Risk Live 2019

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?

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Risk Live 2019


Editorially curated content | Unrivalled speakers | Cope with radical change
400+ senior professionals | New experiences | Exclusive intelligence

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Christian Bluhm

Group CRO


Hugh Montgomery

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL & Senior Clinical Advisor

DeepMind Health, Google

Dr Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UCL), where he also directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. Hugh also works in the field of Artificial Intelligence as applied to Health and works advises DeepMind Health, part of Alphabet/Google. As a clinical advisor to DeepMind Health, Hugh has provided input to research including head and neck cancer imaging, analysis of retinal scans and prediction and management of acute kidney injury.

Montgomery is also a geneticist. He discovered the first 'gene for human fitness' - one which also changes the chance of surviving critical illness by five-fold. His research looks into why one person may live and one may die when they look almost identical and suffer the same disease. Montgomery is interested in whether survivors are born, or made.

Montgomery still spends 25% of his time working in a North London Intensive Care Unit. In terms of research, he has published over 480 scientific research articles and is perhaps best known for his discovery of ‘the first gene for human fitness’.

Montgomery chaired the last two Lancet Commissions on Human Health and Climate Change, and has written and lectured extensively on the subject. He was appointed to the post of Leader by London’s Sustainable Development Commission, attended many of the international ‘COP’ negotiations, and led the children’s climate education Project Genie.

He organised the Royal College of Physicians first meeting on Climate and Health, was a founder member of the UK Climate and Health Alliance, and helped create the International Alliance on the same subject. He organised the first International Meeting on Climate, Health and Security in 2009.

Hugh Montgomery has patented a treatment for cancer wasting and prevention of injury in stroke; a new technology for patient hydration; a novel mask for the removal of pollutants; and a new asthma inhaler.

Edward Fishwick

Managing Director, Global Co-Head, Risk & Quantitative Analysis,


Edward Fishwick, Managing Director, Global Co-Head, Risk & Quantitative Analysis, BLACKROCK

Edward Fishwick, Managing Director, is Global Co-Head of Risk & Quantitative Analysis at BlackRock. In addition, he is a member of the European Executive and Global Operating Committees of the firm, and is a member of the Board of BlackRock Group Ltd.

Mr. Fishwick has worked in quantitative finance for over 30 years in London, New York and Boston. Previously he was Head of Risk Management and Investment Process Research at AXA Investment Managers, and Director of Research at Quantec.

Mr. Fishwick is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asset Management, and is the Chairman of the London Quant Group.

Asita Anche

MD, Head of Systematic Market Making, Risk Centralization & Data Science


David Hudson

Co-Head CIB Digital & Platform Services

JP Morgan

Digital & Platform Services is a new organization comprised of the digital, technology, operations and data businesses in the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). 

Digital & Platform Services was created ensure that businesses and disciplines across the firm are aligned to deliver next-generation technologies and build the financial platform of the future. They are responsible for identifying, developing and delivering products, and services – inside and outside the bank – that will transform the way J.P. Morgan, and its clients, do business.

Phil Allison

Head of Automated Trading, Fixed Income Division

Morgan Stanley

Alexei Kondratyev

Managing Director, Head of Data Analytics, Electronic Market Solutions


In his role as Managing Director and Head of Data Analytics, Electronic Market Solutions at Standard Chartered Bank, Alexei is responsible for providing data analytics services to Financial Markets sales and trading.

He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2010 from Barclays Capital where he managed a model development team within Credit Risk Analytics. Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2004, he was a senior quantitative analyst at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt.

Alexei holds MSc in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the University of Kiev and PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Institute for Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

He was the recipient of the 2019 Quant of the Year award from Risk magazine.

Albert Loo

Deputy Head of Sales for Global Markets

Societe Generale

Rama Cont

Professor of Mathematics & Chair of Mathematical Finance, Department of Mathematics


Prof. Rama Cont holds the Chair of Mathematical Finance at Imperial College London and is director of the CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance since 2012, after previous appointments at Ecole Polytechnique (France), Columbia University (New York) and Sorbonne (Paris).

His research in finance has focused on modeling of extreme market risks: market discontinuities and breakdowns, liquidity risk, endogenous risk and systemic risk. His 2006 paper on ‘model risk', an early reference on the topic, was the first to propose a quantitative approach to model risk.

Cont has served as a consultant to the BIS, the European Central Bank, the New York Federal Reserve, Norges Bank, the US Commodity Futures Commission (CFTC), the US Office of Financial Research, the IMF and a dozen major CCPs in Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America.

He was awarded the Louis Bachelier Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 2010 and the Royal Society Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in 2017 for his research on mathematical modeling in finance.


Nicola White

Managing Director, Global COO FICC

Citadel Securities

The only pioneering festival for leaders in risk management and risk transfer

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

Over 80 unrivalled expert speakers sharing the impartial insights and intelligence needed to cope at a time of radical change

400+ senior professionals in risk management and risk transfer joining the industry’s only pioneering festival of ideas

More than 155 VIPs (CROs & senior influencers) to network with and learn from representing over 80 companies

Join the whole industry to see how others are innovating and 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, risk-free rates, and beyond



CRO's & Senior Influencers

already registered


Influential industry stakeholders

From banks, buy-side firms, regulators, tech providers and more.


Expert Speakers

Discussing essential topics from IBOR to Artificial Intelligence

Learn how to
  • Reinvigorate the front office and improve profitability
  • Prepare for what could go wrong in libor reform
  • Innovate with technology & data at a time of radical change
  • Drill down into how to build a term risk free rate
  • Identify where new business models will shake up the traditional way of doing things
  • Prepare for the evolving expectations of regulators
Benefit from
  • Sharing best-practice and frameworks to cut through complexity
  • Ensuring portfolio optimisation and get ahead of the curve
  • Keeping pace with the disruption of tech and skills
  • Discovering how to pick the best investments and harness alternative data
  • Learning to spot unexpected non-financial and emerging risks
  • Preparing for the new world of quant investing, with data as king
Experience the
  • Hall of horrors where emerging risks are brought to life
  • Chartis risk time capsule predicting the future of risk
  • Quant common room with talks on deep learning's promises & pitfalls
  • Risk Live quant quiz challenge, and claim the Risk Live quant crown
  • Transition from libor clinic, with tips for preparing for the RFR revolution
  • In-depth Q&A with unparalleled expert speakers at the libor roundtable
Get exclusive intelligence
  • The ’Big bets’ strategic impact report, on critical risk tech impacting your firm
  • Essential reading - Chartis' ‘AI in FS’ report demystifying practical applications
  • The executive summary of Chartis' ground-breaking ‘Cyber risk quantification’
  • The ‘Buy-side risk management tech’ report (including a specific focus on xVA)
  • The ‘Risk as a Service for the buy-side’ - informing and improving risk management

Register by May 24 to claim the early bird discount!


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.

Mauro Cesa

Quantitative Finance Editor


Mauro Cesa, Quantitative Finance Editor, RISK.NET

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.

Narayanan Somasundaram

Hong Kong Bureau Chief


Narayanan Somasundaram is the Hong Kong Bureau Chief for Risk.net. He has been a journalist for more than 15 years, with his career spanning news and features for two of the world's largest news organisations - Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

Narayanan led coverage of Australian financial services, regulation and the frothy real estate market with a series of features that underscored the build-up of risk in the nation's property market. He has also had stints as a mergers and acquisitions reporter both in Mumbai and Sydney and as a foreign exchange and bonds reporter in Sydney, where he kicked off coverage of global markets amid Brexit and the shock US election win for Donald Trump.

Luke Clancy



Luke ClancyLuke Clancy is the London-based editor-at-large for Risk.net.

Tom Osborn

Desk Editor


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.

Kris Devasabai



Helen Bartholomew



Rob Mannix

Asset Management and Insurance Editor


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.

A unique industry festival

Risk Live floorplan 23 May

The Brewery

The Brewery
Chiswell Street

Tel: 020 7638 8811
Website: www.thebrewery.co.uk

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