Biography

With over 30 years of financial services industry experience, Chris has an in-depth knowledge of model risk management, model governance, model validation, financial model development, Asset Liability Management, and team development. Chris is currently the Director of Model Risk Management at Arvest Bank and was previously Vice President, Director of Model Risk Management at TIAA Bank for five years. His experience includes leadership roles at Diebold and Fiserv, where he consulted with financial institutions nationally and internationally to design and implement financial strategies to maximize productivity and growth, as well as Asset/Liability Management and quantitative analysis at HSBC and First Niagara Banks.

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Nav Vaidhyanathan,
Executive Vice President, Head of Model Risk Management,
M&T Bank

Biography

“Nav Vaidhyanathan is the head of the Model Risk Management Department at M&T Bank. His team is responsible for validation and governance of all models in the Bank. Nav has over 15 years of modeling and model risk management experience in the industry. Prior to M&T Bank, Nav built the model risk management function for Wintrust Financial Corporation. Before Wintrust, Nav had roles in model development and model validation in Northern Trust and Discover Financial Services. Nav has Bachelors in engineering from IIT Kanpur and Masters in engineering and an MBA from Purdue University.”

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Jonas Vernon, Ng,
COO Laurel Road, a division of KeyBank
KeyBank

Biography

Jonas Ng currently serves as COO for Laurel Road, KeyBank’s fast-growing Fintech subsidiary. In this role, he leads acquisition, onboarding, credit/underwriting, risk management, quality control, and sales/servicing.

Previously, Jonas served as Head of Commercial Digital for KeyBank, driving strategic direction of digital properties/capabilities for KeyBank’s Commercial and Payments businesses. He also ran the Financial Wellness Product and Strategy Teams, bringing Financial Wellness to market for KeyBank’s Consumer Bank.

Prior to KeyBank, Jonas worked at Nationwide, Discover, Enova Financial, MBNA, and seven start-ups and consulting boutiques. He has had leadership roles in Marketing, Product, Finance, Operations, Strategy, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Application Development, and Innovation.

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Jay Wang,
Global Head of Independent Model Review – Finance and Stress Testing,
HSBC

Biography

Jay Wang will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Stephen Woitsky,
VP, Operational Risk Business Oversight Officer,
Wells Fargo

Biography

Hands-on and results-driven Risk Management Executive with 25+ years of leadership expertise in internal audits, regulatory compliance, controls, and overall strategic audit planning/execution for companies such as CLS Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS and BNP Paribas.Strong, energetic leader with forte in streamlining processes ensuring compliance with regulatory standards; extensive experience launching internal audit and risk management operations.Trusted and active advisor in dissecting, analyzing and presenting key strategic financial solutions to executive leadership.Active volunteer and board member with Bridges Outreach since 2015 focusing on feeding and servicing people in need in NJ and NYC,  providing input into the strategic planning process and doing fundraisers with local businesses and schools.

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Oscar Zheng,
Director, Head of ALM & Treasury and Asset Management MRM,  
BNP Paribas

Biography

Oscar is currently with BNP Paribas, in NY, as a Director, the Head of ALM&T and Asset Management Model Risk Management and the Validation Manager for CCAR, Compliance and Global Markets AI/ML models.
Prior to this role, Oscar enjoyed his 12+ year career in the risk management across different locations: Tokyo, London, Brussels and London, by enhancing risk management practices with local lines of business and supervisors. As the Head of Market and Counterparty Risk Model Validations, BNP Paribas, Americas, he also played a major role as the second line of defense in enhancing these models by leading global teams in Europe and in North America.
Oscar, FRM, holds a Master’s degree in quantitative finance from the École Mines de Paris, France.

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Steve Zhou,
MD- Head of MRM,
Webster Bank

Biography

Steve is Head of MRM at Webster Financial Group. His primary responsibility is to execute model validations and model annual review for all models in the banks model inventory including credit (PD/LGD, CECL), treasury (ALM/Liquidity/FTP), BSA/AML and stress testing. Steve manages the 3rd party relationships for any validation performed by external consultant and ensures the deliverable meet regulatory expectations as well as banks own requirements. He is also responsible to maintain company’s MRM policy and procedures, provide update in the operational risk committee, and address regulatory/audit questions related to model risk as required.

Steve previously was SVP at TD Bank N.A. where he was responsible for model risk of all estimation approaches used in the CCAR process covering ~350 Billion of portfolios across different risk domains. He also led the remediation and closure of three model related MRAs. Prior to TD Bank, he was Director of Stress Testing Modelling with GE Capital where he managed the development of stress testing PD/LGD and PPNR models. Prior to GE Capital, his role was VP – Treasury Risk at Barclay’s Capital where he was the model owner for Market Risk, ALM and liquidity models. Steve also has ~10 years of consumer bank experiences prior to Barclays working in various institutions including GE capital Retail Finance and Citibank where he used data analytics to drive risk insights and build statistical scorecards.

Steve earned a M.S in Finance and Accounting from Bentley University, a B.S in Finance from Renmin University. He is a CFA charter holder.

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Andries Berendsen,
Head of FP&A and Capital Planning, North America,
Rabobank

Biography

Andries Berendsen is Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics and Capital at Rabobank North America, overseeing the bank’s risk analytics, capital stress testing and decision support activities. Prior to Rabobank, he held senior Finance positions at Standard Chartered and Citigroup, including Chief Financial Officer, in New York, Bangkok and Singapore with a focus on capital optimization and strategy. Andries started his career at Ernst & Young, working in Assurance & Advisory Business Services in The Hague, Johannesburg and New York. He has a M.Sc. in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds professional certifications as a CPA in the US and a Registered Accountant in The Netherlands.

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Kevin Clarke,
Executive Director Group Regulatory & Governance,
UBS

Biography

Kevin is an Executive Director within UBS’s Group Compliance Regulatory and Governance  function focusing on regulatory and supervisory developments within the US and implications for the firm’s global business activities.  Prior to joining UBS in early 2017, Kevin was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Financial Services Risk and Regulatory practice advising foreign and domestic banking organizations on evolving regulatory requirements and supervisory expectations pertaining to Enhanced Prudential Standards, capital and liquidity risk management and stress testing, enterprise risk management and governance and resolution planning. Prior to PWC, Kevin served as an officer within the Bank Supervision function at the Board of Governors in Washington DC and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY from 1988 to 2012 in a variety of capacities ranging from CCAR stress testing, liquidity risk management, credit risk derivatives, model risk management to regulatory capital and internal capital models.

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Juan Carlos Calcagno,
Managing Director,
MUFG

Biography

Juan Carlos Calcagno will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Fanny Charrier,
Director – Sustainable Finance Coordinator – Corporate and Leveraged Finance,
Credit Agricole

Biography

 Fanny Charrier is a Director in Crédit Agricole CIB’s Corporate and Leverage Finance group, primarily covering the loan originations and syndication of the Chicago portfolio including U.S. automotive, healthcare, agricultural, semi-conductor, engineering & construction and telecom sector. In addition, she manages the origination and syndication of sustainable financings within the U.S., liaising with the global sustainable banking team to facilitate the structuring and placement of ESG-related loans & HY instruments including Ford’s US$15.5bn sustainability-linked revolving credit facility that was recently named “2021 North America Loan” by the International Financing Review (“IFR”).Fanny joined CA-CIB NY in 2012 as part of the Portfolio and Balance Sheet Management team and prior to that worked for Dexia NY in the Project Finance group. She was previously located in Paris, France, where she held various roles in export and structured finance.Fanny holds a Masters in finance from ESSCA (Ecole Supérieur des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers) and a Masters in project and structured finance from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

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Ivan Frishberg,
Chief Sustainability Officer,
Amalgamated Bank

Biography

Ivan Frishberg is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Amalgamated Bank where he leads impact and shareholder engagement programs. As a commercial banker, Ivan has been instrumental in rallying bank sector commitments to combat climate change, including growing the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). Under Ivan’s leadership, Amalgamated has taken a l leadership role within (UNEP FI) in helping to develop guidance for how banks set targets to reduce financed emissions. Ivan is on the Steering Group of the NZBA and a member of and on the Advisory Panel for the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero.Ivan also steered the way to make Amalgamated Bank the first U.S. bank to commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the first bank to set portfolio wide targets under the United Nations guidelines for target setting.

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John George,
Director, Responsible Investment & Impact Lead, Sustainability Action Team,
Nuveen, a TIAA company

Biography

John George is a Director and member of the Responsible Investing (RI) Team at Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA. John’s responsibilities include developing Nuveen’s strategic foresight on issues related to ESG integration, engagement, stewardship, and investment. Prior to joining Nuveen in 2021, John worked at BlackRock as a Strategist within the Sustainable Products group. He joined BlackRock after spending four-and-a-half years at Lord Abbett, an asset management firm primarily focused on fixed income markets. At Lord Abbett, John was responsible for establishing the firm’s ESG strategy, authoring the RI policy, training investment professionals and client-facing teams on ESG issues, and developing and fundraising for new products such as the Climate Focused Bond Fund. In addition to this experience, John has worked in roles across equity research and investment banking, covering renewable energy companies, utilities, and independent power producers.John is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s Climate School. He is also a Fellow at ClimateBase and holds a Bachelor’s in Finance from Rutgers University.

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Ekaterina Grigoryeva,
Environment and Social Development Specialist (Global Lead, Financial Sector),
The World Bank

Biography

Ekaterina currently serves as global lead for design and implementation of environmental and social risk management systems in World Bank’s investments involving financial and private sector. She works with ministries of finance and economy, central banks, regional and national development banks, funds, special purpose vehicles, sustainable energy, transport, and water development entities and other types of the World Bank’s counterparts in nearly 20 countries to ensure full integration of environmental and social sustainability into commercial financial sector lending operations and public-private partnerships.

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Hannah Herold,
Director of ESG Research,
American Century Investments

Biography

Hannah Herold leads American Century Investments’ ESG and Investment Stewardship team’s research efforts. Since joining the team in 2018, Ms. Herold has worked closely with the firm’s investment teams in the establishment of its ESG integration framework and development of screening and assessment tools. In her role, Ms. Herold manages the team’s research pipeline and has additional research responsibilities primarily focused on global large- and mid-cap equities and human capital management. Before joining American Century, Ms. Herold was an associate and team leader at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Vanderbilt University.

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Sarah Hughes,
Head of Sustainable Investing,
American Century Investments

Biography

Sarah Bratton Hughes is a senior vice president and head of ESG & Sustainable Investing for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. She is based in the company’s New York office.
Sarah is responsible for the driving and executing the firm’s sustainable investing strategy and the management of its ESG research platform and active ownership practices. In her role, she oversees the firm’s dedicated ESG & Investment Stewardship team. Sarah and her team serve as the center of ESG assessment tools, managing the ESG engagement and proxy voting protocol and driving sustainable invent initiatives and client solutions.

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Eivind Lorgen,
Chair Emeritus – Investor Advisory Group,
SASB Standards

Biography

Eivind Lorgen is the former CEO & President of Nordea Asset Management (NAM) and the former Head of the Manager Selection. He is a founding member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and the current Chair for SASB’s IAG.  Board Chair, Board Member and senior expert advisor to corporate issuers, investment management funds and firms, non-profit organizations including leading business schools.Prior to joining Nordea, he was an Executive Managing Director at Zurich Insurance Group.Eivind is on the Reiman School of Finance Advisory Board for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He holds a BSBA from the University of Denver. His Master’s Diploma is issued by the Norwegian School of Economics. His Executive Management education is from IMD, Switzerland and The London Business School. Eivind is also an Adjunct Professor and has lectured at Daniels College of Business and Columbia Business School.Eivind served 16 months in the Norwegian Royal Air Force and played varsity soccer for University of Denver. He lives in Harlem, Manhattan with his family.

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Markus Lammer,
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business,
Credit Suisse

Biography

Markus Lammer is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business for Credit Suisse in the US. He launched the Ultra High Net Worth coverage platform in Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Markus is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Institutions and the Oil & Gas Groups.Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Germany and Central Europe, and also the Head of the Board of Credit Suisse Germany. Markus received his Mag. Degree from University of Graz in Austria, and his LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Santosh Mishra,
Head of Credit & Climate Modeling and Advanced Analytics,
KeyBank

Biography

Santosh Mishra heads the Credit Modeling function for KeyBank’s entire Loan and Lease portfolio. He is currently responsible for development and implementation of Stress testing and CECL models. Additionally, he also leads the Commercial Risk Rating, Economic Capital, functions and is architect of numerous commercial analytics initiatives to support KeyBank’s strategic goals. Last but not the least, Santosh is leading KeyBank’s Climate analytics including Financed emissions and Scenario analysis.

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James Norman,
Global Head; Sustainable Investing Client Strategy,
Goldman Sachs

Biography

James is a managing director within Goldman Sachs Asset Management
(GSAM) focused on working with clients on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and equity strategy, implementing customized solutions leveraging GSAM’s full suite of ESG and equity capabilities. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2019.
Prior to joining the firm, James was a founding partner and president at QS Investors, an equity and asset allocation boutique. At QS Investors, he worked globally with institutional asset owners and large retail platforms on implementing investment solutions to meet their investment needs and managing the equity portfolio management team. Prior to that, James served as a managing director at Deutsche Asset Management in the Quantitative Strategies Group.
James earned an AB in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University.

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Tobi Petrocelli,
Director Environmental and Sustainability Management,
MUFG

Biography

In continued efforts to implement a sustainable culture, Dr. Tobi Petrocelli is the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Management at MUFG Americas. Dr. Petrocelli leads the Sustainable Business Office and is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of the Bank’s Sustainability program, which is based on the principles of sustainability:
* Foster economic, social, and environmental sustainability
* Promote financial prosperity, sociocultural equity, and diversity
* Conserve natural resources to preserve and improve the environment
Tobi creates efficient environmental, social and governance policies and programs throughout the bank’s operations including climate risk management, carbon reduction efforts and the subsequent reporting through standardized metrics and frameworks. Secondly, she helps develop products and services that serve the markets demand for more sustainable opportunities for investors. “In banking there are internal value drivers and external customer strategies – these typically run parallel rather in synchrony and my responsibility is to integrate ESG factors throughout MUFG and its subsidiaries.” Additionally, Petrocelli heads ESG Client Engagement for the Global Corporate Investment Banking division, implementing and supporting the portfolio clients toward the transition to a low carbon economy.
Dr. Petrocelli’s extensive experience includes her position as Founder of Verde Enterprises, a company created to develop sustainable solutions and best practices for capital systems and corporate operations through technological innovation and corporate responsibility. Her industry expertise is in the areas of corporate banking, infrastructure, communications and consumer -creating growth in profitability by assessing environmental, economic and social governance and mapping solutions for improvement. She is an international contributor in the field of sustainability through her previous roles as Sustainability consultant with the United Nations Environmental Programme in Geneva, Switzerland; Sustainability Advisor with AccountAbility in NY; and Director of Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability with Clearbrook Global Advisors. Tobi Petrocelli holds a Doctorate in International Business from Walden University and a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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Nicholas Silitch,
Chief Risk Officer,  
Former Prudential

Biography

Nick Silitch is senior vice president, chief risk officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, Silitch oversees Prudential’s risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types. Under his direction, his team develops models, metrics, frameworks and governance to manage risk, and works with internal corporate partners and business groups to identify, assess and prioritize risk across the company.

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Akita Somani,
Senior Vice President BNPL/POS Lending, DEI Champion,
US Bank

Biography

Akita has over 22 years of international experience in retail financial services and payments, with U.S. Bank (Elavon), Mastercard, Visa, Citi, Barclays and HSBC, across different roles in business transformation, propositions, strategy and business development. Having lived and worked in five different countries, she brings a rich understanding of markets at different stages of development, and diverse cultures, across Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa. She completed her bachelor’s from Delhi University and MBA from XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, in India.In her role as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion at U.S. Bank and as a member of the Advisory Boards for Women in Payments ASEAN and Money 20/20 AMPLIFY, Akita relentlessly drives constructive actions on building diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry. She was also shortlisted for the Women in Payments 2021 ‘Advocate for Women’ Award for EMEA.

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David Szmigielski,
Vice President, Sustainable Finance & Advisory, Corporate and Investment Banking,
Wells Fargo

Biography

David Szmigielski will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Ken Wolckhenhauer,
VP, Vendor Management,
Nordea Bank

Biography

Ken Wolckhenhauer will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Wren York,
Chief Operating Officer,
Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

Biography

Wren York is a Compliance and Risk Management financial services professional with nearly 25-years of proven experience within a variety of financial institutions including Commercial, Community, Investment, and Private Banking as well as with a United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Banking Act of 1933.He maintains a special focus on safety and soundness, consumer protection, and technical business analysis. His forte relates to a solid understanding of how regulatory requirements intersect, transactional monitoring, customer and enhanced due diligence, and applying technology for the purpose of augmenting human-decision making. His work includes data analytics and root cause analyses resulting in the identification of suspicious activity, accuracy in risk assessment, and gaps associated with compliance management systems. He is well-versed on risk and compliance management requirements and best practices, and he has performed deep-dive assessments of financial institutions policies and procedures directly resulting in governance and risk control process improvements and efficiencies.Wren is a former federal financial institution examiner and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University, an Award in General Business Studies with a Concentration in Investments at UCLA, and a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional, holds a Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks from the American Bankers Association (ABA), and he is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Hazina Alladın,
Human Trafficking/Child Exploitation,
U.S Department of Homeland Security

Biography

Hazina Alladın will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Dominique Benz,
Managing Director, Head of Business Controls,
Mizuho

Biography

Dominique has over 20 years of financial services industry experience and deep expertise in Business Controls, Risk Management, Technology, and Process Transformation. He is a Managing Director at Mizuho Americas providing first line enterprise control services to the Americas region.  His responsibilities include Business Continuity Planning, Third Party Risk Management, Data Management Operations, Business Risk & Control, and a number of other important risk disciplines.  Dominique has worked in similar capacities for some of the world’s leading global banks including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup.  Dominique holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

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Richard Brown,
Director Compliance Risk Management,
USAA Federal Savings Bank

Biography

Richard Brown will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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David Box,
Vice President, Single Family Operational Risk
Fannie Mae

Biography

David R. Box is Fannie Mae’s Vice President – Single-Family Operational Risk. Box is responsible for delivering value-added services and risk management/governance solutions across the Single-Family Mortgage Business in the areas of operational risk management, business continuity and disaster management, operational compliance/governance, regulatory management, and project management. Additionally, Box serves on the Frisco, Texas Planning and Zoning Commission. David has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Master of Business Administration from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

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James Cousins,
Head, US Sanctions Program Management & OFAC Reporting,
Standard Chartered Bank

Biography

James Cousins will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Rodney Campbell,
Head of Third Party,
Valley National Bank

Biography

Rodney Campbell is a recognized industry leader in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) framework, Relationship Management, Contract Management & Performance Management. Rodney is a business champion, dedicated to empowering organizations and business leaders with industry insights and best practices to establish both regulatory compliance and operational success. Experienced in developing global programs, processes, cross-functional teams from the ground up and leading projects spanning Asia-Pacific, Latin America, United Kingdom and North America regions, Rodney creates a high-impact, collaborative environment that eliminates silos and cross borders.Additionally, Rodney serves on Seton Hall University Customer Experience Program Advisory Council and The Board of Directors for HANDS Housing and Neighborhood Development.

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Paul Clarke,
SVP US Operational Risk Management,
TD

Biography

Paul Clarke has been with TD Bank since 1993 in various roles in Risk Management, Technology and TD Wealth.
Paul is currently responsible for the Operational Risk oversight and independent challenge of the TD Bank US Corporate & Shared Services portfolio, including Cyber/Tech, Fraud, Third-party, Corporate, Payments, and Shared Services. As a strategic business partner, Paul also participates and supports their strategy development and implementation efforts with an independent view to ensure these functions operate within Risk Appetite.
Prior to his current appointment, Paul held roles as VP/Head of Operational Risk Management for North American Direct Channels & Payments & Fraud, as Head/VP of ORM for TD Wealth Management, and as Associate Vice President, Technology Risk Management & Information Security supporting TD Wealth, TD Bank US, and TD Securities, successively. Paul has also held technology platform ownership roles and business leadership roles in TD Wealth.
Paul graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Industrial Relations.

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Mark Elkommos,
VP, Financial Crime Compliance Monitoring & Testing Manager,
SMBC

Biography

Three-time “The Risk Universe Magazine” Cover-front Author, Mark Elkommos works at SMBC as VP, Compliance Monitoring & Testing, is a seasoned AML professional with more than 15 years of Financial Crime Compliance experience. Mark also is an avid technology & compliance reader, and evidently, a popular author of AML and FinTech topics. He wrote numerous articles on many Risk Management Magazines, also he is a regular LinkedIn blogger. Visit his LinkedIn page and website to know more.

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Ryan Jolicoeur,
Director – Risk Analytics/Modeling,
Charles Schwab

Biography

Ryan Jolicoeur will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Nicholas Kathmann
Chief Information Security Officer
LogicGate

Biography

With more than 20 years of IT experience, Nicholas has spent 18 years helping enterprises of all sizes strengthen their cybersecurity postures. He has built and led several teams delivering cybersecurity solutions for complex, business-critical environments ranging from SMB to Fortune 100 companies based on-premises in traditional data centers or in the cloud. He is also experienced across multiple industries, including healthcare and financial services.

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Sabeena Liconte,
Chief Compliance Officer,
ICBC

Biography

Sabeena Liconte will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Philip Masquelette,
SVP, CRO,
Ulster Savings Bank

Biography

As Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Ulster Savings Bank, located in Kingston, NY, I am responsible for oversight of all Bank risk management functions, including the Bank’s Legal and Compliance departments; I also serve as the Chief Information Security Officer. I previously served as Vice President and Risk Manager at Bankwell in Bridgeport, CT, as First Vice President and Audit/Compliance Officer at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Naugatuck, CT, and as Senior Attorney with the FDIC. I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.

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Thomas Mangine,
Director AML, Risk & Resilience,
BMO

Biography

Thomas Mangine will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Hugo Ramirez,
SVP Director of Corporate Assurance – Internal Audit,
PNC

Biography

Mr. Ramirez holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering (2001) a Bachelor Degree in International Trade (1993) both from Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). He carries a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (IIA), and is a Certify Regulatory Vendor Program Manager. Hugo is a graduate of the Executive Program at UT Austin McCombs School of Business, he also graduated in Leadership and Top Executive Development Programs at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe (Mexico).Joined the BBVA group in 1989 and started his auditing career at the bank on 1993 (29 years of Audit experience). Hugo carried several positions at BBVA Mexico during 17 years (e.g. Divisional Audit Subdirector, State Audit Director, Regional Audit Group-Manager and Divisional Audit Consultant).Successively, Hugo continued his career at BBVA US in 2006 appointed as Chief Audit Executive of BBVA Bancomer USA (formerly California based Valley Bank); He later become Head of the Fraud Auditing Division at BBVA Compass (2010) -now PNC-, Chief Audit Executive at BBVA Puerto Rico (2012); after the sold of the affiliate in PR (2013,) Hugo was appointed SVP Corporate Assurance Director and went back to the US focusing in the enactment of a Three Lines of defence integrated structure for all BBVA US entities.In 2017 Hugo become BBVA US IA Operational and Vendor Management Risk Champion as part of the IT auditing division. For the following three years Mr. Ramirez was leading audit engagements under the Agile structure as SVP Corporate Assurance Director and Agile Senior Audit Project Manager. In October of 2021, after BBVA USA was acquired by PNC, Hugo was asked to joined the new BBVA US IA team based in New York which is responsible of auditing the group of entities that BBVA S.A. (Spain) maintained in the US after the closing of the sale to PNC.Currently Hugo is the responsible of the Risk Assessment, Planning Execution, Continuous Assesment and acts as the firs point of contact regarding all audits/projects involving Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk management in the US.In 2013 Hugo Ramirez was the recipient of the BBVA US Pinnacle Club Award, the company’s highest employee performance honor.

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Joe Peedikayil,
Head of Financial Model Development & Analytics,
Silicon Valley Bank

Biography

Joseph “Joe” Peedikayil is the Head of Financial Model Development and Analytics at Silicon Valley Financial Group (A $215 Billion Bank Holding Company) where he leads the centralized model development and analytics function supporting Enterprise Finance and Treasury. Joe is responsible for all CCAR Loan, Deposit, Non-Interest Income/Expense Modeling & Production. Joe has held various leadership and technical expert positions at Global Systemically Important Banks(GSIBs) as well as regulatory agencies that includes Head of Model Risk Management and EUCT, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Interest & Rate Risk Management, CCAR & Stress Testing/PPNR, CECL & Loss Forecasting Analytics, Model Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution as well as served as Supervisory Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and FDIC. Joe has presented and provided training at many industry conferences and roundtables related to model development, CECL, ALM/IRR, stress testing and model risk management.Joe has a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University, Master of Science in Finance from Indiana University, and Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics & Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. Joe is a Commissioned Federal Bank Examiner, Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), and holds a Credit Risk Certification (CRC) and has completed the Executive Risk Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Suyog Peshkar, Section Chief, Third Party Risk Management, IMF

Biography

Suyog has a LLM in corporate governance, compliance and risk management law from the University of London. Suyog’ s career started in 2001 at an IT offshore factory in Mumbai writing computer codes for robotic process automation, since then advanced into management consulting, outsourcing and risk management. Suyog has supported public and private sector organizations with their large-scale sourcing initiatives to generate higher efficiencies, mitigate risks and reduce bottom-line costs. Since 2018, Suyog has been involved with the establishment of TPRM function at the IMF.

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Kristen Schneider,
Director of Third Party Risk Management,
USAA

Biography

Kristen is a Director in Global Sourcing and Procurement at USAA in San Antonio, Texas where she leads a TPRM Strategy and Initiatives team. Kristen’s team is deployed to work on a variety of long term strategic efforts focused on optimizing USAA’s TPRM program in areas such as resiliency, due diligence standardization, workforce operating models, and risk segmentation to develop tailored approaches for unique third parties. Kristen has been a TPRM practitioner since joining USAA in 2016, and her prior background was in the corporate finance and supply chain areas working in the high tech and oil and gas industries.

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Jack Sprague,
SVP, Operational and Resilience Risk,
HSBC

Biography

Jack Sprague is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Operational Risk Policy, Framework, and Capital for the Americas at HSBC.

Jack has worked at HSBC since 2010 and in his current role, he is responsible for designing the Operational Risk framework in the US and developing associated policies and procedures. He is also responsible for the firm’s Operational Risk CCAR program and regional submissions to support global stress tests and economic capital calculations.

Previously, Jack was the Head of Business Risk and Control for the Private Banking division in the Americas, where he implemented a first line risk management program and managed risk and control teams across the US and Latin America. Jack has also held Operational Risk advisory roles at HSBC.

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Chris Szafranski,
Privacy Director,
American Family Insurance

Biography

Chris Szafranski, Privacy Director at American Family Insurance, has over 25 years of experience in financial services.  Having led teams for privacy, insider risk, anti-money laundering, market conduct investigations, contract & licensing, regulatory response, training, and customer service, she has a broad background in insurance operations. Chris holds the following privacy and insider threat certifications:  CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, ITPM.  Outside of work, she volunteers as a board member for Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW).  She is enthusiastic, innovative and thrives on challenges.

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Julianne Susman,
Executive Director and Sanctions Counsel,
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Julianne Susman will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Olga Voytenko,
Managing Director of Operational Resilience
Silicon Valley Bank

Biography

Olga Voytenko is a Managing Director, Global Head of Third Party Risk Management.  She is responsible for managing third party and outsourcing risk arising from State Street’s reliance on third parties performing services or activities on State Street’s behalf. This includes risks related to ineffective third party selection and failure to oversee and monitor our third parties. Ms. Voytenko is responsible for building, deploying and supporting the technology and processes to support business functions in mitigating Third Party Risks.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Voytenko served as Vice President within Global Treasury leading Global Liquidity Risk Management team across State Street, as well as, prior leadership roles within Recovery Resolution Planning, Valuation & Analytics, Corporate Audit, and Institutional Services.
Before joining State Street, Ms. Voytenko worked at Sun Life Financial, where she held various leadership positions in an Investment Finance and Security Valuation teams.
Ms. Voytenko holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Boston University.

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Gerald Wilson,
VP, CRO,
USAA

Biography

Gerald Wilson will be speaking at Risk America 2023

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Steve Zhou,
MD, Head of Model Risk Management,
Webster Bank

Biography

Steve is Head of MRM at Webster Financial Group. His primary responsibility is to execute model validations and model annual review for all models in the banks model inventory including credit (PD/LGD, CECL), treasury (ALM/Liquidity/FTP), BSA/AML and stress testing. Steve manages the 3rd party relationships for any validation performed by external consultant and ensures the deliverable meet regulatory expectations as well as banks own requirements. He is also responsible to maintain company’s MRM policy and procedures, provide update in the operational risk committee, and address regulatory/audit questions related to model risk as required.Steve previously was SVP at TD Bank N.A. where he was responsible for model risk of all estimation approaches used in the CCAR process covering ~350 Billion of portfolios across different risk domains. He also led the remediation and closure of three model related MRAs. Prior to TD Bank, he was Director of Stress Testing Modelling with GE Capital where he managed the development of stress testing PD/LGD and PPNR models. Prior to GE Capital, his role was VP – Treasury Risk at Barclay’s Capital where he was the model owner for Market Risk, ALM and liquidity models. Steve also has ~10 years of consumer bank experiences prior to Barclays working in various institutions including GE capital Retail Finance and Citibank where he used data analytics to drive risk insights and build statistical scorecards.Steve earned a M.S in Finance and Accounting from Bentley University, a B.S in Finance from Renmin University. He is a CFA charter holder.

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Izabella Zhu,
Chief Risk Officer,
United Business Bank

Biography

Izabella Zhu will be speaking at Risk Americas 2023

CYBER SECURITY USA FORUM

12th Annual Risk Americas | May 22, 2023 | New York City

 This forum will be led by industry experts with many more to be announced!

Please note session timings are extended due to the interactive nature of the event

To maximize engagement and interaction, seats for the course will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis – to avoid disappointment, book your place today by clicking on our register tab.
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Nate Vanderheyden, Vice President, U.S Banks Cyber & Information Security, Morgan Stanley

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Yogesh Mudgal, Operational Risk – Global Head of Enterprise Tech/Cyber Architecture &
Engineering Risk,
Citi

Registration and breakfast

Chair’s opening remarks

CYBER CAPABILITIES

Reviewing the evolution of cyber threats and technology capabilities to stay ahead

Session details 

  • Increased sophistication of threat actors
  •  Keeping ahead of advancing tactics
  • Developing capabilities to recognize threat actor activity
  • Sharing threat intelligence across the industry
  •  Increased risk with economic uncertainty and global tensions
  • Evolution of incentive from financial to disruption
  • Increased use of NLP impact to threat
  • Reviewing progress in quantum computing

DIGITAL ID

Managing increased digital threat and protection of digital identity with increased social engineering capabilities

Session details 

  • Countering cyber enabled threat actors
  •  Increased vulnerability with digital advances
  • Evolution of approaches
  • Multichannel outreach attempts
  • Enabling detection and prevention capabilities
  • Advancing endpoint protection software
  • Implementing detection and prevention controls
  • Understanding user behaviors to identify anomalies

morning refreshment break and networking

RESILIENCE

Vulnerability management and response tactics to drive cyber resilience

Session details 

  • Patching requirements
  •  Managing volume of threats
  •  Resource management to stay ahead of change
  •  Daily threat intelligence
  •  Impact of Russia/Ukraine conflict on threat landscape
  •  Responding to evolution of threats
  •  Developing situational awareness
  •  Leveraging threat based security monitoring
  •  Enhancing incident response and crisis management practices
  •  Opportunities with fully automated response technology
  •  Developing and enhancing cyber resiliency

SUPPLIER RISK

Protecting the organization from external threats and ensuring due diligence and
oversight of all suppliers

Session details 

    • Managing third party/supplier incident
    • Effective due diligence on suppliers
    • Managing risk leveraging vendor services
    •  Interaction and engagement with third parties
    • Cybersecurity assessment of vendors
      o Data protection programs
    • Evidencing controls and security at RFP stage
    • Benchmarking acceptable levels of security
    •  Understanding interdependencies across supply chains

 

Nate Vanderheyden, Vice President, U.S Banks Cyber & Information Security, Morgan Stanley  

Lunch break and networking

CLOUD SECURITY

Managing concentration risks with increased use of cloud services and ensuring resilience of security measures

Session details 

    • Developing a risk-based approach
    • Reviewing breaches within public cloud infrastructure
    • Migrating and leveraging large cloud service providers
    •  Developing trust in security measures
    •  Infrastructure and maintenance reassurances
    • Misconfiguration risks
    • Continual assurance and data validation
    •  Vulnerability management tests and assessments
    •  Integrating cloud security processes with existing security processes
    • Recognizing cloud vulnerabilities

Yogesh Mudgal, Operational Risk – Global Head of Enterprise Tech/Cyber Architecture &
Engineering Risk,
Citi  

INTELLIGENCE

Leveraging intelligence and converting into actionable metrics through public and private partnerships

Session details 

    • Delivering enterprise level intelligence and translating to the board
    • Quantitative and qualitative measurement
    • Developing measurement frameworks
    • Understanding intelligence inputs and outputs
    • Increased intelligence sharing with continued geopolitical unrest
    • Working with federal government in an incident
    • Requirements for responses to government bodies in cyber evento Identifying proper response to an incident
    • Responses to incidents to mitigate impact

Afternoon break and networking

PEOPLE RISK

Attracting and retaining the best cybersecurity talent

Session details 

    • Education teams on the importance of security
    • Understanding new threats facing the organization
    •  Instilling speculation in teams
    •  Balancing training and disciplinary action
    • Educating on downstream impacts
    • Instilling cybersecurity hygiene
    • Implementing a strong cybersecurity culture
    •  Effectiveness of training beyond single day
    • Modifying job descriptions and scope of degrees
    • Identifying untapped sources of talent

RANSOMWARE

Reviewing approaches and response to ransomware attacks and mitigation techniques

Session details 

    • Managing disruption of ransomware attack
    •  Evolution of ransomware variants
    • Response approaches to attacks
    •  Protecting data after an attack
    •  Reviewing whether ransom should be paid
      o Regulatory and legal implications
    • Protecting reputation through risk mitigation

End of Masterclass

  • 8:15 Registration opens

  • 9:00 The Masterclass will begin

  • We aim to conclude the Masterclass around 5:00

  • Refreshments will be available throughout the day

To maximize engagement and interaction, seats for the course will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis – to avoid disappointment, book your place today by clicking on our register tab.
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Nicholas Schmidt CEO SolasAI

Biography

Nicholas Schmidt is the CEO of SolasAI, a compliance-focused AI software platform that identifies and mitigates bias and discrimination in algorithmic decisioning. He is also the Artificial Intelligence Practice Leader at BLDS, LLC, where he provides expert guidance in the application of economics and statistics to questions of law and regulation. As head of the AI practice, Nick focuses on algorithmic fairness, explainable AI, and ensuring robust model governance practices. In addition to working with many of the largest U.S. lenders, FinTechs, and insurance companies, Nick regularly advises regulatory agencies in addressing questions relating to discrimination and innovation in AI.

Vijay Nair Head of Advanced Technology for Modelling Wells Fargo

Biography

Vijay is speaking at Machine Learning Model Validation Masterclass

Agus Sudjianto Head of Corporate Model Risk Wells Fargo

Biography

Agus Sudjianto is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Model Risk for Wells Fargo where he leads a highly technical team to manage model risk across the enterprise. Prior to his current position, Agus was the Modeling and Analytics Director and Chief Model Risk Officer at Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for the enterprise development and oversight of all risk management models (Retail and Wholesale Credits, Market, Regulatory Capital, Stress Testing, Asset Liability Mangement, Insurance). Before joining Lloyds, he was a Senior Credit Risk Executive and Head of Quantitative Risk at Bank of America. Prior to his career in banking, he was product design manager at Ford Motor Company where he led engineering teams designing engine systems and components using complex engineering models. Agus holds numerous US patents in both Finance and Engineering fields. In addition to publishing numerous technical papers, he is also a co-author of a statistics book in Design and Analysis of Computer Experiment. His technical expertise and interest include Quantative Risk, especially credit risk modeling and statistical finance, statistical methods for fighting financial crimes, and computational statistics. He holds graduate degrees in Engineering and Management from Wayne State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The focus of this workshop is to provide the latest development in model validation for Machine Learning with special emphasis on evaluation of conceptual soundness and
outcome analysis. Key topics for conceptual soundness includes model causality, explainability and interpretability, as well as dealing with over-parametrerized/under-specification problems commonly occurred in machine learning models. Designing inherently interpretable machine learning models will be discussed in-depth considering the importance of the methodology for high-risk applications as well as its role for model
benchmark. Outcome analysis will cover advanced topics beyond the standard performance analysis such as: identification of model weakness through error slicing, prediction reliability (conformal prediction), model robustness, model resilience under changing environment and model fairness.

Session 1: Introduction of ML Model Validation: Conceptual Soundness

  • Introduction to ML and ML Model Validation
  •  Feature Selection and Causality
  •  Post-hoc Explainability

Session 2: Inherently Interpretable Models

  • Deep ReLU Networks as Locally Interpretable Models
  • Exact interpretability for Deep ReLU Networks
  • Functional ANOVA and Globally Interpretable Models
  • Constructing Explainable Boosting Machine

Session 3: Outcome Analysis: In and Out of Distribution Testing

  • In Distribution Testing: Model weakness and Reliability
  • Evaluating Reliability of Model Prediction using Conformal Prediction and Slicing
  •  Out of Distribution Testing: Robustness and Resilience
  •  Evaluating Model Robustness against Input Corruption

Session 4: Model Fairness

  • Model Fairness and De-biasing
  • Group Fairness Metrics and Their Calculation: Independence, Separation and
    Sufficiency
  • Methodology for Bias Mitigation
  • Additional Hands-On Exercise and Wrap Up

Unrivalled and unparalleled – Risk Americas 2023 is THE event to attend for industry insights, networking, engagement, meeting peers and colleagues, solution providers and much more.

Over 60 sessions across two days, with more than 70 thought leaders, including more than 15 panel discussions and 40+ presentations. Move freely across the four streams, creating your own conference agenda, engage anonymously through our event app with questions or simply raise an arm and ask a question.

NEW for 2023, are two pre-event one day masterclasses on Machine Learning Model Validation and Cyber Security USA – extended sessions, led by renowned industry experts, with limited seats available to allow for engagement, interaction and group/individual exercises.

Finally, don’t forget the networking and engagement – enjoy breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day while meeting with peers, solution providers and presenters, including our networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Risk Americas 2023 is the premier risk, regulation and innovation gathering for North America – we look forward to welcoming you!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND A CEFPRO CONFERENCE? HEAR FROM PAST ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS…

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session

PRESENTATIONS

Hear industry experts provide detailed insights on a range of vendor risk issues, challenges and opportunities

NETWORKING BREAKS

Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

November 29, 2022

Reviewing the impact of transition to SOFR and managing legacy contracts

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
November 25, 2022

Reviewing the impact of transition to SOFR and managing legacy contracts

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
October 26, 2022

Enhancing data capabilities for personalization of services

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
October 3, 2022

Managing budget limitations and attracting talent to drive change

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
September 28, 2022

Introduction to the metaverse: Implications and opportunities across financial services

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
September 22, 2022

Reviewing open banking opportunities and enhancing customer experience through API’s

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
August 15, 2022

Developing climate stress testing and forecasting capabilities to accurately assess climate impacts on the organization

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
July 15, 2022

Understanding data requirements and other elements to mitigate greenwashing risks

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
July 14, 2022

Leveraging scenario analysis and quantification methods to better identify impact of disruption

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
July 7, 2022

Reviewing the impact of ESG on business strategies moving forward and preparing for change

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
July 7, 2022

Ensuring best practice to mitigate the risk of greenwashing

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
July 7, 2022

Quantifying the impacts of climate risk on financial institutions and building capabilities internally

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]

To find out more about the sponsors of Risk Americas 2023, please click on their profiles below.

 

Biography

ActiveViam provides precision data analytics tools to help organizations make better decisions faster. ActiveViam started in 2005 with the vision of leveraging in-memory technology to create an analytics platform where businesses could leverage the largest data sets without restrictions, keep them up-to-date in real time and use them to empower their decision makers. Our goal at ActiveViam, is to let organizations not only make decisions faster, but better; to not only reach their data, but their potential; to not only see their data, but find their way into the future.

 

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Phyton Consulting focuses on the most complex initiatives facing our clients and strives to be the best subject matter-led, execution-focused group on the street. Our services are conceived to address your industry-specific business and data challenges with the right blend of tactical and strategic execution. Phyton excels at enhancing the way organizations approach change across people, culture, processes, and technology. Our cross-industry understanding of Data Management best practices is our core strength. By integrating Phyton’s refined data framework and the core governance pillars that support it with subject-matter expertise, we are driving the harmonization of best practices across industries.

Risk Americas CeFPro, Wolters-Kluwer

Biography

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business is a market leader in the provision of integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions, supporting regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors. Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax and accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge and specialized technology and services.

 

Biography

Archer, an RSA company, is a leader in providing integrated risk management solutions that enable customers to improve strategic decision making and operational resiliency. As true pioneers in GRC software, Archer remains solely dedicated to helping customers understand risk holistically by engaging stakeholders, leveraging a modern platform that spans key domains of risk and supports analysis driven by both business and IT impacts. The Archer customer base represents one of the largest pure risk management communities globally, with over 1,500 deployments including more than 90 of the Fortune 100.

 

Biography

Biography coming soon.

 

Biography

LogicGate is a modern risk optimization company empowering businesses to proactively transform risk enterprise-wide. Because risk is a team sport, we created Risk Cloud® — the most nimble and collaborative GRC platform out there. Rapidly adapt to changing business conditions. Confidently innovate and build new processes as you go. Collaborate on risk across your entire organization. Risk Cloud gives you a truly holistic view of risk that you just can’t get from point solutions. After all, great companies are built not by avoiding risks — but by choosing the right ones.

LogicGate is recognized as a risk management leader by Gartner, Forrester, and G2, with accolades from Crain’s Chicago Business, Built in Chicago and the Chicago Tribune for its company culture. LogicGate was also recognized in Inc. 5000 2021.

 

Biography

Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and automation operating in more than 100 countries. As a digital partner for sustainability and efficiency, Schneider Electric aims to empower all to make the most of energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. Within its Sustainability Business, Schneider Electric is providing consultancy, services and digital solutions across sustainability strategy, climate action and risk management, ESG reporting and materiality, circularity and traceability with over 2,500 experts across the globe. With a 10-year track record of success in energy and sustainability services, Schneider today is supporting more than 30% of the Fortune 500, across more than 100 countries to accelerate their sustainability goals. In collaboration with financial institutions taking a primary role in driving the net-zero transformation, Schneider has recently developed a suite of services to help FIs tracking their ESG footprint and engaging on net zero across their portfolios.

 

Biography

SS&C Technologies is a leading global provider of mission-critical, cloud-based software and solutions for the financial and healthcare industries. Named to the Fortune 1000 list as a top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C (NASDAQ: SSNC) is a trusted provider to more than 18,000 financial services and healthcare companies with over 24,000 employees and operations in 104 cities across 40 countries. Built upon a foundation of expertise, innovation and excellent customer service, SS&C powers some of the largest financial and healthcare firms in the world.

SS&C EVOLV, is a comprehensive, cloud-based accounting solution for financial institutions that integrates and automates all risk and finance processes relating to a loan portfolio, from data capture to back-end reporting and analytics. It streamlines loan accounting, increases efficiency, assures data integrity, strengthens compliance and frees managers to focus on making better informed decisions. EVOLV is the only integrated risk and finance solution with the flexibility to adopt to new and ever-changing accounting standards.

 

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Company Biography Coming Soon

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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, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from the 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 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
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

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:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Convention website
  • 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 Joseph.taylor@cfp-events.com or call +1 888 677 7007.

What can I do if I can't attend the event due to Covid-19?

If you are unable to attend the Convention due to national/Covid restrictions, CeFPro would be more than happy to offer you a refund, credit note or the option to transfer the ticket to a colleague who is able to attend.

Are CPE Credits available?

Yes, CPE Credits are available for the Risk Americas Convention and the Masterclasses.

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