Risk Live 2020

Risk Live is a pioneering festival of learning, connecting up to 500 industry leaders and disruptors from the entire risk ecosystem. Join Duncan and his team to unpick the issues of today and answer the complex question – what is the future of risk?

​​​​​​​Editorially curated content and unrivalled speakers to help your firm cope with radical change

Risk Live gives you the information you need to cope with a period of radical change in risk management and risk transfer markets. By bringing the entire ecosystem together in one place – and focusing on the critical market issues and trends at the heart of Risk.net – this pioneering festival of ideas will show you what’s changing, how others are adapting, and how you and your business can get ahead. 



Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 developments and the restrictions being placed on travel, Risk.net has taken the decision to postpone Risk Live. 

We remain fully committed to Risk Live and are pleased to announce that it will now run on November 9-10 at The Brewery in London. We have also already begun to research and refresh the agenda to ensure that it is topical and up-to-date.  

The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but our upmost priority is to safeguard the wellbeing of all of our delegates, speakers, sponsors and staff. 

Any existing bookings are valid for the new event dates and all delegates should have received an email notifying them of these changes. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you in November. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns regarding the event, please feel free to contact Sabrina Dodge | +44 (0)20 7316 9586 or [email protected]

Book with confidence

Our commitment to you

Buy With Confidence

As the unprecedented COVID-19 situation changes every day, we remain watchful but also focused on delivering this much anticipated conference. We want you to feel confident about booking with us, so our commitment to you is:

  • If we need to reschedule the event, we will automatically transfer your ticket to the new date. We will make your booking transferable, so if you are unable to make the new date you can pass the ticket to somebody else in your organization.

  • If we are unable to run the same event within a 12 month period, you can either:

    • transfer your ticket to another Risk.net event

    • request a full refund.


Bank & buy-side audience

2020's must-attend industry meeting


Total attendees

Including 63% c-level, director or above


Expert speakers

Discussing essential topics from IBOR to Artificial Intelligence

Covering cutting-edge issues in 2020

Frontiers of electronic trading

New risks for asset managers

The impact of tech innovation on post-trade

New approaches to modelling

The future of regulation and supervision

Threats and opportunities around Libor reform

Future trends in credit risk management

The impact of tokenisation on markets businesses

Business model innovation and tomorrow’s dealer

Quantum computing experiments and applications

What’s next for quant investing

Mitigating cyber risk

Learn how to
  • Reinvigorate the front office and improve profitability
  • Prepare for the next stages of Libor reform 
  • Innovate with technology & data at a time of radical change
Benefit from
  • Unparalleled networking with senior stakeholders
  • Sharing best-practice and frameworks to cut through complexity
  • Ensuring portfolio optimisation to get ahead of the curve
Experience the
  • VIP touches at the industry's only festival of risk
  • Hall of horrors where unexpected non-financial and emerging risks are brought to life
  • 1-2-1 pre-arranged meeting and speed networking opportunities

Here are the best bits of Risk Live 2019

The only pioneering festival of risk

Editorially developed covering critical market issues and trends, as influenced by Risk.net subscribers

Over 150 unrivalled expert speakers in 2020 to share the impartial insights and intelligence needed to cope at a time of radical change

Over 600 senior professionals in risk management and risk transfer in attendance

More than 410 CROs & senior decision makers from bank and buy-side firms

Join the whole industry to see how others are adapting: from risk managers, to traders, buy-side, quants, academics, regulators and more

Receive cutting edge insights to help your business stay ahead: from AI, ML, DLT, business models, Libor reform, risk-free rates, and beyond


Risk Live | CPD Accredited

The CPD Certification Service is a leading professional development accreditation operating across multiple sectors. CPD provides independent accreditation that is recognised by associations, academic institutions and companies to progress the careers of their employees and members. 

Risk Live and the pre-event summit is accredited by CPD, attendance at the events could provide up to 21 professional credits.

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Duncan Wood

Global editorial director


Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Duncan was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles.
Duncan has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Kris Devasabai



Kris Devasabai is the New York-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. Previously, he was bureau chief and US editor of Risk magazine. He manages the editorial team. Prior to joining Risk, Kris covered hedge funds, asset management, cross-border investing and law for several publications.

Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in law and government from the University of Manchester, and he completed his legal training at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. He was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2003.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net’s risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

Lukas Becker

Editor, FX Markets

Lukas Becker

Desk editor

Lukas Becker is the derivatives desk editor for Risk.net. His topics of interest include over-the-counter derivatives pricing, collateral management, market infrastructure and legal risk. He is based in London.

He was previously the Europe, Middle East and Africa editor of Risk magazine.

Helen Bartholomew



Helen Bartholomew is editor-at-Large for Risk.net, based in London. Prior to joining Risk, she was derivatives editor for International Financing Review, part of Thomson Reuters, where she previously reported on debt and equity capital markets. Helen holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Durham, UK.

Luke Clancy


FX Week

Luke Clancy is the London-based editor-at-large for Risk.net and FX Week.

FX Week is the leading, most-established news service for the global foreign exchange industry.

For 29 years, we have been dedicated to reporting on the world’s largest market, honing our reputation as the most credible publication for those who need to be in the know.

Foreign exchange is not only a huge business, but it’s also one of the most dynamic. As the industry continues to evolve, people need trusted, detailed intelligence. They also want an analysis of what the latest developments mean for their companies, careers, clients and competition.

That’s where FX Week comes in. FX Week doesn’t just provide the facts, we look at topics in detail. We speak with key players, assess the implications and bring it all together into a detailed, analytical piece.

Robert Mackenzie Smith

editor, US asset management


Rob Mannix

editor, quant investing


Rob Mannix is the desk editor for investment, covering systematic investment strategies from quant funds to factor investing. He was previously responsible for Risk.net’s insurance coverage.

Based in the London office, Rob is interested in developments in the use of new types of data, the application of machine learning in investment, and research into systematic sources of return in markets. 

Rob joined Infopro Digital (then Incisive Media) in 2008, having previously worked at Euromoney Institutional Investor, covering legal and regulatory issues affecting capital markets.

Alexander Campbell

divisional content editor


Alexander Campbell is the divisional content editor for Risk.net. He was formerly the editor of Operational Risk & Regulation and news editor of Risk magazine. He is based in London.

Mauro Cesa

Quantitative finance editor


Mauro Cesa is quantitative finance editor for Risk.net, based in London. He leads the team responsible for the publication of quantitative research across all brands of the division. The section of Risk.net he manages, Cutting Edge, publishes peer-reviewed papers on derivatives, asset and risk management, and commodities.

Mauro holds a degree in economics from the university of Trieste and a masters in quant finance from the University of Brescia.