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Risk Insights Newsletter | Issue 50
New Issue, Technology Special - Issue Ten, Risk Insights Magazine
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The Center for Financial Professionals hosted its 7th Annual Risk and Regulation Convention – Risk Americas in May 2018, at this event, we filmed a keynote address looking into the future of risk management.

Led by: Nick Silitch, Group Chief Risk Officer, Prudential.

PS... Hear more insights like this from CCOs, CROs and Heads of Risk at Risk Americas 2019, May 14-15, New York City.


"The very definition of machine learning is that it is a software system which is able to adapt to new circumstances and to detect and extrapolate patterns, based on previously observed data (learning), without need to change the rules encoded inside the software."

Article by By Milos Dunjic, AVP, Enterprise Payments Technology Innovation, TD Bank.

FinTech 250 | Last chance to add your voice and receive a complimentary copy

"Resilience is the capacity of an enterprise to survive, adapt and grow in the face of turbulent change, and means improving the adaptability of cyber networks, collaborating with stakeholders and leveraging information technology to assure continuity, even in the face of catastrophic disruptions."

Insight from Phil Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk Institute.

"The more information a bank is required to obtain, the more opportunity for a customer to question a bank’s ability to keep the customer’s information secure."

Interview with Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson, EVP, Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank.

"There are many benefits to aligning CECL, Stress Testing, and Capital Planning, however, there are some differences to all three that make it challenging to do so."

Article by Jennifer Matney, SVP, Director of Operational Risk Management, UMB Financial.

“ It’s always a best practice to conduct small, low risks experiments in order to understand the full potential of blockchain as it applies to your business.”

Insight from Olga V. Mack, VP, Strategy, Quantstamp.

X-Tech 2019
Featured insights

TriOptima have broadened their initial margin solution by launching IM Analytics. Powered by the market leading triCalculate service, firms can now gain crucial insight into their options for IM calculation, identify and prioritize in-scope counterparties and improve their trading decisions to reduce future IM costs. Learn more here.

Central to risk management is the effective gathering and dissemination of quality risk data, typically drawn from multiple sources, ranging from management and risk specialists through to assurance providers. Learn how the right technology can coordinate disparate data sources and provide more insight to the business, giving stakeholders an enterprise-wide view of risk. Download whitepaper.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted its premier banking risk and regulation Summit – Risk Americas in May 2018, at this event, we filmed a keynote panel discussion with senior operational risk professionals from leading FI’s.

Led by: Legal & General America, Mizuho, First Data and Governor.

Panel discussion
The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Risk Americas 2018 Convention, at this event, we interviewed the Chief Risk Officer of Hyundai Capital America.

Interview with Marcelo Brutti, Chief Risk Officer, Hyundai Capital America.

Risk Insights from Chief Risk Officer of Hyundai Capital America
Complimentary 50+ page financial risk and regulation publication - Written by the industry, for the industry.

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Issue Ten contains articles, interviews and filmed conference sessions with thought leaders from: HackerOne, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citi, ScotiaBank, BNY Mellon, Starling Bank, FinTechReguLab, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and more.

Ahead of the X-Tech 2019 Convention, the Center for Financial Professionals have released three complimentary webinar series, taking place across February.

Webinar series #1: Managing IT risk in today’s evolving environment.
Led by: State Street, First Data and Scotiabank

Webinar series #2: Defining digital payments – From old to new.
Led by: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Bank of China, HSBC and CIBC US.

Webinar series #3: Innovation and FinTech: Impact on the landscape.
Led by: Mizuho Americas,, Plootus and Quantstamp.

The Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) has announced the most comprehensive and rigorous research program for ranking FinTech companies across the globe – the FinTech 250. How can you contribute? Add your voice to the research by taking part in a short 10 minute survey.

Click here to take part.

Taking place on February 12, 11:00am (ET)

Led by: Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Analytics, Regions Bank and Daniel Hong, VP, CECL Wholesale Credit Implementation Lead, HSBC

A global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, attempting to assess the current state of how organisations are managing conduct risks across various geographical regions. The survey results will be collated and analysed to form an in-depth report.

Add your voice to our research and take part in the survey here. All who participate will be provided with a full copy of the final report and placed into a prize draw for a chance to win a free pass to our operational risk event series in NYC or London.

PDF Presentation by Xiaoling (Sean) Yu, SVP, Director of Model Validation, KeyBank.

A complex process | Hard to assess by design | Components | Back-testing | Sensitivity and scenario analyses | Putting everything together | Granular level assessments | Granularity vs stability | Qualitative adjustments.

8th Annual Risk Americas Convention
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March 27-28 - New York City

Evolution of fraud, financial crime & AML threats and management in practice.


April 2-3 - Las Vegas

Moving from the theory to practice – by the industry, to the industry.


March 27-28 - New York City

Reviewing progress towards implementation and steps for 2019 to ensure operational efficiency.


May 14-15 - New York City

America’s premier risk and regulation convention.


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