Agenda

Agenda

Risk Live Europe agenda

Bringing together risk management and risk transfer professionals from across the capital markets industry, Risk Live combines four events under one roof. The hottest topics affecting all risk management professionals will be covered in the morning sessions on the main stage. In the afternoon, select the event track most relevant to you and join drill-down boardroom sessions for interactive discussions with peers.

Where leaders of financial risk management meet and exchange ideas on how to get ahead in the new era of risk. Topics covered include market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, counterparty risk, risk transfer, risk modelling, valuation and prudential regulation.

08:0009:00

Registration and refreshments in the Risk Live networking gallery

08:00 - 08:50

08:0008:45

Breakfast briefings

08:10 - 08:45

08:0008:45

Climate risk: effectively structuring people, data and technological tools
Breakfast briefing and Q&A

08:10 - 08:45

  • How leading firms are structuring their teams in response to growing urgency around climate risk
  • Building a meaningful picture of your firm’s climate risk appetite
  • How best practice data management is informing climate risk strategies 
  • The tools to breach the gap between aspiration and action:  
    • Creating a successful team and organisational structure to measure risk 
    • Scenario stress-testing 
    • Disclosure and reporting requirements 
    • Science-based goals and their role in impact investing
Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer

AIB

Peter Mennie

Global head of ESG integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics

Manulife Investment Management

Peter Mennie is global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics at Manulife Investment Management. In these roles, he leads Manulife Investment Management’s team of dedicated ESG research and integration analysts to advance the firm’s ESG agenda. The team works with portfolio management teams on progressing ESG integration processes and conducting ESG engagement with investee companies; works with Manulife Investment Management’s sales and product teams on ESG strategy and marketing; and represents Manulife Investment Management on various industry groups and collaborative initiatives. Mennie provides global risk leadership for all asset classes, and ensures a consistent global approach to monitoring and managing investment risk and portfolio structure.

He also serves as the chief operating officer of Manulife Investment Management Europe. Mennie has held numerous positions within Manulife Investment Management, including as a senior portfolio manager. Prior to that, he has held a number of fund management positions focusing on various regional markets at Manulife Investment Management. Mennie is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the UK and of the CFA Institute, and holds an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals designation, a recognised qualification of the CFA Institute.

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.

Ian Ashby

Director of customer transformation

ServiceNow

Ian Ashby, director of customer transformation at ServiceNow, helps organisations achieve successful digital transformation initiatives across multiple strands, including customer experience, employee engagement, cost efficiency and productivity, business agility and innovation, and environmental, social and governance compliance. He was senior vice-president of global support at Epicor Software, where he had responsibility for the company’s worldwide customer service operations.  At Epicor, Ashby led the multi-award-winning EpicCare customer service transformation programme, using ServiceNow as the enabling platform to deliver significantly improved experiences for customers, partners and employees. He has held senior leadership roles in a number of other leading technology companies, including Honeywell, Avaya, IRIS, and Cable and Wireless.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

09:0012:30

Main Stage | Risk Live
Bringing the hottest topics to life across risk management, risk transfer and non-financial risk

09:00 - 12:30

08:5009:00

Main stage welcome remarks
Welcome to the festival of risk management

09:00 - 09:10

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

09:0009:45

Inflation: do risk managers remember the 1980s?
Fireside chat

09:00 - 09:45

Soaring prices are an old problem in a new age. Policy-makers have signalled a willingness to tolerate a surge in unemployment to bring inflation down, but lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in China and the war in Ukraine create inflationary pressures that central banks will struggle to control. Hiking rates too far, too fast could also threaten the significant amounts of debt that have built up during years of rock-bottom rates. This cocktail of conflicting pressures will be tackled by risk managers that have never seen sustained high inflation.  

  • The path of inflation and rates – what to expect  
  • Inflation’s knock-on effects: consumer spending, corporate default risk, market liquidity and market volatility
  • Educating and equipping a risk function to cope with a very old – but simultaneously brand new – set of risks 
  • Tools, tips and tricks for measuring and managing inflation risk
Chris Knight

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.

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Nasreen Kasenally

CRO Asset Management & EMEA & Sustainability

UBS

Nasreen Kasenally is the global chief risk officer and head of sustainability risk at UBS Asset Management. She is a senior risk professional with over 20 years of experience mostly at UBS covering investment banking, asset and wealth management. In her role as chief risk officer, Kasenally is responsible for all financial risks within UBS Asset Management globally and in all the business divisions of UBS Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Within sustainability, she has the oversight of the risks across the group and leads the engagement and positioning to deliver the firm’s purpose and values with regards to sustainability.

09:4510:30

Climate change: a new era of risk

11:45 - 12:30

Climate change has had a profound impact on financial institutions and has quickly become a political, economic and societal priority worldwide. For financial institutions, potential exposure to climate risk is enormous, making it crucial to understand how these growing risks should be managed and measured, and how to seize the opportunities emerging from the shift to a lower-carbon economy.

  • Identifying and controlling core risks  
  • Integrating climate risk into credit risk modelling
  • How regulatory pressures are changing
  • Advances in modelling and risk integration
Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Lukky Ahmed

Co-founder and chief executive

Climate X

Lukky Ahmed is co-founder and chief executive of Climate X, and member of the Forbes Business Council. He has over 15 years of international experience with leading banking and consulting groups. Ahmed has now led multi-million dollar fundraising rounds, securing investment from some of the world’s best venture capital firms, family office firms and angels.

Kunal Motiani

Global Head Climate Risk

Citi

Kunal heads the centralized climate risk team at Citi, responsible for building out and integrating Climate Risk management capabilities into governance and risk processes across the organization.

Prior to his current role, Kunal was the Lead for Country Risk, Portfolio Oversight and Climate Change for the EMEA Region, and Country Risk Officer for Southern Europe.

Kunal started his career at Citi in 2004 in Investment Banking covering Financial Institutions in New York and London, before moving to Risk Management in 2014.

Kunal is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

10:3011:00

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:45

Building agile, fit for purpose and durable risk functions

11:00 - 11:45

  • Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • How financial institutions will upskill, prioritise and cope as they enter a period of high inflation
  • New and fast-evolving emerging risks  
  • Key areas in which risk teams should be agile
Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

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.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

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. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

11:4512:30

Leveraging technology for better, faster decision-making

09:45 - 10:30

Technological change and digitalisation can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of risk functions. Amid a changing risk landscape, this session will explore a range of technological tools that broaden the capabilities of the risk function. The session will showcase a wide range of emerging technologies and focus on how banks and fintech companies are implementing them to facilitate better decision-making processes, reduce credit risk and provide better-tailored financial services.

  • Emerging technology for better risk function decision-making
  • Identifying changing consumer behaviours with real-time insights and analytics, and responding to unexpected demands
  • Making the most of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data
  • Managing risk when introducing new technologies
  • Developing digital fluency and a technology-proficient risk workforce
Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking

HSBC

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.

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

Jayne Findlay

Global Risk – Strategic Accounts

SAS

Jayne partners with SAS’s most strategic banking customers, working with clients such as HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money to help them deliver transformation programmes.  With over 20 years of experience, Jayne has a particular focus on Risk & Finance, having worked with many banking organisations solving data and analytics challenges including responding to regulations such as IFRS9 and Stress Testing requirements; process efficiency improvements to deliver cost savings; adopting more advanced machine learning techniques to increase revenue and applying analytical process governance and control.  Prior to working with SAS, Jayne spent 6 years in Credit Risk at a UK bank leading their Basel II implementation programme.   

12:3013:30

Networking lunch break

12:30 - 13:30

13:3017:30

Executive boardroom sessions
Interactive discussion sessions hosting impactful conversations and building meaningful connections in the industry

14:30 - 15:20

13:3014:50

Managing expectations, seeing results and avoiding pitfalls: digitally transforming the risk function
Risk boardroom session

13:30 - 14:50

The transformation of the risk function is accelerating, driven by digital innovation. Amid growing appetite to digitise and a wealth of lessons learned over the past two years, this interactive boardroom discussion will explore which areas and applications offer the greatest potential to drive value, how leading firms are balancing rapid transformation using the latest technologies and managing the risks involved.

  • How technology can enable better delivery of customer expectations 
  • Which areas offer the greatest opportunity to drive ROI and competitive advantage
  • Maximising value from cloud and the move to managed services
  • Overcoming regulatory hurdles in introducing new tech
  • Risks to consider when digitally transforming risk functions 

 

Places for this session are secured through pre-registration: please contact [email protected]

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

14:5016:10

The age of automation and robots: finding efficiencies, creating an agile risk function and leveraging technological tools
Risk boardroom session

14:50 - 16:10

  • Efficiencies still to be found in an age of margin improvements
  • Budgetary requirements to invest in relevant technology
  • The roadmap to realising a return
  • Areas of the business to prioritise to serve customers most effectively

16:1017:30

Women in risk: future leaders
Risk boardroom session

16:10 - 17:30

  • The impact of Covid-19 for women in financial services
  • How a changing risk environment has impacted the skills gap at financial institutions
  • Where diversity of thought brought by the presence of women can make the biggest difference
  • New barriers preventing investment in women at financial institutions and how they can be overcome

Places for this session are secured through pre-registration: please contact [email protected]

Nicola Crawford

Chief risk officer

National Bank of Kuwait

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer

AIB

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.

Helena Frumson

Managing director of corporate and business development, Emea

Numerix

Helena Frumson is managing director of corporate and business development, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), at Numerix. She oversees the strategy and expansion of the company’s channel sales and partnership network across Emea. Frumson is responsible for building strategic relationships with key Emea regulatory groups, fintech groups and lobby networks. She is a seasoned sales and business development professional. Early into Frumson's career at Numerix, she aquired several of Numerix’s largest accounts in Emea. Now, she maintains her focus on overseeing key big-ticket collaborations within Numerix’s partner channel. Prior to Joining Numerix, Frumson consulted SunGard (Now FIS) and developed unprecedented growth channels for SuperDerivatives (Now ICE). She also ran a fintech start-up as chief executive and has consulted high-tech start-ups on revenue generation and fund-raising strategies to avoid share-dilution traps. Prior to joining the fintech field in 2003, she served in multiple executive-level sales and operational roles in the fashion industry, generating 100% sales growth in each project. Frumson is a zealous advocate of workplace diversity and leads a global career club for women.

17:3019:00

Networking gala on the roof terrace

17:30 - 19:00

Practical insights and innovative solutions for operational risk professionals. Topics covered include operational risk, legal risk, risk modelling, risk culture and governance, and prudential regulation.

08:0009:00

Registration and refreshments in the Risk Live networking gallery

08:00 - 08:50

08:1008:50

Breakfast briefings

08:10 - 08:45

08:1008:50

Stream

OpRisk breakfast briefing

Financial services regulation: 2022 and beyond

08:10 - 08:45

This briefing will investigate international trends in financial services regulation and offer understanding of navigating regulatory complexities.

Maya Goethals

Director, compliance, and operational risk manager

Bank of America

Richard Flood

Managing director and global head of operational resilience risk

State Street Bank

Andrew Nye

Head, sector resilience division

Prudential Regulation Authority

Andrew Nye has spent over 30 years in the financial sector in industry, consultancy and with the Bank of England (BoE). He is currently head of the sector resilience division at the Prudential Regulation Authority within the BoE. The division leads external engagement on operational and cyber resilience with regulated firms, international regulators and key third-party suppliers. Nye’s role focuses on ensuring the operational resilience of the UK financial sector through firm cyber reviews, industry exercising, international collaboration and managing the UK financial authority's incident response framework.

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.

Stream

OpRisk breakfast briefing

Managing digital risk

08:10 - 08:45

As technology transformations shift the risk landscape, organisations must continuously adapt their approaches to digital risk. This session will explore how cyber, IT risk, resilience, cloud and third-party topics all align within digital risk management.

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking

HSBC

Simon Cox

Chief transformation officer

ServiceNow

Simon Cox collaborates with companies to leverage the ServiceNow platform, helping them optimise growth, innovation and business agility. He unites business and IT stakeholders to drive digital transformation and enterprise streamlining and simplification efforts. Before joining ServiceNow, Cox was the accountable executive for technology resilience at Lloyds Banking Group, where he also led the strategy, design and deployment of the ServiceNow platform across IT, HR, risk, procurement, and payment operations. He has previous experience as chief information officer at TSB Bank and in technology leadership positions at Towergate, Aviva and Norwich Union.

Steve Portway

Managing director, operational risk

Barclays

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.

09:0012:30

Main Stage | Risk Live
Bringing the hottest topics to life across risk management, risk transfer and non-financial risk

09:00 - 12:30

08:5009:00

Main stage welcome remarks
Welcome to the festival of risk management

09:00 - 09:10

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

09:0009:45

Inflation: do risk managers remember the 1980s?
Fireside chat

09:00 - 09:45

Soaring prices are an old problem in a new age. Policy-makers have signalled a willingness to tolerate a surge in unemployment to bring inflation down, but lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in China and the war in Ukraine create inflationary pressures that central banks will struggle to control. Hiking rates too far, too fast could also threaten the significant amounts of debt that have built up during years of rock-bottom rates. This cocktail of conflicting pressures will be tackled by risk managers that have never seen sustained high inflation.  

  • The path of inflation and rates – what to expect  
  • Inflation’s knock-on effects: consumer spending, corporate default risk, market liquidity and market volatility
  • Educating and equipping a risk function to cope with a very old – but simultaneously brand new – set of risks 
  • Tools, tips and tricks for measuring and managing inflation risk
Chris Knight

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.

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Nasreen Kasenally

CRO Asset Management & EMEA & Sustainability

UBS

Nasreen Kasenally is the global chief risk officer and head of sustainability risk at UBS Asset Management. She is a senior risk professional with over 20 years of experience mostly at UBS covering investment banking, asset and wealth management. In her role as chief risk officer, Kasenally is responsible for all financial risks within UBS Asset Management globally and in all the business divisions of UBS Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Within sustainability, she has the oversight of the risks across the group and leads the engagement and positioning to deliver the firm’s purpose and values with regards to sustainability.

10:3011:15

Climate change: a new era of risk

11:45 - 12:30

Climate change has had a profound impact on financial institutions and has quickly become a political, economic and societal priority worldwide. For financial institutions, potential exposure to climate risk is enormous, making it crucial to understand how these growing risks should be managed and measured, and how to seize the opportunities emerging from the shift to a lower-carbon economy.

  • Identifying and controlling core risks  
  • Integrating climate risk into credit risk modelling
  • How regulatory pressures are changing
  • Advances in modelling and risk integration
Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Lukky Ahmed

Co-founder and chief executive

Climate X

Lukky Ahmed is co-founder and chief executive of Climate X, and member of the Forbes Business Council. He has over 15 years of international experience with leading banking and consulting groups. Ahmed has now led multi-million dollar fundraising rounds, securing investment from some of the world’s best venture capital firms, family office firms and angels.

Kunal Motiani

Global Head Climate Risk

Citi

Kunal heads the centralized climate risk team at Citi, responsible for building out and integrating Climate Risk management capabilities into governance and risk processes across the organization.

Prior to his current role, Kunal was the Lead for Country Risk, Portfolio Oversight and Climate Change for the EMEA Region, and Country Risk Officer for Southern Europe.

Kunal started his career at Citi in 2004 in Investment Banking covering Financial Institutions in New York and London, before moving to Risk Management in 2014.

Kunal is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

10:3011:00

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:45

Building agile, fit for purpose and durable risk functions

11:00 - 11:45

  • Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • How financial institutions will upskill, prioritise and cope as they enter a period of high inflation
  • New and fast-evolving emerging risks  
  • Key areas in which risk teams should be agile
Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

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.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

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. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

11:4512:30

Leveraging technology for better, faster decision-making

09:45 - 10:30

Technological change and digitalisation can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of risk functions. Amid a changing risk landscape, this session will explore a range of technological tools that broaden the capabilities of the risk function. The session will showcase a wide range of emerging technologies and focus on how banks and fintech companies are implementing them to facilitate better decision-making processes, reduce credit risk and provide better-tailored financial services.

  • Emerging technology for better risk function decision-making
  • Identifying changing consumer behaviours with real-time insights and analytics, and responding to unexpected demands
  • Making the most of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data
  • Managing risk when introducing new technologies
  • Developing digital fluency and a technology-proficient risk workforce
Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking

HSBC

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.

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

Jayne Findlay

Global Risk – Strategic Accounts

SAS

Jayne partners with SAS’s most strategic banking customers, working with clients such as HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money to help them deliver transformation programmes.  With over 20 years of experience, Jayne has a particular focus on Risk & Finance, having worked with many banking organisations solving data and analytics challenges including responding to regulations such as IFRS9 and Stress Testing requirements; process efficiency improvements to deliver cost savings; adopting more advanced machine learning techniques to increase revenue and applying analytical process governance and control.  Prior to working with SAS, Jayne spent 6 years in Credit Risk at a UK bank leading their Basel II implementation programme.   

12:3013:30

Networking lunch break

12:30 - 13:30

14:3017:30

Executive boardroom sessions
Interactive discussion sessions hosting impactful conversations and building meaningful connections in the industry

14:30 - 15:20

13:3014:20

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

The current climate and ESG risk landscape

13:30 - 14:20

Financial institutions face rapidly increasing supervisory expectations and growing scrutiny as climate and ESG risks climb the global agenda. This briefing will discuss the actions organisations must take to remain compliant.

Rene Ramos

Climate risk executive

JP Morgan Chase

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Head of ESG

Lloyds Banking Group

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

Fincrime and AML: a regulatory review

13:30 - 14:20

This briefing will offer key regulatory reminders for financial institutions, following the FCA's first criminal prosecution under the UK's money laundering regulations.

Kevin Newe

Assistant director, illicit finance threats

HM Revenue & Customs

Cathy Tate

Money laundering reporting officer

Ashman Finance

Denzel Akuffo

Financial crime specialist

Freetrade

14:3015:20

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

Cyber attack scenario session

14:30 - 15:20

  • How do you recover from a successful hack?
  • What is your institution’s real ability to recover from cyber-attack interruptions and what efforts do you make to make sure your suppliers are not too connected?
Praveen Singh

Head of global IT risk and cyber security

ICBC

Geoff White

Author and investigative journalist covering technology

Geoff White is an investigative journalist covering technology, whose work has been featured by BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Sunday Times and more. The twists and turns of his investigations into hacking have informed and entertained audiences from music festivals to political party conferences.

Munesh Vadher

Director, cyber risk

Barclays

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

Staying ahead of the curve: How to assess and treat emerging and rapidly evolving risk

14:30 - 15:20

  • Understanding emerging and rapidly evolving risks
  • Challenges and opportunities – practical tools for creating value and dealing with emerging and rapidly evolving risks
Lisa Nowell

Chief risk officer

Ashman Finance

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.

Ariane Chapelle

Managing partner

Chapelle

Ariane Chapelle is an honorary reader at University College London (UCL) and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in risk. She teaches Operational risk measurement for financial institutions and is a fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving financial organisations and international institutions of all sizes, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the chair of international finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Sucharita Banerjee Lodha

Head of operational risk, governance and controls

AIG

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.

15:3016:20

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

What’s next in TPRM: Rethinking third-party risk

15:30 - 16:20

  • How should you approach TPRM in the face of strict  regulatory requirements and an evolving threat landscape?
  • Learn how to strengthen your approach, safeguard your supply chain and stay compliant
Matthew Browning

Head of cyber oversight

Direct Line Group

Nikki Stoy

Strategic account executive

OneTrust

Ariane Chapelle

Managing partner

Chapelle

Ariane Chapelle is an honorary reader at University College London (UCL) and is an internationally recognised trainer and consultant in risk. She teaches Operational risk measurement for financial institutions and is a fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk..

Chapelle founded and runs her adivsory and training practice in risk management, serving financial organisations and international institutions of all sizes, including central banks and UN agencies. She is a former holder of the chair of international finance at the University of Brussels with backgrounds in internal audit, credit risk and investment risk. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and was formerly head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

Do you know your operational risks from climate change?

15:30 - 16:20

  • Understanding the impact of climate change on operational risk
  • Stressing loss forecasts, scenario analysis and reputation
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.

16:3017:20

Stream

OpRisk boardroom session

Ukraine: managing risk during a geopolitical crisis

16:20 - 17:30

  • How to effectively manage sanctions
  • Gain and share insights on managing the associated risks
  • Discuss the posture post-pandemic and the emergence of substantial geopolitical risk
  • Are we doing enough?
David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

Lisa Nowell

Chief risk officer

Ashman Finance

17:3019:00

Networking gala on the roof terrace

17:30 - 19:00

Where leaders of buy-side risk management and investment strategy meet, learn and get ahead in the new era of risk. Topics covered include risk management and regulation from the point of view of the buy side.

08:0009:00

Registration and refreshments in the Risk Live networking gallery

08:00 - 08:50

08:1008:45

Breakfast briefings

08:10 - 08:45

08:1008:45

Buy-side breakfast briefing | World class asset allocation: building an enduring investment approach

08:10 - 08:45

  • How to build an efficient asset allocation program?
  • Main challenges and opportunities: what are companies doing?
  • Analysing the relatively high valuations for different assets and their implication on products
  • What are the latest solutions available on the market?
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.

Erik Vynckier

Board member

Foresters Friendly Society

Erik Vynckier is board member of Foresters Friendly Society, general partner of InsurTech Venture Partners and chair of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, following a career in investment banking, insurance, asset management and the petrochemical industry. He co-founded European Union initiatives on high performance computing and big data in finance, and co-authored High-performance computing in finance and Tercentenary essays on the philosophy and science of Leibniz.  Erik holds a master of business administration from the London Business School and as chemical engineer from Universiteit Gent.

Sumit Mehta

Head of investment solutions, retirement division

Legal and General

Sumit Mehta is head of investment solutions at Legal and General’s retirement division. He is responsible for investment strategy and portfolio construction of new tranches of pension risk transfer business written in the UK and internationally. Mehta is co-author of Derivatives markets: the new regulatory paradigm, a cross-industry exploration of the impact of regulatory reform on derivative markets. In 2016, he was named in Trade Magazine's Top 40 Rising Stars under 40 for his contribution to innovation in risk transfer. Prior to his current role, Mehta spent eight years at RBS' fixed income division, primarily working with European institutional clients on a variety of rates and credit derivative solutions and running its award-winning inflation structuring desk. He holds a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Victoria Jubilee Tech Institute in Mumbai.

Nell Mackenzie

Investing reporter

Risk.net

Nell Mackenzie covers investors – from asset managers to hedge funds and everything in between. She has previously written about technology and business at the BBC and about banks at Financial News. Mackenzie earned a graduate diploma in financial journalism from City University in London.

09:0012:30

Main Stage | Risk Live
Bringing the hottest topics to life across risk management, risk transfer and non-financial risk

09:00 - 12:30

08:5009:00

Main stage welcome remarks
Welcome to the festival of risk management

09:00 - 09:10

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

09:0009:45

Inflation: do risk managers remember the 1980s?
Fireside chat

09:00 - 09:45

Soaring prices are an old problem in a new age. Policy-makers have signalled a willingness to tolerate a surge in unemployment to bring inflation down, but lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in China and the war in Ukraine create inflationary pressures that central banks will struggle to control. Hiking rates too far, too fast could also threaten the significant amounts of debt that have built up during years of rock-bottom rates. This cocktail of conflicting pressures will be tackled by risk managers that have never seen sustained high inflation.  

  • The path of inflation and rates – what to expect  
  • Inflation’s knock-on effects: consumer spending, corporate default risk, market liquidity and market volatility
  • Educating and equipping a risk function to cope with a very old – but simultaneously brand new – set of risks 
  • Tools, tips and tricks for measuring and managing inflation risk
Chris Knight

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.

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

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. Wood 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, Wood 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 featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Nasreen Kasenally

CRO Asset Management & EMEA & Sustainability

UBS

Nasreen Kasenally is the global chief risk officer and head of sustainability risk at UBS Asset Management. She is a senior risk professional with over 20 years of experience mostly at UBS covering investment banking, asset and wealth management. In her role as chief risk officer, Kasenally is responsible for all financial risks within UBS Asset Management globally and in all the business divisions of UBS Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Within sustainability, she has the oversight of the risks across the group and leads the engagement and positioning to deliver the firm’s purpose and values with regards to sustainability.

09:4510:30

Climate change: a new era of risk

11:45 - 12:30

Climate change has had a profound impact on financial institutions and has quickly become a political, economic and societal priority worldwide. For financial institutions, potential exposure to climate risk is enormous, making it crucial to understand how these growing risks should be managed and measured, and how to seize the opportunities emerging from the shift to a lower-carbon economy.

  • Identifying and controlling core risks  
  • Integrating climate risk into credit risk modelling
  • How regulatory pressures are changing
  • Advances in modelling and risk integration
Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Lukky Ahmed

Co-founder and chief executive

Climate X

Lukky Ahmed is co-founder and chief executive of Climate X, and member of the Forbes Business Council. He has over 15 years of international experience with leading banking and consulting groups. Ahmed has now led multi-million dollar fundraising rounds, securing investment from some of the world’s best venture capital firms, family office firms and angels.

Kunal Motiani

Global Head Climate Risk

Citi

Kunal heads the centralized climate risk team at Citi, responsible for building out and integrating Climate Risk management capabilities into governance and risk processes across the organization.

Prior to his current role, Kunal was the Lead for Country Risk, Portfolio Oversight and Climate Change for the EMEA Region, and Country Risk Officer for Southern Europe.

Kunal started his career at Citi in 2004 in Investment Banking covering Financial Institutions in New York and London, before moving to Risk Management in 2014.

Kunal is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

10:3011:00

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:45

Building agile, fit for purpose and durable risk functions

11:00 - 11:45

  • Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • How financial institutions will upskill, prioritise and cope as they enter a period of high inflation
  • New and fast-evolving emerging risks  
  • Key areas in which risk teams should be agile
Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

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.

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

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. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

11:4512:30

Leveraging technology for better, faster decision-making

09:45 - 10:30

Technological change and digitalisation can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of risk functions. Amid a changing risk landscape, this session will explore a range of technological tools that broaden the capabilities of the risk function. The session will showcase a wide range of emerging technologies and focus on how banks and fintech companies are implementing them to facilitate better decision-making processes, reduce credit risk and provide better-tailored financial services.

  • Emerging technology for better risk function decision-making
  • Identifying changing consumer behaviours with real-time insights and analytics, and responding to unexpected demands
  • Making the most of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data
  • Managing risk when introducing new technologies
  • Developing digital fluency and a technology-proficient risk workforce
Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking

HSBC

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.

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

Jayne Findlay

Global Risk – Strategic Accounts

SAS

Jayne partners with SAS’s most strategic banking customers, working with clients such as HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money to help them deliver transformation programmes.  With over 20 years of experience, Jayne has a particular focus on Risk & Finance, having worked with many banking organisations solving data and analytics challenges including responding to regulations such as IFRS9 and Stress Testing requirements; process efficiency improvements to deliver cost savings; adopting more advanced machine learning techniques to increase revenue and applying analytical process governance and control.  Prior to working with SAS, Jayne spent 6 years in Credit Risk at a UK bank leading their Basel II implementation programme.   

12:3013:30

Networking lunch break

12:30 - 13:30

13:3017:20

Executive boardroom sessions
Interactive discussion sessions hosting impactful conversations and building meaningful connections in the industry

14:30 - 15:20

13:3014:20

Liquidity risk: how much cash investors are holding
Boardroom Buy-Side Risk 1

12:30 - 13:30

  • Adopting liquidity risk management best practices
  • The impact of liquidity risk on market structure
  • Divergence of performance
  • The latest automation tools available
David Epstein

Group ALM and treasury director

Aviva

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.

Trevor Leydon

Head of investment risk control

USS

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.

 

 

Nell Mackenzie

Investing reporter

Risk.net

Nell Mackenzie covers investors – from asset managers to hedge funds and everything in between. She has previously written about technology and business at the BBC and about banks at Financial News. Mackenzie earned a graduate diploma in financial journalism from City University in London.

14:3015:20

Optimising your IT landscape: finding the right solutions for your organisation
Buy-side boardroom session 2

13:30 - 14:50

  • Firms' preparedness to implement changes
  • The latest challenges and how to ensure your digitalisation journey is on track
  • Technology and innovation strategies
  • Best practices in building a cyber security framework
Nikitas Psyllakis

Managing director, global and Emea chief operating officer, and UK country officer

DWS Group

Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Founder and managing partner

Tellurian Capital Management

Jean-Marc is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, an investment management firm focused on commodity derivatives strategies that is also active in the financial technology investment sector. Before founding Tellurian in 2007, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas, where he managed the global commodity derivatives trading business from 1995 to 2006. Bonnefous was an early investor in blockchain technology and was a board observer at Clearmatics, a core blockchain infrastructure company. In addition, he is a professor adjunct in finance at the IE business school in Madrid.

Nell Mackenzie

Investing reporter

Risk.net

Nell Mackenzie covers investors – from asset managers to hedge funds and everything in between. She has previously written about technology and business at the BBC and about banks at Financial News. Mackenzie earned a graduate diploma in financial journalism from City University in London.

Barry Lowe

Senior vice-president, capital markets

KWA Analytics

15:3016:20

ESG and climate risk: implementing a best-in-class risk management framework
Buy-side boardroom session 3

14:50 - 16:10

  • The requirements climate risk regulations could bring
  • Overcoming the lack of historical ESG data: the major initiatives in the industry
  • Inequality and social unrest: measuring the social components
  • The war in Ukraine: the impact on oil and gas
  • A cost/benefit analysis of issues at the front of risk managers' minds
Alain Robert-Dautun

Head of risk management

Sycomore Asset Management

Alain Robert-Dautun has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and asset management, including in hedge funds investment and risk management. Before joining Sycomore Asset Management in 2006 as head of risk management, he was senior investment analyst and member of the investment team at Allianz Alternative Asset Management, before which, he was portfolio manager for a long short equity fund for CPR Asset Management. Previously, Robert-Dautun has served as head of new products development for JP Morgan, head of asset allocation for State Street Global Advisors and quantitative analyst for Sinopia Asset Management. He holds a master's degree in statistics from the Paris Institute of Statistics, is a CFA charterholder and is member of the Institute of Actuaries. Robert-Dautun is a member of the risk commission for the French Asset Management Association.

 

Himanshu Patel

Head of risk management group, Europe

Vanguard

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.

Alpesh Doshi

Partner

Redcliffe Capital

Alpesh Doshi is a thought leader that focuses on how organisations can transform and future-proof their businesses using emerging technologies – particularly big data, analytics and blockchain. He is focused on innovative thinking and practical strategies to add value for his clients fast and often, introducing an agile approach of working to digital transformation.

Navin Rauniar

Partner and managing director

Tata Consultancy Services

Navin Rauniar leads the Libor transition initiative of Tata Consultancy Services' banking, financial services and insurance business unit. He has 18 years of industry experience assisting large investment banks and capital market clients in responding to risk and regulatory requirements. Rauniar has significant experience working on cross-functional programmes spanning front office, risk,finance and compliance groups and speaks regularly at Libor transition events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and economics from Brunel University in London.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied history at the University of Durham and speaks French.

16:3017:20

Modelling novel (exogenous) risks with alternative data: managing risk and optimising performance
Buy-side boardroom session 4

16:10 - 17:30

  • Leveraging alternative data to model novel risks such as climate, ESG and geo-political risks

  • Challenges and approaches to integrate financial and exogenous risks and model interdependencies

  • Supporting effective asset-allocation and optimising performance across financial and novel risks
Boryana Racheva-Iotova

Senior vice-president and global head of quantitative analytics and risk

FactSet

Boryana Racheva-Iotova, co-founder of FinAnalytica and former global head of risk at Bisam, is senior vice-president in charge of risk research and cognity operations at FactSet. She has over 15 years of experience in building risk and quant portfolio management software solutions. Before founding FinAnalytica, Racheva-Iotova led the implementation of a Monte-Carlo based value-as-risk calculation to meet Basel II requirements at SGZ Bank, as well as the development of six patented methodologies for FinAnalytica. She holds a master of science degree in probability and statistics from Sofia University and a doctor of science magna cum laude from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Anthony Fossati

Vice President, Head of Global ESG Sales

FactSet

Mr. Fossati is Vice President, Global Head of ESG Sales at FactSet and came from the Truvalue Labs acquisition. He was one of the original employees to help build the Truvalue Labs business. Mr. Fossati has worked in the financial services industry for the last 12+ years, including several global banks focusing on fixed income and trading. He received a B.S. from Lehigh University as a Finance Major.

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

17:3019:00

Networking gala on the roof terrace

17:30 - 19:00

Where FX traders meet, network and exchange cutting-edge ideas​ about trading, infrastructure, technology, data and regulation.

08:0009:00

Registration and refreshments in the Risk Live networking gallery

08:00 - 08:50

09:0009:10

Opening remarks

09:00 - 09:10

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

09:1009:50

FX trade execution and navigating fragmented markets

09:00 - 09:45

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  • Execution and automation challenges
  • Changing market structure
  • Proliferating trading venues and increased fragmentation
  • FX execution algorithms 
  • Liquidity pools
  • Peer-to-peer trading versus primary single dealer
Roland White

Global head of institutional sales

LMAX Exchange

Roland White is global head of institutional sales at LMAX Exchange. He is responsible for advancing LMAX Exchange's global growth agenda in the institutional segment, leading the institutional sales team and deepening relationships with institutions internationally. White has 28 years of institutional foreign exchange expertise and a wealth of capital markets experience from a career spent leading FX sales and trading desks at major global banks and FX brokers. Prior to joining LMAX Exchange, he was head of electronic FX sales at Commerzbank and led international sales teams at EBS, Cognotec, Reuters, Citigroup and Standard Chartered. In addition, White served as vice-president of the financial markets association, ACI UK, between 2002 and 2007.

David Wilkins

Head of FICC execution services, Emea and global e-FX sales

Goldman Sachs

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

David Turner

Head of Emea foreign exchange trading

BlackRock

09:5010:30

Macro policy debate: will diverging central bank policies be the new normal for FX markets?

09:50 - 10:30

  • How Russia's invasion of Ukraine has impacted monetary policy
  • Whether inflation will be a long-term factor for FX markets
  • Who will come out on top: G10 or emerging markets
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

Elliot Hentov

Head of macro policy research

State Street Global Advisors

Elliot Hentov is head of macro policy research in State Street Global Advisors' global macro team. He is responsible for research and thought leadership, linking policy impulses to financial markets and economics, and is the company's chief geopolitical strategist. Hentov joined State Street from Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings group where he was a director and lead analyst for sovereigns and government-related entities in central, eastern and Mediterranean Europe. Before that, he served as a political affairs officer at the UN's headquarters in New York, advising senior officials on political and economic issues in the Middle East and Europe. Hentov holds a PhD from Princeton University and a master's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and has authored publications in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Business TimesForeign Policy, and Washington Quarterly. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.

 

David Page

Head of macroeconomic research

AXA Investment Managers

David Page is head of macroeconomic research at AXA Investment Managers. He manages a global team of 10 economists and strategists, is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and other global media. Page joined AXA Investment Managers in July 2014 as a senior economist to provide economics coverage on US and UK economies. He has written extensively on the US economy, covering elections, fundamental monetary policy debates and issues of fiscal stimulus. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Page worked for four years at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as a senior economist, primarily covering the UK economy. During this time, he was twice voted the top forecaster in the region in 2011 and 2012 (and came third in 2013). Prior to this, Page worked for 10 years at Investec Bank as a global economist, primarily covering the UK and European economies. Before this, he spent five years in the Government Economic Service, initially working for the energy regulator before joining the UK Debt Management Office – an executive agency of HM Treasury – at its inception in 1998, considering issues of primary issuance for the UK gilt market. Page holds a masters of science degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of York.

 

10:3011:00

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:40

Next-generation FX markets: innovation and technology

11:30 - 12:15

  • Using artificial intelligence to inform better data decision-making
  • Leveraging data to anticipate market swings and achieve best execution in an increasingly volatile environment
  • Harnessing electronic execution, trade automation, central limit order books and algos to find liquidity
  • How buy-side firms are utilising technology and analytics to drive trading decisions
  • The future of algorithmic trading and robots  
Hasan Amjad

Head of execution risk

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Hasan Amjad is head of execution risk at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and is responsible for the identification and mitigation of risk for all aspects of execution across the firm. He has over 10 years of experience building financial execution infrastructure and holds a PhD in computer science and masters of science degree in mathematics from Cambridge and Oxford.

John Stead

Global head of pre-sales

smartTrade

John Stead is global head of pre-sales at smartTrade Technologies. He and his team are responsible for understanding client business requirements and showing how smartTrade can add long-term demonstrable value. Stead has over 15 years of experience in e-FX, working with sell-side clients, real money, brokers and hedge funds. As well as FX, he is particularly focused on the crypto market, the synergies between the asset classes and the benefits it can bring to the wider industry.

Samir Sheldenkar

Director of applied data science

causaLens

Alexander McDonald

CEO

European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA) (LEBA)

Alexander McDonald has been CEO of European Venues and Intermediaries Association (“EVIA”), since 2009. In the decade until 2020 he was also responsible for SONIA which was subsequently taken over by Bank of England as the UK RFR. Prior to joining WMBA, Alex has spent his career as Managing Director in the Treasury and Trading divisions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, before moving into Fund Management where he worked for Bluecrest, Olea and BSAM as either Portfolio Manager or Principle. He holds an MA from Cambridge University in Geophysics/Geochemistry. 

He has over twenty years of experience as a market maker, franchise leader, macro trader and portfolio manager, focusing on risk in commodities, fixed income and currencies worldwide. Additionally, he was a director, in charge of Emerging Markets and currency trading at CSFB for eight years, and prior to that he was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs on their fixed-income proprietary trading desk. He joined JP Morgan in 1988 and subsequently traded

11:4012:20

Evolution of FX algos

12:15 - 13:00

  • How banks are adapting algos to become a permanent tool for clients
  • Whether algo adoption will increase as more FX asset classes turn to electronification
  • How necessary voice execution will be in the future for bespoke, exotic FX products
  • Whether other segments such as swaps and options will electronify fully
Asif Razaq

Global head of FX algo execution

BNP Paribas

Asif Razaq is an experienced foreign exchange algo trader with over 15 years of experience developing electronic trading platforms. He has a masters of science degree in artificial intelligence (AI) and joined BNP Paribas from Citi, where he worked on various initiatives including e-FX pricing engines and algorithmic trading. Utilising his experience in AI, Razaq developed and launched Cortex iX, a cutting-edge FX algorithmic execution platform that has been highly acclaimed by clients and industry experts globally.

Rafael Wyss

Head of foreign exchange and commodity advisory, Zurich

Credit Suisse

Allan Guild

Director

Hilltop Walk Consulting

12:2013:20

Networking and lunch break

13:00 - 13:45

13:2013:50

Artificial intelligence and over-the-counter markets

13:20 - 13:50

Roel Oomen

Global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading

Deutsche Bank

Roel is the global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading at Deutsche Bank. He started his industry career as a quant in electronic cash equity trading in 2006 and subsequently held various roles in electronic FX spot trading, including co-head of the business. Oomen holds a PhD in econometrics, is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics and has been published widely on the econometric analysis of high-frequency data and FX trading.

13:5014:30

The new phase of volatility trading

15:30 - 16:15

  • Whether the FX markets have turned a corner in terms of volatility levels
  • The impact of volatility on pricing/spreads
  • How this risk is being managed
  • How banks and hedge funds are positioning themselves in the options market
Chris Turner

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

ING

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.

Frederik Fischer

Director and senior portfolio manager, multi-asset and commodity funds

Allianz Global Investors

Frederik Fischer is a director and senior portfolio manager for multi-asset and commodity funds at Allianz Global Investors. He is also global co-head of the financial services commodity group that advises the Fundamental Multi Asset Investment Committee on commodity investments. Fischer joined Allianz Global Investors in 2004 and has held previous roles as overlay portfolio manager and business manager in the chief information office. During the first two years of his professional career, he rotated through various asset management departments and started his investment career in the metals and mining equity research team. Fischer gained international experience working for the chief executive office at the National Stock Exchange in San Jose, Costa Rica. Frederik holds a bachelors of science degree in business administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management University and a master of business administration degree from IE University Madrid. He is an investment fund professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute charter holder.

David Woolcock

Director, business consulting

Eurobase

14:3015:00

Global Foreign Exchange Committee keynote fireside chat

14:30 - 15:00

Richard de Roos

Head of corporate and investment banking operations

Standard Bank

Richard de Roos is head of corporate and investment banking operations at Standard Bank. He joined the Standard Bank foreign exchange dealing team in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1985 before being transferred to Botswana as head of global markets in 1992. De Roos returned to South Africa in 1995, working in various capacities in FX sales before being appointed head of FX sales in 2000 and then head of FX in 2006. He assumed responsibility for liquid FX in Standard Bank’s international offices in 2010, and in 2014 was tasked with the responsibility for FX in Standard Bank’s 'rest of Africa' businesses. In 2017 he was appointed group head of FX, taking responsibility for all aspects of FX Across the Standard Bank Group.

Andrea Maechler

Member, governing board

Swiss National Bank

Andrea Maechler is a member of the governing board at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the first woman to occupy a board position. She is also head of the bank's Department III (money markets, foreign exchange, asset management, banking operations and IT). Maechler's early career took her to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the UN Conference on Trade and Development  and the World Trade Organization. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an economist at the SNB Financial Stability unit. Maechler then moved to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she occupied a number of senior positions. From 2012 to 2014, during a sabbatical from the IMF, she worked for the European Systemic Risk Board. Upon returning to the IMF, she was appointed deputy division chief in the global markets analysis division. Maechler studied economics at the University of Toronto, and then at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where she obtained her master's degree in international economics. Following a period of study at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration in Lausanne, she obtained a PhD in international economics from the University of California, in 2000. Maechler is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

15:0015:30

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

15:3016:10

Making payment-versus-payment FX settlement more accessible

10:30 - 11:00

  • Settlement deficiencies
  • Reducing risk and increasing resilience
  • Current limitations to accessing payment versus payment
  • Whether there will be a multi-FX settlement model
Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

Jerome Kemp

President

Baton Systems

Jerome Kemp is president of Baton Systems. Prior to his current tenure, Jerome was an independent consultant and senior advisor to the company. Kemp has over 35 years’ experience in capital markets and has previously held the position of global head of futures, clearing and collateral at Citi, with his responsibilities expanding in 2018 to cover the bank’s foreign exchange prime brokerage business. During this time, he built the cleared derivatives business to a position of global leadership. Kemp also spent 18 years at JP Morgan, where he rose to global co-head of the futures and options and over-the-counter clearing business. He was chair of the Futures Industry Association Board from 2018 to 2020. Kemp holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Lukasz Czarkowski

Global Trade Services Operations Consultant

Franklin Templeton

16:1016:50

FX clearing and market structure

13:45 - 14:30

  • How the final phase of the uncleared margin rules (UMR) and the standardised approach to counterparty credit reforms will impact market structure
  • How margin rules will alter the derivatives market
  • Whether UMR will encourage greater use of FX futures
Heli Khandelia

Head of international change management

Apollo Global Management

Heli Khandelia is head of international change management at Apollo Global Management. She is responsible for managing and delivering a  of changes across various business areas in Europe. Khandelia has delivered a range of large-scale, cross-functional business change and regulatory programmes. Her expertise covers multiple asset classes, building and managing high-performing teams and leading multi-disciplined projects from inception to delivery. Khandelia has worked for global banks and consulting firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds and KPMG. She is skilled in programme and project management, governance, regulatory risk and compliance, business change, operations and technology. Khandelia holds a master's degree in applied computing technologies from Northumbria University.

David Reid

Managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage

Deutsche Bank

Dave Reid is managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was at Citi for 12 years where he was responsible for prime brokerage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia. Before this he held roles in prime brokerage and e-FX at AIG Financial Products, Atriax and ANZ Investment Bank, and derivatives sales and trading roles for Swiss Bank Corporation. 

Tobias Rank

Head of FX product sales

Eurex

Tobias is responsible for FX Product Sales at Eurex. In this capacity, he oversees all sales activities for listed FX derivatives and OTC NDF Clearing. Before, he held various positions within the FX derivatives team since 2017 focusing on business development, product design and commercialization.

 

Tobias started his professional career with Eurex Sales Asia in 2013 to work on major strategic trading and clearing projects.

Loic Moreau

Global head of risk and operations

LCH

Loic Moreau is global head of risk and operations at LCH ForexClear. He is responsible for overseeing the global risk and operations teams in London, New York and Sydney. Before joining ForexClear as a risk manager in 2011, Moreau developed risk and trading pricing models at Barclays. His previous roles include consultancy work at Crédit Agricole, where he focused on risk and trading implementation. Moreau holds a degree in economics, specialising in post-trade finance from Lumière University Lyon 2, where he now lectures. 

Paul Houston

Managing Director, Global Head of FX Products

CME Group

16:5017:30

Looking to the future of wholesale crypto markets and the impact on FX

16:15 - 17:00

  • Strategically integrating crypto into FX desks
  • How crypto will impact FX and the future outlook for trading desks
  • The feasibility of introducing crypto as a reserve currency for central banks
  • The role of liquidity providers, how they connect and the instruments required
  • Infrastructure challenges and security concerns
Sven Schubert

Senior investment strategist

Vontobel Asset Management

Sven Schubert is senior investment strategist in the multi-asset investment department at Vontobel Asset Management. He joined the organisation in July 2011 as a currency specialist and economist for emerging markets. Prior to joining Vontobel, Schubert worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking for over six years, as an emerging markets and FX strategist. In 2005 he joined Credit Suisse's PhD programme and worked as emerging markets economist. From 2000 to 2004, Schubert worked in various positions for Dresdner Bank, the German Institute of Economic Research and the Max Planck Institute. He holds a master's degree and PhD in economics from the Free University of Berlin.

Edmond Goh

Head of trading

B2C2

Thomas Wind

Senior vice-president

Aros Capital

Thomas Wind is senior vice-president of Aros Capital, having worked in the financial sector for more than 20 years. Over the past seven years he helped start and run a multi-family office within wealth and asset management. Wind has worked primarily within investment advice, risk-taking, trading within currency, interest rates and money markets, and has headed departments in these areas. He has a strong focus on return optimisation and portfolio composition for his clients, as well as the banks he has worked for.

Tom Rees

Head of crypto trading

Eisler Capital

Tom Rees is head of crypto trading at Eisler Capital.He focuses on on a variety of systematic and discretionary strategies. Prior to joining Eisler, Rees spent seven years at Deutsche Bank as an e-FX quant trader.

Nikita Fadeev

Partner and head

Fasanara Capital

17:3017:35

Closing remarks

17:30 - 17:35

Joe Parsons

Global markets deputy editor

Risk.net and FX Markets

Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.

17:3519:00

Drinks on the roof terrace to celebrate the 20th edition of the FX Markets e-FX Awards
Recognising the dedication, skill and creativity that market participants put into the growing and evolving world of electronic FX trading

17:35 - 19:00