The 2019 Risk Live Advisory Board
Global Risk COO & Head of Global Risk Analytics
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.
President & CEO
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
Portfolio Manager EMEA
BMO GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Huy Nguyen Trieu
The Disruptive Group
Chair of the FMSB
External Member of the PRA committee at BANK OF ENGLAND
NYU COURANT & TANDON, BARUCH COLLEGE & RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Gordon Ritter is a Professor at NYU Courant and Tandon, Baruch College, and Rutgers, and an elite buy-side quantitative trader / portfolio manager (selected as Buy-Side Quant of the Year, 2019). His scholarly research papers have 10,000+ downloads; he is an expert in statistical machine learning and its applications in finance. Most recently Gordon founded his own quantitative trading firm; before that he was a senior portfolio manager at GSA Capital where he designed, built, and managed statistical arbitrage strategies in multiple geographies and asset classes, and directed research in GSA's New York office. (GSA won the Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies category at the Eurohedge awards four times, with numerous other awards.) Prior to GSA, Gordon was a Vice President of Highbridge Capital and a core member of the firm's statistical arbitrage group. Gordon is frequently an invited speaker and typically speaks at 20+ conferences per year. Prior to entering the hedge fund industry in 2007, Gordon completed his PhD in mathematical physics at Harvard University, where he worked with Arthur Jaffe and published papers in international journals across the fields of quantum computation, quantum field theory, and abstract algebra. He earned his Bachelor's degree with honours in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL NUMBERING AGENCIES (ANNA)
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.
Managing Director, Head of Data Analytics, Electronic Market Solutions
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
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.
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer
Alexander Lipton is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Sila, Partner at Numeraire Financial, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. He sits on Boards of Directors of Sila, Xtreme Blockchain Labs, Zilliqa and on Advisory Boards of several organizations, including Clearmatics, Endor, Katalysen, Metaco, Porepsus Labs, Sygnum, and UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
In 2016 he left Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for ten years in various senior managerial roles including Quantitative Solutions Executive and Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group. Earlier, he held senior managerial positions at Citadel Investment Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious academic appointments at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and the University of Illinois. Before switching to finance, Alex was a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a Consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
In 2000 Alex was awarded the first ever Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. Alex published eight books and more than a hundred scientific papers. His most recent book “Financial Engineering - Selected Works of Alexander Lipton” was published in May of 2018.
Barclays Investment Bank
President & CEO
Open Door Trading
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.
Global Head of Operational Risk
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.
The creation of Risk Live
On February 27th, 2019, we hosted the Risk Live 2019 advisory board lunch - an opportunity to hear from experts including Ray O'Brien, (Global Risk COO, HSBC) and Gordon Lee (Executive Director, UBS) to further develop the 2019 conference agenda.
Watch the video below, featuring interviews with Risk Live advisory board members on the future of risk and why Risk Live 2019 is important in highlighting the most pertinent topics in the world of risk management and risk transfer markets.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Asset Management and Insurance Editor
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.
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.