2023 Speakers

2022 Speakers

Our expert risk management, risk transfer, operational risk and FX trading speakers

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.

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.

Nick Silitch

Former- chief risk officer


Sebastjan Smodis

AM EMEA CRO and Global Head of Investment Risk


Hanna Sarraf

Chief risk strategy officer

Starling Bank

Hanna Sarraf is a senior risk management executive, with over twenty five years’ experience in developing and implementing risk and regulatory management frameworks that deliver effective results in the financial services industry. He is currently the Chief Risk Strategy Officer at Starling Bank and was previously the Group Chief Risk Officer at Bankmed, a regional corporate, retail and private banking organisation with operations across the EMEA region. Prior to joining Bankmed, Hanna was the Group Executive, Head of Risk Strategy at Bank of Ireland and previously held senior risk and regulatory management consulting roles at Ernst & Young, KPMG and Accenture in the UK and globally.

Hanna’s international industry and client consulting experience spans a wide range of risk and regulatory management roles both at the strategic and execution levels gained with leading financial services organisations across all major industry segments in a wide number of geographic markets.

He holds a Specialised Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and an MSc in Finance from Dauphine University in France. He has authored many articles on financial risk management and is a frequent speaker at leading UK and international conferences.

Trevor Leydon

Global chief risk officer

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

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



Thomas Sheedy

Head of investment risk EMEA


Jasper Livingsmith

Director, Treasury


Julien Cuisinier

Head of Investment and Credit Risk

Artemis Fund Management

Julien joined Artemis in November 2019 to build their investment risk capabilities from the ground up including Market risk, credit risk, Liquidity risk & ESG risk oversight across all the mandates managed on behalf of clients. Prior to Artemis, Julien headed the front office investment risk team at Janus Henderson covering the EMEA mandates across asset classes. His responsibilities covered market risk advisory and oversight, liquidity risk management and support into the front office governance framework including best execution and product governance support.  Julien graduated from Brussels Free University in 2004 in Applied Economics and has completed the Certificate for Quantitative Finance and the CFA program.

Duncan Wood

Global editorial director


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.

Andreea Petreanu

Head of Credit Risk

Mizuho International

Andreea Petreanu is currently Head of Credit Risk Management at Mizuho International in London. Over the past 20 years, she has had various risk management roles with global investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and VTB Capital. Andreea is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of Globalworth, a leading real estate investment company in Central and Eastern listed on AIMS with portfolio value over EUR3bn.  Andreea’s educational background includes an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and an MSc in Insurance and Risk Management from City University, CASS Business School. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

Salvatore Bilotta

EMEA Head of Credit RIsk Management


Lu Li

Managing director and head of investment risk management for EMEA & APAC


Ilja Faerman

MD, Financial Engineering – EMEA


Ilja Faerman is vice-president and head of client solutions group at Numerix. He has successfully delivered projects across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, covering pricing of complex derivatives in multiple asset classes and calculating market and counterparty credit risk figures for large portfolios of simple and complex instruments. Prior to joining Numerix, Faerman worked as a financial engineer and model validation analyst at Thomson Reuters. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business and computer science from the University of Rostock and an masters of science degree in finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Dina Tsarapkina

Co-Founder & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Syncretic Capital

Dina Tsarapkina is the Co-Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Syncretic Capital, a new cyclical multi-strategy hedge fund focused on digital asset markets. Prior to launching Syncretic Capital, Dina was at Bridgewater Associates for 4+ years where she worked for Co-Chief Investment Officer Bob Prince, prototyping new investment and portfolio concepts, as well as in trading analytics assessing trade execution and market liquidity. Alongside her co-founder Ross Tan, she helped originate and lead Bridgewater’s research on the crypto and digital assets space from late 2020. Prior to her time at Bridgewater, she worked as a quant at Goldman Sachs within private markets, and in exotic derivatives at Scotiabank. She has a Master in Quantitative Finance from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Scientific Computing & Numerical Methods (1st in class), and Financial Modelling (also 1st in class) from the University of Western Ontario. 


Phil Harding

Commercial editor


Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Managing partner

Tellurian Capital Management

Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the digital assets and commodity sectors. Mr. Bonnefous has managed since 2007 a number of institutional funds and investment strategies. He is the investment manager for the Tellurian ExoAlpha Systematic Digital Asset fund, a long/short hedge fund strategy. Prior to launching Tellurian Capital, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas from 1992 and 2006, based in New York and London, where he built and ran the Global Commodity Derivatives business. Mr Bonnefous is also an operating partner at Tioga Capital, a blockchain VC fund, a board member of Trakx.io, a digital assets marketplace, as well as an advisor in Finteum, a peer-to-peer FX liquidity marketplace.


Himanshu Patel

Head of risk management group, Europe


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

Antonello Russo

Managing director


Antonello Russo is a Managing Director with BlackRock’s Risk and Quantitative Analysis department. Antonello is head of investment risk management for iShares ETFs and institutional index strategies across segregated accounts and commingled funds in EMEA. He is also the global lead for the integration of sustainable investment governance within the Index Strategies risk management framework.

Over the course of his career at BlackRock, Antonello fulfilled risk leadership roles for Trading and Liquidity Strategies and Alternative Investments.

Before joining BlackRock, Mr Russo was Head of Risk for the investment management arm of Beazley plc., a Lloyds of London insurer. Earlier on, he worked for Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director on the collateralized equity financing and prime brokerage sales desk.

Mr Russo holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in Monetary and Financial Economics.

Julien Haye

Global head of non-financial risk

Fidelity International

Julien Haye joined Fidelity International (FIL) in July 2017 as head of non-financial risk and has over twenty years’ experience in the financial industry. In his current role, he partners with FIL’s top management and board, leveraging risk insights to improve the firm’s operating model efficiency and product offering through effective risk management and culture, and to continuously improve the firm’s client outcome and journey. Haye joined Fidelity from DWS, where his role was global conduct officer and UK chief risk officer. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2012, where he held various positions in risk oversight and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process, before joining the three lines of defence programme as risk and control assessment lead. Haye has worked for several financial services institutions in treasury, risk, capital management, programme management and trading.

Trevor Leydon

Global chief risk officer

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

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



Sanne de Boer

Director of quantitative equity research

Voya Investment Management

Sanne de Boer is director of Quantitative Equity Research at Voya Investment Management responsible for overseeing the firm’s quantitative equity research agenda. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior research analyst for quantitative strategies for Invesco. Previously, he was a research analyst for global quantitative equities at QS Investors as well as ING Investment Management, Voya’s predecessor firm. Sanne’s research has been published in the Journal of Asset Management, the Journal of Index Investing, and the Journal of Investing. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Econometrics cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Richard Berner

Clinical professor of finance, co-director, the Volatility and Risk Institute

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor Berner served as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established the OFR to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Council’s member organizations and the public. The OFR’s mission is to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis.

He was counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury from April 2011 to 2013. His principal responsibilities included advising the Secretary on financial and regulatory issues and starting up the Office of Financial Research.

Professor Berner was a managing director, chief US economist at Morgan Stanley from 1999 to 2011 and co-head of Global Economics from 2008 to 2011.

He was executive vice president and chief economist at Mellon Bank, and a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee (1992-99). Previously, he served as a principal and senior economist for Morgan Stanley, as a director and senior economist for Salomon Brothers (1985-91), as economist for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (1982-85) and as director of the Washington, DC, office of Wharton Econometrics (1980-82).

Professor Berner served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve in Washington, where he co-directed the Fed’s model-based forecast and was a member of the team that developed the Fed’s first multi-country model used for international policy analysis (1972-80). He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and at George Washington University.

He is an advisor to FinRegLab, an innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and promote a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. He is a member of the Milken Fintech initiative, led by former OCC head Tom Curry and former Treasury official Melissa Koide. He is a senior advisor to MacroPolicy Perspectives, an economic consulting firm. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of HData, which helps data companies involved in RegTech and Legal Tech solutions. He is a member of the IMF panel of experts for financial stability.

Professor Berner has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn Institute for Economic Research and a member of the Board of Advisors of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. He served as an associate for the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group II. He is a Past President and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics and is the past chair of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Bond Market Association. He is the winner of forecasting awards from Market News and the National Association for Business Economics, the 2007 recipient of the William Butler Award for Excellence in Business Economics and has been a member of Time’s Board of Economists.

He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1968, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He researched his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Klein, and was funded by SSRC-Ford Foundation grants at both the University of Louvain, Belgium, and at the University of Bologna, Italy, from 1971-72.

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.

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.


Renato Zaffuto

Global chief investment officer

Fideuram Investments

Renato Zaffuto

Head of Investment Solutions

Fideuram Asset Management

Managing Director at Fideuram Asset Management UK since March 2020.

Chief Investment Officer at Fideuram Investments from 2016 to 2020.Responsible for equites at Fideuram Asset Management Ireland from 2014 to April 2016.

Previously he held senior positions at ABN AMRO Asset Management SGR, Banca MPS, Capitalgest SGR (Gruppo UBI), IMI-Fideuram Asset Management and Unicredit.

Graduated with honours in Economics and Business Administration from Pavia University, where he also earned a Masters Degree in Finance and Control. He is Chartered Accountant, Financial Auditor and registered with the Register of Financial Advisors.

Richard Bravery

Managing director, risk and quantitative analysis


Richard Bravery, Managing Director, is a member of the BlackRocks Risk and Quantitative Analysis team. Since 2017 he has been the head of the EMEA Equity Risk team based in London where he is responsible for the investment risk management of the active equity strategies within the region. Prior to this he held roles within BlackRocks Behavioural Finance team and he also spent more than 10 years within BlackRock Solutions as the EMEA Head of the Financial Modelling Group, building risk models and analytics solutions, having started his career as a software engineer at Mercury Asset Management.

Mr. Bravery holds an undergraduate degree in Medical Physics and a postgraduate degree in Information Technology from University College London.

Alpesh Doshi


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.

Eoin Murray

Head of investment

Federated Hermes Limited

Eoin is Head of Investment and a member of the Senior Management Team for Federated Hermes Limited based in London. Eoin joined in January 2015 with almost 30 years’ investment experience. Eoin leads the Investment Office, which is responsible to clients for the investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’. He is also the Executive sponsor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Eoin is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, Past Master of the Guild of Investment Managers, and a Fellow of the RSA. He is a member of the Exmoor Search and Rescue team, a fully qualified Swift-water Rescue Instructor, a Powerboat Rescue Operator, a Flood Water Incident Manager, and a Member of the Institute of Search & Technical Rescue. Eoin earned an MA (Hons) in Economics and Law from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Warwick Business School. Additionally, he has a Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University, a Certificate in Inclusive Leadership through Behavioural Science from the LSE, and a Diploma in Specialist Rescue from Coventry University.  He is currently studying for a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture at the University of St Andrews.


Richard Jones

Head of investment risk analysis and senior expert risk manager

AXA Investment Managers

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.

Cinzia Dicorato-Rura

Head of EMEA operational resilience risk

State Street

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


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.

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.

Wei Pang Bennett

Deputy general manager, chief risk officer

China Construction Bank

Dan Davis

Chief risk officer

National Employment Savings Trust

Bob Barclay

Risk manager


Bob Barclay has over forty years financial services experience gained in both domestic and international environments.

During his 17 years of operational risk and 19 years of internal audit experience he has specialised in consumer products, fiduciary, asset management, private banking, securities servicing, stockbroking and commercial banking with firms including RBS, Citibank (that included two years in Australia as Internal Audit Manager), BNY Mellon and Société Générale. He currently holds the position of Risk Manager at ABN AMRO Bank N.V., UK Branch and is a member of the bank’s Conduct and Ethics committee. Bob has also been involved in the implementation and embedment of risk management frameworks during periods of major regulatory change and has held senior risk management roles that has required dealing with external stakeholders including clients, Regulators and external auditors.

Bob is a member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, the CISI Risk Forum Committee and the Association of Foreign Banks Operational Risk Committee

Alex Densum

Vice president, operational resilience


Eelco Van-Dijk

Former senior operational risk analyst capital management, ING

Independent expert

Eelco van Dijk joined ING Bank in 2008 and started working in the modelling and scenario team of Group Operational Risk.

Since 2013 ING reports operational risk regulatory capital according to the AMA model.

The AMA model uses among other internal loss events. Therefore Eelco deals with many aspects of internal loss events (data quality, completeness, etc)

Prior to moving to ING Eelco worked at ABN AMRO in a variety of risk roles for almost 20 years.

Eelco is member of the Risk Committee of the Dutch VBA CFA chapter  


Sean Titley

Director of enterprise and operational risk

Metro Bank (UK)

Julien Haye

Global head of non-financial risk

Fidelity International

Julien Haye joined Fidelity International (FIL) in July 2017 as head of non-financial risk and has over twenty years’ experience in the financial industry. In his current role, he partners with FIL’s top management and board, leveraging risk insights to improve the firm’s operating model efficiency and product offering through effective risk management and culture, and to continuously improve the firm’s client outcome and journey. Haye joined Fidelity from DWS, where his role was global conduct officer and UK chief risk officer. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2012, where he held various positions in risk oversight and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process, before joining the three lines of defence programme as risk and control assessment lead. Haye has worked for several financial services institutions in treasury, risk, capital management, programme management and trading.

Nitesh Patel

Group operational risk director

Lloyds Banking Group

Merlin Linehan

Risk manager


Merlin Linehan is a Risk Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is also a regular commentator and speaker on geopolitical and climate topics.

Sanjeev Tuli, head of operational risk audit, HSBC
Sanjeev Tuli

Regional head of global operational risk audit


Praveen Singh

Head of global IT risk and cyber security


Richard Flood

Managing director and global head of operational resilience risk

State Street Bank

Sam Barrett

Researcher (climate adaptation), climate change

International Institute for Environment and Development

Jeff Simmons

Chief risk officer, Emea

MUFG Securities



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.

Myriam Sifaoui

Global emerging chief operating officer - director

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB



Marcus Butt

Managing director prime services

NatWest Markets

Prior to taking responsibility for FX Prime Services, Marcus was responsible for sales across Prime Brokerage, Futures & OTC Clearing and for the OTC Clearing product in EMEA.

Before joining RBS, Marcus spend 17 years at UBS where he held a number of roles in Prime Services, Securities Lending and FX

Stephane Malrait

Global head of market structure and innovation for financial markets

ING Bank

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, at ING Bank. Stephane is responsible for following the market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is leading innovation activities internal to ING and also external partnerships and developments with Fintech companies. He actively contributes to industry working groups to represent ING Bank.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset eCommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market, and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading ING's Financial Market Innovation strategy and also working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the client trading activities and transform how the trading floor operates.

Stephane is also a board member for several Fintech market initiatives and trading associations. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association - an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. Here, he has chaired the ACI FX Committee, representing the views of professionals in the FX sector. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group working on the BIS Global FX code of conduct working groups.

Conception Alonso

Head of section – international markets

European Central Bank

Conception Alonso is the head of the International Markets Section in the Directorate General Market Operations at the ECB.

She has been working at the ECB since its inception where she first worked as economist in the Directorate General International Relations. She joined the Directorate Market Operations in 2004 and was involved in the implementation of monetary policy. From 2007 to 2016, she has primarily focused on the design and the implementation of non-standard monetary policy measures (fixed rate full allotment policy, longer term refinancing operations) and in particular the assets purchase programmes (ABSPP, CBPP3 and CSPP). She is heading the International Markets Section since November 2016 and is responsible for FX related matters, market intelligence in several market segments and the management of the ECB’s foreign reserves.

Lisa Dukes

Co-founder of treasury consultant

Dukes & King

Lisa has over 15 years experience across senior roles spanning treasury, corporate finance & complex derivatives. More recently Lisa co-founded the corporate finance and risk management firm Dukes & King, putting this value driven expertise into practice for a greater number of corporates and funds. She is active in sharing corporate best practice in the application and development of value optimising risk management featuring in a number of global publications. Over the last few years in particular her focus has been structuring innovative new solutions, spanning the entire corporate finance spectrum. These multi-faceted derivatives and treasury solutions consider and balance the often competing factors to deliver the end-to-end solutions, many of which have won awards and high commendations. Lisa is also a member of the FX Joint Standing Committee chaired by the Bank of England and is the UK Representative to the Global FX Committee for the private sector.

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.


Allan Guild


Hilltop Walk Consulting

Bhupen Velani

Global head, transactional FX trading

Bank of America

Itay Tuchman

Former global head of foreign exchange, Citi

Independent FX markets expert

Francesco Pesole

FX strategist


Arnob Biswas

FX macro-strategist

SMC Global Securities

Viraj Patel

Senior strategist and partner

Vanda research

Viraj is a Senior Strategist and joined Vanda in 2020 from Arkera where he was Head of Macro & Geopolitics Research. Prior to this, Viraj worked as an FX Strategist at ING and had roles at Barclays Wealth and the Bank of England. Viraj graduated in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.

Nikita Fadeev


Fasanara Capital

Hinrich Wilhelm Paul

Global head of financial markets


Hinrich Paul joined Commerzbank in 2010 starting his career in the inhouse consultancy of
Commerzbank. After serving as Executive Assistant for the IB CEO Hinrich joined the trading
desk of Commerzbank’s Treasury department and took over the local trading head for FX
Germany thereafter. Since 2021 Hinrich is responsible for the global FX, IR and
Commodities trading of Commerzbank.

Hinrich holds a Master in Economics from the University of Tübingen.

Mark Manning

Sustainable finance and stewardship, lead


Mark Manning leads the FCA’s policy work on sustainable finance and investor stewardship. In this role, he is responsible for several initiatives, including the FCA’s implementation of the TCFD’s recommendations and the FCA’s work with IOSCO on corporate reporting standards on sustainability. Prior to joining the FCA in 2018, Mark spent fifteen years as a central banker with the Bank of England (BoE) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). He held a number of senior roles, with a particular focus on policy, research and supervision in the field of financial market infrastructures (FMIs). Before joining the official sector, Mark spent several years as a fixed income and currency fund manager with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mark holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, from University College London and London Business School, respectively.

Victoria Collins

Global head of climate risk & ESG


Victoria’s 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. She 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.

Nasreen Kasenally

Chief risk officer, asset management and sustainability, Emea


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.

Margot von Aesch

Head of Sustainable Investment Management


Margot von Aesch is Head of Sustainable Investment Management at Schroders, looking after the sustainable research, models and integration teams. She joined Schroders in 2021 and is based in London.

Between 2014 and 2021, Margot occupied a number of different roles at Redburn, an independent equity research house where she became a partner in 2018. Her roles included Co-Head of ESG, Head of Sales and Income Specialist. Prior to Redburn, Margot worked in Equity Sales for institutions such as BNP Paribas, Natixis and Société Générale, in Paris and London. She started her financial career with Cazenove in 2000.

Margot sits on the Board of the Sevenoaks Suns Basketball Club. She is also a member of the Senior Business Leaders Group of Women in Banking and Finance.

Margot holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Isobel Edwards

Executive Director/Vice President - Green, Social and Impact Bonds

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Ulf Erlandsson

Founder/ CEO


Dr Ulf Erlandsson is CEO and Founder of the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), the research organisation empowering fixed income to drive the climate transition.

Launched in 2020, AFII provides fixed income investors with the insights and tools they need to align their portfolios with ambitious climate targets. He previously ran global credit, SSAs and a total return alpha strategy at Swedish state pension fund, AP4. Prior to that, he was a quantitative strategist at Barclays Capital.

Ulf’s publication record covers a spectrum of credit and climate pieces such as “Credit alpha and CO2 reduction”, “High-frequency CDS index trading”, “Carbon negative leveraged investment strategies”, “An option pricing approach for sustainability-linked bonds” and books such as “Systematic CDS index trading handbook”, “CDS curve trading handbook” and “Empirical analysis of the credit cycle.”

Dr Erlandsson was awarded Environmental Finance’s Bond Personality of the Year 2022 as well as CFA Sweden’s ESG Prize 2021. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Lund University.

Ella Hoxha

Senior Investment Manager

Pictet Asset Management

Jonathan Walker

Sustainable Investment Manager

Gresham House

Jonathan is Associate Director, Sustainable Investment at Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager with £7.8bn AUM. Jonathan has a particular focus on real assets, including sustainable infrastructure and housing and is involved in all aspects of sustainable investment, from impact measurement, to reporting, to tackling UK and European sustainable finance regulation.

Before joining Gresham House, Jonathan worked at Morgan Stanley for six years, most recently as a research analyst within the Sustainability Research team ranked number one for SRI research in the European Institutional Investor survey. His primary areas of focus included cross-sector sustainability research and European sustainable finance regulation, as well as working closely with the firm’s institutional clients on incorporating ESG into their investment processes.

Jonathan holds a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol and is a CFA charterholder.

Krista Tukiainen

Founder and CCO, ClimateAligned and senior advisor

Climate Bonds Initiative

Mili Fomicov

Co-director, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment

Imperial College London


Mili Fomicov is a researcher at the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial College, she was a Director and Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Strategies team at BlackRock. Previously, Mili was a Portfolio Manager on J.P. Morgan's CIO team, and managed US and Japan equity funds at Barclays. She started her career at AllianceBernstein in the US. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she received an MBA in Finance, Economics, Econometrics and Statistics

Matthew Wright

Research Analyst

Impax Asset Management

Matthew works in Impax’s Listed Equities team, covering companies across the water value chain. He is also a specialist in physical climate risk research and impact, as they apply to Impax’s investments.
Matthew previously worked as an analyst in both a management consulting firm and in his first role as a carbon data analyst for an investment data analytics company, formerly known as Engaged Tracking.
He graduated from Imperial College London after gaining a master’s degree in Environmental Technology with a focus on environmental economics and policy. Matthew also has a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Imperial College London.

Dr. Nina Seega

Director, Center for sustainable finance

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Dr Nina Seega is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The Centre incorporates CISL’s finance industry groups to provide the insight and cooperation needed to advance policy and market practices including; the Banking Environment Initiative (created in 2010 by CEOs of some of the world’s largest banks) ClimateWise (set up in 2007 for global insurance), and the Investment Leaders Group (leading investment managers and asset owners with over $ 14 trillion under management). Nina has worked with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on the financial impact of disruptive energy transition, collaborated with the South African National Treasury and Banco de Mexico on embedding environmental scenarios into financial risk frameworks, and was the knowledge partner for the G20 Green Finance Study Group in 2016 and 2017. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort. In addition to her role at University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Nina is a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Panel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Strategic Advisory Board on Sustainable Finance at the British Standards Institute, the Sustainable Finance Scientific Council at S&P Ratings, and the Board of Directors at the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance.

Nina is driven by mainstreaming environmental and social considerations into daily financial and corporate decision making. Previously a risk manager with leadership experience in traded credit risk management. Nina has defended her PhD on strategic practices that drive resilience in finance at the University of Cambridge. She also holds an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from University of Cambridge and an MSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

David Carlin

Climate Risk Lead

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

David Carlin is an acknowledged authority on climate change and its implications for the financial system. He is the founder of Cambium Global Solutions, an advisor to governments, corporates, and financial institutions on climate and ESG topics. He has authored numerous reports that provide practical tools for financial actors looking to address climate change and has run capacity-building programs for financial institutions and supervisors around the world. 

David is the head of climate risk and TCFD for the UN Environment Programme’s- Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Over the past years, he has worked with over 100 global banks, investors, and insurers on climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and climate governance. 

He is an advisor to UNEP FI’s TNFD pilot program on nature and biodiversity related risks as well as the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA). He has also been a technical advisor to the Glasgow Financial Alliances for Net Zero (GFANZ). David is also a contributor to Forbes and a Senior Associate at Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

David has worked as a Principal in Finance, Risk, and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman and in Model Risk Management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modeling and decision science.

Stella Farrington

Head of content

Energy Risk

Stella Farrington has been writing about energy markets for over 20 years, working at Futures World News and Dow Jones Newswires before moving to Energy Risk in 2004. She spent eight years as the editor of Energy Risk and six as a writer, before moving into her current role as Energy Risk’s head of content and a commercial editor with Infopro Digital’s Ignite team.

Andres Guerra Londoño

Strategy Director

Clarity AI

Andres currently works in global business strategy at Clarity AI. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President in the Energy team at London-based investment bank Hannam & Partners, where he advised companies and investors in M&A transactions and capital raises globally. He has over ten years of experience in energy and finance.