Risk Live Europe
Risk Live Europe 2024 is Risk.net's flagship festival and supports the risk community covering industry critical discussions with a world-class speaker line-up. The event will host stages covering Risk management, Operational risk, Investment risk, ESG & climate risk, Traded risk, and AI.
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From Risk.net, the leading publication for risk professionals in financial services, our flagship festivals bring our expert editorial content live to the stage. Risk Live Europe unites senior professionals responsible for risk management and traded risk from across the financial services industry to gain exclusive insights, share experiences and form meaningful business connections.
Group chief risk and compliance officer
Executive director for UK deposit takers supervision
Bank of England
David Bailey is Executive Director for UK Deposit Takers Supervision, responsible for the supervision of the UK’s banks, building societies and credit unions. David also represents the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.
David joined the Bank of England in 2014 as Director of Financial Market Infrastructure and has held roles as Executive Director of International Banks Supervision and Executive Director of Financial Markets Infrastructure. His most recent role was Executive Director of Authorisations, RegTech and International Supervision.
Prior to working at the Bank, David was Head of Markets Infrastructure and Policy at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and at its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
He graduated from Durham University and began his career at J.P. Morgan.
Chief risk officer
Chief risk & compliance officer, issuer services
Chief risk officer
Managing director, market risk Europe
Bank of America
Head of risk
In 2016 William became the Head of Risk for SEB Denmark with responsibility for protecting the banks financial results and reputation by preventing excessive risk taking and promoting a strong risk management culture. He has a key role in driving and contributing to risk related projects including the banks FRTB program. He has worked in the past for both buy and sell side firms, in roles ranging from trading at a large Hedge Fund to working as a quantitative analyst at a tier 1 investment bank. Always with a focus on improving financial modelling and analytics to maximize risk management and market awareness. William holds a BSc. In Mathematics and Economics from the LSE and a MSc. in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen.
Macquarie Group Europe
Chief risk officer
Group chief risk officer
Legal and General
Chris Knight took the role of group chief risk officer (CRO) in May 2021. For the previous three years he had been the chief executive of Legal and General’s retail retirement business, where he led the expansion of annuity propositions, developed one of the leading providers of lifetime mortgages and launched our financial advice and care businesses. Knight also serves as Legal and General’s customer champion, representing retail customers’ interests across the whole product range, a perspective he brings to his CRO role. He has previously held positions at Legal and General of finance director of the international division, and chief financial officer of Legal & General Assurance Society. Knight has a first-class economics degree from King’s College, Cambridge and has worked on four continents in a career spanning more than three decades. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Merlin Linehan is a Risk Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is also a regular commentator and speaker on geopolitical and climate topics.
Director, compliance, and operational risk manager
Bank of America
Global head of operational resilience
Aberdeen Asset Management
Head of ORM – asset management
Fazal is the head of ORM – asset management at Phoenix Group. He has 15 years of financial services industry experience working across investment banking and insurance domains covering global businesses i.e., public and private markets. Focused on supporting first line functions in making sound business decisions on a risk adjusted basis is a key motivation for success.
In his spare time, Fazal enjoys football, movies and the company of a good book.
Rosamund de Sybel
Head of geopolitical risk, financial crime compliance
ICBC Standard Bank
Data and AI ethics
Lloyds Banking Group
Head of ESG advisory, sustainable finance,
Standard Chartered Bank
Maria heads the global ESG advisory team at Standard Chartered Bank, supporting the bank clients in their sustainability and transition strategies.
Maria spent more than 25 years in investment banking as managing director, heading emerging market equities sales at Lazard, UBS, Sberbank and Unicredit. She moved into sustainability in 2016 when she joined the non-profit CDP as head of their financial investor members. She then headed the ESG Client strategies and climate change strategies at Invesco Global Asset Management in EMEA, leading the growth of sustainability investment solutions and the set-up of the global asset manager’s climate strategy.
Authors of ESG thought leadership whitepapers, mentor, and contributor to industry initiatives in sustainable financing. Maria holds a CFA ESG, a diploma at Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership Institute, along with a CEMS Master and a bachelor’s degree in financial intermediaries at Bocconi University. Maria is a member of the CFA UK Climate and Investing committee, she is a mentor of the acceleration programme at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
Head of group security
Björn Johansson is the head of group security at Swedbank. He is a former intelligence officer with the Swedish Military Intelligence Service. In his role as security chief at Swedbank, he has leaned on
his experience from the intelligence service to establish an innovative corporate security unit that stands ready to meet an increasingly complex threat landscape.
Chief information security officer
Head of geopolitics
Amundi Asset Management
Don't miss hearing from
Regulator fireside chat: David Bailey, Executive director for UK deposit takers supervision, Bank of England
David will join the main stage for a frank discussion on the regulatory landscape, including Basel III and FRTB
A stage dedicated to AI applications (current and upcoming) within risk management and traded risk.
One day wasn't enough. Meet with your peers and hear how they are addressing the latest challenges, ensuring that you get ahead in the changing landscape of risk.
Traded risk stage
More coverage of the issues – in more depth – including clearing, T+0, technological change, trading and post-trade.
Risk management 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.
Op risk 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.
At Investment risk, 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.
ESG & climate risk
ESG & climate risk 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.
New to Risk Live 2024: AI can help your business, whilst ensuring controls are in place to meet with compliance requirements. The AI stage will consolidate the perspectives of industry professionals leading the way in seizing the opportunities around AI for risk managers.
New to Risk Live 2024: explore cutting-edge strategies, innovative technologies, and regulatory insights that empower professionals to navigate uncertainty and make informed decisions in today's landscape.
Head of events, europe
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