Agenda Day 1

Agenda

Morning Keynotes

08:0009:00

Opening registration & breakfast

08:00 - 09:00

09:0009:30

Welcome remarks

09:00 - 09:30

09:3010:15

Regulatory keynote

09:30 - 10:15

Regulatory priorities for 2025

Hester M. Peirce

Commissioner

Securities and Exchange Commission

Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on 11 January, 2018.

Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a senior counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues.

Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a staff attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Commissioner Peirce was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and clerked for Judge Roger Andewelt on the Court of Federal Claims.

Commissioner Peirce earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University and her JD from Yale Law School.

10:1511:00

Industry keynote

10:15 - 11:00

The key risk management challenges facing financial firms and how to prepare for them.

John Schiavetta

Chief Risk Officer

AllianceBernstein

John Schiavetta is a Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for AB, overseeing aspects of risk management to ensure that risks being taken are well understood and appropriately managed. He joined AB in 2008 as director of risk management, with responsibilities for fixed-income risk, liquidity risk, counterparty risk and valuation. Previously, Schiavetta was at Fitch Ratings for 15 years, most recently as group managing director, responsible for managing the agency’s global structured credit ratings group. Prior to that, he was product manager at pension-consulting firm CDA Investment Technologies. Schiavetta began his career at the Dreyfus Corporation. He holds a BA in economics from Bates College and is a CFA charterholder.

Thematic Streams

11:0011:30

Coffee & networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:15

Industry outlook: Is complexity here to stay?

11:30 - 12:15

  • What do industry trends and data suggest for 2025?

  • Reflecting on a rollercoaster year for the banking sector

  • What impact might regulatory and supervisory changes have on the banking system? 
     

12:1513:00

Managing trading risk in a evolving market

12:15 - 13:00

  • What trends have emerged from 2023-2024?
  • What have we learned from recent developments?
  • Expectations and areas of opportunity for 2025? 
  • Where will we be at the end of Q1 in 2025?
Shahed Shafi

Head of counterparty risk management

US Bank

Mr. Shafi is a seasoned risk executive working in financial service industry with primary focus in counterparty credit risk, trading & market risk, enterprise risk and asset liability management (ALM). Currently serving as Head Counterparty risk management at US Bank – 5th largest commercial bank in the united states. Notable assignment was helping and providing leadership to the broader team in making significant improvement in risk management and governance/policy framework at Citi’s global credit markets trading business during and post financial crisis. Improvement entailed enhancing risk management and control / compliance framework, strengthening risk infrastructure/risk policies, developing risk appetite based dynamic risk and stress limit structure, establishing various performance and management indicators. Other accomplishments were building various stylized and historic stress test scenarios using low to high probability risk-off events that resulted in risk mitigation, hedging, risk/return and capital optimization.

 

Mr Shafi holds bachelor degree in economics and mathematics from University of Oklahoma/C Oklahoma and MBA in finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Shobhit Thapar

Managind Director, trading risk

HSBC

Valerie Fontaine-Aubry

FRTB Practice Lead

MUREX

<p>Valerie cumulates 20 years of expertise in software industry and capital markets. She started as an Interest Rate Derivatives consultant working with numerous European and American banks and hedge funds at Murex. In 2007, she initiated the emerging market practice in New York leading large implementations in Latin America as head of the Emerging market team.</p>
<p>She specialized in market risk, 8 years ago, focusing on pre-sales and implementations of enterprise solutions, contributing as well to the evolution of the Murex product. She is currently focusing on regulatory aspects of Market Risk and is part of Murex FRTB design authority.</p>
<p>Valerie holds a Master's degree in mathematics of finance from the Dauphine University in Paris.&nbsp;</p>

13:0014:15

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Deep-dive breakouts

14:15 - 14:45

Two 30-minute interactive discussions led by industry experts:

  • Defining digital transformation and emerging technologies
  • Data hygiene and safeguards
     
Raj Narayan

Vice president, senior audit manager

Truist

14:1515:15

Diversifying risk frameworks: How asset managers are adapting amidst a turbulent market landscape
Invitation Only - roundtable

14:15 - 15:15

  • The impact of an uncertain rate environment, continued volatility, sticky inflation and recession fears  
  • Emergence of new risk factors - Integrating climate risk considerations into the Risk Management framework
  • The future of liquidity risk management based on lessons learned from recent events
  • Implications of Artificial Intelligence on investing strategies and how this may change risk management
  • Risk management of upcoming macro and geopolitical events, especially the impact of the quantitative tightening and the US / UK elections 
Luke Armstrong

Head of Buy Side Risk

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Luke Armstrong is the Head of Buy Side Risk at S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has a decade of experience in buy side risk management working at CQS and Bluebay Asset Management. As Head of Buy Side Risk, he is responsible for the design and build of S&P Global Market Intelligence's next generation buy side risk management platform. Luke holds a BEng in Aerospace Engineering with first class honours from the University of Southampton.

14:1516:15

Day 1 - Experiential 1 - Risk Stream - 14:15–16:15
Room (Diplomat A)

14:15 - 16:15

For participants – an opportunity to put theory/discussion into practice with real-world solutions in a group and more personal format. (Practical Application). Ideal for executive decision-making, solutions from peers, actual threats/problems, and solutions. (Bring your own brilliance but hear from others as well)​

​For SME's – an opportunity for 1-on-1 uninterrupted facetime with participants. Uniquely positioned to showcase tech, case studies, white papers, and peer forums. Showcasing real-world expertise and know-how.

16:1516:25

Reset, Rejoin & Refreshment break

16:15 - 16:25

Participants can grab a quick refreshment, reset, and rejoin the afternoon keynotes in the main stage areas.

08:3009:30

Registration and refreshments

08:00 - 08:50

09:3011:00

Risk Live North America Keynote Sessions

09:30 - 11:00

Scene-setting keynotes kick off the day

11:0011:30

Coffee & networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:15

Global macro risk outlook & strategic decision making

11:30 - 12:15

  • What does continued volatility suggest?

  • Will current growth trends continue?

  • Post, Post-election, what other over-the-horizon risks remain? 

Ronald Ratcliffe

Managing director, applied portfolio analysis

BlackRock

Ronald Ratcliffe, PhD, is a Managing Director in BlackRock’s Applied Portfolio Analysis practice area within the Analytics & Quantitative Solutions (AQS) group. He focuses on multi-asset portfolio risk, scenario analysis, and portfolio construction.

Dr. Ratcliffe's service with BlackRock dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to joining AQS, he led the Market-Driven Scenarios (MDS) initiative as Head of Cross-Platform Scenario Analysis in the Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group. Previously in RQA, he was Head of Multi-Asset Investment Risk for the Americas West region. In the Portfolio Management Group (PMG), he was a portfolio manager and developed systematic macro trading strategies. Prior to joining BGI, Dr. Ratcliffe was a senior manager at KPMG in corporate valuation and international transfer pricing. Previously, he was the chief economist for Latin America at SG Cowen Securities, a subsidiary of Societe Generale. Before that he was with Bankers Trust Company (now part of Deutsche Bank) where he carried out country risk analysis.

Dr. Ratcliffe earned BA degrees in economics and in political science, with distinction and with departmental honors in economics, from Stanford University. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jean Carlos Alonso

Executive director

Santander

Jean Carlos is an accomplished economist and seasoned banker with over 20 years of global investment banking experience. Currently serving as the Executive Director and US Head of Risk Appetite & Limits and Valuation at Santander Corporate Investment Banking, He leads a team responsible for governance, admission, and risk control of capital markets activity in the US.

Jean Carlos possesses a wealth of expertise in technical, fundamental, markets, and risk knowledge, including ESG and impact investment approaches. Throughout his career, Jean Carlos has been instrumental in constructing robust capabilities and risk frameworks, geared towards facilitating multi-assets class activities within capital markets, with a focus on Latin America and the US. 

Jean Carlos earned a Master in Business Administration from MIT, with Business Analytics and Sustainability certifications. He also holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in Banking and Financial Markets. Beyond finance, he has contributed to sustainability projects with positive social, environmental, and financial impact.

12:1513:00

Interest rate risks; can we hedge for success?

12:15 - 13:00

  • Will rate cuts continue and meet market expectations?

  • Can past results be used to adequately predict future performance?  

Jeffrey Garnett

Chief Risk Officer

Antara Capital

Jeffrey joined Antara Capital in October 2022 and serves as Chief Risk Officer (CRO).  Prior to Antara, Jeffrey spent 4 years as Chief Risk Officer of TPRV Capital, a multi-asset class relative value strategy, where he oversaw all aspects of risk management.  Prior TPRV, Jeffrey spent 10 years at Fortress Investment Group, finishing as the Director of Risk.  At Fortress, Jeffrey was responsible for market risk management of all liquid markets hedge fund strategies.

13:0014:15

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Deep-dive breakouts

14:15 - 14:45

Two 30-minute interactive discussions led by industry experts:

  • Defining digital transformation and emerging technologies
  • Data hygiene and safeguards
     
Raj Narayan

Vice president, senior audit manager

Truist

14:1516:15

Day 1 - Experiential 2 - Investment Stream - 14:15–16:15
Room (Diplomat B)

14:15 - 16:15

For participants - an opportunity to put theory/discussion into practice with real-world solutions in a group and more personal format. (Practical Application). Ideal for executive decision-making, solutions from peers, actual threats/problems, and solutions. (Bring your own brilliance but hear from others as well)​

For SME's - an opportunity for 1-on-1 uninterrupted facetime with participants. Uniquely positioned to showcase tech, case studies, white papers, and peer forums. Showcasing real-world expertise and know-how.

16:1516:25

Reset, Rejoin & Refreshment break

16:15 - 16:25

Participants can grab a quick refreshment, reset, and rejoin the afternoon keynotes in the main stage areas.

08:3009:30

Registration and refreshments

08:00 - 08:50

09:3011:00

Risk Live North America Keynote Sessions

09:30 - 11:00

Scene-setting keynotes kick off the day

11:0011:30

Coffee & networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:15

Cybersecurity frontlines: Ransomware defence strategies for US markets

11:30 - 12:15

  • Crafting incident response frameworks suitable for US financial institutions.

  • Strengthening third-party vendor risk management in the US context.

  • Insights into US regulatory guidelines on cybersecurity and resilience. 

Christy Riccardi

Senior director and head of cyber risk management

Capital One

Christy Riccardi is the Head of Cyber Risk Management for Capital One. Christy leads the identification, prioritization, and mitigation of cyber risk through the management of metrics, data analytics, risk assessments and evaluations, and cyber capability analysis. In a prior role at Capital One, Christy led risk and remediation management functions in support of Capital One’s Lines of Business, ensuring cyber risks and vulnerabilities are managed, remediated, and dispositioned appropriately. Prior to Capital One, she served as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region IX Director. As Regional Director, Christy led regionally-based security experts and analysts to provide advice to industry and government on cybersecurity, information sharing and protection, data tools and technology, and infrastructure resilience. There, Christy led cybersecurity and physical security outreach and operations in support of U.S. election infrastructure. Christy’s previous roles include Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection; Senior Systems Engineer and Software Engineer.

Christy earned a Master of Art in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School for Homeland Defense and Security Studies. Christy also holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Science.

Jeffrey R. Gerlach

Vice President in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit (SRC) Department

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Jeffrey R. Gerlach is Vice President in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit (SRC) Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and leads SRC’s Quantitative Supervision & Research (QSR) unit. Prior to joining the Richmond Fed as a Senior Financial Economist in 2011, Jeff was a professor at the SKK Graduate School of Business in Seoul, South Korea, the College of William & Mary, and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State before earning a Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2001

William Hayden

Assistant General Counsel

Microsoft

12:1513:00

Third-party risk management: Lessons from Boeing to cloud concentration

12:15 - 13:00

  • Managing concentration risks with major cloud providers

  • Adapting to recent interagency guidance on third-party risk management

  • Best practices for third-party oversight in the US financial sector

Madiha Fatima

Executive director, operational and outsourcing risk management

JP Morgan

Madiha Fatima is an executive director - operational and outsourcing risk management at JP Morgan, where she leads the second line of defence function for operational and outsourcing risk overseeing third-party risk management, sourcing, procurement and inter-affiliate management. Previously, Madiha was the head of the third-party risk management department at Angelo Gordon, where she was responsible for developing a third-party risk management framework while enabling businesses to achieve their strategic objectives by utilising vendors. Before joining Angelo Gordon, Madiha Fatima was the head of third-party risk governance & oversight at DTCC. Madiha is a certified third-party risk professional (CTPRP). Madiha earned a Bachelor of Science in financial and capital markets from Rutgers Business School.

Peter Pernbeo

Global Head of supplier risk solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Peter Pernebo is the Global Head of Supplier Risk Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he is leading the commercial, strategy and client delivery of supplier due diligence solutions. Our solutions are developed in close cooperation with large industry leading organizations to provide efficiencies and standardization to the supplier due diligence process.

At S&P Global, Peter most recently was the Global lead of KY3P (Know Your Third Party) solutions with responsibilities of developing, implement and deliver advanced third-party risk management solutions for leading client organizations.  Peter is also a frequent speaker and panelist on various conferences and seminars.

Before joining IHS Markit, he spent eight years leading various engagements within Goldman Sachs third party risk management office, establishing vendor management policies, procedures and infrastructure to support the firm’s program.

Prior, he was recruited to lead the northeast region for Totality, a silicon valley technology upstart providing operational support for major ecommerce clients. His responsibilities included sales, client service delivery and consulting. As part of the executive leadership team, Peter was responsible for product and growth strategies. Totality was acquired by Verizon Business where he led the integration of Totality services.

Before joining Totality, he was a Senior Director at Accenture, leading global supply chain projects for clients in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Sweden and many other locations.

He holds a BSc in Business Strategy from Lund University as well as minors in History and Sociology.  Mr. Pernebo is ITIL certified.

Jeannie Pumphrey

Director, and head of third-party and operational risk management

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

13:0014:15

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Deep-dive breakouts

14:15 - 14:45

Two 30-minute interactive discussions led by industry experts:

  • Defining digital transformation and emerging technologies
  • Data hygiene and safeguards
     
Raj Narayan

Vice president, senior audit manager

Truist

14:1516:15

Day 1 - Experiential 5 - Op Risk - 14:15–16:15
Room (Crescent

14:15 - 16:15

For participants -  an opportunity to put theory/discussion into practice with real-world solutions in a group and more personal format. (Practical Application). Ideal for executive decision-making, solutions from peers, actual threats/problems, and solutions. (Bring your own brilliance but hear from others as well)

 

For SME's - an opportunity for 1-on-1 uninterrupted facetime with participants. Uniquely positioned to showcase tech, case studies, white papers, and peer forums. Showcasing real-world expertise and know-how.

16:1516:25

Reset, Rejoin & Refreshment break

16:15 - 16:25

Participants can grab a quick refreshment, reset, and rejoin the afternoon keynotes in the main stage areas.

08:3009:30

Registration and refreshments

08:00 - 08:50

09:0011:00

Risk Live North America Keynote Sessions

09:30 - 11:00

Scene-setting keynotes kick off the day

11:0011:30

Coffee & networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:15

AI Usability; what features are key?

11:30 - 12:15

  • How are organizations leveraging AI now?

  • Is there a trend to use?

  • Must have v. Nice to have - What do you and your business need to succeed? 

Beju Rao

Founder, President, and CEO

Amruta Inc

Dr. Beju Rao, PhD, is a distinguished figure in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As the Founder, President, and CEO of Amruta Inc, he has been instrumental in designing and implementing Explainable AI (XAI) software and services. These solutions have been pivotal in enhancing revenue, profitability, safety, compliance, and reputation across various corporations, agencies, and organizations worldwide. Dr. Rao’s XAI-based solutions address the opacity and complexity of AI, yielding a remarkable 25-fold return on investment. His career, spanning over 36 years, is marked by a consultative approach that involves situation assessment, precise needs identification, organizational readiness preparation, and information-based strategies. This approach has empowered numerous enterprises to reap innovative and significant business benefits.

Before establishing Amruta Inc in June 2014, Dr. Rao held the position of Founding-Principal and Chief Scientist at Axtria, Inc. He also served in various risk management roles at Capital One, including as the Omnibus Model Risk Officer during the Great Recession. In addition to his corporate achievements, Dr. Rao has made significant contributions to academia as an Adjunct Professor at several universities. His research and innovation have been recognized with three patents and over 100 external and internal publications. Dr. Rao is a sought-after speaker and producer on topics such as innovating with AI without its risks, outsmarting AI, AI guardrails, and AI-based economic and digital transformations. He also serves on the advisory board of FinRegLab, among other community and volunteer activities. Dr. Rao holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Texas A&M University. His work continues to influence the field of AI, shaping its future while mitigating its risk.

Arthur Rabatin

Senior fellow and advisory board member

AI 2030

Arthur is senior fellow and advisory board member for AI 2030. He is the former Head of Markets Regulatory and Front Office Risk Technology, BNY Mellon.

12:1513:00

Mistakes and lessons: what has one year of AI shown us?

12:15 - 13:00

  • Rapid deployment means rapid risk. What have we learned?

  • What can other industry deployments teach us?

  • Are you prepared for the challenges along the way? 

Max Gokhman

Head of MosaiQ

Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions

Max is responsible for defining the next generation of multi-asset investment processes for Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions. Previously, he was president and chief investment officer of the start-up asset manager AlphaTrAI, where he harnessed artificial intelligence to build alternative strategies for traditional and digital assets. Before that, he was head of asset allocation at the asset management arm of Pacific Life Insurance for seven years. Prior to Pacific Life, Max was a portfolio manager with Mellon Capital’s multi-asset group and a founding member of Coefficient Global, a quantitative macro hedge fund. Outside of work he’s an amateur racecar driver.

 

Brandon Newland

Head of Credit solutions product & content

S&P Global Market Intelligence

13:0014:15

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Deep-dive breakouts

14:15 - 14:45

Two 30-minute interactive discussions led by industry experts:

  • Defining digital transformation and emerging technologies
  • Data hygiene and safeguards
     
Raj Narayan

Vice president, senior audit manager

Truist

14:1516:15

Day 1 - Experiential 3 - AI, Cloud & Tech Stream - 14:15–16:15
Room (Diplomat C)

14:15 - 16:15

For participants - an opportunity to put theory/discussion into practice with real-world solutions in a group and more personal format. (Practical Application). Ideal for executive decision-making, solutions from peers, actual threats/problems, and solutions. (Bring your own brilliance but hear from others as well)​

For SME's - an opportunity for 1-on-1 uninterrupted facetime with participants. Uniquely positioned to showcase tech, case studies, white papers, and peer forums. Showcasing real-world expertise and know-how.

16:1516:25

Reset, Rejoin & Refreshment break

16:15 - 16:25

Participants can grab a quick refreshment, reset, and rejoin the afternoon keynotes in the main stage areas.

08:3009:30

Registration and refreshments

08:00 - 08:50

09:0011:00

Risk Live North America Keynote Sessions

09:30 - 11:00

Scene-setting keynotes kick off the day

11:0011:30

Coffee & networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:15

Combatting deep fakes and AI-driven fraud

11:30 - 12:15

  • Understanding the threat landscape of deep fakes and AI-driven fraud.

  • Strategies for detecting and responding to AI-driven fraud attempts.

  • Developing a proactive defence against emerging cybersecurity threats. 

Adam Ennamli

Chief risk officer

General Bank of Canada

Adam Ennamli is the current chief risk officer at General Bank of Canada, overseeing the evolution and management of all enterprise-wide risks. He leverages over 15 years of risk management, compliance and operations leadership experience at major financial and technology institutions globally, including Thomson Reuters, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Morgan Stanley and National Bank of Canada.

In his prior roles, Adam spearheaded the development of risk management, governance and compliance programmes driving strategic decision-making and prudent growth. He holds an MBA from HEC Montreal as well as multiple ESG certifications, complementing his expertise across ERM, cyber security, operational resilience and technology. Adam is recognised for enabling companies to build durable competitive advantages through world-class capabilities.

12:1513:00

Tackling fraud risk in the wake of the Corporate Transparency Act

12:15 - 13:00

  • Overview of the Corporate Transparency Act and its implications for fraud risk management.

  • Strategies for financial institutions to adapt to and comply with the Act.

  • Innovations in detecting and preventing fraud in light of new regulatory requirements. 

George L. Stein

Director, Compliance & Operational Risk Manager, Surveillance Strategy F&O

Bank of America

Sarah Beth Felix

Chief AML officer

Acceleron Bank

Sarah Beth Felix has over 20 years of experience in anti-financial crimes with operational, audit and consulting roles, working with banks, payment firms, and global fintechs. Operationalising AML/sanctions threats is one of her most well-known attributes, providing actionable solutions for clients. Beyond traditional banking, she has specialised years of work in fintechs, lendtechs, cannabis banking, crypto, correspondent banking, and trade finance.

Sarah Beth has a master’s in forensic studies and has been CAMS certified for almost 20 years and has served as a Certification Task Force Member for the CAMS-CGSS, CAMS-RM, CAMS-CKYC designations. She has global speaking engagements, focusing on operational takeaways that move the audience to ‘take action’ in improving their AML/sanctions programs. She is also a guest lecturer at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and is frequently asked to train various US federal law enforcement agencies on private sector data availability that impacts subpoenas and unregulated payment ecosystems.

She is founder & CEO of Palmera Consulting, advising global firms since 2011. She is also co-founder and chief AML officer for a new digital correspondent bank – Acceleron Bank, in formation – based in Vermont, USA. 

13:0014:15

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Deep-dive breakouts

14:15 - 14:45

Two 30-minute interactive discussions led by industry experts:

  • Defining digital transformation and emerging technologies
  • Data hygiene and safeguards
     
Raj Narayan

Vice president, senior audit manager

Truist

14:1516:15

Day 1 - Experiential 4 - Fraud & Compliance Stream - 14:15–16:15
Room (Diplomat D)

14:15 - 16:15

For participants - an opportunity to put theory/discussion into practice with real-world solutions in a group and more personal format. (Practical Application). Ideal for executive decision-making, solutions from peers, actual threats/problems, and solutions. (Bring your own brilliance but hear from others as well)​

For SME's - an opportunity for 1-on-1 uninterrupted facetime with participants. Uniquely positioned to showcase tech, case studies, white papers, and peer forums. Showcasing real-world expertise and know-how.

16:1516:25

Reset, Rejoin & Refreshment break

16:15 - 16:25

Participants can grab a quick refreshment, reset, and rejoin the afternoon keynotes in the main stage areas.

Afternoon Keynotes

16:2516:55

The evolving multi-risk environment

16:25 - 16:55

What set of ongoing risks must executives and risk managers tackle to thrive and not just survive?

Evolutions in technology, global risks, and a myriad of political and market challenges are all now part of the “daily norm” - what best practices can we leverage in the year to come?

Adam Ennamli

Chief risk officer

General Bank of Canada

Adam Ennamli is the current chief risk officer at General Bank of Canada, overseeing the evolution and management of all enterprise-wide risks. He leverages over 15 years of risk management, compliance and operations leadership experience at major financial and technology institutions globally, including Thomson Reuters, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Morgan Stanley and National Bank of Canada.

In his prior roles, Adam spearheaded the development of risk management, governance and compliance programmes driving strategic decision-making and prudent growth. He holds an MBA from HEC Montreal as well as multiple ESG certifications, complementing his expertise across ERM, cyber security, operational resilience and technology. Adam is recognised for enabling companies to build durable competitive advantages through world-class capabilities.

16:5517:20

Monetary policy & currency risk

16:55 - 17:25

A host of global and macro challenges loom large across the industry. However, is there a more profound challenge just over the horizon? Industry thought leaders share their take on the risk and potential opportunities with ongoing challenges to the dollar as the reserve global currency. 

Nick Silitch

Former chief risk officer

Prudential

Nick Silitch was recently senior vice president, chief risk officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, Silitch oversaw Prudential’s risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types. Under his direction, his team developed models, metrics, frameworks and governance to manage risk, and works with internal corporate partners and business groups to identify, assess and prioritize risk across the company. He was chairman of the organization’s Enterprise Risk Committee that evaluates current and emerging risks relevant to the company, and is a member of Prudential’s Senior Management Council.

Silitch also worked with external stakeholder groups to forward industry interests. He was head of the International Affairs Committee for the North American Chief Risk Officers’ Council, and a member of the Advisory Council for the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

Silitch joined Prudential in 2010 as chief credit officer and head of investment risk management, overseeing Prudential’s general account and other proprietary investment risks globally, as well as maintaining and approving Delegations of Authority and Investment Policy Statements.

Prior to joining Prudential, Silitch held the position of chief risk officer of the Alternative Investment Services, Broker Dealer Services and Pershing businesses within Bank of New York Mellon. He also served on the Pershing Executive Committee.

Silitch joined Bank of New York Mellon in 1983 as a credit trainee. Throughout his career at the bank, he held senior positions in client management, investor relations, risk management, loan restructuring, credit portfolio management and Basel compliance.

He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College.

17:2517:30

Day 1 - Closing remarks

17:25 - 17:30

17:3019:00

Cowboy Hat Reception
Grand Hyatt Rooftop

17:30 - 18:30

Logo: Beacon

After a day of though-provoking and content-led discussions, put on a cowboy hat and sip cocktails with industry peers. Join line dancing to some top-notch live country music.