9th Annual Risk Americas 2020

Risk Americas

America’s premier financial risk and innovation Convention 2020

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RISK AMERICAS CONVENTION

September 23-25, 2020
Held virtually each day between 10am to 1pm ET

Risk Americas 2020
Keynote & plenary sessions

IBOR

Fireside chat with the ARRC’s Vice Chairman on IBOR progress and global outlook

COVID-19

The role of the CRO from Goldman Sachs, Mitsubishi UFJ and Citibank Canada

GEOPOLITICAL

Future economic downturn and geopolitical risks with c-suite representatives

FORWARD VIEW

Risk management through a forward thinking lense from Prudential’s Group CRO

Topics addressed for 2020

Privacy | Customer Experience | AI | FinTech | Automation | RegTech

Plus much more…

Data | BCM | Fraud & Financial Crime | Cyber Security | Third Party Risk | Resilience

Plus, much more…

Climate Change | Global Recession | Credit Risk | IBOR | Repo Markets

Plus, much more…

AI & ML | Risk Quantification | Model Validation | Data | Future of MRM

Plus, much more…

View the full agenda here
Hear from more than 100 CROs and Heads of Risk Including
Nicholas Silitch

Nicholas Silitch
Chief Risk Officer
Prudential

Geoff Craddock

Geoff Craddock
CRO
MassMutual

Ty Lambert 2015 Professional Pic

Ty Lambert
CRO
Bancorp South

Joshua Kotok

Joshua Kotok
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
First Savings

Sabeena Liconte

Sabeena Liconte
Chief Legal Officer & Deputy Chief Operating Officer
BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc.

Vivek Tyagi

Vivek Tyagi
CRO – Transaction Banking
Goldman Sachs

Tatiana Segal

Tatiana Segal
CRO
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Paul Barkan

Paul Barkan
Chief Risk Officer
Newtown Savings Bank

Phil Masquelette

Phil Masquelette
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Ulster Savings Bank

John Schiavetta

John Schiavetta
Co-Chief Risk Officer
Alliance Bernstein

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new for 2020: separately bookable pre-event forum

IBOR USA

Exploring developments, progress and challenges ahead of IBOR transition

Institutions speaking include: Morgan Stanley, TD Securities, BNY Mellon, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and more….
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10:00 Chair’s opening remarks

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

10:10 Reviewing the role and skillsets of the CRO and risk management team in an evolving technical landscape

Session details 

  • Lessons learned from the pandemic: business continuity and operational effectiveness
  • Changes to the role with ongoing automation
  • People risk and impact on staffing
  • Requirements from academia to produce new candidates
  • Changes in requirement profile with increased use of AI and machine learning
  • Skillsets and talent for senior personnel

Oliver Jakob, International CRO, Mitsubishi UFJ
Anthony Peccia, CRO, Citibank Canada
Vivek Tyagi, CRO, Transaction Banking, Goldman Sachs


DATA

10:45 Reviewing requirements and changes to privacy agendas

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  • Understanding data governance strategy
  • Identifying data silos and managing data sprawl
  • Defining metadata classification and controls for enterprise-wide standardization
  • Documenting sources of record for the intended use of datasets, including a repository of critical data elements
  • Tracking data lineage into management reports and visualization tools, including any respective transition to cloud-based applications

Ty Lambert, CRO, Bancorp South
Jeff Prelle, SVP, Risk Analytics & Data Governance, Bancorp South


RESILIENCE

10:45 Session to be confirmed

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Mahi Dontamsetti, Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street 
Chief Resilience Officer, State Street 


PANEL DISCUSSION

10:45 Reviewing the global focus towards climate change and broader ESG

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  • Reputation impact of not keeping up
  • Insurance and credit worthiness
  • Global regulatory initiatives

John Schiavetta, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Alliance Bernstein
Jacques Longerstaey, SMD, CRO, Nuveen Risk & Valuation Services, Nuveen a TIAA Company tbc


THE FUTURE OF MRM

10:45 The future of model risk management and technology uses to drive efficiency

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  • Expanding definition and governance groups
  • Skillsets within an expanding MRM team
  • Replacing outdated methods

Liming Brotcke, Head of Model Validation/Sr. Director, Ally

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Positioning and evolving privacy programs to account for different programs across jurisdictions

Session details 

  • Developing systems to facilitate changing requirements
  • Intersection of regulation and technology
  • Cross border challenges
  • Relationship between data portability and privacy

Ty Lambert, CRO, Bancorp South
Nasser Fattah, MD, Former , MUFG
Joshua Kotok, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, First Savings

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Building cyber resilience to protect customers and the institution

Session details 

  • State cyber security regulation
  • Creating innovative processes to defend internally and externally
  • Aligning risk and cyber security teams
  • Changing culture to be more cyber aware
  • Building controls to keep ahead of change
  • Risk identification and assessment

Tom Wells, SVP, CRO, Digital, US Bank tbc
Rajat Baijal, MD, Global Head of Enterprise Risk, Cantor Fitzgerald
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Phil Masquelette, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Ulster Savings Bank

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Managing uncertainty in markets and preparing for economic turbulence

Session details 

  • Reviewing the environment
  • What are the current risks?
  • Lack of information and miss communication
  • Indicators of when turbulence will end and where the industry is heading
  • Communicating risk and reporting to the board

Phil Ohana, Executive Director, Market Risk Audit Expert, UBS
Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Collecting the right data and building transformation programs

Session details 

  • Data limitation with disparate systems
  • Meeting regulatory model development standards
  • Qualitative capture of broad set of risks
  • Ongoing monitoring for qualitative models

Michael Harmon, Managing Director, Market Risk Management, Wells Fargo tbc
Katherine Zhang, Managing Director, State Street
Abhisekh Adukia, Director, Model Risk, Alliance Bernstein tbc

11:50 – 30 minute refreshment break and networking

Any opportunity to request connections with attendees and presenters, visit our commercial partners in the expo hall or simply stretch your legs…

12:20 Roundtable discussions
Attendees can join one of a number of roundtable discussions to engage and discuss critical challenges and themes with their peers. Seats for the roundtable discussions will be limited, to allow discussion and debate on the virtual platform, and on a first come, first served basis.

How innovation can assist treasury to mitigate risk
Fulco Werner, Director, Transaction Services Sales, ING Bank NV

Topic to be announced
Gurraj Singh Sangha, Chief Quantamental Data Scientist, Portfolio Trading and Risk Strategist, Former State Street

Model risk issues relating to A.I./Machine Learning
Roderick A Powell, SVP, Head of Model Risk Management, Ameris Bank

Real-Time Payments worldwide – Settlement, currency conversions, sanctions screening, fraud and AML, etc
Jim Maimone, SVP, Senior Enterprise Payments Platform Product Manager, Citizens Bank

Risk identification and risk reporting as a value added process to drive decision making
James McIntosh, Executive Director and Head of Enterprise Risk Management Programs, CIBC

More roundtables are to be added, please check back regularly. Registration for roundtables will open two weeks before the event takes place.

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1:30 Chair’s closing remarks and close

10:00 Chair’s opening remarks

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:10 Contingency planning for future economic downturn and increased geopolitical uncertainty

Session details 

  • Risk management strategies to consider geopolitical
  • Technology capabilities of countries causing disruptions – Lessons learned from Brexit
  • Demand for new products to hedge risk – House insurance
  • Impact on insurance industry and products – Capitalization to manage the risk
  • Operational preparation and market risk impact preparation
  • Changing risk profile with social media, politics and elections
  • Potential for regulatory change

Geoff Craddock, International CRO, MassMutual
Tatiana Segal, CRO, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

 AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

10:45 Understanding and managing the risks within AI

Session details 

  • Regulatory outlook on use of automation techniques
  • Demonstrating transparency
  • Building governance structures
  • Responsible adoption of AI and machine learning
  • Removing bias from data and outputs
  • Producing a maturity model for AI

Yogesh Mudgal, Director, Emerging Technology Risk,  Citi

BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE

10:45 Educating and protecting customers and staff from business email compromise and reducing vulnerabilities

Session details 

  • Social engineering increasing vulnerability
  • Training and awareness internally and of customers
  • Liability of banks vs. customer
  • Reputation damage
  • Communications for fraud or market abuse situations
  • Remote Working Considerations/Enhanced Surveillance
  • Regulatory expectations of remote working front office personnel

Rajeev Dave, Director, Compliance, Barclays

 CREDIT RISK

10:45 Reviewing the latest updates and industry trends within credit risk

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  AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

10:45 Managing machine learning and artificial intelligence model risks

Session details 

  • Model and data security risks
  • Capturing risks specific to machine learning
  • Developing guidance for validation and governance
  • Applicability of SR11-7 to AI and machine learning models

David Palmer, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board

 PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Use of technology and opportunities for automation and efficiency

Session details 

  • Reducing labour intensive functions
  • Substituting for high productivity automated solutions
  • Harmonizing data sources and creating intelligence systems
  • Increasing automation and analytics

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

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Reviewing the latest trends within Fraud and AML including the influence of COVID 19

Session details 

  • Cares Act and opportunity for fraud
    • Loan applications
    • Risk assessment
  • Basic scams latching onto COVID pandemic
    • Business email compromise
  • Increasing AML checks
  • Bringing AI and machine learning into AML monitoring

Mark Elkommos, VP AML & Sanctions Audit Manager, Citi
Xiaoling Yu,
SVP, Director of Model Validation, KeyBank
Milan R. Kosanovich, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Reviewing the role of CECL in the COVID crisis

Session details 

  • Government support/programmes
  • Increases in credit card default
  • Deposits, mortgage markets and unemployment risk
  • Reliance on non-traditional areas of credit
  • Impact of the crisis on non-financial sectors
  • Enhanced stress testing and forecasting
  • Impacts for FinTechs

Julio Rivera, VP, Director of CCAR, CECL and Stress Testing Model Implementation, Production and Reporting, US Bank
Jose Canals-Cerda, Senior Special Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Fred Han, Director, CECL Execution & Analytics, RBC tbc

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15 Managing machine learning and artificial intelligence model risks

Session details 

  • Model and data security risks
  • Business risk of bringing in viruses
  • Capturing risks specific to machine learning
  • Embedding across the bank
  • Developing guidance for validation and governance
  • Explainability and interpretability – importance for timeframes

Seyhun Hepdogan, Director, Model Risk Management, Discover Financial Services
David Palmer, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board tbc
Peng Wu, Director of Data Science, Head of Corporate Model Risk Management, PayPal

11:50 – 30 minute refreshment break and networking

Any opportunity to request connections with attendees and presenters, visit our commercial partners in the expo hall or simply stretch your legs…

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BASEL IV

12:20 The journey to compliance: Understanding how technology can assist with regulatory compliance, leveraging investment to look ahead and identify shortfalls before they arise

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  • Integrating regulatory metrics across Capital, Market Risk and Liquidity
  • How complying today is not yet planning for tomorrow
  • Prudential consolidation, or how proportionality multiplies complexity
  • How technology can
    • Increase quality, consistency and control over an already complex process
    • Scale up Basel IV performance to facilitate on-demand, forward-looking metrics
    • Help minimize cost and maintenance of ever-changing regulations

Bart Everaert, Director Product Management, Wolters Kluwer  

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CLIENT EXPERIENCE

12:40 Establishing a mature client experience practice as part of the digital transformation strategy

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  • Understanding CX as a practice and its impact
  • The role of design as part of the practice
  • Navigating cultural differences
  • Establishing new ways of working
  • Influences of the COVID pandemic

Martin Lange, Director, Client Experience Strategy, BNY Mellon

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1:00 Roundtable discussions
Attendees can join one of a number of roundtable discussions to engage and discuss critical challenges and themes with their peers. Seats for the roundtable discussions will be limited, to allow discussion and debate on the virtual platform, and on a first come, first served basis.

Discussing interest rates and the impact on risk appetite
Mike Huff, Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation, TIAA

Model monitoring in the time of rapid change
Heather Russell, Director, Model Risk Management, Bank of America

Incorporating pandemic risk into business planning
Nick Kapatos, Enterprise Risk Manager, AllegianceBank


Risk and regulation – regulatory expectations with new challenges posed by COVID-19
Sabeena Liconte, Chief Legal Officer & Deputy Chief Operating Officer, BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. (a member of Bank of China Group)

More roundtables are to be added, please check back regularly. Registration for roundtables will open two weeks before the event takes place.

1:30 Opportunity to connect with attendees, presenters, commercial partners and wrap-up

10:00 Chair’s opening remarks

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:10 Risk management through a forward thinking lens

Session details 

  • The world is changing at a pace unknown to us and the breadth and depth of change is continuous
  • Navigating risk has always been an important part of the journey
  • We are increasingly faced with economic, technological, biomedical and environmental risks
  • Managing risk through the right lenses is critical to our longevity and relevance
  • Understanding of past’s events
  • Looking to the future to understand risk, its implications and potential outcomes in a more predictive and proactive way

Nicholas Silitch, International Chief Risk Officer, Prudential

 PANEL DISCUSSION

10:40 Exploring opportunities of fintech innovation on risk management and financial services

Session details 

  • Protecting customers and reputation when making decisions
  • Use cases and case studies
  • Influence on solving risk problems
  • Partnering with FinTechs
  • Getting comfortable with black box models

Manoj Kulkarni, Managing Director, Barclays tbc
Manan Rawal, Head of Model Risk Management, MUFG

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:40 Reshaping the boundaries of third party risk

Session details 

  • As TPRM exposures escalate in the financial services industry, they are reshaping the fundamentals of the discipline
  • Firms need to be fully mindful of these changes
  • How can firms prepare for upcoming challenges?

Richard Cech, Senior Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
George Grahovac, AVP, Honda North America Supply Chain, Honda of America
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PANEL DISCUSSION

10:40 Reviewing internal requirements to facilitate IBOR transition including technology, contract review and modeling

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  • Alternate rates
  • Creating a comprehensive inventory of contracts
  • Renegotiation of contracts on a bilateral basis
  • Impact on models and business processes
  • Eliminating conduct risk
  • Future outlook

Thomas Braun, Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk, UBS 

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:40 Model validation techniques

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  • Validation techniques in a crisis scenario
    • Challenges to models
    • Role of the model going forward
  • Outsourcing & solutions
    • Finding efficiency
  • Looking at models holistically and interdependencies
  • Regulatory focus on end to end validation
  • Scope for automation within MRM – improving efficiency of validation

Oscar Zheng, Head of Global Market Risk Model Validations, BNP Paribas
Ajeeth Sankaran, U.S. Head of Model Risk, Scotiabank
Manuj Gupta, Director of Risk Management, HSB

REGTECH

11:15 Regulation and technology: Impact of regulatory changes on systems and updating technology

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  • Capturing more data and risk
  • Upgrading current models
  • Regulatory view on technology uses

Paul Barkan, Chief Risk Officer, Newtown Savings Bank

BCM

11:15 Developing business continuity and incident response plans for damage limitation in a loss event

Session details 

  • Understanding the scope of an attack
  • Response time to alert of a breach
  • Developing defences to respond to an event
  • Communication strategies with customers
  • Cyber readiness drills

Alpa Inamdar, Head of Third Party Governance Advisory, BNY Mellon
Ihab Dana, Head of Business Continuity Management for the US Region, RBC

REPO MARKETS

11:15 What a difference a year makes - Looking at the liquidity and repo markets going forward

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  • Funding from the Federal Reserve
  • Short term repo rate fluctuations
  • The impact of compliance and regulation on liquidity
  • Impact on treasury and funding
  • Changes to business

Oskar Rogg, Head of Treasury, Credit Agricole 

RISK QUANTIFICATION

11:15 Quantifying model risk to report a full view of risks to management

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  • Using models to define and measure risk
  • Aggregating risk and reporting
  • Approaches to aggregate model risk
  • Regulatory expectations

11:45 – 30 minute refreshment break and networking

Any opportunity to request connections with attendees and presenters, visit our commercial partners in the expo hall or simply stretch your legs…

12:15 Roundtable Discussions

Data protection and cross border rules associated with working remotely
Nison Nagdimov, Senior Operational Risk Manager, Citi


Topic to be announced
Manoj Kulkarni, Managing Director, Barclays tbc

DATA

12:15 Managing data risk and leveraging the operational risk framework

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  • What is data – perspective from BNY Mellon
  • How do you define data risks and controls
  • Enabling the first and second line, while keeping the third line happy
  • Rolling it all out and adding value

Debbie Williams, Director, Data Strategy, BNY Mellon

12:15 Roundtable discussions 

Making risk appetite actionable
Arindam Majumdar, Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Analytics and Reporting, Bank OZK

12:15 Roundtable discussions 

Model inventory and the influences of AI and machine learning
Teuku Arckyansyah Meraxa, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Model Governance, American Express

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1:25 Chair’s closing remarks and close

Keynotes
Geoff Craddock

Geoff Craddock
CRO
Mass Mutual

Biography

Geoffrey (“Geoff”) Craddock joined MassMutual as Chief Risk Officer in October 2017 from its asset management subsidiary, OppenheimerFunds. In his role, Geoff is responsible for driving a holistic risk management approach across MassMutual and its subsidiaries, managing operational and reputational risks while setting the strategic priorities of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function. Geoff is responsible for anticipating changes in the environment, proactively limiting MassMutual’s risk and quickly reacting to disruptions, playing a critical role in achieving the company’s strategic objectives. He is a member of the MassMutual’s Executive Leadership Team.
Geoff holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a BA/MA from Magdalene College, Cambridge, both in the United Kingdom.

Oliver Jakob

Oliver Jakob
International CRO
Mitsubishi UFJ

Biography

Oliver joined MUFG from UBS’ Investment Bank, where he was the Global Head of Market Risk. Prior to UBS, Oliver held various risk management positions in New York and Toronto over the last 23 years. He started his career in Bankers Trust’s Market Risk Department.
Oliver graduated from Karlsruhe University (Germany) with a diploma in Industrial Engineering. Oliver holds a CFA designation.

Joshua Kotok

Joshua Kotok
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
First Savings

Biography

Joshua Kotok will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Tony Peccia

Tony Peccia
CRO
Citibank Canada

Biography

Mr. Anthony Peccia is Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citibank Canada. He is responsible for credit, market, liquidity, operational and pension fund risk management. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Operational Risk at Citi, responsible for the development and implementation of operational risk policy and standards globally and managing the global AMA implementation plan

Mr. Peccia has extensive experience in all the major risk types, including credit portfolio management, market, operational, and liquidity risk management. Mr. Peccia has had leadership roles in asset liability management, capital market financing, structured derivatives, securitization and corporate insurance.
Prior to joining Citi, Mr Peccia has consulted to major global banks on operational risk management. He has started up and managed operational risk departments at BMO and CIBC. At CIBC he developed the industry first AMA op risk model. Prior to that, he was head of Treasury Option hedging at CIBC. Previously he was Assistant Treasurer at RBC, in charge of domestic and international long term debt and equity financing.
Mr. Peccia has an MBA and MSC in physics.

Tatiana Segal

Tatiana Segal
CRO
Morgan Stanley Investment Management 
tbc

Biography

Tatiana Segal is a Managing Director and a Chief Risk Officer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Prior to joining MSIM, she was a partner and the Head of Risk Management at SkyBridge Capital. Prior to joining SkyBridge, she was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at Cerberus Capital Management. Before joining Cerberus, she held positions of progressive seniority at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Nomura Securities, and Citi Alternative Investments. She began her career at BlackRock Financial Management after graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics. Tatiana serves on the boards of New York Landmark Conservancy and Tenement Museum, and is an advisory board member for Alpha Quotient LLC. She is also a co-chair of the Risk PAG NY for 100 Women in Finance.

Nich Silitch

Nick Silitch
Chief Risk Officer
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.

Vivek-Tyagi

Vivek Tyagi
CRO, Transaction Banking
Goldman Sachs

Biography

Vivek is global head of risk management for Transaction Banking in the Investment Banking Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2019 as a managing director. Prior to joining the firm, Vivek served as Division Risk Executive at SVB Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Citigroup, where he was responsible for the overall risk management across credit, market, liquidity, operational, compliance and regulatory risks. Earlier in his career, Vivek served as head of Global Banknotes at Bank of America, and as transactor in Structured Finance at Citigroup. Vivek earned an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University and a BCom from the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University.

Innovation in risk management
Paul Barkan

Paul Barkan
Chief Risk Officer
Newtown Savings Bank

Biography

Paul Barkan will be presenting will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Nasser Fattah

Nasser Fattah
MD
MUFG

Biography

Nasser Fattah will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Manoj Kulkarni

Manoj Kulkarni
Managing Director
Barclays
tbc

Biography

Manoj Kulkarni will be presenting at the forthcoming Risk Americas Convention.

Ty Lambert 2015 Professional Pic

Ty Lambert
CRO
BancorpSouth Bank

Biography

Ty Lambert will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Markus Lammer

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.

Martin Lange

Martin Lange
Director, Client Experience Strategy
BNY Mellon

Biography

As Director for Client Experience Strategy Martin is leading cross-functional teams in developing compelling new experiences. He is driving the enterprise-wide adoption of client-centric methods for research, ideation, concepting and strategy articulation. He is focused on evolving the CX practice through education, training and applying it in strategic service and product design initiatives.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon Martin held various digital strategy roles at Ogilvy & Mather, a global marketing services company. In these roles he has been helping Ogilvy’s clients navigate the challenges and opportunities that spring from digital transformation. He also led Ogilvy’s global mobile marketing practice where he was responsible for integrating mobile strategy programs into the business programs for Ogilvy’s clients. He has been responsible for the launch of the global DuPont digital platform and led the retail, digital and CRM account for British Airways in North America.

Martin started his career at digital agency “argonauten G2” in Germany as project manager, consultant and ultimately as managing director of their Berlin office.

In his career he ran digital strategy and platform initiatives for companies like Coca-Cola, Merck, Nestle, Volkswagen, and Allianz.

His speaking engagements range from the Cannes Lions Festival, Mobile World Congress to Harvard Business School. He is a published author and winner of WPP’s Atticus Award. He has been honored to be a jury member for the Mobile category at the Cannes Lions Festival in 2013.

Martin holds a degree as “Diplom Kaufmann” (equivalent to MBA) from the Westfaelische-Wilhelms Universitaet in Muenster, Germany.

BNY Mellon is a year and half into their digital transformation journey and are also in the
middle of establishing a CX strategy practice to support their robust digital agenda. Martin
Lange, BNY’s Director of Client Experience Strategy will be bringing his perspectives on
practices, teams, ways of working, and pitfalls and feature examples from his work at the
organization.

Yogesh Mudgal

Yogesh Mudgal
Director, Emerging Technology Risk
Citi

Biography

Yogesh Mudgal is Director and Head of the Emerging Technology Risk & Risk Analytics at Citi; the goal of the program is to enable responsible innovation. He is responsible for leading the program globally, which includes identification of risks, evangelizing risks with emerging technologies, influence building of guardrails and frameworks, and risk assessments of emerging technologies. The program designs and manage risks analytics platform used by various teams to conduct risk assessments. Recently, he has been actively evangelizing, and collaborating with various institutions on AI risks. Yogesh has experience working at various financial institutions, where he built and influenced various information security initiatives.

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Jeff Prelle

BancorpSouth Bank

Biography

Jeff Prelle will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Manan Rawal

Manan Rawal
Head of Model Risk
MUFG

Biography

Manan Rawal will be presenting will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Non-financial risk and resilience
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George Grahovac
Head of Supply Chain Risk
Honda

Biography

George Grahovac will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Rajat Baijal

Rajat Baijal
MD, Global Head of Enterprise Risk
Cantor Fitzgerald

Biography

Rajat Baijal is the Managing Director – Global Head of Enterprise Risk at Cantor Fitzgerald. In this role, he is responsible for designing and embedding a robust Risk Framework across the firm. This includes articulating and implementing an effective Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Risk Event Management, Key Risk Indicators etc. and ensuring that the Board is suitably informed about all material risk issues.
Rajat has an MBA in Finance and has worked across the UK and the US for firms such as Lloyds Banking Group, American Express, Aviva and Kensington Mortgages. Rajat is a regular speaker at risk conferences across London and New York and has authored a number of articles for risk journals/textbooks.

Richard Cech

Richard Cech
Senior Bank Examiner
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Biography

Richard Cech will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

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Ihab Dana
Head of Business Continuity Management for the US Region
RBC

Biography

Rajeev (Raj) Davé has over 20 years of Compliance, Information Security, Operational Risk and Financial/IT Audit experience.
Currently, Davé is the Americas Head of Surveillance at Barclays based in New York City. His work is focused on managing functions and compliance risks across E-Communication, Trade and Control Room activities supporting Barclays businesses across the Americas region.
Previously, Davé spent almost 9 years as a VP working in Compliance and Internal Audit with Goldman Sachs in the Chicago, Salt Lake City, New York and Bangalore, India offices. He also spent almost 5 years at the Bank of Montreal Group of Companies in Operational Risk and IT Audit and almost 2 years with KPMG in their Information Risk Management practice. He also practiced risk management at an internet startup venture early in his career and is very interested in researching and deploying enterprise risk techniques to disruptive and emerging technology-centric organizations. Over the course of his career, Davé has developed and delivered live risk management training to over 10,000 individuals on 5 continents.
He thoroughly enjoys classroom engagement with students and is an avid believer in bringing, where applicable, real-life examples into the classroom to enhance group discussions and learning.
Davé is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois (Inactive) status.

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Rajeev Dave
Director Compliance
Barclays

Biography

Rajeev (Raj) Davé has over 20 years of Compliance, Information Security, Operational Risk and Financial/IT Audit experience.
Currently, Davé is the Americas Head of Surveillance at Barclays based in New York City. His work is focused on managing functions and compliance risks across E-Communication, Trade and Control Room activities supporting Barclays businesses across the Americas region.
Previously, Davé spent almost 9 years as a VP working in Compliance and Internal Audit with Goldman Sachs in the Chicago, Salt Lake City, New York and Bangalore, India offices. He also spent almost 5 years at the Bank of Montreal Group of Companies in Operational Risk and IT Audit and almost 2 years with KPMG in their Information Risk Management practice. He also practiced risk management at an internet startup venture early in his career and is very interested in researching and deploying enterprise risk techniques to disruptive and emerging technology-centric organizations. Over the course of his career, Davé has developed and delivered live risk management training to over 10,000 individuals on 5 continents.
He thoroughly enjoys classroom engagement with students and is an avid believer in bringing, where applicable, real-life examples into the classroom to enhance group discussions and learning.
Davé is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois (Inactive) status.

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Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Biography

Mahi Dontamsetti will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Mark Elkommos

Mark Elkommos
VP AML & Sanctions Audit Manager
Citi

Biography

Three-time “The Risk Universe Magazine” Cover-front Author, Mark Elkommos works at HSBC USA as Financial Crime Risk Assurance Manager, is a seasoned FCC AML professional with more than 10 years of banking experience. Mark also is an avid technology & compliance reader, and evidently, one of the world most popular authors of FCC, 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.
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/markelkommos .

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Alpa Inamdar
Head of Third Party Governance Advisory
BNY Mellon

Biography

Alpa is Head of Third Party Governance Advisory Group. Prior to this role she was head of the Americas Business Change Group within Asset Servicing, where she was responsible for the management and oversight of client implementations. She oversees the strategy and execution of cross functional transition plans for new business opportunities and high profile, complex initiatives for existing clients.

Alpa is responsible for strategic planning, organizational restructuring, client relationship management, compliance, and risk. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Alpa served as Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Regulatory and Tax Operations division at Goldman Sachs & Company. She was a global project manager for the Federal Preparedness program. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Alpa served as Cost Allocation Specialist for Societe Generale. She led various assignments at Fluor Daniel Corporation including overseeing a Nuclear Waste clean-up project costing in excess of $5 billion and the implementation of SAP system. She has a successful track record as a leader in managing complex client relationships, risk management, and transformation.

At BNY Mellon, Alpa is a chair of the IMPACT South Asian Leadership Hub. Currently Alpa sits on the board for Pratham and Ascend Leadership. Alpa is a Steering Committee Member for Shared Assessments.

Alpa is the program creator for Women Helping Women in Finance by helping young college women jumpstart their career within financial services through mentorship and exposure to the Financial Industry. She also created a program called Take 2 with the objective to increase the success for women returning to the workplace by providing them with an opportunity to explore a new career path or reacquaint themselves with new market trends or changes in their area of expertise after an extended career break.

Alpa earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Finance from California State University.

Milan Kosanovich

Milan R. Kosanovich
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Biography

Supervisory Special Agent Milan R Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over ten years specializing in white collar criminal investigations. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD). He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices. He served as a detaileé to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBIHQ. Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a Hostage Negotiator.

Phil Masquelette

Phil Masquelette
Senior Vice President\CRO & CISO
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 in Economics from Tulane University.

Chris Smigielski

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 governance, model validation, financial model development, market risk modeling, Asset Liability Management and team development. Chris is currently the Director of Model Risk Management at Arvest Bank and was previously with TIAA Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Group for seven 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. Chris is actively involved with diversity and inclusion initiatives, having served as Co-Chairman for TIAA Bank’s Veterans-based Employee Resource Group, Our Corps.

Jack Sprague

Jack Sprague
SVP, Operational Risk
HSBC

Biography

Jack is a Senior Vice President and the US Head of Operational Risk Policy, Framework, Capital, and Stress Testing at HSBC. He is responsible for designing and implementing the Operational Risk Management Framework in the US and manages the firm’s Operational Risk CCAR and scenario analysis programs. Jack also leads the oversight of other second line of defense teams in the US.

Prior to his current role, Jack was the Head of Business Risk and Control for HSBC’s Private Bank, 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.

Before joining HSBC, Jack was an internal auditor at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Fidelity Investments. Jack earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Tom Wells
SVP, CRO, Digital
US Bank
tbc

Biography

Tom Wells will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams
Director, Data Strategy
BNY Mellon

Biography

Debbie is responsible for the rollout of the unified data management framework and managing relationships with regulatory agencies and internal audit. She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and technology and has advised on market trends, product positioning and strategy as well as guiding financial institutions on technology adoption.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Williams directed the marketing and business development efforts for the Risk Analytics business at S&P Capital IQ. Prior to S&P Capital IQ, she held significant roles as Head of Marketing and Business Development at R2 Financial Technologies, Director of the Basel II Program for RBS Citizens Bank, and co-founder and COO of Meridien Research.

Williams is based in New York and holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Vassar College and a master’s in Business and Entrepreneurship from Babson F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the steering committee and previous regional director for the Boston region and a founding member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association).

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Xiaoling (Sean) Yu
Director of Model Validation/SVP
KeyBank

Biography

Xiaoling (sean) Yu will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

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Thomas Braun
Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk
UBS

Biography

Thomas Braun is the Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk for UBS, where his team oversees the risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types for UBS Group’s US branches and subsidiaries.
Prior to joining UBS in 2019, Thomas was Head of Liquidity Analysis at Societe Generate, where he developed the company’s liquidity and interest risk infrastructure, leading the implementation of liquidity risk framework including the firm’s liquidity stress testing covering a $200 billion sheet.
Previously, Thomas worked at Lehman Brothers within their ALM team and within AT&T Corp. Treasury, where he worked across Capital Market functions.
He holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University.

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Jose Canals-Cerda
Sr. Special Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Biography

José J. Canals-Cerdá is a Senior Special Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department. His areas of expertise are Financial Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Retail Credit Risk and Loss Models. He has made significant contributions to the development of systems and databases at the Federal Reserve for the analysis of regulatory stress tests. He was the principal developer of the Federal Reserve System methodology for Stress Testing of cards portfolios leading a group of Ph. D. economists and analysts. He is a lead quantitative expert in credit risk, securitization, ALLL/CECL, Economic Capital, Stress Testing, Basel, Credit Scoring and Model Risk Management. He has lead quantitative benchmark studies in several areas of interest to the Federal Reserve System related to Stress Test, Basel II and ALLL/CECL.

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Fred Han
Director, CECL Execution & Analytics
RBC 
tbc

Biography

Fred Han is Director, CECL Execution & Analytics at the Royal Bank of Canada. In this role, he is responsible for leading the implementation of CECL for the IHC. Prior to this role, Fred was Director, IFRS 9 Scenario Design and Reporting where he was responsible for scenario design, risk identification and scenario weighting as well aggregation and analysis of results and external financial reporting.

Prior to joining RBC, Fred worked at the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), the Canadian federal banking regulator. At OSFI, he was responsible for leading the supervisory stress test, conducting macroprudential and financial stability research and reviewing banks’ implementation of the AIRB approach for credit risk capital. Fred started his career at Ernst & Young, focusing on retail and wholesale lending and ALLL.

Fred graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in management. He is a CFA Charterholder, and holds the FRM and CPA designations.

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Jacques Longerstaey
SMD, CRO, Nuveen Risk & Valuation Services
Nuveen a TIAA
Company tbc

Biography

Jacques Longerstaey will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Stevan-Maglic

Stevan Maglic
SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics
Regions Bank

Biography

Steve is Senior Vice President and head of Quantitative Risk Analytics at Regions Bank, where his current responsibilities focus on quantitative aspects of forecasting and stress testing, risk ratings, valuation, reserve methodologies, economic capital, portfolio construction, credit strategy, credit portfolio management, and BSA/AML. Steve has over 20 years of industry experience in quantitative modelling and risk management and has prior experience building portfolio management and analytics infrastructure at Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal and ABN AMRO. Steve has a Ph.D. in applied physics from Northwestern University, a B.S. in physics from University of Colorado in Boulder, and has held Series 7 and Series 63 certifications.

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Phil Ohana
Executive Director, Market Risk Audit Expert
UBS

Biography

Phil Ohana, CFA joined UBS Audit group in 2018 as a market risk subject matter expert. Previously, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley focusing on market risk and regulatory risk topics.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Phil worked at Societe Generale as a risk manager covering Fixed Income desks and later as the Risk COO in the Americas. Phil holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of business and a master in applied mathematics from ENSEEIHT, France.

Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera
VP CECL/CCAR Model Implementation and Analytics
US Bank

Biography

Julio Rivera will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

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Oskar Rogg
Head of treasury
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 human services consulting firm. Oskar began his career at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) where he worked in municipal finance and traded repo. 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.

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John Schiavetta
Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Alliance Bernstein

Biography

John Schiavetta is a Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Risk Officer for AB, overseeing aspects of risk management to ensure that risks being taken are well understood and appropriately managed. He joined AB in 2008 as director of risk management, with responsibilities for fixed-income risk, liquidity risk, counterparty risk and valuation. Previously, Schiavetta was at Fitch Ratings for 15 years, most recently as group managing director, responsible for managing the agency’s global structured credit ratings group. Prior to that, he was product manager at pension-consulting firm CDA Investment Technologies. Schiavetta began his career at the Dreyfus Corporation. He holds a BA in economics from Bates College and is a CFA charterholder. Location: Nashville, TN

Model Risk Management
Abhishek Adukia

Abhisekh Adukia
Director, Model Risk
Allience Bernstein 
tbc

Biography

Abhi Adukia manages model risk governance for AllianceBernstein (AB). He is responsible for executing all aspects of model governance activities including model due-diligence reviews, periodic reviews and model error assessments for all covered models used in the investment processes at AB. Prior to assuming this role in 2013, he worked for AB’s Internal Audit Group for 3 years. Before joining AB in 2009, Abhi has worked for AIG’s Financial Services Unit, doing reviews of credit derivatives valuation models. He holds a MBA in finance from University at Buffalo and a bachelor in accounting from Mumbai University. Abhi is a CFA charter holder and has CPA and FRM certifications.

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Liming Brotcke
Head of Model Validation/Sr. Director
Ally

Biography

Liming Brotcke leads the Model Validation Group under MRM at Ally. Before joining Ally Liming led the Risk Modeling and Analytics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and was the functional head of MRM for six large and foreign banks in the 7th district. She co-led the quantitative review of the retail card portfolios for years and was a key member of the LISCC supervision retail team. Prior to Chicago Fed, Liming worked at Citi Group and Discover as portfolio manager and model developers for various business lines, respectively. She has built extensive quantitative skills and business knowledge. Liming holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Manuj Gupta
Director of risk management
HSBC

Biography

Manuj Gupta will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

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Michael S Harmon
Managing Director, Market Risk Management
Wells Fargo

Biography

Michael S Harmon will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Seyhun Hepdogan

Seyhun Hepdogan
Director, Model Risk Management
Discover Financial Services

Biography

Seyhun Hepdogan is SVP, Senior Director of Risk Modeling at Santander Holdings USA. In his role he oversees AML, fraud, operational risk and C&I credit risk models in Banco Santander’s US entities. Prior to Santander Bank, he has worked in banking and financial services companies including Fannie Mae and Merrill Lynch covering pricing and model development for collections, stress testing, economic capital, retail and wholesale credit risk. Seyhun holds a PhD in Operational Research from University of Central Florida.

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David Palmer
Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
Federal Reserve Board

Biography

David Palmer is a senior supervisory financial analyst in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Board. He focuses on several primary topic areas, including banks’ capital planning practices, banks’ model risk management practices, banks’ and supervisors’ stress testing activities, validation of supervisory stress testing models, and banks’ credit risk capital models. He engages in both policy-related projects as well as on-site examinations. David was a primary author of the Federal Reserve’s Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management (SR 11-7), issued in April 2011 jointly with the OCC (and more recently with FDIC), and continues to lead the implementation of that guidance within the Federal Reserve. He was also a key contributor to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory guidance on capital planning for large firms issued in December 2015 (SR Letters 15-18 and 15-19), as well as to the Federal Reserve’s final rules to implement Dodd-Frank stress testing requirements and the Federal Reserve’s Capital Plan Rule. More recently, David has been involved in evaluating supervised firms’ use of fintech, including artificial intelligence/machine learning.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

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Ajeeth Sankaran
US Head of Model Risk
Scotiabank

Biography

Ajeeth is the U.S. Head of Model Risk Management for Scotiabank. Prior to joining Scotia in 2018, Ajeeth led the U.S. Regulatory Risk function at Credit Suisse. He previously built out the Model Risk function at Mitsubishi’s UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and began his career in Finance at Lehman Brothers.

Ajeeth earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Peng Wu

Peng Wu
Director of Data Science, Head of Corporate Model Risk Management
PayPal

Biography

Peng Wu is heading the Model Risk Function at PayPal, where he has global responsibilities to manage models risks in ML/AI applications, financial models, and credit underwriting models. Before joining PayPal, he was Senior Vice President of Model Development with Santander US Holdings. He previously worked as principal economist with Fannie Mae and held modeling leadership roles with GE Capital and Exelon. He received his Ph.D. in operations research from the University of California at Davis.

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Katherine Zhang
Managing Director
State Street

Biography

Katherine Zhang is a MD and the head of Integrated Analytics Team at State Street. She is currently leading this centralized analytic team within ERM & Compliance to provide either quantitative analysis or model development services to all business units, and led the model validation team for three years after she joined State Street in 2015.
Prior to joining State Street, Katherine Zhang has 20+ years of experience in model risk management, either model development or model validation to support Basel II compliance, regulatory and economic capital, stress testing, allowance and pricing, and underwriting and equity/derivative trading experience in the early career. She worked for JPMorgan Chase and GE Capital before. Katherine Zhang is a graduate of University of Chicago with a MBA with concentration in analytics.

Oscar Zheng

Oscar Zheng
Head of Global Risk Model Validations, Americas
BNP Paribas

Biography

Oscar is currently the Head of Global Risk Model Validations at BNP Paribas USA. He has more than 10 year experience in the financial industry. First, he started his career with the risk neutral models for IRFX derivatives in Tokyo. Then, he moved to the market and counterparty risk models, first in London and then in Brussels. For his current role, he came to the US in 2016. His long-term engagement in the risk management across regions has led him to an extensive coverage of the trading risk management, capital regulations and model risk management principles.
Oscar, FRM holder, has a master’s degree from the French school – Mines ParisTech in the quantitative finance and executive engineering, on top of his degrees from the university Paris Sciences and Lettres.

IBOR Forum Speakers
Mark Cabana

Mark Cabana
Head of US Rates Strategy
Bank of America

Biography

Mark Cabana is the head of US Short Rates Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch 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. He has been with the firm and in this role since 2015.
Before joining the firm, Cabana worked as an officer in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which he joined in January 2007, analyzing global macroeconomic conditions and financial markets. Prior to that role, he was a senior trader/analyst on the Fed’s Treasury Market Policy staff.
Cabana earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies at Furman University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in international relations. He is a CFA charterholder.

Chris Ekonomidis

Chris  Ekonomidis
Director
BNY Mellon
tbc

Biography

Chris  Ekonomidis will be presenting will be presenting at Risk Americas 2020.

Gennadiy Goldberg

Gennadiy Goldberg
US Rates Strategist
TD Securities

Biography

Gennadiy Goldberg is a US Rates Strategist at TD Securities, conducting research and providing market commentary on interest rates and the US economy. Gennadiy focuses on Treasuries, swaps, TIPS, supranationals and agencies, as well as the SOFR transition. Prior to joining TD in 2012, Gennadiy worked as a Fixed Income Strategist at independent research firm Continuum Economics (formerly 4Cast Inc), concentrating on trade idea generation in the US interest rate space. In addition, Gennadiy contributed to the firm’s Federal Reserve outlook and provided insight on the US budget and Treasury issuance dynamics.

Chris Killian

Chris Killian
Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit
SIFMA

Biography

Chris is responsible for SIFMA’s securitization advocacy and other activities related to housing and securitization. SIFMA has a special focus on agency MBS markets and maintains a collection of market standards and trading practices governing the TBA market. For the last few years, primary mandates in this area have been regulatory reform, the implementation of a single security for TBA trading, FINRA 4210 margin requirements, securitization capital requirements, and the broader world of GSE/housing finance reform.

In the fall of 2018 Chris took over SIFMA’s corporate credit activities in addition to the securitization responsibilities. This includes issues such as fixed income market structure and execution of SIFMA’s Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference.

He is also the primary staffer for SIFMA’s activities related to LIBOR and the transition to alternative reference rates in the US and participates on the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee and a number of its subcommittees.

He also helps to coordinate SIFMA’s activities related to fintech.

Chris joined the Bond Market Association (predecessor to SIFMA) in 2005 as the analyst for the MBS and Securitized Products Division. He became head of the Securitization Group in 2013. Prior to joining SIFMA, he was an accountant in the Retail Securitization Accounting and Investor Reporting group at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and was responsible for investor reporting and other administration of auto, student loan, and mortgage securitization transactions.

Chris holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Government from Franklin and Marshall College.

Priya Misra

Priya Misra
Head of Global Rates Strategy
TD Securities

Biography

Priya Misra is head of Global Rates Strategy at TD Securities. Based in New York, Priya is responsible for the US and global interest rate markets and provides investment advice for clients. She ranked in the top three for U.S. Governments Strategy and Federal Agency Debt Strategy in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed Income Research team surveys in 2014 and 2015 and from 2003 to 2008. Priya joined TD Securities in September 2015. Prior to this she ran US rates strategy research at BofA Merrill Lynch for 6 years. From 2001 to 2008, she worked at Lehman Brothers as an interest rate strategist, at Barclays Capital as a mortgage strategist and at Nomura Securities, where she was head of U.S. rates strategy. Priya graduated from the Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She has a postgraduate diploma in management, majoring in finance, from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

Alexis Pederson

Alexis Pederson
Senior company counsel
Wells Fargo

Biography

Alexis Pederson is Senior Company Counsel in the Wells Fargo Legal Department where she leads a team of attorneys responsible for providing counsel to the company-wide LIBOR Transition Office, a program office established to develop and direct a coordinated strategy to transition numerous LIBOR-linked Wells Fargo products and processes to new benchmarks. Alexis represents Wells Fargo on the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) and a number of the ARRC’s working groups, as well as other industry working groups focused on benchmark reform.

Alexis joined the company in 2006 and most recently served as Capital Markets Counsel in the Derivatives & FX Section of the Legal Department where her primary responsibilities included support of the swap dealer business on regulatory and transactional matters. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Cornell University. She is a member of the New York Bar and is based in New York City.

Tess Virmani

Tess Virmani
Associate General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Public Policy
Loan Syndications & Trading Association

Biography

Tess Virmani is Associate General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Public Policy of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA).

Tess focuses on developing market standards and maintaining LSTA documentation. She also leads the LSTA’s sustainable finance and ESG efforts. In addition, Tess participates in the LSTA’s policy initiatives, including market advocacy and spearheading industry solutions to market developments, such as the transition to replacement benchmarks.

Prior to joining the LSTA, Tess practiced as a finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She received a B.S. in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted as an attorney in New York.

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Tom Wipf
Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities
Morgan Stanley / Chairman, ARRC

Biography

Tom Wipf is Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities.
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 before year-end 2021.

Additionally, Tom leads the firm’s Global Business Continuity Management Organization, which is responsible for strategic planning and risk management for potential cyber and physical disruptions.. He is a member of the firm’s Securities Operating Committee, Risk Management Committee and Asset/ Liability Management Committee.

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. Beginning his career in the industry in 1977, Tom joined Morgan Stanley in 1986 and has been engaged in the Firm’s funding, collateral and hedging activities throughout his career at the firm. Based in New York, Tom has also completed multi-year assignments in Morgan Stanley’s London and Tokyo offices.

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 Chair of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee in October, 2018.

Tom served as Chair of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) until May 2019. The TMPG is sponsored by the New York Federal Reserve and is an industry group committed to supporting the integrity and efficiency of the U.S. Treasury and Agency Mortgage Securities Markets. Tom serves on the board of directors of International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA). Tom was appointed to the Alternative Reference Rate Committee, sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in 2014. Tom previously served on the Financial Research Advisory Committee to the US Treasury Office of Financial Research from 2012 to 2017.

IBOR Forum Speakers
Tom Wipf

Tom Wipf
Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley / Vice Chairman
ARRC

Chris Killian

Chris Killian
Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit
SIFMA

Mark Cabana

Mark Cabana
Head of US Rates Strategy
Bank of America

Priya Misra

Priya Misra
Head of Global Rates Strategy
TD Securities

Xiaobo Liu

Xiaobo Liu
Head of Markets Model Validation / Managing Director, Corporate Model Risk Management
Wells Fargo

Josh Younger

Josh Younger
Managing Director
JP Morgan

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10:00 Chair’s opening remarks

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ARRC
10:10 Discussing the ARRC’s progress to date and priorities going forward in the transition

  • Background: what progress has been made over the past 6 months?
  • Discussion of term SOFR
  • Direction of loan and bond markets
  • Discussion of legacy contracts
  • How will LIBOR end?
  • ARRC priorities for the next 12 months

Tom Wipf, Vice Chairman of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley & Vice Chairman, ARRC

PANEL DISCUSSION
10:40 Exploring the practical challenges and industry approaches to SOFR contracts & transitioning contracts from LIBOR

  • How SOFR is being used in cash products and derivatives
  • Considerations for SOFR structures
  • Issues related to transitioning LIBOR-linked contracts

Chris Killian, Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit, SIFMA
Alexis Pederson, Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo
Tess Virmani, Associate, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Loan Syndications & Trading Association
Priya Misra, Head of Global Rates Strategy, TD Securities

11:15 Refreshment break and networking

11:45 Session reserved, details to follow shortly

12:05 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS 

ROUNDTABLE 1:
Outlook for a credit sensitive benchmark

Feedback on needs for a credit sensitive componentOutlook for potential rate

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


ROUNDTABLE 2:
Model risk management for IBOR transition

Identifying inventory and categorising dependency of models using IBOR linked ratesDesigning frameworks and standards for validation activities | Setting up a governance process

Xiaobo Liu, Head of Markets Model Validation/Managing Director, Corporate Model Risk Management, Wells Fargo

12:35 – 15 minute refreshment break and networking

PANEL DISCUSSION
12:50
Exploring the variations in global rates and the challenges of adapting to multiple currencies 

  • Market adoption timelines
  • Creating multi-currency products
  • Exposure to different benchmark rates
  • When will LIBOR officially end globally?
  • Managing volatility as we move closer to expiration

Gennadiy Goldberg, US Rates Strategy, TD Securities
Chris Ekonomidis, Director, BNY Mellon tbc
Mark Cabana, Head of US Rates Strategy, Bank of America

1:25 Session reserved, details to follow shortly

1:45 Chair’s closing remarks

Why attend

key agenda highlights

Networking

Ample networking opportunities are available throughout the virtual event; networking breaks, round table discussions and exhibition hall across all days to allow for further discussion and networking.

LIVE Q&A

Live Q&A

Throughout the Convention attendees are invited to ask our speaker faculty leading questions. During the multiple presentations and panel discussions questions will be delivered live to the presenters so they can answer your burning questions and provide extra insight.

Virtual Roundtable Discussions

We will be hosting multiple round table discussions where professionals can debate key industry trends. In an informal and relaxed environment round table leaders will host an interactive discussion with a small number of virtual attendees.

Technology

Technology

Whilst on the virtual platform attendees can interact with other participants, speakers and event partners. Throughout the convention attendees are encouraged to make digital connections with peers via networking and sharing of virtual business cards.

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24th June 2020
Bill Coen

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CeFPro Webinar – Managing risk through volatile markets and uncertain times

7th April 2020
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CeFPro Webinar: Practitioners guide to IBOR transition

9th March 2020
Jim Maimone

Reviewing the evolution and changing nature of the payments landscape and future expectations

By Jim Maimone, SVP, Senior Enterprise Payments Platform Product Manager, Citizens Bank
9th March 2020
Chris Smigielski

Model Inventory: Tools and techniques for an accurate inventory

By Chris Smigielski, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank
6th March 2020
AML Webinar

CeFPro Webinar: AML – Is it time to move to real-time inbound monitoring?

2nd March 2020
Apurva Anand

Measurement and quantification of model risk: Aggregating model risk for a holistic view

By Apurva Anand, Director – Model Risk Management, Barclays
2nd March 2020
Julia Lo

Risk identification and risk reporting as a value added process to drive decision making

By Julia Lo, Director, Internal Audit, Prudential
21st February 2020

Building resilience principles into operational risk to maintain critical services

By Melissa Mellen, Officer and Department Head of Policy, Analytics and Vendor Strategy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
19th February 2020
James Bone

Positioning and evolving privacy programs to account for different programs across jurisdictions

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader and not those of CeFPro. By James Bone, Lecturer in Discipline, ERM, […]
17th February 2020
Roderick A Powell

Best practices for validating machine learning models

By Roderick A Powell, SVP, Head of Model Risk Management, Ameris Bank
17th February 2020
Heather Russel

Incorporating model risk management principles across lines of business and risk

By Heather Russell, Director Model Risk Management, Bank of America
14th February 2020
Bill Coen

Has regulation gone too far or is there still more to be done?

By Bill Coen, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision & Chair, IFRS Advisory Council
12th February 2020
Daniel Hoyt - Head of Model Validation

Definition and classification of a model under the global guidelines and treatments across the institution

By Daniel Hoyt, Head of Model Validation, Euroclear
12th February 2020
Nison Nagdimov

Changing culture to incentivize and promote good conduct

By Nison Nagdimov, Senior Operational Risk Manager, Citi
27th January 2020

Risk Americas – How can risk managers be more efficient?

22nd January 2020

CeFPro Webinar – Global collaborative efforts for mitigating financial crime – Identifying key challenges and developing comprehensive solutions

17th January 2020

Research survey: Basel IV Readiness – How prepared is your firm?

2nd January 2020

Global research survey: Technology risk in financial services

SAS


No matter what role risk plays in your organization, SAS has proven methodologies and practices to help you meet regulatory demands with confidence. Our high-powered analytics empowers users to increase efficiency, transparency and profitability. Risk is at the core of banking, and SAS’ seamless risk framework enables a risk-aware culture and optimizes capital and liquidity. How do we know? SAS® provides award-winning risk management to customers globally. Learn all the ways SAS transforms risk at sas.com/risk.
co-sponsors

APTTUS


At Apttus, we help companies modernize their revenue and legal operations for the digital economy. We created, continue to move, and lead a space called the Middle Office, which houses the most important processes for any enterprise organization – revenue generation and management of commercial relationships.

What is Apttus Contract Management?
Apttus Contract Lifecycle Management brings speed, visibility and control to the contract management process, so that your agreements become a strategic advantage instead of a cost center. Apttus is the contract management leader, trusted by more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and used by more than one million users across the globe. Apttus Contract Lifecycle Management is part of the seamless suite of Apttus Quote-to-Cash applications.

With Apttus, organizations get an end-to-end Quote-to-Cash solution that streamlines all Middle Office business processes, eliminates manual tasks, keeps all stakeholders informed, collapses sales and contract cycle times, reduces risk, and ultimately maximizes revenue yield.
Analysts rank Apttus as the global gold standard for Quote-to-Cash (QTC) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and customers include hundreds of the world’s Global 2000. Apttus is a US, Silicon Valley-based global provider.

OneTrust


OneTrust GRC enables risk, compliance and audit professionals to identify, measure, and remediate risk across their business to comply with internal rules and external regulations. OneTrust GRC is a part of OneTrust, the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk platform trusted by more than 6,000 customers and powered by 100 awarded patents.

OneTrust GRC is powered by the OneTrust Athena™ AI and robotic automation engine, and integrates seamlessly with the full OneTrust platform, including OneTrust Privacy, OneTrust Vendorpedia™, OneTrust PreferenceChoice™, OneTrust Ethics, OneTrust DataGuidance™, and OneTrust DataDiscovery™.

To learn more, visit OneTrustGRC.com or connect on LinkedIn.

Wolters Kluwer


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 N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Associate Sponsors

Interos


Interos protects customers’ brand and operations from risk in their extended supply chains and business relationships. The first AI-powered platform for eliminating multi-party, multi-factor risk from 3rd, 4th to nth tier parties, Interos automates discovery, detection, and response to financial, operations, governance, geographic, and cyber risk. Designed by experts and leveraging the company’s 15 years of experience in managing the world’s most complicated supply chains, Interos provides real-time risk management for the largest commercial brands in manufacturing, financial services, and aerospace and defense.

Four Twenty Seven has won multiple awards for its innovative work on climate risk and resilience and our work has been featured by Bloomberg, the Financial Times and the New York Times. Four Twenty Seven was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices in Washington, DC, Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan.

Milliman CRisALIS


Milliman CRisALIS will be an Associate Sponsor at the 9th Annual Risk Americas Convention
Sponsorship

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CAN YOUR ORGANIZATION CONTRIBUTE?

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

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How can your organization benefit from a CeFPro partnership?

MEDIA PARTNER

ORX


ORX is the largest operational risk association in the financial sector and for nearly two decades has been an ever-expanding global community that brings together thousands of operational risk professionals to share knowledge, expertise and experience.

ORX’s services include a range of solutions focused on effective management and measurement of operational and non-financial risk. As well as enabling the secure and anonymous exchange of loss data between financial organisations, their services also include ORX News, a platform that collates publicly-reported loss events from around the globe, an extensive research programme, and many global networking events.

ORX not only supports individual organisations to assess their vulnerability to losses, but also to shape industry-wide development of best practice. ORX is owned and managed by over 100 financial firms from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organisation, ORX invests all income back into providing high-quality benefits for operational and non-financial risk professionals. This ultimately helps develop the discipline.

CPE
CPE

Earn CPE Credits. 

  • 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

FAQs
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.

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 there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

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

  • Roundtables
  • Virtual networking capabilities
  • Virtual business cards (you will be in control of what information is visible)
Do I have to attend the whole event or can I just attend one session?

You have the option to attend either the whole event or just one session. Throughout the four day virtual gathering you can log in and out where necessary. You will need to pre-register for the gathering on our registration page.

Can I access the presentations after the event?

After the virtual event we will create a post-event website where you can access some of the materials. The sharing of presentational material is subject to speaker approval.

Can I log onto the virtual event using a PC, tablet or smartphone?

Yes, our technology developers recommend to use Google Chrome for the best experience.

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 more 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

registration rates

IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING A REGULATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OR GOVERNMENT BODY…

You are able to register for free using our link below. All registrations are manually reviewed and approved before any confirmation emails are sent. If you have any questions please email amy.greene@cefpro.com

There is an expectation of those receiving a complimentary pass to complete at least one of our global research surveys; FinTech Leaders 2021 or Non-Financial Risk Leaders 2021

IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING A SERVICE PROVIDER, VENDOR OR CONSULTANT…

You are able to register for a nominal fee of $399. Online registration will be made available shortly.

All registrations are manually reviewed and approved before any confirmation emails are sent.

If you would like to register or have any questions please email amy.greene@cefpro.com

co-sponsors
Apttus
Wolters Kluwer
Associate Sponsors
Milliman CRisALIS

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