An event hosted by:
October 19-22, 2020
Virtual, all times in EST
OpRisk North America Day 1 - Oct 19
OpRisk North America Day 2 - Oct 20
08:50 - 09:00
Moving beyond the common IT reference of ‘backup and recovery’ towards the scope of pandemic and climate risk, how resilient is your overall organisation? Take part in this anonymous audience survey.
09:00 - 09:30
Deputy comptroller for operational risk
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Kevin Greenfield is the Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role, Mr. Greenfield oversees development of policy and examination procedures addressing operational risk, bank information technology, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure resilience, payments systems, and corporate and risk governance. He assumed these responsibilities in November 2019.
Prior to this role, Mr. Greenfield served as the Director for Bank Information Technology for the Operational Risk Division where he managed a team responsible for developing, communicating, and interpreting policies for the OCC's supervision of technology operations at financial institutions. He represented the OCC on several interagency groups that focus on coordination and development of information technology risk management supervisory guidance for such topics as information security, resiliency, technology operations, corporate governance, and independent risk management.
Prior to being named Director for Bank Information Technology in 2014, Mr. Greenfield spent 14 years with the OCC's Large Bank Supervision Department, where he gained experience examining large and complex technology operations at several of the largest U.S. financial institutions. In this role, he held various technology supervision roles at large financial institutions based in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and New York City.
Mr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor professional certification.
10:10 - 10:50
Senior bank examiner, operational risk governance
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Rick is a Senior Bank Examiner. He joined the Operational Risk Governance unit at the New York Fed in December, 2011 in the Financial Institutions Supervisory Group (FISG).
Rick began his career as a municipal finance attorney, then joined J.P. Morgan & Co., where played a variety of roles in markets and investment banking. In the late 1990s, Rick joined J.P. Morgan's original operational risk development team. There, he was responsible for framework development tasks and loss data collection and reporting systems. While at J.P. Morgan, Rick chaired the IIF subcommittee that drafted the finance industry's recommendations for Basel II event type categories, and later participated in the definition of loss data recording standards for the Operational Risk data eXchange (ORX). Before joining the Fed, Rick was an operational risk framework consultant for RiskBusiness International, designing customized taxonomic models and structured risk management programs for institutional clients.
Rick has been a writer, speaker and business school instructor on operational risk topics. He received a B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Organizational Behavior) from Yale University, and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law (Law Review, lead articles editor).
FRM Managing Director
Chris leads Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS). The practice offers clients innovative solutions for quantfying complex risks, including cyber, vendor, conduct and operational risk. CRS uses causal modeling integrating cognitive mapping, complexity science and Bayesian nets to quantify and aggregate risk. The solution can also be applied to cyber underwriting, accumulation risk and non-affirmative (i.e., silent cyber) risk. Lastly, CRS integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to construct sentiment analysis, distinguishing “signal” from noise in order to provide clients with an emerging threat framework.
Chris has 20+ years of broad industry experience in banking, insurance and consulting. His international experience spans work in Zurich, London, Athens, Moscow and New York. Previous employment included: UBS, Renaissance Capital, ABN Amro, Frank Russell Securities and AIG.
Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in EY’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice serving banking and insurance clients for 8 years.
Professional experience and subject matter advisory include:
Chris is fluent in German and Russian.
Non financial risk management chief operating officer
Nikki Covino is the Regional Head of Business Continuity for Credit Suisse (CS). In this role, she is accountable for Business Continuity for all CS offices in North and South America. In her role as part of the risk organization, she is responsible for review and challenge of all business plans for contingency and for governance of Disaster Recovery testing. In addition, she is the lead Crisis Manager for the region and has led many events over the past 12 years including hurricanes, earthquakes, blackouts, fires and IT outages.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Nikki worked at Merrill Lynch in the FX Technology area. As part of that role, she assisted in the development of a Risk system for trade matching.
Nikki earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and 2 teenage daughters.
PGIM Fixed Income
Chief product officer
Formerly the Global Head of Telco and High Tech practice at a niche global consulting firm, Marcus has 15 years of experience with major launch transition projects including EE (the UK’s largest Telco) and the first UK 4G Services.
09:30 - 10:15
Chief risk officer
Deborah joined CLS in 2019 as Chief Risk Officer, overseeing the risk function globally. As a specialist in risk management and strengthening controls, she is responsible for CLS’s risk management framework and for building an enhanced culture of risk identification, challenge and mitigation. Deborah is also responsible for enhancing CLS’s risk dialog across our ecosystem, with the objective of further improving systemic risk awareness and mitigation.
Deborah joined CLS from Citigroup, where she was Global Head of Operational Risk Management for the Institutional Clients Group. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2017, Deborah spent 22 years with Deutsche Bank, where she held several leadership roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Americas region and the Global Corporate Finance division and Chief Operating Officer for the Global Securitization Group. Deborah began her career in financial services as a commissioned bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra University.
Former chief risk officer
Former MUFG Trust
Chief operational risk officer
Michael J. Abriatis serves as PNC's Chief Operational Risk Officer. His is responsible for leading the PNC Operational Risk program. This includes both defining and implementing the PNC's Operational Risk program as well performing independent risk management activities.
He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Institutional Banking. In this role he was responsible for building the C&IB Business Risk Office as well as client analytics, communications, sales reporting, Canada Branch oversight, continuous improvement projects, and client experience initiatives.
Abriatis joined PNC in 2003 and has held numerous positions across PNC. Previous positions include Sr. Basel Program Manager, CFO Corporate Banking, CFO Wholesale Bank (National City Bank), Sr. Sourcing Manager and Business Improvement Consultant.
Michael has an undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and a MBA from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Business.
Head of operational risk
Dolores (Lori) Miller, CFA is Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk for AIG Investments. Lori is responsible for executing the Operational Risk framework for Investments including RCSAs, risk assessment, and governance. Lori works to promote a proactive risk culture through key processes around new business, model risk, and risk event reporting.
Prior to joining AIG, Lori was Head of Client & Operational Risk for Deutsche Bank GTB Americas region with responsibility for the development and implementation of methodologies, processes, and tools to measure, report, and mitigate key operational risks and emerging risk. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Lori was the Head of Bank Operational Risk Oversight for the Americas region at Credit Suisse. Before her Operational Risk roles, Lori was Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at AMBAC; head of Taxable Fixed-Income portfolio management at American Express; and was a private placement portfolio manager with AIG.
Lori has her Bachelors in Finance and her MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University and is a CFA.
11:30 - 12:00
Risk management strategist, solutions marketing
RSA, a Dell Technologies Business
Marshall Toburen, CIA, CISA, CBA, Risk Management Strategist, RSA | A Dell Technologies Company
Marshall provides strategic input to the development and marketing of risk-related solutions for RSA and advises customers on risk management best practices.
Prior to joining RSA, Marshall served as Director of Enterprise Risk Management for a publicly traded financial services company. In that capacity, Marshall was responsible for the company’s ERM activities, including its ERM practices and technology solutions, information security, insurance risk transfer, loss management, electronic fraud, third party risk management, and Sarbanes-Oxley / internal controls management.
Marshall has previously held positions in the financial services industry, including as Operational Risk Manager, Chief Audit Executive, IT Audit Director, and Assistant Controller.
11:30 - 12:30
13:00 - 13:30
Global head conduct risk
Tanya joined Credit Suisse in January 2017 from Citi where she spent 16 years in various senior Business, Risk and Compliance roles; her most recent roles included the North America Head of Conduct Risk and Head of Risk Management Practices for the US & Latin America International Private Banking Business.
At Credit Suisse Tanya is the Global Conduct Risk Head focused on the continual development of the Global Conduct Risk Strategy. She is a regular speaker on Conduct Risk at the biannual risk.net training industry training forum. Tanya obtained a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, NY in May 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Careers from the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
13:30 - 14:30
Financial crime, AML transaction monitoring , global IB lead (MBA, CAMS)
Director operational risk control
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Audience survey: what keeps you awake at night? Key areas impacting the way you approach your third party and vendor risk strategy
What makes the success of your TPRM strategy a competitive advantage?
Lessons learned from the pandemic
• Why do third party risk approaches need updating?
• How your firm can diversify risk assessments
• Successfully implementing vendor risk assessment: how can this be done effectively and efficiently? Maintaining consistency in your approach
• Modernizing third party supply chain policies
Head of enterprise risk and control assessments
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Tim is the head of Enterprise Risk and Control Assessments, an area of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Tim joined MassMutual in 2006 as part of a team to implement a sustainable program to assess internal controls over financial reporting. Since joining the company, Tim has worked in a variety of risk management capacities including geographic risk concentration, Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) and other regulatory risk compliance, and risk maturity assessment. Currently, Tim oversees multiple risk areas including Liquidity Risk, Operational risk, Model Risk, Financial Reporting Risk (including SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting), and Third-Party Risk. Tim also oversees the Enterprise Risk Appetite and Top Risk programs that identify, assess and quantify the top risks facing the company in the immediate and long term in both normal and stress conditions.
Prior to joining MassMutual, Tim worked at Deloitte in the Audit and Assurance Department with a focus on the life insurance industry.
Tim graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Religion.
Senior vice president, information security
Yonesy F. Núñez is the Group Information Security Leader for Wholesale, Wealth and Investment Management & International for Wells Fargo Enterprise Information Security. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Yonesy was SVP and Group Information Security Officer – Enterprise Strategy for Citi’s Corporate Center Businesses where he helped promote business objectives by aligning and utilizing information security risk management as a business differentiator throughout Citi. He was also the Practice Leader for PwC’s Philly Metro IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice, CISO - Director of Information Security at The New School, CISO - Global Manager, IT Governance, Security, and Compliance at Pall Corporation where he introduced the first holistic global information security, IT governance, and compliance programs.
Director head of third-party risk management operational risk management
Director- Governance and Operational Risk Policy
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY (OCC)
<p>Lazaro Barreiro is the Director for Governance and Operational Risk Policy within the Operational Risk Policy Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).<br />In this role, Mr. Barreiro manages a team responsible for establishing governance and operational risk policy and guidance for the agency. He assumed these duties in 2016.<br />Prior to his current role, Mr. Barreiro served as an Assistant Deputy Comptroller for the OCC's Pittsburgh Field Office. He has more than 31 years of financial services examination experience with the OCC, the former Office of Thrift Supervision, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.<br />Mr. Barreiro holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State University and a master's in business administration in information technology from Barry University.</p>
Chief Third Party Management Officer
<p>Yakut Akman brings 35 years of diverse banking experience to her role of Chief Third Party Management Officer. She has responsibility, authority and accountability for the end-to-end Third Party Management Program, and leads global efforts to strengthen Citi's organizational framework, as well as processes and tools to manage third party risk.</p>
<p>Yakut's Citi career started in Istanbul, Turkey, as a Management Trainee. She then managed several trading support groups in New York ranging from Capital Markets and Fixed Income to Foreign Exchange, and was instrumental in establishing Citi's Interest Rate Derivatives Operations in the early 1990s. In 1996 she transferred to London as Director of Trade Services in Europe, managing Citibank's main service delivery hub in London supporting Europe.</p>
<p>Yakut is known for her abilities to connect operational details to the strategic business vision and drive meaningful change - an approach sharpened by many years in Operation & Technology and her role as Program Director in in Citi's Internal Audit, overseeing critical Investment and Consumer banking businesses, and also serving as Deputy Chief Auditor of Citi's Student Loan Corporation.</p>
<p>Prior to her current role, Yakut served as Global Head of Risk Management for Citi's Enterprise Infrastructure. Her responsibilities covered all operational risk disciplines including Information Security, Continuity of Business, and Third Party Management.</p>
<p>Yakut is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and is certified in CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics.</p>
Financial Economist, Supervision, Regulation and Credit
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND
<p>Filippo is a financial economist in the Quantitative Supervision and Research (QSR) unit of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Filippo joined the Richmond Fed in 2014 after earning his doctorate in Finance at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to the US, Filippo worked one year for Toro Assicurazioni S.p.a. (now Assicurazioni Generali S.p.a.) and obtained his master degree in Actuarial and Statistical Science from the University of Turin. Since he started working for the Richmond Fed he has been heavily involved in Operational Risk as both modeler and examiner.</p>
Head of Americas model risk management
Manan N. Rawal, EVP and Head of Model Risk Management of HNAH since September 2017. He joined HSBC in 2008 and has held positions in client risk management, market risk, and stress testing. Prior to joining HSBC in 2008, Mr. Rawal has held trading and asset management roles at DKR Capital, Advent Capital, Swiss Re and Deutsche Bank spanning a period from 1994 – 2007.
He has an international executive MBA (Trium – HEC Paris, NYU, and the London School of Economics), M.Sc. in Economics (London School of Economics) and a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He is also an adjunct faculty member of the New York Institute of Finance (https://www.nyif.com/).
His interests include thinking about the impact of technology / data / analytics on society, wine, traveling, and focusing on the positive.
14:30 - 15:00
13:00 - 13:40
• Why firms find it challenging to quantify cyber risk
• Quantifying control effectiveness
• What are some methodologies for measuring cyber risk?
Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis
<p>Michael Barton, Head of Op Risk Quantification for Economic Capital, CCAR, and Scenario Analysis<br />Michael Barton is currently the Head of Operational Risk quantification and risk data analytics at AIG. His role entails leading the modeling efforts for CCAR estimation, economic capital, scenario analysis, allocation, and other analytical support for AIG's risk management framework. Before working at AIG, Michael was the Head of the Regulatory Solutions Quantification group in U.S. Bank's Corporate Treasury Department. In this role, he was responsible for CCAR/DFAST and regulatory capital modeling for Operational Risk, as well as setting up a governance framework for models and analytical tools in U.S. Bank's Corporate Treasury Department. When Michael left U.S. Bank, there were no open MRAs for the CCAR/DFAST Model. Previous to those roles, Michael worked in an actuarial capacity at Sun Life Financial in Boston handling variable annuity reserving, fixed and variable annuity lapse study estimations, and retirement product pricing. He held a similar variable annuity reserving role in Security Benefit Corporation in Topeka, KS before that. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Emphasis, and a Master's Degree in Theology.</p>
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Head of Information Security
NATIXIS CIB AMERICAS
<p>Tom Kartanowicz has been Head of Information Security for Natixis CIB Americas since 2012, having joined the Firm in 2007. Prior to joining Natixis, he was a Systems Administrator at Principia Partners and, earlier, for New York University.</p>
<p>Mr. Kartanowicz is a member of NY Metro Infragard and the NY Metro Chapter of ISSA. He holds a CISSP and CISM.</p>
<p>Mr. Kartanowicz holds an MS, Information Technology from University of Maryland University College and a BS, Computer Science from New York University.</p>
<p>Mr. Kartanowicz has appeared as a panelist and presenter at Technology Managers Forum, CISO Summit NY, NetSPI Executive Leadership Luncheon and GFMI Vendor Risk Management conferences.</p>
16:00 - 17:00
Clinical professor of finance, co-director, the Volatility and Risk Institute
NYU Stern School of Business
Professor Berner served as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established the OFR to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Council’s member organizations and the public. The OFR’s mission is to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis.
He was counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury from April 2011 to 2013. His principal responsibilities included advising the Secretary on financial and regulatory issues and starting up the Office of Financial Research.
Professor Berner was a managing director, chief US economist at Morgan Stanley from 1999 to 2011 and co-head of Global Economics from 2008 to 2011.
He was executive vice president and chief economist at Mellon Bank, and a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee (1992-99). Previously, he served as a principal and senior economist for Morgan Stanley, as a director and senior economist for Salomon Brothers (1985-91), as economist for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (1982-85) and as director of the Washington, DC, office of Wharton Econometrics (1980-82).
Professor Berner served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve in Washington, where he co-directed the Fed’s model-based forecast and was a member of the team that developed the Fed’s first multi-country model used for international policy analysis (1972-80). He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and at George Washington University.
He is an advisor to FinRegLab, an innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and promote a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. He is a member of the Milken Fintech initiative, led by former OCC head Tom Curry and former Treasury official Melissa Koide. He is a senior advisor to MacroPolicy Perspectives, an economic consulting firm. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of HData, which helps data companies involved in RegTech and Legal Tech solutions. He is a member of the IMF panel of experts for financial stability.
Professor Berner has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn Institute for Economic Research and a member of the Board of Advisors of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. He served as an associate for the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group II. He is a Past President and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics and is the past chair of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Bond Market Association. He is the winner of forecasting awards from Market News and the National Association for Business Economics, the 2007 recipient of the William Butler Award for Excellence in Business Economics and has been a member of Time’s Board of Economists.
He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1968, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He researched his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Klein, and was funded by SSRC-Ford Foundation grants at both the University of Louvain, Belgium, and at the University of Bologna, Italy, from 1971-72.
Former EVP and head of the markets group
Simon M. Potter was an executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, head of the Markets Group and manager of the System Open Market Account for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Mr. Potter oversees the implementation of domestic open market and foreign exchange trading operations consistent with FOMC directives, the execution of fiscal agent support for the U.S. Treasury, and the provision of account services to Foreign and International Monetary Authorities.
Prior to leading the Markets Group, Mr. Potter served as director of economic research and co-head of the Research and Statistics Group at the New York Fed. In this role Mr. Potter was responsible for constructing analytical tools for economic forecasting and monetary policy analysis, and leading FOMC briefings and preparation for the Bank president. Mr. Potter has played a prominent role in the New York Fed's financial stability efforts, including contributing to the design of the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program and as a member of the Bank for International Settlements Macroeconomic Assessment Group that supported the Basel Committee's work to strengthen bank capital standards. Mr. Potter also managed the team producing the first Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report on Financial Stability and served as an associate economist for the FOMC.
Before being named executive vice president in January 2010, Mr. Potter served as a senior vice president in the domestic research function. He joined the Bank in June 1998 as an economist and was named an officer of the New York Fed in January 2004. From April 2011 through July 2011, Mr. Potter worked at the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Potter was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, New York University and Princeton University. His main research area is applied time series analysis using Bayesian methods. He has written extensively on nonlinear dynamics over the business cycles. Recent topics have included forecasting the probability of recession, large panel forecasting models, modeling structural change and inflation expectations.
Mr. Potter holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.
Head of firmwide Libor transition efforts
Jason is responsible for the firm's London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition efforts. Previously, he was deputy head of Liquidity Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). From 2010 to 2017, Jason was the head of International Liquidity Portfolio Management for GSAM, responsible for the management of international liquidity portfolios. From 2007 to 2010, he was co-head of the Secured Funding team on the Central Funding desk, where he and his team were responsible for all financing transactions and financing counterparty relationships across the Investment Management Division. Prior to that, Jason worked in the portfolio and risk strategy group of GSAM’s Fixed Income team from 2004 to 2007. Before joining GSAM, he was an analyst in Fixed Income Operations. Jason joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2012. Jason was recognized by Financial News as one of the “FN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management” in 2013 and 2014. Jason serves on the Board of Trustees of Fairy Bricks. Jason earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2000.
Deputy director for policy
Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation
Arthur Lindo (Art) is the Deputy Director for Policy in the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation. His principal responsibilities include overseeing the development and assessment of the effectiveness of Board regulations and policies affecting the financial services sector and coordinating the Board’s domestic and international regulatory programs. He also advises the Board on emerging policy matters that have implications for the supervision and regulation of the financial services sector. He is an active participant in various committees in the Federal Reserve System and is the Chairman of the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and the Chairman of the Basel Committee’s Operational Resiliency Working Group.
Art has a BA in Accounting from the Catholic University of America and a MBA in Finance from the George Washington University.
09:30 - 10:10
• Moving beyond the hype: practical applications in risk and non-financial risk
• How the latest innovations in these technologies are helping firms streamline their processes and identify risks
• An exploration of the potential challenges associated with investing in these technologies
Head of wholesale and markets risk analytics
Director, emerging technology risk
CRO, data technology and enterprise initiatives
Bank of America
Flora Sah is the Chief Risk Officer for Global Risk Management at Bank of America. She is the lead risk partner and central delivery conduit, responsible for driving ownership, execution, and oversight between the technology teams and the horizontal risk functions to provide a holistic view of all risks and create robust future state strategy and implementation roadmap.
Before joining Bank of America, Flora was the executive advisory council at Gerson Lehrman Group, responsible for business advisory and technology consulting. Prior to that, Flora held multiple leadership roles at State Street Corporation, including COO of Enterprise Risk Management, Head of Risk & Regulatory Technology, and CTO & Head of Vendor Risk Management. Before joining State Street Corporation, Flora spent several years at Cambridge Technology Partners where she led consulting practices in financial services, retail, and healthcare industry.
Flora holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
10:30 - 11:30
• How is the regulatory environment perceiving climate risk?
• Addressing climate risk within your operational risk framework: how are leading firms rewriting their approach
• Monitoring climate risks as part of financial-stability assessments and improving data collection and corporate disclosures: what new requirements can be anticipated?
• How can you stress test for climate risk?
• Transition risk, assets and investments: linking the operational framework
ING and PRMIA
Chief executive officer
Ken has held high-level posts in prominent multinational insurance corporations, and acted as a risk management consultant in the financial industry. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of the US and Bermuda operations of Aspen, where he developed and administered a risk management framework and headed multiple global functions, including the operational risk department.
From 1988 to 2014 he held a variety of positions at AIG, ultimately serving as CRO of the Casualty and Global Risk Solutions divisions. Ken holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Dayton, as well as numerous professional designations, including: Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI).
Ken has also been an active volunteer for PRMIA, holding the following positions: Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Ethics Committee and Regional Director of the New York Chapter.
12:30 - 13:00
Senior director, operational risk methodologies
Royal Bank of Canada
Ken has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of Operational Risk, Audit and Technology. In his current role at RBC as Head of Operational Risk Methodologies, he leads the efforts to optimize and monitor the effectiveness of the Bank’s core Operational Risk methodologies in line with the changing business operating environment and regulatory landscape.
The industry is actively developing taxonomies that go beyond Basel event types
Contemporary concerns are elevated and explicit
An industry reference will ensure undue divergence
Head of analytics and research
Luke is Head of Analytics and Research at ORX where he leads many industry initiatives spanning Operational risk modelling and management. He is also responsible for delivery of a wide range of ORX information and benchmarking including Loss Data, ORX News and the Scenarios Program. Prior to Joining ORX Luke held a variety of positions in Banking, Technology and Academia. Dr Carrivick holds an MBA, PhD and M.A in Mathematics from Cambridge University.
13:00 - 14:00
MD, chief data officer - Americas
Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala Ayyar has worked in the field of Finance & Accounting and Banking for more than thirty years. Bala holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai.
Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions. Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region. This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project. Roles before that included Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore and Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank.
Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York. As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC's World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a total team of about 175 individuals across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.
Prior to CIBC, he was with the public accounting firm of KPMG for 10 years, mostly in Bahrain in the Middle East. He held a range of positions culminating in Senior Manager. Responsible for assurance and consulting engagements for offshore banks, focused on technical excellence, customer satisfaction and practice profitability. He was the Engagement Senior Manager for the region's second-largest bank and also played a key role in setting up a Treasury consulting specialization within KPMG Bahrain.
Bala Ayyar lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is married with two children and enjoys long-distance running.
Director, head of digital records | control management | records management office
14:30 - 15:30
• Audience survey: how would you rate your KRIs?
• Developing robust key risk indicators that enable preventative measures: why this is possible and how to go about this
• Understanding your risk drivers: what key areas your organisation needs to be focusing on
• Examples of best practices in establishing KRIs
Head of Technology, Innovation and Operations Risk
Gus Ortega is an accomplished risk management executive with over 20 years of work experience for multi-national global financial institutions. He is currently the Vice President, Head of Technology, Innovation and Operations risk management at Voya Financial. Prior to joining Voya Financial, Gus was the Head of Operational Risk Management at AIG directly responsible for the global Operational Risk program including Business Continuity and Third-Party Risk Governance and Oversight.
Gus also held various senior risk positions at UBS Investment Bank, Dresdner Bank and Morgan Stanley throughout his 20 years of work experience in the industry. He is an active advocate for Operational Risk Management and most recently was the keynote speaker at the World Bank Operational Risk Workshop in Washington D.C., Gus is also the co-author of The Fundamentals of Operational Risk for Insurers, a Risk.net book published in 2017.
Head of operational risk - Americas group risk
Senior vice president, technology risk and control officer
15:30 - 16:30
MD, financial risk management, CRO, futures and forex
Joe Iraci is a Managing Director at TD Ameritrade where he heads the Financial Risk Management team. Prior to this position he headed the Financial Markets Services Group, and the Corporate Risk team. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Joe held several senior risk management positions within Fidelity Investments at both Fidelity Employer Services Corporation and Fidelity Brokerage Company. Joe previously had been the Head, New Business Operations, UBS AG, and the Regional Head Americas / Deputy Global Head of Operational Risk at Deutsche bank AG, a position he assumed from heading the Business Risk Management for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Trust and Agency Services business. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Joe had been a Bank Examiner with the FDIC and served in the United States Marine Corps. Joe completed his undergraduate studies at St. John's University and received his MBA from New York University.
Penny is a Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk Governance for the Americas with MUFG Union Bank, where she currently manages the Operational Risk framework, practices, regulatory responses and core programs.
Operational Risk & Regulation magazine awarded Penny three awards for her contribution to the field of operational risk, including a special industry award in 2011. Penny has published widely, including authoring the chapter on Risk and Control Self Assessments for the PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Handbook.
16:30 - 17:30
Executive director - compliance and operational risk control - head of CCAR for operational risk