2023 speakers

Speakers

Klaus Duellmann

Head of strategic risk and analytics division

European Central Bank

Klaus Duellmann is Head of SSM Risk Analysis Division within Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision IV of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Until May 2014 he was Head of Supervisory Coordination and Risk Analysis Division and Head of Banking Supervision Research in the central office of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt. Currently his main areas of work are related to horizontal risk assessments of SSM banks, in particular supervisory stress tests. He has a PhD in Finance from the University of Mannheim.

Anthony Mayer

Chief risk officer

Barclays Europe

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Adrian Docherty

Managing director, bank advisory

BNP Paribas

Adrian Docherty leads the Bank Advisory team, which provides key relationship bank clients with technical sector expertise and help on strategic financial issues relating to balance sheet management and efficiency.

In practice, this means advising on capital raising alternatives, risk management and transfer frameworks, regulatory developments (especially Basel III and IV), accounting changes (especially IFRS 9), funding/liquidity strategies, credit portfolio management, solvency creation/optimisation structures and innovative ways of financing growth. In recent years, the issue of “disruption and obsolescence” (ie. new banking business models) has increasingly featured; so now too do strategies around Brexit

Adrian has 25 years’ experience in advising financial institutions, initially as a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. After nine years at Booz Allen, Adrian was hired by one of his clients, Barclays, to help run the rapidly growing investment banking business line. Adrian spent three years as COO of Investment Banking, before moving to run the balance sheet advisory team in Barclays Capital’s Financial Institutions Group.

Adrian has a Master’s from Cambridge University. His book "Better Banking: Understanding and Addressing the Failures in Risk Management, Governance and Regulation" was published by Wiley in 2014

Yvonne van de Meerendonk

Head of risk management, credit risk

BNG Bank

Jeff Simmons

Former chief risk officer

MUFG Securities Europe

Jeff Simmons joined MUFG Bank in June 2014 as the head of enterprise risk, tasked with creating the function. He has been involved intensively with the enhancement of the risk management framework in MUFG Bank (Europe). This has involved him in the formation of an enterprise risk function in Amsterdam tasked with delivering the full range of regulatory submissions.  In April 2018, Simmons transitioned to MUFG Securities to become involved in the Brexit project. In this capacity he is the chief risk officer for MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V. the Dutch subsidiary of MUFG Securities (EMEA).

Prior to joining the bank, Simmons spent some 20 years specializing in best practice risk management including market risk, credit risk, risk model validation and regulatory risk consulting. As well as having line management responsibilities in various institutions he has also gained extensive experience in implementing risk management frameworks from both a technical and operating model-based perspective.

Wouter Frans

Chief risk officer

Optiver Europe

Wouter is the Chief Risk Officer of Optiver Amsterdam and has been a member of the local management team since April 2022. He also serves as a member of the EMIR Eurex Risk Committee. Wouter joined Optiver in 2013 and prior to his current role led the Trading Risk Management team at Optiver Amsterdam. He is a graduate of the University of Antwerp and holds an M.Sc. in Business Engineering.

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.

Jasper Valstar

Senior portfolio manager, liability-driven investments

Achmea Investment Management

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Wilson Jan Kansil

Head market risk management

Knab

Joris Krijger

AI & ethics officer

de Volks Bank

Joris Krijger is a Tech Ethicist working as Ethics & AI Officer at the Dutch bank de Volksbank while also holding a PhD position on the topic of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He presently works on bridging the gap between ethical principles and AI by studying the operationalization of ethics in data science contexts. Additionally, he holds positions as a.o. Founding Editorial Board Member of Springer Nature’s AI and Ethics Journal. For his contributions to the field of responsible AI he received a.o. a Graduate School Award for PhD Excellence.

Jasper Livingsmith

Director, head 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. 

Livingsmith joined the EBRD in 2011. Previously he worked as a macro trader, and was a market maker at ABN AMRO.

Leif Domeyer

Global head of liquidity management & money markets (group treasury)

ING

Leif is Global Head of Liquidity Management & Money Markets (Group Treasury), Divisional Treasurer Wholesale Banking for ING.

 His remit includes:

  • Management of short term funding access, cash and collateral positions
  • Effectively securing and steering of all contingent liquidity risk metrics such as the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR)
  • Ensuring sufficient funding at all times in all currencies and ING locations to safeguard and facilitate the various business activities of ING worldwide
  • Act as a trusted advisor and point of contact to senior management of the Wholesale Banking division

 

Leif has over 20 yrs of Banking industry experience and before he joined ING worked for DekaBank (Germany, Frankfurt).

 

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Eric Schaanning

Head of group banking books – executive director

UBS & Credit Suisse Group

Eric Schaanning is heading the Group Banking Book team covering Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book for the combined UBS & Credit Suisse Group. Prior to joining UBS / Credit Suisse, Eric held various positions at the European Central Bank and Norges Bank, covering Stress Testing, Macroprudential Policy, Cyber Risk and Central Clearing among others. Eric holds a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London and an MSc in Mathematics from ETH Zürich.

Marcel Mulleners

Senior investment manager, rates & inflation

PGGM

Roland Walles

AVP, sustainability risk manager

Mizuho Banks Europe

Roland is the sustainability risk manager for Mizuho in the EMEA region. He supports the Risk Management Department to improve and implement the ECB and EBA guidelines on sustainability risk and to conduct sustainability risk initiatives across the region. Roland recently joined Mizuho after working in Deloitte Netherlands' climate risk modeling team. With Deloitte, Roland supported banks in the Netherlands and across Europe with the implementation of regulations on sustainability risk including the integration in quantitative risk models. Roland has a background in sustainable innovation and quantitative finance.

 

William Cooper

Head of risk

SEB DK

In 2016 William Cooper 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. 

Cooper 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. He holds a BSc in mathematics and economics from the LSE and a MSc in mathematics from the University of Copenhagen.

Alexander Subbotin

Head of risk models

Nordea

Tuija Rainisto

Head of credit risk models

OP Financial Group

Jens Jakob Rasmussen

Executive vice president, head of model risk management

Rabobank

Neil Mcleod

Head, group treasury markets

Erste Group

Neil McLeod has over 20 years’ experience within the financial markets industry, across multiple asset classes, including Credit Trading, Money Markets, Interest Rate Trading and XVA. He is currently head of Group Treasury Markets within Erste Group Bank AG, one of the major financial groups specialising in the CEE region. Neil is a former member of the ECB Money Market Contact Group and an active member of the EUR Risk Free Rate Working Group.

Carsten Wehn

Head of model risk management and validation

Deka bank

Wim van Nes

VP & executive director, head of credit risk

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

In his current role as the Head of Credit Risk at Goldman Sachs Asset Management B.V. Wim van Nes leads the management of Credit Risk for all Alternative Credit strategies and holds the position of Voting Member on the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Wim served as the Team Lead Alternative Credit Risk at NN Investment Partners in the Netherlands, where he was also delegated as a Voting Member of the Investment Committee. He has also held significant roles such as Senior Credit Risk Manager at NN Investment Partners, Risk Advisor at Delta Lloyd Asset Management, and Manager of Distressed Assets at Delta Lloyd Asset Management. Wim's expertise extends to his earlier positions, including Derivatives, Valuation and Collateral Management Specialist at Delta Lloyd Asset Management from and his initial experience gained through a Finance Traineeship at Delta Lloyd. With a rich and diverse background, Wim van Nes brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the world of risk management.

Stephen Blake

Global head of integrated risk

DLL

Hartwig Liersch

Chief investment officer

Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PMT)

David van Bragt

Consultant, fixed income, LDI and investment solutions

Aegon Asset Management

David van Bragt, PhD, is a consultant investment solutions in the fixed income, LDI and investment solutions team of Aegon AM. David is mainly active in the fields of asset & liability modelling (ALM), liability-driven investment (LDI) and risk management for institutional investors. He also monitors regulatory developments for Aegon AM and is involved in product development. Prior to joining the firm, he was an ALM consultant for insurance companies at Ortec Finance. David has been in the industry since 2004 and joined the firm in 2011. He holds a PhD (cum laude) in applied physics from Delft University of Technology, an MSc in applied physics from Eindhoven University of Technology and an MA in philosophy from University of Amsterdam. He is a Certified Financial Analyst EFFAS, Dutch RBA (CFA Society VBA Netherlands).

Max Verheijen

Director financial markets

Cardano

Max Verheijen has held several positions at Cardano, most recently as Director advising clients on the implementation of risk management solutions. From 2010 to 2020 as Managing Director and member of the management team, Max was responsible for the Financial Markets division including trading. He has thorough knowledge of risk management, financial markets instruments and regulations, treasury, finance, hedging market- and counterparty risk. Max started his career at ING Bank most notably as Vice President at the Interest Rate Derivatives Department. In 2000 he joined IMC Financial Products as a Senior buy-side trader, and then finally to Cardano in the role of Head of Trading as part of a merger between Cardano and IMC Financial Products.

Max has a M.Sc. in Economics from Tilburg University, and is registered Treasurer following the completion of the postgraduate program on Treasury Management and Corporate Finance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Christian Saß

Associate director of banking supervision

Association of German Banks

Corinna Schempp

Head of EU policy & regulation

FIA Europe

Corinna Schempp is developing and implementing the organization’s political and regulatory engagement strategy with elected officials, regulatory agencies and other key policymakers, in each case in the UK, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, in close coordination with the FIA policy staff and the Head of Europe.

Leading the Brussels office, she is also involved in evaluating pending legislation; surveys legislations’ impact on the organization; develops the organization’s response to legislation.

She joined the organisation in September 2014 from LCH.Clearnet Limited where she was a Senior Regulatory Advisor in the Compliance & Regulation team. Previously, her responsibilities covered regulatory compliance in relation to LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear business, including liaison with the Bank of England, CFTC, Ontario Securities Commission, AMF Quebec, BaFin and other international regulators. During her time at the clearing house, she also worked closely with the legal team to provide support on European and US regulatory issues, including the implementation of Dodd-Frank and associated CFTC regulations across LCH.Clearnet impacted business units.

Prior to joining LCH.Clearnet in May 2011, Corinna, a dual qualified lawyer, was Legal and Regulation Manager at London Stock Exchange’s equity derivatives business, formerly known as EDX London.

Corinna also holds a post-graduate diploma in European Union law from Kings College, London, as well as law degrees from Germany.

Fabio Verachi

Risk manager

Intesa Sanpaolo

Fabio is an experienced risk manager with a strong focus on ESG risks, market risk, credit risk and risk integration. Well versed in recovery plannning, RAF, ICAAP, European Stress tests. Extensive experience, both in banking and academic environment (Bocconi and adjunct professor in Luiss, Sole24). Participant in working groups (EBF, AFME, ABI) as expert of risk management processes.

Luca Bartolucci

Deputy head, climate change & ESG risk

Prometeia

Deputy head of Prometeia's Climate Change & ESG Risks competence line, Luca is experienced both in Retail Business Banking and in Corporate Investment Banking. He has been working since 2019 on Climate Change Risk frameworks dedicated to Risk Management, Planning and Credit functions of EU-wide Banks, also leading Prometeia’s task force dedicated to supporting SSM Banks in defining their ECB Climate Change Action Plans and facing ECB Climate Risk Stress Tests.

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.

Anthony Mayer

Chief risk officer

Barclays Europe

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.

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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.

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. 
 

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

Chandni Bhan

Chief risk officer

Wise

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Sebastjan Smodis

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

UBS

Michele Henry

Global head of operational resilience

abrdn Investments

Aliza Ayaz

Goodwill ambassador and business consultant

United Nations

Anna Rosenberg

Head of geopolitics

Amundi Asset Management

Jennifer Bell

Vice president, climate

Barclays

Maria Nazarova-Doyle

Executive director, global head of sustainable investment

IFM Investors

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.

Stefano Biondi

Group chief risk officer

Banca Mediolanum

After graduating from University of Pavia in 1997 with a degree in business and economics, Stefano Biondi started to work as a junior risk manager for JP Morgan, first in Milan and then in London. Soon afterward he joined ABN AMRO Bank and subsequently moved to Amsterdam as senior credit risk manager in charge of trading counterparty credit risk management. 

During his 5 years stint at ABN AMRO Bank, Biondi also worked on the implementation of a bank-wide credit risk portfolio modelling system as well as a risk reporting tool. Following that experience at ABN AMRO he came back to London to accept a role as head of credit risk analytics and portfolio reporting at Standard Bank of South Africa in charge, among other things, of implementing the internal model for the Basel 2 FIRB project. In January 2007 Biondi returned to Italy where he joined Banca Mediolanum as head of risk control with group-wide risk management responsibilities. In 2011 he undertook an executive master in business and banking administration at Bocconi University. In 2014 Biondi took, within risk management of Banca Mediolanum, the responsibility for quantitative modelling, reporting and group wide coordination. In April 2018 became head of risk management for Banca Mediolanum reporting to the group chief risk officer. In March 2020, Biondi became group chief risk officer for Banca Mediolanum. 

Jo Lucas

Chief risk officer, Emea

Mizuho International

Victoria Collins

Global head of climate risk and ESG

Nomura

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.

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Saadia Mujeeb

Former chief risk officer

Macquarie Bank Europe

Andrea Corrado

Director, group ESG risk

Deutsche Bank

David Carlin

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and climate risk programme lead

UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative

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Eduardo Epperlein

Managing director, global head of risk methodology

Nomura International

Eduardo Epperlein has over 20 years experience in the financial industry and is currently managing director and global head of risk methodology at Nomura. He is responsible for credit, market and operational risk methodology, as well as stress testing analytics. Prior to joining Nomura, Epperlein held various roles in risk methodology at Citigroup, including model validation. He holds a PhD in plasma physics from Imperial College, London, and spent 10 years as a research scientist prior to joining the financial industry.

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Jason Mitchell

Co-head of responsible investment

Man Group

Jason Mitchell is Man Group’s Co-Head of Responsible Investment. He co-chairs Man Group’s Responsible Investment Committee and its Stewardship and Active Ownership Committee. Besides having managed environmental and sustainability strategies, he speaks and publishes widely on responsible investment. He also hosts the podcast Perspectives Towards a Sustainable Future.

Most recently, Jason was Sustainability Strategist at Man Group. He worked at Man GLG from 2004 to 2008 and from 2010 to present, taking two years off from 2008 to 2010 to advise the UK government on infrastructure development across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, he was an investment analyst with Pequot Capital and Andor Capital.

Jason serves as one of 15 appointed members on the EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) European Lab Steering Group and sits on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Climate Finance and Investment. Having chaired the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Hedge Funds Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2018, he now serves on the PRI Academic Advisory Committee and a number of other working groups. He is also co-editor of PRI Perspectives academic journal.

Jason holds a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and classics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the British-American Project. He was named one of Institutional Investor’s 2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars.

His articles and comments on sustainable investing have appeared in Institutional Investor, Wall Street Journal, CNBC Squawk Box, Responsible Investor, Aftenposten, Global Times, AIMA Journal and Investment Europe. He has also written widely on the European refugee migrant crisis, with articles appearing in the London Review of Books, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post and 7x7.

He is a contributing author to Responsible Investing: A Guide to Environmental, Social, and Governance Investments (Routledge: 2018), Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in theory and practice (Routledge: 2017) and Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership (Wiley Finance: 2012)

Søren Agergaard Andersen

Chief risk officer

Nordea Asset Management

Adrian Cox

Managing director, thematic strategist

Deutsche Bank Research

Adrian Cox is a strategist on Deutsche Bank’s Thematic Research team, focused on the implications of Artificial Intelligence for investors, enterprises and society. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2009 and held senior leadership roles in Communications in London and Sydney before joining DB Research. He previously spent a decade covering finance and economics as an award-winning journalist and editor at Bloomberg News and the Financial Times in London, Brussels and New York. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MBA from City University in London.