9th Annual Risk Americas 2020

The leading financial risk & technology gathering in North America


May 12-13, 2020 | New York City | Marriott Downtown

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

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

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

VP, Model Risk Director,
Arvest Bank




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

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

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

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

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

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

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Scott Gyllensten
Chief Operational Risk Officer
Peoples United Bank


John Schiavetta
Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Alliance Bernstein


Adrian Peters
Global Chief Technology Risk Officer
BNY Mellon


Paul Barkan
Chief Risk Officer
Newtown Savings Bank


Matthew Macia
EVP Chief Risk Officer
Bank of the Sierra


Rich Baich
Chief Information Security Officer
Wells Fargo


Daniel Moore
Chief Risk Officer


Jay Cook
Lloyds Banking Group


Frank Morisano


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


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

How leaders foster an inclusive culture

Reviewing FinTech advances and new product entrants impact on the market

Model risk management in CECL

CECL for Municipals: PD and LGD Approach

A look back at Risk Americas 2019

A quick look back at Risk Americas 2019

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

Interview with Model Risk Director of
Arvest Bank

Presentation from CRO and CCO of First Savings Mortgage Corporation

A look back at Risk Americas 2018

A quick look back at Risk Americas 2018

Just a few of our 2018 speakers

Risk Americas 2018 Highlights

Insight from Chief Risk Officer of Genworth Financial

Insight from Chief risk Officer of Hyundai Capital America

For further information please call us on +44 (0)207 164 6582 or email amy.greene@cefpro.com

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

VP, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank

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

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

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

– VP, Model Risk Director,
Alliance Bernstein 

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

– SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions 

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

– Head of AML Risk Management, State Street Corporation 

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

– Head of Innovations and Intellectural Properties, BLAST 

22nd October 2019

Improving third party risk management programs to optimize operations

21st October 2019

Integration of stress testing with financial planning and driving strategic decisions

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

How to leverage stress testing for strategic and competitive advantage

By Ty Lambert, Chief Data Analytics Officer, BancorpSouth
21st October 2019

Presentation: CECL for Municipals: PD and LGD Approach

18th October 2019

CeFPro Webinar – CECL delay opens window of opportunity for strategic risk process improvements

10th October 2019

Model risk management in CECL

4th October 2019

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

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

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

27th September 2019

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

23rd September 2019

CECL implementation for FBOs: Leveraging IFRS 9 for CECL

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

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

By Paul O’Donovan, Director, US Model Governance, BMO Financial
11th September 2019

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

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

Top 3 investment priorities according to FinTech Leaders 2019 Report

9th August 2019

Integrating conduct requirements and maturing risk culture of a firm

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

Linking risk appetites to decision making

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14th June 2019

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

By Sophie Bottazzi, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro

MAT- Mirai ALM Tool

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

MAT, rethinking the ALM.

Kamakura Corporation

Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing, and software. Kamakura was recognized as a category leader in the Chartis Report, Technology Solutions for Credit Risk 2.0 2018. Kamakura was named to the World Finance 100 by the editor and readers of World Finance magazine in 2017, 2016 and 2012. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win two Credit Magazine innovation awards. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 10.1, is the first enterprise risk management system for users focused on credit risk, asset and liability management, market risk, stress testing, liquidity risk, counterparty credit risk, and capital allocation from a single software solution. The KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002. The KRIS sovereign default service, the world’s first, was launched in 2008, and the KRIS non-public firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. Kamakura added its U.S. Bank default probability service in 2014. The Kamakura Troubled Company Index® measures the percentage of 40,575 public firms in 76 countries that have an annualized one- month default risk of over one percent. Its risk management products have been used in 49 countries.

Strategic Risk Associates

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) is national risk software and consulting firm, specializing in financial services industry. SRA delivers Executive and Board Risk Intelligence through its ERM Watchtower software, which is utilized by leading financial services organization. Product and Services include: Enterprise Risk Management; Board Risk Training, Merger and Acquisition Services; Bank Integration; Credit Risk Management including Loan Reviews, Stress Testing, Credit Training, and Process Improvements; Strategic Plans, Capital Plan, Capital Stress Testing and Risk Function Reengineering and Best Practices.


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

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



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


How can your organization benefit from a CeFPro partnership?

Marriott Downtown, 85 West St, New York, NY 10006 USA


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Earn up to 15 CPE Credits for the Main Convention

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

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

Can I present at the Risk Americas Convention?

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

Are there any rules on the dress code?

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

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

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Convention, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Convention documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Convention* We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Convention. *Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

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

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

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

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free. If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +1 888 677 7007 Please note:

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

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of  Risk Americas Convention and our wider risk professionals community. At the event We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Convention. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007 . Risk Insights Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter.

Are media partnerships available for the Risk Americas Convention?

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

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

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

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



Only available until the agenda is released

Representing an Information/Service Provider (Eg: Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)



Only available until the agenda is released

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


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