Risk Live Europe 2023

Risk Live Europe 2023 will host OpRisk Europe, Buy-Side Risk Europe, Fx Markets Europe, Risk Europe, FX Markets e-FX Awards, Energy Risk Awards.

Five events in one – Risk.net comes to life under one roof

The hottest topics | Influential speakers | The risk ecosystem

Risk Live Europe brings management and risk transfer professionals from across the capital markets industry to benchmark, share insights and reconnect. Risk Live Europe 2023 will bring together five events under one roof – Risk Europe, OpRisk Europe, Investment Risk Europe, ESG & Climate Risk, and FX Markets Europe.


The hottest topics affecting all risk management professionals were covered in the morning sessions on the main stage. In the afternoon, guests are able to select the event track most relevant to them for a drill-down boardroom session and interactive discussions with peers.




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Risk Europe

Risk Europe brings together chief risk officers and senior risk managers from leading financial institutions to gain the insight required to thrive in the new era of risk management.​

OpRisk Europe

OpRisk Europe is the leading regional event dedicated to operational risk, where operational risk management experts from across Emea convene to discuss the most pressing topics on the minds of industry professionals.

Investment Risk Europe

At Investment Risk Europe, leaders of buy-side risk management and investment strategy meet, learn and get ahead in the new era of risk. Join investment managers, asset owners and hedge funds to gain inspiration, improve investment decisions, demystify the complexities of market risk and shape the future of your industry.​

FX Markets Europe

At FX Markets Europe, foreign exchange traders meet, network, exchange cutting-edge ideas​, learn from thought leaders, discover the latest innovations in technology, and explore the state of the FX markets and where they are heading.

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ESG & Climate Risk Europe

New to Risk Live Europe 2023: ESG & Climate Risk Europe will gather senior risk management and investment strategy decision-makers from asset managers, hedge funds, life insurance firms, pension funds, and investment banks in the UK and Europe.

Jeremy Arnold

Chief risk officer

NatWest Markets

Jeremy Arnold joined NatWest Markets as chief risk officer in September 2018 and is responsible for leading the organisation's risk function by defining and delivering risk, conduct, compliance and financial crime strategies to support its ambition, strategy and risk appetite. He has extensive experience, spanning a variety of roles in trading and risk management over the past 30 years at a number of leading global financial institutions.

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer


Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking


Cyrille Sallé de Chou joined HSBC in 2016 as chief risk officer (CRO) at HSBC Wealth & Personal Banking. He has more than 18 years of experience in retail banking in the UK. Prior to joining HSBC, Sallé de Chou was CRO at RateSetter. This followed 8 years at Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as credit risk director for the mortgage business, cards and current accounts and 7 years at Capital One Europe, where he served as chief credit officer.

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Yury Dubrovsky

Managing Director, chief risk officer and global head of risk management


Yury Dubrovsky is a managing director and chief risk officer of Lazard and head of global risk management at Lazard Asset Management. He and his global teams are responsible for all aspects of risk management at the bank and its fully owned asset management subsidiary, covering equity and fixed income universes for traditional and alternative investments. Dubrovsky is in charge of quantitative analytics, supporting portfolio management teams on portfolio construction issues, executing the initial phase of research processes and providing portfolio attribution analytics. He began working in investment in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2005, Dubrovsky was global head of market risk management for emerging markets and Group of 20 credit products at Credit Suisse First Boston, and global head of exposure management for emerging markets and regional head of exposure management for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was associated with JP Morgan, AT&T and Kiev Polytechnic University in quantitative and technological capacities. Dubrovsky holds a master of business administration degree in finance from St. John’s University and a masters of science degree in mechanical engineering from Kiev Polytechnic University. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, New York Security Analysts Society, International Association of Financial Engineers, Global Association of Risk Professionals and Professional Risk Management Association.

Himanshu Patel

Head of risk management group, Europe


Himanshu Patel leads the risk management group in Europe, providing risk oversight of the investment management group through the design and governance of investment and operational risk management strategies. Prior to joining Vanguard, he spent five years at EY as a senior manager in regulation and risk, providing asset management firms with practical advice on improving conduct and control. Patel has extensive experience in investment risk and performance analysis spanning 15 years at Northern Trust, BlackRock, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.

Louis Gargour

Chief investment officer

LNG Capital

Louis Gargour runs the investment management team at LNG, leading idea generation across credit markets. As chief investment officer (CIO), he oversees investment and directs the organisation's investment management decisions. Gargour has over 30 years of investment experience, with expertise in government bonds, investment-grade, high-yield, distressed and special situations. Besides his duties as CIO, he is active in the financial policy and reform debate as a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Reuters and Bloomberg. Gargour founded LNG in 2007, before which he was head of fixed income at RAB Capital. He had overall responsibility for fixed income research trading and investments. Prior to his role at RAB, Gargour held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and began his career on Wall Street as a graduate of the highly acclaimed Salomon Brothers international management training programme.

Michael Walsh

Multi-asset solutions strategist, Emea and Latin America

T. Rowe Price

Michael Walsh is a member of the T. Rowe Price UK and European Investment Committees. He is experienced across multi-asset, liability-driven investment and quantitative active equities. Walsh is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and holds chartered financial analyst and chartered alternative investment analyst designations. He holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial and financial studies from University College Dublin and a certificate in quantitative finance from the CQF Institute.

Trevor Leydon

Global chief risk officer (CRO)

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Trevor Leydon oversees Aviva Investors' portfolio construction and risk for multi-asset strategies, providing overarching quantitative discipline to the portfolio management process. This includes monitoring and providing risk parameters for individual portfolios and top level reporting to senior management. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he was responsible for UK and Ireland risk control at UBS Global Asset Management. Leydon joined the industry working for HSBC's investment bank in risk before moving to Santander's global banking and market risk team. He holds a masters degree in accounting and finance from the University of Ulster, having graduated from Dublin Business School. He is also a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.



Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


Rene Ramos

Climate risk executive

JP Morgan Chase

Michael Grimwade

Managing director, operational risk

ICBC Standard Bank

Michael Grimwade is managing director, operational risk, at ICBC Standard Bank and has previously held senior op risk management roles at MUFG Securities, RBS and Lloyds. Prior to this, he held management consultant positions at PwC and Deloitte Consulting. Grimwade has been a director of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and is currently the chair of the Association of Foreign Banks' Operational Risk Expert Panel. He has authored a number of articles on setting appetite for op risk; scenario analysis techniques; climate change; quantifying emerging risks; and modelling op risk capital. He received an award in 2014 from the IOR for his contribution to the profession. His second book, Ten laws of operational risk, was published in December 2021.

Stefana Brown

Chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk

Legal & General Retail

Stefana Brown is chief risk officer, UK protection and fintech, and director, IT and data protection risk, at Legal & General Retail. She spent 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group and four at M&G Investments before joining Legal & General Retail.

Kevin Newe

Assistant director, illicit finance threats

HM Revenue & Customs

Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Ostrum Asset Management

Philippe Waechter is chief economist at Ostrum Asset Management. He began his career at Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist. In 1994, Waechter became director of the economic research department of Bred Banque Populaire, then named Banque Populaire Asset Management. Later, he became chief economist of Natexis Asset Management in 2003 and of Natixis Asset Management in 2006, which later became Ostrum Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Paris, worked as a professor at the University of Evry from 2003 to 2004 is currently a Lecturer at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay. Waechter was among the top 25 LinkedIn influencers in France in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Geoffrey Yu

Foreign exchange and macro strategist, Emea

BNY Mellon

Chris Turner

Global head of markets and regional head of research, the UK, and central and eastern Europe


Chris Turner is global head of markets and regional head of research for the UK, and central and eastern Europe. He and his team provide short- and medium-term foreign exchange recommendations for ING's corporate and institutional client base. Prior to joining ING in 2005, he was a senior partner and head of FX research at IDEAglobal, a research consultancy specialising in independent financial market research for the investment banking, hedge fund and central bank community. Turner holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and accounting from Bristol University.

James Binny

Head of investments for SSGA Europe Limited and global head of currency

State Street Global Advisors

James is Head of Investments for SSGA Europe Limited and Global Head of Currency. He joined the company in January 2016 as Head of Currency for EMEA. Since January 2019 he has expanded his role to include Head of Investments for Ireland, providing leadership and governance to SSGA investment management activity in Ireland and other EU jurisdictions. As Global Head of Currency he continues to provide strategic leadership to the Currency team from a business, investment and research perspective and is ultimately responsible for all currency strategies.

James has worked in the industry since 1990, predominantly in the management of global fixed income and currency, with a focus on the development and implementation of investment and risk processes. He has worked on or led teams at investment firms including Brevan Howard, Gartmore and County NatWest Investment Management. He advised investment managers and asset owners regarding the development of investment and risk management processes while at ABN AMRO and Lloyds Banks. He also created and implemented a manager of managers product at ABN AMRO and while at Lloyds Bank he was trustee of both a DB and DC pension plan.

James graduated with a first in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

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