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, Op 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. 

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Keith Davies

Group chief risk and compliance officer

Admiral Group

Victoria Collins

Global head of climate risk and ESG


Victoria Collins' career spans over 25 years working in financial institutions, in trading, finance and risk roles, predominately in risk management. 

She has been with Nomura for ten years, focused on enterprise-wide risk management. Collins was appointed global head of climate risk & ESG three years ago. She is responsible for establishing and managing the global risk management framework for climate risk and ESG, and for ensuring risk management is aligned to the firm’s sustainability objectives, such as net zero.

David Bailey

Executive director for prudential policy

Bank of England

David Bailey is executive director for prudential policy, responsible for the development, negotiation and implementation of prudential policy that supports the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)'s objectives and broader financial stability. He also represents the PRA on the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.

Bailey joined the Bank of England in 2014 as director of financial market infrastructure and has held roles as executive director of authorisations, RegTech and international supervision, and executive director of financial markets infrastructure. His most recent role was executive director of UK deposit takers supervision which he held until February 2024.

Prior to working at the BoE, Bailey 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 JP Morgan.

Marina Antoniou

Board member

ICAEW Financial Services Faculty

Marina specializes in risk management and innovation with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and digital transformation. She has extensive experience in global capital markets non-financial risks with a focus on conduct risk, rogue trading, fraud, financial crime, trade and comms surveillance. She also has experience in risks and controls relating to Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Models and Data Privacy.

Over the years, Marina has held positions as an executive committee and board member at various institutions and participated in Global Capital Market and Innovation forums.

Marina has extensive experience working with regulators globally. She acted as lead validator, at Top Tier banks, on regulatory conduct risk programmes sanctioned by the US Federal Reserve Bank and the US Department of Justice. Marina also acted as the Head of Global Markets Risk & Control Assessment at BNP Paribas. She was the Citigroup Head of Audit for a number of countries and received the Global recognition award for her performance. Previously, she worked in quantitative research as well as due diligence projects during M&A banking transactions and IPOs.

Marina is a qualified chartered accountant and member of the ICAEW. She completed a Technology Entrepreneurship course at Harvard as well as ‘AI Strategy & Governance’ and ‘ESG Risks & Opportunities’ courses at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. She also studied FinTech at the University of Oxford Said Business School during which she developed a FinTech innovation idea aiming at fundraising for people impacted by natural disasters. Marina studied Investment Management at the London Business School and has an MSc in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School.

Marina is very interested in technology. She focuses on digital transformation and driving innovation in risk management by using data analytics, LLMs and AI.  She is a member of the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty Board and ICAEW Digital Assets Steering Group. She is a founding member and vice-chair of the ExCo of the Hellenic Tech Network, participated in studies around the implementation of digital currencies, and reviewed the AI Governance of a leading FinTech academic centre in the UK.

Marina acts as guest lecturer at Executive MBA courses and speaker at conferences globally covering conduct risk, digital transformation, digital assets, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and ESG. She is also a guest contributor on these topics writing in industry journals.

Katherine Wolicki

Global head of engagement and outreach, GBI


Katherine Wolicki is the global head of engagement and outreach for GARP Benchmarking Initiative (GBI). GBI plays a key role in supporting evidence-based policymaking through the provision of industry benchmarking studies. Prior to this she was with HSBC for 12 years where she led the global financial and model risk regulatory policy and engagement team for risk. The team was responsible for the external regulatory interface for the traded risk, treasury risk management and global risk analytics function. This included the provision of guidance on regulatory risk matters, regulatory policy interpretation and industry engagement. Prior to this, Wolicki was based in Brussels as a public affairs consultant specialising in financial services regulation. She has an MA in international economic relations from American University and a maîtrise in European and international law from the University of La Reunion. Wolicki is a fluent French speaker and an avid hiker and mountaineer.  

Daniel J. Mankowitz

Former staff research scientist

Google DeepMind

Daniel Mankowitz is a staff research scientist at Google Deepmind, working on solving the key challenges that will unlock reinforcement learning algorithms to work on real-world applications at scale. This includes a focus on reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF) in the context of large language models (LLMs) such as Gemini. 

He has worked on: code optimization, code generation, chip design, video compression, recommender systems, and controlling physical systems such as heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), with publications in Nature and Science. 

Britta Achmann

Managing director, market risk Europe

Bank of America

Rory Stewart

Former secretary of state

UK Government

Rory Stewart is a diplomat, author, explorer, academic, and politician – serving in successive Conservative governments as minister of state for international development, minister for environment, minister of state for Africa, and minister of state for prisons. He is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches politics and international relations.

Stewart is an acclaimed author and co-host of the successful podcast, The Rest is Politics, alongside Alastair Campbell. He has been described by the New York Times as “living one of the most remarkable lives on record.”. Stewart was the first man to walk across Afghanistan after the US-UK invasion, and served as deputy governor of two Iraqi provinces at the age of 29. He advised the US President and British Prime Minister on their Afghanistan and Middle East policy. Stewart is proficient in 11 languages.

Kanwardeep Ahluwalia

Co-head global markets risk, deputy chief risk officer, Emea

Bank of America

Kanwardeep Ahluwalia is co-head of global markets risk for Bank of America. He joined Bank of America from Swiss Re where he was the group head of financial risk management, which included the role of chief risk officer for asset management, as well as serving as the reinsurance chief risk officer for Emea. Prior to that, Ahluwalia worked at Bear Stearns where he had a number of positions leading to the roles of chief risk officer for Europe & Asia and global head of market risk. This was preceded by a period working in regulation for the UK’s former Securities & Futures Authority.

Caterina Dalmara

Head of model development & monitoring

Lloyds Bank

Shearin Cao

Emea regulatory engagement function director - regulatory policy


Lidia Treiber

Senior director, asset management and buy-side solutions

Moody's Analytics

Lidia Treiber is a Senior Director, Asset Management and Buy-Side Solutions, at Moody’s, with over 18 years of accomplishments within the asset management industry. She brings a wealth of experience, investment knowledge, integrity, and commitment to understanding investors’ needs. As quoted in the Financial Times, Reuters, CNBC, Milano Finanza, and publications across Europe, Lidia provides a deeper understanding of global investment markets’ evolving dynamics and has a keen sense of how technological innovation can better support the buy-side community’s ever-changing demands.

At Moody’s, Lidia’s focus is leading the marketing strategy of a vast suite of solutions for clients on the buy-side, leveraging our capabilities to help investment professionals gain insights to solve their most significant challenges.

Before joining Moody’s, Lidia held leadership positions at leading asset management firms. She started her career as a fixed-income credit analyst delivering investment recommendations to portfolio managers at BlackRock. From there, she went on to hold various leadership roles as a fixed-income expert providing investment market insights to institutional and retail investors in Latin America, North America, EMEA, and the UK for nearly 17 years.

Lidia is a CFA charterholder, holds a certificate in ESG investing and green bonds from CFA Institute, and most recently completed the Disruptive Strategy curriculum with Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School.

Chris Knight

Group chief risk officer

Legal and General

Chris Knight took the role of group chief risk officer 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 their 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 chief risk officer 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.

Chandni Bhan

Chief risk officer


Anthony Mayer

Chief risk officer

Barclays Europe

Marco Crotti

Policy expert

European Banking Authority

Marco Giovanni Crotti is a policy expert at the European Banking Authority (EBA). He is responsible for the implementation of the EBA FRTB roadmap and represents the EBA at the BCBS Market Risk Group. 

Crotti holds a MSc in mathematical engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an executive master in EU studies at the centre international de formation européenne.

Michael Sparks

Chief risk & compliance officer, issuer services

BNY Mellon

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Saadia Mujeeb

Former chief risk officer

Macquarie Bank Europe

Sebastjan Smodis

AM EMEA & UK chief risk officer, global head of traditional investment risk


Don't miss hearing from

Opening keynote: Rory Stewart, Former Secretary of State, UK Government

Rory will speak on the main stage sharing a thought-provoking perspective on geopolitical issues and their implications for risk management. 

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AI stage

A stage dedicated to AI applications (current and upcoming) within risk management and traded risk.

More networking

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.

Risk Live roundtables

Engage in interactive sessions to connect with peers, put your questions to experts and regulators, and emerge equipped with actionable strategies to support your business.

Risk management

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

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.

Investment risk

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.​

Risk Live roundtables

New to Risk Live 2024: participate in dynamic discussions, designed to foster meaningful connections with industry peers. This interactive format offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with seasoned experts and regulatory authorities, allowing you to pose pertinent questions and gain invaluable insights.

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18 June 2024
2024-06-18 08:00:00 +0100

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