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?

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Risk Live

November 9-13 | Virtual




09 November 2020
2020-11-09 09:00:00 +0000

​​​​​​​Five stages of editorially curated content. Unrivalled line up of experts. Help your firm cope with radical change.

Due to government guidelines, it is impossible for us to host Risk Live in the same way we did last year. The festival will still take place but as a virtual festival on November 9-13. If you think you've seen your fair share of virtual events, we promise you that Risk Live will not be just another webinar!

The Risk Live festival will give 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, this pioneering festival of ideas will show you what’s changing, how others are adapting, and how you and your business can get ahead.


No mask required

Put down your mask, this is a Covid-19 friendly festival!


Access the content anywhere

Scheduling conflict? Don't worry! You will be able to catch-up on-demand anytime, anywhere.


No 'Out of Office' necessary

No travel budget? No problem! Experience the perks of a live event without time out of the office.

Climate risk & ESG
Next generation credit risk modelling & AI
Market & the future of liquidity risk for the buyside
Frontiers of electronic trading
The future of quantitative finance

Interactive think tanks

Highly engaging moderated discussions designed for idea sharing and candid debate about some of the industry’s biggest pain points – and how to solve them.  

  • Risk and return in capital markets 
  • Climate change risk scenario analysis and stress testing
  • The effects of Covid-19 policies on the market’s long-term risk perceptions  
  • Remote working risks in FICC markets 


The hall of horrors

The highly acclaimed HoH sessions are back with a virtual twist. These interactive think tank style session will encourage you to think outside the box, hypothesise and re-imagine future black swan style catastrophes. Can you afford to miss out?  

  • Diversify or die – the disregarded risk of intersectionality  


Festival pass

Download your festival pass and get access to: 

  • 20+ hours of live sessions across all 5 days 
  • The chance to participate in live Q&A and polls 
  • 5 days of video on demand access - view any sessions after the event 


Visual daily takeaways

Not only does Risk magazine provide in-depth news and analysis, Risk Live will present cutting edge content in daily takeaways through visual form - you'll be sure not to forget what you learnt!


Coffee and lunch on us

Stop by and see Bloomberg to pick up a free coffee.

Join the SaS briefing for an interactive discussion and a spot of lunch. Vegetarian? Gluten free? Don’t worry we have it covered.


Keynote: Climate risk regulation


- climate change & financial risks: how do we take action
- learning from Covid-19 (the pandemic will go away, climate risk wont)
- the size and balance of future risks 


Sarah Breeden, ED, UK deposit takers supervision, Bank of England

Keynote: AI in financial services


- cutting-edge research in AI, machine learning and robotics 
- integrating perception, cognition 


Manuela Veloso, MD, head of AI research, J.P. Morgan


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 RFR reform

Future trends in credit risk management

Quantum computing experiments and applications

Virtual networking made easy!

Even if you can't shake hands (or elbow bump), you can still chat, network and video conference with your industry peers at the event. Our event platform includes a new AI matchmaking tool which enables you to connect with our global audience from the comfort of your own sofa.

With dedicated networking time built into the agenda, this tool makes it easy to connect, schedule and start conversations with the right people, at the right time!

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



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.