TREASURY & ALM CONGRESS

2nd Annual | March 28-29 | New York City

Covid-19
Impact of Covid-19 on ALM & treasury management and managing volatility moving forward

REGULATION
Overview of the regulatory landscape and convergence for holistic management

CENTRAL BANK POLICY
Future of central bank policy and impact of changes to interest rates and quantitative easing

US RECOVERY
Analyzing US and global recovery rates and the impact on treasury and ALM

Strategic Management

LIBOR  | Interest Rates | Liquidity  | Currency Risk | ESG

Integrated Risk  | Modeling the Extremes | FRTB | Technology

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Paige Wisdom
Board Director
Morgan Stanley Bank N.A

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Jason Wang
Chief Risk Officer
Synergy Credit Union

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Mark Cabana
Head of US Rates Strategy
Bank of America

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Vineet Gumasta
Head of Balance Sheet Risk Management
Rabobank

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Charlie Peng
Head of Treasury
Bank of China

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Oliver Jakob
International Chief Risk Officer
Former MUFG

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Oskar Rogg
MD, Head of Treasury Americas
Credit Agricole

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Christian Pichlmeier
Head of Liquidity Risk Management
Deutsche Bank

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Thomas Braun
Head of CUSO Liquidity and
Funding Risk
UBS

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Fernando Carbone
Treasury & Risk Senior Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank

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Mark Benaharon
ERM: Director of Liquidity, Interest Rate, Capital Stress Testing and Strategic Risk Management
NYCB

Biography

Mark Benaharon will be presenting at Treasury & ALM.

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Mehdi Bouasria
Director Risk Product Management
Finastra

Biography

Mehdi Bouasria Joined Finastra in 2015, Currently Head of FusionRisk ARC the Finastra Banking Book Risk Solution, he is in charge of Asset & Liability Management, IFRS/CECL, Fund Transfer Pricing and Regulatory Compliance.

Mehdi has a comprehensive view on the financial industry thanks to his former experiences in Banking/Lending, Capital Market and Risk within top tier banks in Europe.

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Thomas Braun
Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk
UBS

Biography

Thomas Braun is the Head of Market and Treasury Risk for UBS Bank USA where he oversees the risk management infrastructure and risk profile across the bank’s businesses. Previously at UBS, he was head of the CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk team, overseeing a team monitoring the complex risk profile of the UBS entities in the CUSO.

Prior to joining UBS in 2019, Thomas was Head of Liquidity Analysis at Societe Generale, where he developed the company’s liquidity and interest risk infrastructure, leading the implementation of the company’s 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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Mark Cabana
Head of US Rates Strategy
Bank of America

Biography

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

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Fernando Carbone
Treasury & Risk Senior Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank

Biography

Fernando Carbone is a Lead Specialist in Quantitative Analytics at the Office of Risk Management of the Inter-American Development Bank. Fernando has over 20 years of experience in risk management, specializing in the application of quantitative methods in risk measurement, model validation, risk guidelines, and the design, development and implementation of risk models and systems for Bank treasury and capital market portfolios. He has led projects in quantitative risk management and is currently leading efforts to prepare internal models and systems for LIBOR Transition. Prior to joining IDB, Fernando held positions in quantitative analysis and financial engineering at Bear Stearns and Reuters America. Fernando holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the City University of New York.

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Erjun Chen
Audit Director
CIT

Biography

Erjun Chen is a director of Internal Audit Department at CIT. His responsibilities include leading an audit team auditing the interest rate risk management, liquidity risk management, capital stress testing and other Treasury functions.

Before joining CIT, Erjun worked at Ernest & Young and KPMG as a Senior Audit Manager and an Audit Manager, respectively, focusing on the financial statements audits in the banking industry. Prior to that, he worked as a Foreign Exchange trader at one of Chinese Banks.

Erjun holds MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He is a CPA licensed in New York State. He obtained a certification of Data Analytics from eCornell.

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Kevin Clarke
Executive Director, Group Regulatory & Governance
UBS

Biography

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

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Bill Collette
Director, Market Development
Wolters Kluwer

Biography

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

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Chandra Dasari
Head of Treasury and Risk Services Consulting
Phyton Consulting

Biography

Treasury & Risk (Liquidity, ALM, Oversight) SME with over 25 years of experience. Held Executive/Head of Liquidity Risk at Big Four and Tier I/II FIs within the Treasury/Risk domains. Well rounded with extensive business facing and technological solutioning experience, and an extensive background in regulatory requirement interpretation, ALM/liquidity risk & reporting technology transformation, risk management, organizational resiliency and ongoing governance & monitoring.

Managed complex and large scale end to end liquidity and ALM initiatives at over a score of clients across a diversified portfolio of Bank and Non-Bank Financial Institutions.

Chandra is a Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA), a certified Financial Risk Manager(FRM), and holds an MBA from the GMU and M.Tech (Computers) IIT, India.

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Ashish Deccannawar
Director Liquidity Strategy & Governance
TD Bank

Biography

Ashish Deccannawar is a Senior Manager at TD Bank and leads Liquidity Strategy and Governance function for TD’s Consolidated U.S. Operations (TD Bank and TD Securities). In this role, Ashish is responsible for calibrating assumptions for End of the day and Intraday liquidity stress tests, LCR, and NSFR. Currently, he is focused on implementing and enhancing governance around FR 2052a, NSFR, and Intraday. He is also responsible for Contingency Funding Plans (CFPs), and liquidity chapters of Recovery Resolution Planning (RRP).

Ashish is an expert in Liquidity risk, and Bank’s balance sheet management functions and has over 10 years of experience in funding and liquidity risk space. Prior to his current role, he worked as a management consultant at Big four consulting firms advising Global Systemically important Banks (G-SIBs) and other domestic US banks.

Ashish has extensive experience in advising US Banks in the Liquidity Risk space. Topics of his interest include Liquidity Stress Testing, Cash Flow Projections, Fr2052a reporting, Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP), and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)

Ashish holds MBA from Fordham University, where he specialized in Finance & Accounting and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Mumbai.

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Peter Dehaan
Business Director Cash & Liquidity Management
SmartStream

Biography

Peter Dehaan has many years of experience within the banking sector. Prior to joining SmartStream he was at Lloyds Bank for over 7 years managing treasury and liquidity services for various sectors in the Commercial Bank, under the Global Transaction Banking umbrella. Previous to this, he was at Citibank for almost 16 years in a number of roles covering Financial Institutions, including correspondent banking and product management within Global Transaction Services.

Peter is the Business Director for TLM Cash & Liquidity Management. Focussed on engaging with new and existing clients to explore how SmartStream’s TLM Cash & Liquidity proposition can compliment their Bank infrastructure. Partnership with Treasuries and Operations along with other significant stakeholders is key; and working with new technology innovations enables us help financial institutions to achieve improved operational efficiencies along with meeting regulatory requirements and stress testing obligations.

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Jim Devern
Sales Manager

Mirai ALM Tool

Biography

Jim began his career in treasury and ALM at several banks in his native mid-Atlantic region of the US. Over a ten year period working in the industry he served as ALCO secretary and implemented new technology, processes and IRR measurement for one of the fastest growing banks in the US at that time. He later spent more than ten years as a consultant helping banks all over the world improve their ways of looking at risk. Jim believes now is the time that technology is set to become the enabler of better outcomes.

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Don Gibson
Enterprise Financial Services and Banking Solutions

Infor

Biography

Don has 38 years of enterprise software solutions experience at Infor including Financials &  Supplier Management, Intraday Liquidity Management, Pricing and Billing, Human Capital Management, Talent Science, Customer Experience Suite, and Data and Analytics and actively helps financial services organizations meet the challenges they face. Don is a proven leader and consistently focuses on delivering successful Infor applications to exceed his customer’s expectations.

Don has a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry with strong business development professional skilled in strategy, sales, implementation, go-to-market strategy, and team building.

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Gennadiy Goldberg
US Interest Rate Strategist
TD Securities

Biography

Gennadiy Goldberg is a Director and 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, supranational and agency debt, as well as green bonds. Gennadiy was ranked top five in the Federal Agency Debt Strategy category in the Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed Income Research team surveys in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Michael Guglielmo
Managing Director
Darling Consulting Group

Biography

With over 30 years of experience in strategic risk management, Mike Guglielmo has provided technical and strategic consulting to a diverse group of financial institutions. Mike is also a frequent author and top-rated speaker on a variety of balance sheet and model risk management and operational risk management topics. He is the Immediate Past Chairman for the Financial Managers Society and is a faculty member for the FMS Institute.

During his tenure at DCG, Mike has served in various capacities, including director of financial analytics. In addition, he is a technical resource for the ongoing development of many of DCG’s quantitative and strategic risk management products and services. Prior to joining DCG, Mike managed the ALCO and strategic planning processes for a regional bank in the northeast. Mike is a graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in economics.

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Bertrand Hassani
Managing Partner, Group CEO
Quant AI Lab

Biography

Bertrand hold a PhD and a Habilitation in applied mathematics as well as degrees in management, economics, and finance. Bertrand still holds Academic positions in the University College London and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Following years in the financial industry (BPCE, AON, SANTANDER, etc.) he joined the consulting industry appointed Chief Data Scientist of Capgemini and later Partner in charge of AI for Deloitte CE. In February 2021, he was appointed Group CEO of QUANT AI Lab, a company specialised in modelling-based business solutions (AI, Quantum Software, Maths, Data, etc.) he helped grew from 3 people to 100 a year later. QUANT AI Lab is now the fastest growing combined techs company in Europe.

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Lorenzo Hernández
Director
Quant AI Lab

Biography

Lorenzo Hernández is Project Director in Quantitative Risk Research since 2006 and has been Associate Consultant in QUANT AI Lab since 2020. He obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is FRM by GARP and Master Executive in financial risk management by MEFF Institute.

Lorenzo has more than 18 years of experience leading consulting projects for risk measurement and management, derivative pricing, audit and validation, and stress testing. He has been project director for deployment of ALM solutions, ALM system design/optimization and regulatory adaptation in several financial institutions.

He has imparted courses in interest rate and credit risk and has several publications in theoretical physics and statistics.

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Michael Huff
Senior Director, Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation & Derivatives
TIAA

Biography

Mike is a Portfolio Manager for TIAA’s $280 Billion General Account investment portfolio.  His responsibilities include portfolio management, asset allocation, derivatives/hedging strategies, currency risk management, and portfolio ALM. Mike also works with TIAA’s Treasury team on portfolio liquidity management and funding/debt management.

Before joining TIAA, Mike was Director of Investment Risk Management at Genworth Financial where he was responsible for asset/liability management, derivatives risk oversight and counterparty credit risk.  At Genworth, Mike was also a Senior Derivative Trader where he traded interest rate swaps, futures, equity options, and developed hedging strategies.  Prior to working at Genworth, Mike was at Principal Financial Group where he managed a portfolio of structured products and derivatives.

Mike holds a BS in industrial engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from University of Illinois.  He is a CFA Charterholder and a Professional Risk Manager (PRM).

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Michael Ivie
Managing Partner, Head of Financial Services Consulting
Phyton Consulting

Biography

Michael is a Managing Partner at Phyton Consulting, a specialized professional services firm that empowers data intensive businesses with subject-matter leadership and execution-focused delivery capabilities. Michael has over a decade of experience in Finance, Risk, Data Management, and Technology in both public and private sectors. His diverse background working across the enterprise and in numerous change management roles for many of the world’s leading financial institutions has helped him develop a unique perspective on how these organizations function and how to navigate a changing business, technical, and regulatory landscape.

Michael received an MS in Finance and an MBA in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He earned a Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification from PRMIA, Basel Compliance Professional designation from BCPA, Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from PMI, and numerous professional industry licenses and data/IT certifications.

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Oliver Jakob
International CRO
Former MUFG

Biography

Oliver is currently a Partner in the Investment Risk group at Softbank Investment Advisers. Prior to this role, Oliver held various roles In Risk Managemert over the last 25 years including as the CRO of MUFG’s non-japanese Securities business and as Global Head of Market Risk for UBS’ Investment Bank. Oliver graduated from Karlsruhe University (Germany) with a diploma in Industrial Engineering. Oliver holds a CFA designation.

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Anthony Jerkovic
Head of Data & Risk
Novo

Biography

Anthony joined Novo in 2017 as one of the first 10 global employees. In his current role as Head of Data & Risk, Anthony oversees Risk, Compliance, and Partner Bank Relationships. Anthony started working in the Fintech industry after graduating from Columbia University with a Masters of Science in Applied Analytics. Before working in fintech, Anthony served in the Australian Army, and then worked in corporate advisory with a focus on financial analysis of distressed mining assets in the Asia- Pacific region. Anthony completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Economics & Finance at the University of Western Australia.

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Jay Johnson
Assistant General & Auditor
PNC

Biography

Jay has worked in the financial service industry since 1995, serving in a variety of roles, including internal and external audit, consulting, and treasury, financial and accounting responsibilities.  He has been with BBVA USA for eleven years in the Internal Audit department, and is currently the Chief Audit Executive of BBVA USA.  Prior to becoming the Chief Audit Executive, he focused primarily on financial risks, including market, capital, and liquidity activities, and the related risk management and internal governance activities.  Prior to joining BBVA, he worked with PwC for several years, including a two year rotation in London from 2007 to 2009.  He is a Certified Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

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Sophie Marnhier-Foy
Product Strategy Director
Adenza

Biography

Sophie Marnhier Foy is Adenza’s Product Strategy Director. Prior to this role, Sophie was Director of Product Management for the Calypso Risk and Margin product lines. Before joining Calypso, Ms Marnhier-Foy worked for Calyon (now Crédit Agricole CIB) in New York and Paris, working on Risk Management, and Front Office programs. Prior to Calyon, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Paris as a bank auditor.

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Kimy Metivier
Principal – Risk Management
Empyrean Solutions

Biography

Kimy Metivier is Principal – Risk Management at Empyrean Solutions.  Before starting this role in 2017, Kimy worked at Wolters Kluwer as a Senior Sales Engineer for over 3 years. Prior to this, Kimy worked at Wall Street Systems as a Treasury Presales Consultant for over 2 years. He also worked at SunGard (now FIS) for over 9 years, first, as a Professional Services Consultant focusing on their ALM product and then as a Technical Sales Engineer.

In his current role, Kimy accompanies Regional Sales Managers during the initial discovery call to determine the needs of potential customers, and provides technical assistance regarding performance of our ALM, DFAST and Liquidity solution.  An important aspect of Kimy’s role is to be knowledgeable about product performance, upgrades, and any changes which will affect the product, in order to convey to the Sales team and potential customers.

Kimy earned his Bachelor’s degree and his Master’s degree in Economics from Montreal University.  Kimy also earned his MBA from Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec in 2001.  Kimy holds the CFA Charter.

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Charlie Peng
SVP and Head of Treasury
Bank of China

Biography

Mr. Charlie Peng is currently a Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury at Bank of China USA, primarily responsible for managing the banking book interest rate risk, liquidity risk and funding operations, investment management and other treasury functions .

Prior to that, he was also Head of Market Risk Management at Bank of China USA, and a director in Global Risk Oversight group at American Express, mainly responsible for financial & treasury risk modelling and market risk oversight. He also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deloitte.

He is a CFA and holds MS Computer Science from State University of New York at Binghamton, MS Economics at Fudan University and Bachelor at Nankai University in China.

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Pedro Porfirio
Global Head of Treasury, Capital Markets and Risk
Finastra

Biography

Pedro Porfirio is the Global Head of Treasury, Capital Markets and Risk at Finastra, one of the largest fintechs in the world, where he leads field and customer engagement strategy and execution. Located in London, he drives the growth of the company’s entire capital markets business line spanning treasury, capital markets and risk across the globe. Pedro’s experience includes 25 years in banking and treasury, most recently joining Finastra from Calypso Technology, where he worked as Chief Product Officer until the sale of the company. Pedro brings to Finastra and its clients a deep understanding of treasury and capital markets business spanning from sales, trading, operations, compliance and risk.

Pedro holds an Aerospace Engineering degree from ITA in Brazil and an MBA from University of Michigan. He has also held several advisory roles in the past and is currently on the board of the European Capital Markets Institute.

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Jeff Prelle
SVP Risk Analytics
BankcorpSouth

Biography

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

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Hugo Ramirez
Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk Management Senior Audit Specialist
BBVA New York

Biography

Mr. Ramirez holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering (2001) a Bachelor Degree in International Trade (1993) both from Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). He carries a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (IIA), and is a Certify Regulatory Vendor Program Manager. Hugo is a graduate of the Executive Program at UT Austin McCombs School of Business, he also graduated in Leadership and Top Executive Development Programs at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe (Mexico).

Joined the BBVA group in 1989 and started his auditing career at the bank on 1993 (29 years of Audit experience). Hugo carried several positions at BBVA Mexico during 17 years (e.g. Divisional Audit Subdirector, State Audit Director, Regional Audit Group-Manager and Divisional Audit Consultant).

Successively, Hugo continued his career at BBVA US in 2006 appointed as Chief Audit Executive of BBVA Bancomer USA (formerly California based Valley Bank); He later become Head of the Fraud Auditing Division at BBVA Compass (2010) -now PNC-, Chief Audit Executive at BBVA Puerto Rico (2012); after the sold of the affiliate in PR (2013,) Hugo was appointed SVP Corporate Assurance Director and went back to the US focusing in the enactment of a Three Lines of defence integrated structure for all BBVA US entities.

In 2017 Hugo become BBVA US IA Operational and Vendor Management Risk Champion as part of the IT auditing division. For the following three years Mr. Ramirez was leading audit engagements under the Agile structure as SVP Corporate Assurance Director and Agile Senior Audit Project Manager. In October of 2021, after BBVA USA was acquired by PNC, Hugo was asked to joined the new BBVA US IA team based in New York which is responsible of auditing the group of entities that BBVA S.A. (Spain) maintained in the US after the closing of the sale to PNC.

Currently Hugo is the responsible of the Risk Assessment, Planning Execution, Continuous Assesment and acts as the firs point of contact regarding all audits/projects involving Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk management in the US.

In 2013 Hugo Ramirez was the recipient of the BBVA US Pinnacle Club Award, the company’s highest employee performance honor.

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Jessica Rice
Director, Senior Data Scientist
ZM Financial Systems, a Moody’s Analytics company

Biography

Jessica Rice, Director, Senior Data Scientist, manages the Data Services group, providing responsive and thorough solutions to client questions/issues after diligent analysis. Engaged extensively in product enhancement, Rice’s experience has focused primarily on fixed income and derivatives, as well as expanding the quantitative analytics solution offering. Prior to her current position, Rice served as Director, Balance Sheet Analytics with Performance Trust Capital Partners, and also worked previously for ZM Financial Systems as Director, Consulting Services. Rice holds dual degrees from James Madison University in Quantitative Finance and Mathematics, with a minor in Economics.

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Oskar Rogg
MD, Head of Treasury Americas
Credit Agricole

Biography

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

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Armel Romeo Kouassi
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust Corporation

Biography

Armel R. Kouassi is a senior finance professional with broad-based experience in Banking, Fintech, AI, Asset Liability and Treasury Portfolio Modeling. His experience includes a wide range of products with assignments in several major financial institutions and a Big 4 Audit Firm. He has worked and lived in numerous locations throughout the United States, Europe & Africa. Recently Mr. Kouassi is Head of Balance Sheet and Asset Liability Modeling for Northern Trust headquartered in Chicago. Armel has shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking roles in his career.
Armel is certified Financial Risk Professional and a member of Global Association of Risk Professional. Armel received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a master’s in finance from ESCP Europe, Paris, France and a master’s in statistics and economy from ENSEA Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Armel is a father of 3 girls, speaks three languages, he is passionate of economic empowerments, Arts and Music and is member of the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. He is a board member of NewArts/12.14 Foundation in Connecticut, USA. The 12.14 Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering well-being in children by instilling grit and resilience through a character development program coupled with high-level mastery experiences. Armel is member of the Board of the Wharton Club of Africa, promoting and helping to invest in Africa.

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Steve Turner
MD
Empyrean Solutions

Biography

Steve is a Managing Director at Empyrean Solutions focused on introducing Empyrean to some of the largest, most sophisticated banks in North America, the UK, EU, and Asia-Pacific.  In this role, he leverages his experience as a successful financial services industry executive and consultant leading engagements in treasury, liquidity management, balance sheet and capital strategies, finance, regulatory risk compliance, and credit portfolio oversight.

He regularly presents and chairs industry risk conferences.  Steve has published in numerous industry journals including Bank Director, Bank Accounting and Finance, Commercial Lending Review, and American Banker.

Prior to joining Empyrean Solutions, Steve held Managing Director positions at Novantas and First Manhattan Consulting Group.  He started his career leading treasury at Shawmut National Corporation, a leading Northeast regional bank.  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from Allegheny College with honors and an MBA in finance from Tulane University.

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Tess Virmani
Associate General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Public Policy
LSTA

Biography

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

Tess has a broad range of responsibilities at the LSTA. She leads the LSTA’s sustainable finance and ESG initiatives which seek to foster the development of sustainable lending as well as promote greater ESG disclosure in the loan markets. In addition, Tess engages in the LSTA’s policy initiatives, including market advocacy and spearheading industry solutions to market developments, such as the transition to replacement benchmarks. Tess focuses on maintaining and augmenting the LSTA’s extensive suite of documentation, which includes templates, market standards, and market and regulatory guidance. Finally, she is involved in the development and presentation of the LSTA’s robust education programs.

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. Tess is an FSA Level II Candidate.

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Jason Wang
CRO
Synergy Credit Union

Biography

Jason Wang, CFA, is Chief Risk Officer at Synergy Credit Union, the fourth largest credit union in Saskatchewan, Canada. He also sits on the advisory board of Marble Financial, a Vancouver-based fintech. In the past two decades, Jason has had extensive risk management, analytics and compliance experience spanning across organizations in the banking industry, including Citigroup, American Express, and TransUnion. Jason has been frequently interviewed by major media outlets including Bloomberg, CBC, CTV, etc. Jason received his Master of Business Administration from New York University. In addition, Jason is a CFA charterholder.

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Allen Whipple
Founder and Managing Director
ActiveViam

Biography

Allen Whipple is Managing Director and one of the founders of ActiveViam. In his current role, he is focused on expanding ActiveViam’s channel partners, including OEMs, Value Added Resellers (VARs) and integrated software vendors (ISVs). By joining forces with partners, Allen ensures that ActiveViam expands its offering within an ecosystem of integrated solutions to better address customer needs.

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Paige Wisdom
Board Director
Morgan Stanley Bank N.A

Biography

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

Paige currently serves on the board of Morgan Stanley Bank N.A. and Morgan Stanley Private Bank.  She currently is a member of both the Risk and Audit Committees.

For the past five years, Paige has been the CFO of non-bank, early-stage financial services companies owned by venture capital and private equity, including Exeter Finance, Renovate America, and Southern Management.

During the 2008 financial crisis, Paige took on the important role of Chief Enterprise Risk Officer at Freddie Mac where she was responsible for the management of credit, market, model, and operational risk as well as building the risk framework and governance for the $2 trillion company.

Paige holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in math and computer science from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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

November 29, 2022

Reviewing the impact of transition to SOFR and managing legacy contracts

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

Reviewing the impact of transition to SOFR and managing legacy contracts

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

Managing increased intraday liquidity challenges as liquidity reduces post pandemic

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 10, 2022

Understanding future of central bank digital currency uses and preparing for change

Understanding future of central bank digital currency uses and preparing for change By Aleksi Grym, Head of Fintech and Principal Adviser, Bank of Finland
June 10, 2022

Maintaining sustainability of ESG agendas to ensure consistency and meet long term strategic goals

June 10, 2022

Building a holistic view of liquidity and assets to develop effective contingent funding plans

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing alternative rates emerging amidst market hesitation towards SOFR

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 9, 2022

Overview of the regulatory landscape and convergence for holistic management

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 9, 2022

Analyzing US and global recovery rates and the impact on treasury and ALM

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 9, 2022

Fintech advances and financial services – what does the post-covid road hold?

May 31, 2022

Designing and implementing an effective internal fraud detection system

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

Top 3 investment priorities according to FinTech Leaders 2019 Report

 

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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 chris.simou@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.

Can I present at the Treasury and ALM USA Congress?

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

Are there any rules on the dress code?

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

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

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

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

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

* Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

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

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

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

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Treasury and ALM USA Congress?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Treasury and ALM USA Congress 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 Congress. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007

Are media partnerships available for the Treasury and ALM USA Congress?

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

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

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

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

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

Are CPE Credits available?

Yes, CPE Credits are available for the Treasury & ALM USA Congress

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

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$599

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