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7th Annual Risk Americas Convention – 2018

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America’s leading and premier risk and regulation Convention returns in 2018. The Convention will be taking place at Marriott Downtown Convention Center, 85 West St, New York, NY 10006. If you would like to register at the pre-agenda rate of $999, or for further information, contact the Center for Financial Professionals today on info@cefpro.com | +1 888 677 7007.

If you want another reason to book 2018, take a look back at 2017…

Our flagship event in New York City saw over 450 risk professionals come together to share their insight and knowledge.

Relevant content that increases my awareness and knowledge to perform my job well.

I think the vendors that were here today were absolutely top notch from across the board.

A look back at Risk Americas 2017

A video discussion on the current and the future role of the CRO

A video interview on whether regulation helped or hurt risk management?

Have you seen the agenda for the upcoming initiatives?

CECL 2017 – October 11-12 | New York 
Understanding system requirements for full CECL implementation and impact on the business.

Liquidity Risk Management 2017 USA – October 17-18 | New York
Examining the liquidity risk landscape and potential shifts in regulatory focus.

Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk – October 19-20 | New York
Join discussions to create a more integrated enterprise risk management framework.

5th Annual Stress Testing USA – November, 7-8 | New York
The leading Stress Testing Congress in North America 

CRO Keynote Sessions

A range of CROs from different institutions review the impact of changing regulation and the impact on their role

A range of industry leaders from a diverse range of institutions to review the role of the CRO, the impact of changing regulation and differences across different sized institutions

Prudential’s Group CRO discusses the topical agenda around conduct, culture and accountability and shares his experience

This second discussion will review how the role of the CRO is evolving alongside technological advances and internal restructuring

Stream One: The Future of Risk Management

Future of risk management
Regulatory Reform
Risk Management in the age of volatility
Machine Learning
Emerging Risks

Stream Two: Stress Testing and Model Risk

CCAR for New Filers
Quant Methods
SR15-18 & SR15-19
Scenario Design
Model Risk Management
Internal Audit
Economic Capital

Stream Three: Liquidity Risk & Funding

5G Reporting
Intraday Liquidity
Horizontal Review
Recovery & Resolution
Role of Audit

Stream Four: ERM & Operational Risk

Regulatory Change
Reputational Risk
Risk & Compliance
Vendor Risk

25th July 2017

Overcoming competitive pressures/disruptions under FinTech and reviewing the evolving landscape

25th July 2017

A video interview on whether regulation helped or hurt risk management?

25th July 2017

A video discussion on the current and the future role of the CRO

9th June 2017

Liquidity risk governance

7th June 2017

Risk Management Systems and Suppliers Report

18th May 2017

EUC Data Security

15th May 2017

Beneficial ownership – have you got it right?

10th May 2017

Key regulatory drivers to key business drivers

9th May 2017

Incorporating liquidity risk regulatory requirements into one unified process for strategic integration

9th May 2017

Adapting regulatory compliance skills in the era of deregulation

4th May 2017

Spreadsheet Management in BlackRock

3rd May 2017

Model risk management: Defining a model, governance and analytics

27th April 2017

Effective challenge – Beyond the validation

13th April 2017

Reviewing the regulatory agenda for 2017 amidst political and economic change

12th April 2017

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

31st March 2017

Technology and regulatory advances have had an impact on risk managers

30th March 2017

Mind Your Ps and Qs: Real World vs. Risk Neutral Probabilities

28th March 2017

The challenges of Operational Risk Management in today’s environment

22nd March 2017

Rising rates are here again! Ready?

16th March 2017

Designing an integrated stress testing framework and combining risk framework for better efficiency

16th March 2017

Integrated Credit Modeling: From CCAR to CECL

16th March 2017

Supercharging your ERM Program

15th March 2017

Assessing the increasing cyber threat in a world of continuing technological advances

14th March 2017

Beautiful Banking: Insights from the world’s beautiful game

14th March 2017

Developing efficient models to support stress-testing process

13th March 2017

The Three Lines of Defense

13th March 2017

Risk management for financial institutions: Compliance, Stress Testing and Risk Analytics

10th March 2017

Measuring the impact of fraud events and other challenges

2nd March 2017

Risk management of the future: The road ahead for risk managers

15th February 2017

Reviewing risk framework requirements and moving towards operational risk being raised to an equal visibility as credit and market risk

Knowledge Partners

Moody's Analytics

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


For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios.
Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.
Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.
MSCI serves 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.
For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Complex markets and evolving regulatory demands mean that the definition of success is always changing. Become the benchmark with deep industry insight from SNL financial and credit risk and surveillance tools from S&P Capital IQ.

Now operating jointly as S&P Global Market Intelligence, we offer the industry’s deepest data, sector-focused news, and powerful analytics so you can navigate through challenging operating norms with confidence, manage the full spectrum of your credit risk exposure, and better serve your customers.

Quantitative Risk Management

Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) is the world’s premier enterprise risk management consulting firm. QRM develops industry-leading risk management principles, practices, and models, and provides clients with the advice, knowledge, and tools necessary to leverage those innovations into higher risk-adjusted returns. Since 1987, we have partnered with our clients to enhance their ability to measure risk, identify profitable opportunities, and make sound financial decisions. With offices in Chicago, London, and Singapore, QRM has established over 250 long-term engagements with top financial institutions from the banking, finance, and insurance industries worldwide.



AxiomSL is the leading global provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions for financial services firms, including banks, broker dealers, asset managers and insurance companies. Its unique enterprise data management (EDM) platform delivers data lineage, risk aggregation, analytics, workflow automation, validation and audit functionality.
The AxiomSL platform seamlessly integrates clients’ source data from disparate systems and geographical locations without forcing data conversion. It enriches and validates the data, and runs it through risk and regulatory calculations to produce both internal and external reports. The platform supports disclosures in multiple formats, including XBRL. The unparalleled transparency offered by the high-performance platform gives users the ability to drill down on their data to any level of granularity.

AxiomSL’s platform supports compliance with a wide range of global and local regulations, including Basel III capital and liquidity requirements, the Dodd-Frank Act, FATCA, AEI (CRS), EMIR, COREP/FINREP, CCAR, FDSF, BCBS 239, Solvency II, AIFMD, IFRS, central bank disclosures, and both market and credit risk management requirements. The enterprise-wide approach offered by AxiomSL enables clients to leverage their existing data and risk management infrastructure, and reduces implementation costs, time to market and complexity.

AxiomSL was awarded The Asian Banker’s 2016 “Best Compliance Risk Technology Implementation of the Year” as well as “Best Implementation at a Sell-side Firm” in the 2016 Sell-side Technology Awards. It was voted Best Reporting System Provider in the 2015 Waters Rankings and was highlighted as a ‘category leader’ by Chartis Research in its 2015 Sell-side Risk Management Technology report. The company’s work has also been recognized through a number of other accolades, including success in the Best Reporting Initiative category of the American Financial Technology Awards and in the Customer Satisfaction section of the Chartis RiskTech100 rankings.


Ayasdi is a leader in the design, development and deployment of artificial intelligence applications for the financial services, healthcare and public sectors. Developed at Stanford and seeded by DARPA, the Ayasdi technology has solved some of the hardest challenges in multiple industries – earning it recognition as one of the world’s most innovative companies from Fast Company and the World Economic Forum. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Ayasdi is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, IVP, Khosla, CenterView Partners, Draper Nexus, Citi Ventures, GE Ventures and Floodgate Capital.

Darling Consulting Group

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

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

Nasdaq BWise

Nasdaq BWise is a global GRC technology leader. We help organizations, both big and small, around the globe, embed, sustain, and streamline their GRC and integrated risk management activities. The BWise software application is the cornerstone of Nasdaq’s GRC technology portfolio. It offers a wide range of leading GRC functional capabilities for risk management, internal audit, internal control, information security and regulatory compliance.

Having implemented some of the largest GRC projects in various industries around the globe in various industries means that Nasdaq BWise will truly be able to leverage its global resources to ensure a successful implementation by bringing a blend of technical and industry experience, a mature project governance methodology, and a dedication to effectively and efficiently transfer knowledge for long-term success.

BWise is recognized by independent analysts as a leader in GRC software and won awards for best product as well as best vendor in the industry. For more information about our solutions and services, please visit www.bwise.com.
Nasdaq is recognized around the globe as a diversified worldwide technology, trading and information services provider to the capital markets, with more than 3,500 colleagues serving businesses and investors from over 50 offices in 26 countries across six continents – and in every capital market.


Novantas is the industry leader in analytic advisory services and technology solutions for banks. We create superior value for retail and commercial banks through deep and insightful analysis of the information that drives the financial services industry across pricing, product development, treasury and risk management, distribution, marketing, and workforce management.

For more information, visit www.novantas.com

Prescient Models

Prescient Models provides best-in-class modeling and software for a broad range of forecasting and stress testing applications. We created leading stress testing applications before CCAR and DFAST existed. Our models were CECL compliant before FASB saw a need. Through multiple recessions and business environments, our models are battle tested and proven true.

Now we’ve taken our industry insights to a new product, PrescientManager™. Too many analysts spend more time validating and documenting than building models. Too often model refreshes are nearly impossible because of the weight of review. PrescientManager solves these problems. A carefully designed refresh process leaves the model review in tact while adapting to environmental changes. Automated validation and documentation run every time the data is refreshed mean that all models are monitored in real-time. Robust. Analytically rigorous. Simple to use.

All of this is availble at the loan-level for account decisioning and loan pricing. Our margin forecasting engine is already CECL compliant, can be run under stress scenarios, and is available today.

Prescient Models – Seeing the future through models.

Strategic Risk Associates

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) is national consulting and advisory firm, specializing in the banking and financial services industry. SRA provides commercial banks and financial services companies with a broad spectrum of services. These include: Enterprise Risk Management; Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence; Internal Audit; Bank and Financial Services companies’ Integration; Credit Risk Management including Loan Reviews, Stress Testing, Credit Training, and Process Improvements; Regulatory Support for Bank Exams; MOUs,and Enforcement Actions; Management and Board Assessments; Strategic Plans and/or Capital Plans; DFAST; Board of Director Training; Succession Plans; Staff Augmentation, Mortgage Operations Support, and numerous Other Services.

SRA recently launched its ERM Watchtower application to financial service companies. This is an enterprise risk aggregation and reporting tool with a “Strategic” approach to risk management. ERM Watchtower enables organizations to use a cloud-based, online system to efficiently create customized Risk Profiles the Department, Business, and Enterprise level. In addition, ERM Watchtower allows each institution to monitor, manage, and mitigate their top risks across the organization. Key risks which prevent the organization from achieving its strategic plan, or negatively affecting its capital position, are closely tracked and monitored. ERM Watchtower helps organizations manage key risk categories which have been defined by each financial institution or its regulators such as Strategic, Reputational, Credit, Liquidity, Interest Rate, Insurance, Operational, Compliance and Legal, and Pricing. Lastly, Risk Improvement Activities (regulatory issues, internal audit issues, compliance issue, etc.) can be effectively managed and reported on an enterprise basis.

Ultimate Risk Solutions

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

Wolters Kluwer

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

For further information please visit www.wolterskluwerfs.com

Associate Sponsors


ClusterSeven is a global provider of strategic Spreadsheet Management software. Our market-leading suite of products provide a governance platform for a firm’s spreadsheets, user-built databases and modelling tools. The ClusterSeven suite provides transparency around spreadsheet activity, enables the capture of an inventory of spreadsheets as well as facilitates a full audit trail of changes to the key spreadsheets and databases in the inventory.
The suite provides businesses and their control functions full confidence in the integrity of their firm’s spreadsheet data, while also offering substantial savings on the time and resources used to check data processes and accuracy.
Founded in 2003 with offices in London, New York and Boston; over a third of the world’s top 30 banks as well as multiple leading insurers, investment managers and energy firms are customers. In June 2015, private equity firm Azini Capital Partners LLP acquired 100% of ClusterSeven and has provided additional investment to promote high quality product development and wider customer engagement.

Cushman & Wakefield

With over $5 billion in revenues and 48,000 employees across over 300 offices in over 60 countries, Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage and appraisal firm. Cushman & Wakefield’s Special Opportunities Group has extensive experience leading large diligence teams for time-sensitive projects specializing in loan file data extraction and remediation for CCAR data submission, loss forecast models and various levels of regulatory compliance, such as flood, CRE and HMDA.


Workiva (NYSE:WK) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability, and insight into business data. Thousands of organizations, including over 70 percent of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use Wdesk.


CIMCON Software

CIMCON Software helps companies reduce the business risks inherent in spreadsheets and other end-user controlled applications. For over twenty years, CIMCON has enabled companies in financial services and other industries improve the effectiveness of their GRC processes and avoid the operational losses associated with errors, data loss and regulatory non-compliance. Close to 500 companies in over 30 countries use our products to identify and control their highest risk models, tools and spreadsheets. CIMCON is a global company with offices in Boston, London and India and has been recognized by leading market analysts.


enableIT offers Risk and Innovation consultant-led services. We help you compete on:

Financial Risk (Credit, Market, Liquidity and Regulatory)
Cyber Security (Offensive and Defensive Security)
Digital Innovation (Interfaces, Analytics, AI, Robotics, Blockchain)

Technology disruption and economic disintermediation are forcing financial services to take on more risks to create more return for their customers. As a Risk Advisory, our mission is to improve risk resilience and secure clients’ business offerings. By providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defense, we help you focus on improving flow of capital into investment opportunities, cut compliance costs, offer better prices through proper hedging and ensure financial stability and sustainability.

Besides professional services, we offer research-backed insights through ‘enableit Labs’, and customized training and coaching to organizations of all sizes. Our clients include both buy and sell side institutions. We help Risk , Finance, Treasury and IT change initiatives. We have offices in NYC and San Francisco.


FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 66,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We’re proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France. Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com.


Incisive provides award-winning and innovative risk intelligence through spreadsheet management solutions. Our enterprise-class offerings provide visibility and control to all business areas that use or interact with spreadsheets. Incisive products have been recognized for accurately and reliably highlighting risks to give users confidence in their spreadsheet information.

International Market Recruiters

International Market Recruiters (IMR) is a financial industry leader with over 25 years’ experience recruiting permanent, consultant, and temporary employees. IMR has long-standing partnerships with top-tier Investment Banks, Asset Management Firms, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Firms, Broker-Dealers, Clearing Houses, Exchanges and Rating Agencies.
IMR is respected by clients and candidates alike for our dedication to hard work, integrity, and confidentiality.  IMR is the go-to provider for firms seeking talented financial service professionals and a valuable resource for highly skilled people seeking new and financially rewarding opportunities. Our financial services placements include Operations; Front to Back Office; Finance, Tax & Accounting; Regulatory, Risk, Control & Compliance; Change Management; Client Onboarding; IT and Cyber Security.
IMR’s headquarters is based in New York City with offices in Chicago, Charlotte, and Columbus; placing candidates across the country.
At International Market Recruiters we ensure optimal results, and guarantee success for both our clients, and candidates.
For more information call 212-819- 9100 or visit our website at www.goimr.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter.

Macroeconomic Advisers

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

MCG Midtown Consulting

Since opening in 2004, Midtown Consulting Group, a management and technology consulting firm, has helped clients compete by developing actionable insights. Our consultants assist clients with aligning strategic goals and decisions through specific metrics, data visualizations, and data strategies. Midtown is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in Charlotte, Nashville, and Orlando. With every engagement, we deliver practical and actionable solutions that enable our clients to achieve a competitive advantage through proper alignment of technology, personnel, and business strategy.


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