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

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Developed by the Risk.net editorial team, Risk Live 2019 will give you and your colleagues the information needed to cope with a period of radical change in risk management and risk transfer markets. By focusing on the critical market issues and trends, as suggested by Risk.net subscribers, this pioneering festival of ideas will show you what’s changing, how others are adapting, and how you and your business can get ahead.

The event will be attended by more than 400 influential industry stakeholders from over 200+ banks, buy-side firms, academic institutions, regulators, tech providers and more. 



Featuring content developed by the Risk.net editorial team


Influential industry stakeholders

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


Content Zones

AI | Buy-Side | Quant | Hall of Horrors


Expert Speakers

Discussing essential topics from IBOR to Artificial Intelligence

Alpha, beta and data
  • Tail risk hedging: Crisis alpha for tomorrow’s crisis
  • Panel: The new quant investor - making sense of alternative data
  • Advances in liquidity modelling
  • Debate: Quant funds are to blame for their own downfall, discuss
  • The new quant investor: How to get an edge in index investing
New ways of working
  • New post-trade paradigm - slashing the industry’s post-trade bills
  • The front office of the future
  • DLT and smart contracts
  • Ledgers, smart contracts and the bank of the future
  • Getting the best out of people and machines
  • Changing business models for banks and NBLPs
Tomorrow’s CRO
  • How JP Morgan captures emerging risks
  • Top 10 op risks live ranking panel
  • Quantum computing & risk
  • The rules of successful risk management
  • How to use Machine Learning in risk management
  • New tech, new tools for risk managers 
The RFR Revolution
  • Libor reform in the US
  • Libor reform in Europe
  • Transition quick-fire talks: Preparing for transition
  • Term RFRs expert panel: Will term RFRs work?
  • Term RFRs - How to build a term RFR
  • Regulatory insight: Libor reform in the UK 
Content-led working breakfasts
  • Overcoming 3rd party supplier risk
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Tech innovation strategy for CROs 
  • XVA, credit, funding and CVA
Networking lunch | Including private lunch & learn sessions:
  • Effective fraud risk management frameworks
  • Stress testing 
  • Preparing for the transition from Libor
  • Implementation of AI

Duncan Wood



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.

Ray O'Brien


Global Risk COO & Head of Global Risk Analytics

Jasper Lillingston

Director of G7 Portfolio Management, Treasury

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Jasper is Director of G7 Portfolio Management within the EBRD Treasury. He oversees the central risk warehouse for all hard currency risks across the Bank’s balance sheet, and is also heavily involved with IBOR transition across various RFR working groups. Jasper joined the EBRD in 2011. Previously he worked as a macro trader, and was a market maker at ABN AMRO.

Colin Platt

Independent Consultant & former Co-founder


Edward Ocampo



Nick Solinger

President & CEO


Cindy Amar

Head of Fixed Income Flow sales APAC


Since she looks after flow business, Cindy is particularly sensitive to the world of digitalization and how to enhance best execution experience. A theme that makes her a natural fintech geek and instrumental in leading operational Digital transformation at Natixis Global Markets.
Cindy is a multi-linguist French national who holds a MBA from East China Normal University (Shanghai), a Master from EMLyon Business School, and a triple BA in Psychology, Political Science & Foreign Languages. In addition to this, she just got certified from the Oxford Fintech Program (2018)
Amar will be able to share her experience in the workflow reengineering’s revolution and what disruptive technologies have for us in the Capital Markets space

Nabil Owadally

Portfolio Manager EMEA


Huy Nguyen Trieu


The Disruptive Group

Mark Yallop

Chair of the FMSB

External Member of the PRA committee at BANK OF ENGLAND

Gordon Ritter


Senior Portfolio Manager

Emma Kalliomaki

Managing Director


Emma Kalliomaki is Managing Director of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), a global member association seeking to foster standardisation within the financial industry by upholding the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) principles and by promoting International Securities Identification Numbers, ISINs, and Classification of Financial Instruments codes, CFIs, and Financial Instrument Short Names, FISN, for financial instruments. Emma is also Managing Director of the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), an organisation originally founded by ANNA and now working in collaboration with the industry as a fully automated global generator of ISINs, CFIs, and FISNs, for Over the Counter derivatives. Emma has over a decade of experience in financial data, standards and regulation, previously also working as head of the London Stock Exchange’s SEDOL Masterfile.

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.

Alex Lipton

Chief Executive Officer

StrongHold Bank Labs

Alex Lipton, Chief Executive Officer, StrongHold Bank Labs, Connection Science Fellow, MIT Connection Science, Media Lab, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Andreas Giannopoulos


Barclays Investment Bank

Susan Estes

President & CEO

Open Door Trading

Gordon Lee

Executive Director, Portfolio Quantitative Analytics


Gordon is an Executive Director within UBS Investment Bank, working in the Portfolio Quantitative Analytics team. He is an experienced XVA and Basel 3 Capital quantitative analyst, with extensive experience in designing and building large enterprise wide counterparty credit risk and valuation adjustment systems. He is the co-author of Modelling, Pricing and Hedging Counterparty Exposure, published by Springer in 2009. Gordon studied Mathematics in University of Cambridge.

Mark Cooke

Global Head of Operational Risk


Antonello Russo

Director - Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group


Antonello Russo is a Director within BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group.
Mr Russo is responsible for investment risk management of Index Strategies across the EMEA region, spanning segregated mandates, commingled funds, and the iShares ETF range.

Before joining BlackRock, Mr Russo was Head of Risk for the investment management arm of Beazley plc., a Lloyds of London insurer. Earlier on, he worked for Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director on the collateralized equity financing and prime brokerage sales desk, and previously a Risk Manager for the fixed income area.
Mr Russo holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in 1995 in Monetary and Financial Economics.


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The Brewery

The Brewery
Chiswell Street

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

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