Spring Speakers 2023

Spring Speakers 2023

Nick Silitch

Former chief risk officer


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.

Chris Callies

Interim CIO/CRO

Global Financial Firms

Chris Callies has partnered with senior officers of major financial institutions to address growing complexity in the nature of financial risk and its propagation across geographic, asset class, market structure, and operational boundaries. After initially working with institutional asset managers, commercial and investment banks, and multi-family offices through the financial crisis that began in 2007–08, her professional domain later expanded to alternatives managers, insurance firms, non-bank lenders and regulators. Callies has advanced through a series of senior roles at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bessemer Trust, including chief investment strategist, chief strategist, head of market risk strategy, and acting chief investment officer, with oversight of more than $40 billion in traditional and alternative assets. She is a dedicated advocate for fully integrated, flexible, proactive risk analytics as a vital tool for effective capital planning, product development and sustainable returns. Callies holds a bachelors degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a sub-specialty in advanced applied mathematics.

Ronald Ratcliffe

Managing director, applied portfolio analysis


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.

Max Yu

Vice President of Group and Multi-Asset Solutions Strategist

T. Rowe Price

Max Yu is a Vice President of Group and Multi-Asset Solutions Strategist at T. Rowe Price. He works with global clients on strategic asset allocation design, custom strategy development and multi-asset portfolio management. In addition, he also serves as in-house investment risk specialist overseeing multi-asset risk and analytics projects, including stress testing and scenarios analysis modeling, ESG integration into portfolio construction, and quantitative data strategy development.

Joseph Simonian, Ph.D.

Senior investment strategist

Scientific Beta

Joseph Simonian is Senior Investment Strategist at Scientific Beta. Over the last 17 years Joseph has held senior portfolio management and research positions in several asset management firms, including PIMCO, Fidelity, Natixis Investment Managers, and JP Morgan Asset Management. He is also the founder and CIO of Autonomous Investment Technologies LLC.

Joseph is a noted contributor to leading finance journals and is also a prominent speaker at investment events worldwide. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science, on the editorial board for The Journal of Portfolio Management, and advisory board member for the Financial Data Professional Institute. Joseph is the author of over 40 academic publications. 

Joseph also has vast experience in teaching both in academia and industry. 

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.A. from Columbia University; as well as a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Steve Boras

Executive vice president

Citizens Bank

Steve Boras is the Head of Model Risk Management & Validation at Citizens Bank in Boston, focused on managing the model risk of the bank via validation of models, performance management and monitoring of outcomes, and serving as a sounding board for new and emerging modeling techniques and their respective appropriateness. Since joining Citizens in 2015, Steve has led several risk analytics functions, most recently heading the Risk Architecture Center of Excellence (covering loss forecasting model development for CCAR/DFAST and CECL, and PD, LGD, and EAD modeling for wholesale), as well as anti-money laundering modeling, macroeconomic scenario generation, and Data Science.  Steve also holds leadership roles in enterprise risk, ESG and Inflation/Stagflation scenario analysis, and artificial intelligence and machine learning governance.

Pietro Toscano

Senior risk officer


Rodney Hill

Chief risk officer


As Chief Risk Officer, Rodney leads the Risk Management, Compliance and Ethics, and Assurance and Advisory functions for OMERS. Under his leadership, these functions work closely with the businesses units across OMERS to fulfil their mandate, and to provide ongoing monitoring and reporting to senior management, the OMERS Board of Directors and its various committees.

Prior to joining OMERS in 2011, Rodney worked as a Partner at an international accounting firm, where he specialized in auditing complex public and private companies. During this time, he also held several leadership roles with the firm.

A graduate from the University of Kent at Canterbury, with an Honours Degree in Accounting with Computing (Honours), Rodney is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA-UK).

He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA, CPA) in Canada. Originally from Ireland, Rodney is passionate about giving back through involvement with community. Rodney also serves on the Financial Committee for Crescent School. He lives in Toronto with his family.

Gavin Smith

Head of equity and sustainability research


Gavin Smith, PhD, is a Managing Director, Head of Equity Research and Sustainable Investing for PGIM Quantitative Solutions. He is responsible for the research, oversight and incorporation of ESG in our investment platform.  In addition, he oversees research and analysis for Quantitative Equity portfolios. Prior to his current role, Gavin was most recently a portfolio manager and before that was a key member of PGIM Quantitative Solutions’ Research team where he focused on alpha and implementation research that could be applied across markets and strategies. Prior to joining PGIM Quantitative Solutions, Gavin led the North American Quantitative Research team at Macquarie Capital. Previously, Gavin served in quantitative research positions at Barclays Capital and Plato Investment Management in Sydney, Australia. He earned a BComm (Honors) in finance from the University of Wollongong and a PhD in finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Rob Allard

Chief investment officer

Rothesay Asset Management

Baha Rudin

Head of buy side sales & account management, North America


Baha Rudin is the Head of buy side sales & account management, North America for ActiveViam, a data analytics company.

In this role Ms. Rudin is focused on the acquisition of new logos in asset management, hedge fund and asset owner space. She is also responsible for expanding partnerships with the existing clients.

Ms. Rudin has more than 20 years of experience in risk management, prop trading, securities lending and financial research that allow her to connect the dots and people across the business and find opportunities that result in new efficiencies and products.

Her fintech experience includes working at State Street Global Exchange and RiskMetrics.

Ms. Rudin holds an MS degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison and BS degree in Math and Economics from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Asha Mehta

Managing partner & CIO

Global Delta Capital

Ying Murdoch

Head of North America fixed income risk

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Rob Showers
Rob Showers

Chief Revenue Officer, Capital Marketings and Banking + Insurance USA


Before joining Coherent, Robert led sales and relationship management for Alternative Asset Managers in the Americas at BNP Paribas Securities Services where he drove business strategy and product sales across the full suite of BNPs infrastructure solutions platform. He also spent time at SS&C, a $15 billion technology and services company focused on the Pension Fund and Asset Management sectors. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer for Peak Ridge Capital Group, a Private Equity, where he led the launch of a new Broker Dealer platform. He also spent several years in key roles at UBS and at Barclays capital.

Chris Dearie
Chris Dearie

Deputy CEO

Parameta Solutions

Chris Dearie has more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets, managing commercial teams and strategy. Chris is currently Deputy CEO for Parameta Solutions and has worked at Tullett Prebon and TP ICAP for over 16 years. In addition to his role as Deputy CEO, Chris also manages global teams responsible for product development, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and Burton-Taylor, a leading market research company.

Prior to joining Tullett Prebon, Chris held a number of roles at Reuters including managing the team with responsibility for global exchange market data contracts, and management of the European Content Acquisition team. Chris sits on various industry discussion groups and speaks regularly on panels about policies and strategy in market data.

Sean Cleary

Director of Risk Management

Boston Trust Walden Company

Lisa Huang

Head of AI investment management


Reba Beeson
Reba Beeson

General Counsel


Reba Beeson is the General Counsel at AlphaPoint, a white label exchange software provider powering crypto exchanges worldwide and the technology behind El Salvador’s bitcoin wallet, Chivo. She is a member of 100 Women in Finance and Digital Asset Regulatory and Legal Alliance and a member of the New York State bar. Reba has also held numerous FINRA licenses.

Prior to joining AlphaPoint, Reba worked as an attorney and capital markets banker, having served as Deputy General Counsel – US for World Gold Council and its US affiliated sponsors of the largest global gold-backed ETF product suite. Reba formerly held roles as lead counsel for UBS Alternative Investment Group and SVP/Head of Complex Financing for BNP/Paribas.

Jaime Lee, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Head of Dynamic Equity

PanAgora Asset Management

Dr. Lee is a Managing Director at PanAgora Asset Management and leads the Dynamic Equity Team. Her primary responsibilities include oversight and management of the team, conducting research to uncover new alpha sources, building quantitative stock selection models, and managing portfolios within the Dynamic Equity strategies. Dr. Lee is a key contributor to the innovative equity research used in the development of PanAgora’s Dynamic Equity models. Dr. Lee is a member of the firm’s Operating and Directors Committees.

Prior to joining PanAgora, Dr. Lee was a Managing Director of the Scientific Active Equity team at BlackRock, Inc. Dr. Lee joined Barclays Global Investors in 2007, which merged with BlackRock in 2009.  While at BGI/BlackRock, she managed the Emerging Markets strategies and led the Emerging Markets portfolio management team, overseeing $15B AUM across long-only, 130/30 and market neutral strategies. Her prior experience includes a role as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors as well as Research and Portfolio Management roles at Quantal Asset Management, managing International equity strategies.

Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Economics.


University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Economics

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, MFE

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, B.S. Economics

Bill Papp
Bill Papp

Chief revenue officer

Arival Bank

Lynne Marlor
Lynne Marlor


Boston Blockchain Association

Lynne is a frequent global speaker, investor and thought leader in the blockchain, digital assets and NFT ecosystems.  A traditional finance professional, Lynne embraced blockchain in 2018 by completing the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program, Said Business School at Oxford University.

Lynne’s deep understanding and experience in traditional Capital Markets FX, Liquidity, Trading and Execution, Clearinghouses, Global Payments, Corporate Note programs and investment vehicles has given her insights into many channels.  She was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the Specialized Industry Segment within BNYMellon.   Lynne was Senior Advisor to the EnterpriseWomen Program launched in 2019 at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK.  She is a Board-member of Fintech Women, The Northshore YMC’A’s Corporate Board, the Boston Ballet and the Copernicus Institute.  She is a non-Executive Director to Altemis Labs, UK and AlphaClinix a UK and Africa based clinical trials startup.  

Lynne currently advises corporations and financial institutions on navigating the digital asset space.  While most of her work is in the financial sector she just led the team that launched an NFT collectible for a major manufacturer.

She is passionate about giving back and lifting up.  Her speaking engagements are as follows:

Lynne is a sought-after global speaker, investor and thought leader in all things Blockchain, Digital Assets and Web3.  She recently was nominated as an Unstoppable Women of Web3 (12|2022).  She has been an  Innovation Judge at MIT (3+ years), a Judge for the Fintech Banking Awards  (2022) and the Northeast Innovation Symposium. Lynne’s most recent speaking engagements include:

*Finland MA, March 9, 2023-Blockchain in Corporate Finance
*Cambridge U, UK, February 2023-EMBA Blockchain in Corporate Finance
*SuffolkUniversity, January, 2022-Blockchain Revolution
*FintechWomen, November 2022-Real Talk Blockchain
*Charitable Giving Conference, November 2022-Ropes and Gray
*BBA, August, 2022- -Senator Cynthia Lummis and the RFIA interviewer
*BBA, July, 2022-BBA-Women Executives in the Blockchain Space moderator
*BBA, July, 2022-BBA-Anthony Scaramucci interview re: future of Crypto
*April, 2022- New England-Canada Business Council, April 2022 on Blockchain at 
       its Impact in Financial Services 
*Texpo, April 2022, Blockchain Use Cases
*Mid-Atlantic AFP-Blockchain, April 2022, Crypto and Digital Assets
*Atlanta AFP, April 2022 Blockchain Round 2
*Tmany, NYC Virtual, April 2022, Blockchain in and around corporations
*New England AFP, May 2, 2022-Blockchain, the metaverse and tokenization 
*Web3.0Summit, San Diego, May 2022-NFT roadmap of the Metaverse 
*University of Oxford, April 2021 “Value for Money-Lean Canvas Valuations”
*University of Oxford, December, 2020 “Money Talks” 
* Women in Housing and Finance, DC conference on Payment Innovation,
*2018 Oxford University Global Symposium, UK-Navigating Financial Change       
*Third Annual Global Back Office & Operational Efficiency Summit, 
November 2019, Barcelona, Spain - blockchain for operational efficiency
*The Boston Club- Merrill Lynch and BNYMellon’s WIN program | Blockchain
*Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) National and Regional programs
 (NYC, NC, MidAtlantic, Texas, Midwest, Boston) on Blockchain.

Lynne is the past president of the New England Association of Financial Professionals (NE- AFP). She is currently Chair of Boston Blockchain Association, An Ambassador for GBBC and on the Board of The Boston Ballet and Copernicus Institute.  She has been an advisor to Knovva Academy supporting their efforts globally to educate high school students for leadership, diplomacy and critical thinking. 

Will Kinlaw
Will Kinlaw, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Head of Research

State Street Global Markets

Will is senior managing director and Head of Research at State Street Global Markets, the capital markets business at State Street, where he is responsible for a global team of 50 data scientists, quantitative researchers and macro investment strategists as well as managing partnerships with data science start-ups and academics. The team delivers proprietary investment indicators, data-driven trade ideas, and award-winning research to thousands of institutional investors around the world through its Insights platform.

Will’s personal research has focused on recession forecasting, private equity investing, asset allocation, inflation and risk measurement. He and his co-authors received “outstanding article” awards for their research in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2021. The second edition of his book, “Asset Allocation: From Theory to Practice and Beyond,” co-authored with Mark Kritzman and David Turkington, was published in 2021. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Alternative Inestments. He holds an M.S. in finance from Boston College, a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, and a CFA designation.

Marisa Kurk

Global head of foreign exchange

Northern Trust Corporation

Marc Chandler

Chief market strategist

Bannockburn Global Forex

One of the most widely respected and quoted currency experts, Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for more than 30 years. As a keen observer of the interconnection of international politics and economics, Marc appears daily in the financial press - CNBC, CNBC Asia FOX Business, Bloomberg TV and Radio, Barron’s, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, and more – where he provides his colorful take on the day’s global financial and economic news.

Throughout his career on Wall Street, Chandler has advised private businesses, hedge funds and asset managers on navigating the foreign exchange market, and most recently joined Bannockburn Global Forex as Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist in their New York City office.

Keep up with Marc Chandler's ongoing analysis on his blog, www.marctomarket.com, or follow him on Twitter, @marcmakingsense.

John Velis

FX and Macro Strategist, Americas

BNY Mellon

John Velis is a member of BNY Mellon Markets' global strategy team and serves as FX and Macro Strategist for the Americas. He leads BNY Mellon's continued investment into North American commentary.

He joined BNY Mellon from State Street in Boston, where he was instrumental in running a Macro Research function that applied proprietary data on investor behaviour, market-risk modelling and real-time inflation analysis to the firm’s client base. Prior to his role as a senior multi-asset strategist at State Street Global Markets, John was based in London and worked at Vanguard Asset Management, Russell Investments and ABN Amro.

He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Indiana University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Don Cummings

Head of G10 & EM Asia trading Mizuho Americas


Don Cummings is head of G10 and EM Asia FX trading at Mizuho Americas (MSUSA). In his current role he is responsible for overseeing the provision and management of a broad portfolio of FX hedging products to MSUSA’s corporate and institutional clients. Since joining in 2017 Don has worked to build and develop MSUSA’s capabilities across the spectrum of FX derivatives. Prior to joining Mizuho Don worked in FX and Macro rates trading at Nomura securities. Don holds an MSc. In Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

Peter Vassallo

CFA, Portfolio Manager, FX

BNP Paribas


Peter is a senior portfolio manager in the Currency Management team. His role is to generate alpha using currency forwards and options in overlay strategies, active hedging strategies, and pure currency alpha strategies. He is experienced in the development, evaluation and analysis of quantitative trading strategies as well as discretionary currency investing. Peter has over 10 years of investment experience and has specialised in currencies throughout his career. Prior to joining BNPP AM, via its predecessor firm FFTW in 2013, he was a currency options trader at J.P. Morgan. Peter holds a BSc in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Neil Stogdill

Senior vice president foreign exchange

Zions Bank

Neil has been in the foreign exchange market for 38 years. He started his career with Texas Commerce Bank (now JP Morgan) in 1985 as Chief Dealer, specializing in trading USD/MXN. He then joined Zions Bancorp in 2014 and turned his focus to FX sales. He spent his career in FX in the great state of Texas. Neil is also second generation FX, as his father was in the market for over 40 years.

Reem B.Belaida

Chief global strategist and psychological analyst in stocks markets

Oddo Asset Management

Reem has an in depth depth knowledge on international currency, FX markets, commodities, and management risk. She is an expert in technical analysis and mentoring. She has taught courses and coached novice traders in technical analysis and trading psychology. 

Christopher Chattaway

Managing director

Goldman Sachs

Christopher is co-head of Global G10 Spot and Americas Emerging Markets (EM) Foreign Exchange (FX) One Delta Trading. He is also responsible for the FX and Commodities Systematic Market Making business. He is a member of the Regional Securities Division Automated Trading Controls Committee (Americas). Previously, he worked in FX Strats, FX Spot Trading and FX Technology. Christopher joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2011. Christopher is chairman of the Board of LiquidityMatch LL, a bank-owned consortium for FX aggregation and execution services. Christopher earned a BA in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2001 with a concentration in Math and Business.


Robert Savage

Head of FX Sales Americas

BNY Mellon

Bob Savage runs Americas FX Sales for BNY Mellon.  He joined the firm in April 2019 adding to his 30+ years of experience in the industry. He is an foreign exchange thought leader writing about markets daily throughout his career and actively speaking at conferences and events. Bob has a broad set of experience from the variety of roles he’s held across in the industry, from the hedge fund space (FX Concepts and IKOS), to the sell-side (with more than 20 years at Goldman Sachs both as a FX trader and as an MD running institutional FX sales), as a consultant (McKinsey) and most recently at a quant-based FX advisory (CC Track Solutions). 

Mazen Issa

Senior FX Strategist

TD Securities

Mazen is a Senior FX Strategist for the Global Strategy team. Based in New York, Mazen provides strategic macro perspectives and tactical trading recommendations in G10FX for a wide range of institutional and corporate clients, as well as TD's trading desk. Mazen ranked Top 10 in FX Strategy in the 2022 Institutional Investor Survey (USA) and 1st in Canada in 2021. Mazen was previously a Senior Macro Strategist based in Toronto, focused on North American markets, where he was a top-ranked macro forecaster of Canada by Bloomberg News in 2012 and 2013. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mazen spent a number of years at BCA Research as the lead analyst for Global Fixed Income Strategy. In that role he was responsible for providing macro analysis and investment recommendations for the developed markets. Mazen holds a Masters of Finance degree and a B.Com in Finance with a major in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Steve Fenty

Managing Director, Head of Currency Management

State Street Global Markets

Steve Fenty is Global Head of Currency Management at State Street Global Markets. State Street’s Currency Management business delivers agency execution and foreign exchange hedging programs to institutional investors and today is a leading provider of outsourced FX solutions globally. Prior to his current role, Steve established and led State Street Global Markets’ Portfolio Solutions Strategy Team, responsible for client trade-strategy consulting and product development across State Street’s multi-asset agency trading businesses. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He is a CFA charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Garth Appelt

Managing Director, Head of Foreign Exchange

Mizuho Americas

Garth Appelt is a Managing Director, Head of Foreign Exchange at Mizuho Americas. Prior to Mizuho, Garth was a Senior Managing Director at UBS where he was the Global Head of Emerging Markets, Global Head of G10 Foreign Exchange Spot FX, and Global Head of Precious Metals Trading. At UBS, Garth was a member of the FRC Americas Executive Committee and FRC Global Management Committee. Garth also served as a board member for the Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA). Prior to joining UBS, Appelt was a Portfolio Manager at Moore Capital Management specializing in G10 and Emerging Market directional and relative value strategies in foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and equities. Over a 25-year career, Appelt has also held positions at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan in New York, Paris and London.

Ulf J. Lindahl

Chief executive officer

Currency Research Associates LLC

Ulf J. Lindahl, Chief Executive Officer, has 40 years of experience in currency research and in managing currency overlay and currency alpha portfolios for pension funds and family offices now applied at Currency Research Associates. The experience was gained at A.G. Bisset, which he co-founded in 1981. Ulf has published the Review of Emerging Trends since 1984 providing subscribers with advice they can trust on currencies, interest rates, equity markets and commodities. The Review of Emerging Trends is now published by Currency Research Associates.


Michael Babic

Head of eFICC Sales, Americas

Bank of America

Michael Babic is the head of e-FICC sales for the Americas at Bank of America. Based in New York, he joins from Goldman Sachs, where he worked for eight years, joining the bank as head of e-FX sales for the Americas in 2014 and most latterly serving as head of FICC execution services for the region. 

Babic joined Goldman from Citi, where he spent over five years in FX e-commerce sales, prior to that he spent almost two years with the joint CME/Reuters venture, FX MarketSpace, having started his career at Deutsche Bank in FX prime brokerage. 

Win Thin

Global Head of Emerging Markets Strategy


Win Thin is the Global Head of Emerging Markets Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). He has a broad international background with a special interest in developing markets.  Prior to joining BBH in June 2007, he founded Mandalay Advisors, an independent research firm providing sovereign emerging market analysis to institutional investors.  Previously, Dr. Thin was a vice president and international economist covering major emerging markets in Asia and Latin America for Alliance Capital Management and HSBC. Earlier in his career, he worked at the U.S. Treasury and Columbia University.

Dr. Thin received a PhD in economics from Columbia University in 1995, specializing in International and Development Economics.  He received an MA from Georgetown University in 1985 and a BA from Brandeis University in 1983. His current research projects focus on developing and refining portfolio allocation tools for institutional investors.

Divay Malhotra
Divay Malhotra

Director, FICC E-Trading and Market Structure

Bank of America

Andriy Bukatar

Head of algorithmic trading development - Equities and FX

Cantor Fitzgerald

Andriy is a Head of Algo Development for Equities and FX at Precision Algos, Cantor Fitzgerald where he primarily focuses on the software development effort for the Equities and FX products. He also contributes extensively to Precision’s cross-assets algorithmic offering.

Andriy joined the Precision team from FXall/Thomson Reuters where he ran the FX SOR and algorithmic trading engine development. Prior to FxAll/Thomson Reuters, Andriy held a position of VP, Equities/Derivatives DMA & Quantitative Technologies at Jefferies. He has extensive experience in building algorithmic systems for trading Equities and FX.

Andriy graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the State University of Ukraine, Chernivtsi in 1996.

Mike Harris

Managing director, global head of cross asset eSales

RBC Capital Markets


Mike Harris is the Global Head of Cross Asset Electronic Distribution covering FX, Rates, Futures and Equities.  His primary responsibilities including building RBC’s electronic Principal market making distribution to institutional, corporate and commercial clients, establishing and structuring engagement standards, outlining and performing optimization standards, expanding RBC’s riskless Principal suite of algo and developing industry leading cross asset analytic tools.

Rodney Hill

Chief risk officer


As Chief Risk Officer, Rodney leads the Risk Management, Compliance and Ethics, and Assurance and Advisory functions for OMERS. Under his leadership, these functions work closely with the businesses units across OMERS to fulfil their mandate, and to provide ongoing monitoring and reporting to senior management, the OMERS Board of Directors and its various committees.

Prior to joining OMERS in 2011, Rodney worked as a Partner at an international accounting firm, where he specialized in auditing complex public and private companies. During this time, he also held several leadership roles with the firm.

A graduate from the University of Kent at Canterbury, with an Honours Degree in Accounting with Computing (Honours), Rodney is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA-UK).

He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA, CPA) in Canada. Originally from Ireland, Rodney is passionate about giving back through involvement with community. Rodney also serves on the Financial Committee for Crescent School. He lives in Toronto with his family.

Norine A. Richards

Director of bank information technology policy

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Norine Richards is the Director for Bank Information Technology for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Operational Risk Policy Division.

In this role, Ms. Richards manages the team responsible for developing, communicating, and interpreting policies for the OCC’s supervision of technology operations at financial institutions. She represents the OCC on several interagency groups, including the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Information Technology Subcommittee. The interagency groups focus on coordination and development of information technology risk management supervisory guidance for such topics as information security, resiliency, technology operations, corporate governance, and independent risk management. She assumed these responsibilities in May 2020.

Previously, Ms. Richards spent 22 years as a National Bank Examiner specializing in information technology examination for significant service providers and financial institutions and served as the Bank Information Technology lead expert for the OCC’s Western District. Ms. Richards has also worked as an information security consultant in Washington, D.C., and was the Director of Risk Management for a financial institution.

Ms. Richards attended Bloomsburg University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Isabel Rohrbeck

Director non financial risk management, head of NFRM infrastructure coverage

Deutsche Bank

Evan Sekeris

Head of non-financial risk - Americas


Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Filippo Curti

Financial economist, supervision, regulation and credit

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Filippo is a financial economist in the Quantitative Supervision and Research (QSR) unit of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Filippo joined the Richmond Fed in 2014 after earning his doctorate in Finance at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to the US, Filippo worked one year for Toro Assicurazioni S.p.a. (now Assicurazioni Generali S.p.a.) and obtained his master degree in Actuarial and Statistical Science from the University of Turin. Since he started working for the Richmond Fed he has been heavily involved in Operational Risk as both modeler and examiner.

Brian White

SVP, principal, high priority initiatives

Wells Fargo

Brian M. White is an accomplished IT Risk and Cyber Security leader with over 20 years experience across financial services and is currently serving as a Principal, Senior Vice President in the High Priority Initiatives function at Wells Fargo. He has held various Senior Leadership roles at Bank of America, TD Bank, MUFG Americas, and EY focused on IT Risk, Cybersecurity, Vendor Management & Testing, and Vulnerability Management.

Brian recently served as Head of Enterprise Application Security at Wells Fargo Bank, leading the enterprise Secure Development and Penetration testing programs for internally and vendor hosted applications. Prior roles include leadership of the Security & Customer Compliance programs for a Managed Services & Cloud Service provider supporting customers across Retail, HealthCare, and Government sectors.

He is passionate about making big problems boring, shifting risk management into risk prevention, and developing people. Brian holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the McColl School of Business at Queen's University.

Jeffrey DiMuro

Deputy chief information security officer


Jeffrey DiMuro is the deputy chief information security officer at ServiceNow. He works closely with the product, legal, and privacy organizations to create industry-focused capabilities to accelerate the adoption of the Now Platform globally while enhancing security initiatives to support the organization's financial services products.  Jeffrey also leads ServiceNow’s data governance, insider threat, security risk, and vendor security strategy programs. He regularly liaises with the global regulatory community to proactively communicate pending changes to laws and regulations impacting ServiceNow customers.

Jill Leavens Jones

Director of global security governance


Best known for leading security programs with a business mindset, Jill Leavens Jones offers nearly 18 years of corporate and public sector security experience in addition to a wealth of expertise in law and communications. In her previous role as Director of Executive Protection at Facebook, she delivered the strategies and plans to protect high-visibility executives as they trek the globe to accomplish business and community building initiatives. Her 10 years as a Special Agent with the US Secret Service included presidential and vice-presidential protective details as well as investigations of financial and electronic fraud cases.

Chris Beck

Managing director


Chris is a member of Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS) practice group.  The practice delivers a portfolio of risk consulting services, such as enterprise risk design, cyber risk assessment and quantification, test and build projects, operational risk assessments, enterprise risk management (ERM) education and training, and ERM technology evaluation. The CRS practice uses diagnostic consulting strategies to understand an organization’s enterprise risk goals and challenges and then customize solutions to deliver required business results. 


Chris has 15 years of professional experience.  His experience includes work in the banking, insurance, capital markets and card sectors helping clients assess and mitigate risk. 

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Finance and Risk Management Consulting practice, delivering work for global financial service clients.   Additionally, Chris served as an active duty Naval Officer and has multiple overseas deployments. 

Professional experience and subject matter advisory includes: 

  • Cyber Security metrics and governance
  • Financial Service Regulatory and Compliance initiatives
  • Risk Management 
  • Corporate and Risk Governance
  • Surveillance 
  • Financial Services operating model and cost reduction
  • Regulatory remediation and responses
  • Legal department risk and optimization
  • Leading large cross functional projects and teams


  • BS Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MBA, University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
Carlos Pereira

Head of governance and policy


Carlos Pereira is a distinguished governance, risk and policy management executive with 20+ years of industry and risk consulting experience working with Fortune 100 companies, he is an honorary speaker at several Governance and Risk Management Conferences.

Daniel Sorek

Cyber policy and governance

Goldman Sachs

John Goodman

Cyber Risk Institute

Cyber Risk Institute.

John Goodman is a Senior Vice President for the Cyber Risk Institute.  Mr. Goodman specializes in cybersecurity control standards for the financial services sector. He currently acts as the principal lead for CRI’s Profile, a NIST CSF-based standard for financial services.

He previously served as the Vice President of IT Management and Controls and as Deputy CIO for PenFed Credit Union.  While there Mr. Goodman was primarily responsible for technology governance, cybersecurity compliance, and technology risk management.  Mr. Goodman also contributed to the development of the CRI Profile as a volunteer while at PenFed.

Mr. Goodman holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Psychology (double major) from the University of Maryland, College Park and maintains several industry-recognized certifications, to include the CISSP, CCSK, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Open FAIR, and PMP.  He currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

Jack Jones


The FAIR Institute

Widely considered a thought leader in risk management and information security, Jack has been employed in technology for over thirty five years, and specializing in information security and risk management for over thirty years. During this time he has garnered a decade of experience as a CISO, including five years for a Fortune 100 financial services company. His work has also been recognized by his peers and the industry, earning him the 2006 ISSA Excellence in the Field of Security Practices award, and the 2012 CSO Compass Award for Leadership in Risk Management.

Jack is the originator of the now industry standard risk measurement model known as Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR). FAIR has seen adoption globally, within organizations of all sizes, and is now regularly included in graduate-level university courses on information security and referenced by other industry standards. He also co-authored a book on FAIR entitled "Measuring and Managing Information Risk - A FAIR Approach", which has been inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon as a "must read" for professionals in the industry. Jack was also on the ISACA task force that developed the RiskIT framework, and he led the ISACA group that developed the CRISC certification.

Today, Jack is in charge of Risk Science at RiskLens, Inc. and is a sought after speaker at national conferences and universities. He is also an adjunct instructor of risk measurement for Carnegie Mellon University. Jack is currently also the Chairman of The FAIR Institute (http://www.fairinstitute.org/), an award-winning non-profit organization led by information risk officers, CISOs and business executives to advance risk management practices based on FAIR.

Bob Kolasky

Nonresident scholar, technology and international affairs program

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jay Wood

Global Head of Digital Data Lifecycle Management - Enterprise Data Management

BNY Mellon

Mark Hofberg

Risk solutions executive


Mark Hofberg is an accomplished risk management leader with over 20 years of industry experience.  He previously served as a leader in a variety of audit, risk and compliance management functions within retail, wealth, and investment banking at Bank of America.  Mark currently serves customers as Risk Solutions Executive within ServiceNow’s financial services division.  Prior to joining ServiceNow, Mark served as RSA Archer’s field risk officer for US and Canada.

Mark has held various senior leadership roles at Accenture, Bank of America, RSA and now guides customers on their integrated risk transformation journeys with ServiceNow.  He is passionate about the evolution of risk management, emerging risks, and the utilization of technology to optimize business outcomes.  Mark has co-authored white papers on impacts of technical debt, digital risk, and has a patent on optimization of technology decisions (US 8,321,363 · Issued Nov 27, 2012) along with a patent pending process risk prioritization model.  Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University.

Josh Magri

President and founder

Cyber Risk Institute

Mark Feeley

Global brand director


Mark has over 30 years’ experience in global capital markets, consulting and associated technologies, focusing on risk management, front- and middle-office platforms and data management. Before Chartis he held executive positions in large global financial institutions, consultancies and FinTechs, in various roles including platform and software development, solution architecture, large-scale program management, vendor selection and implementation, and strategy development and execution.

With a background covering the front, middle and back office, Mark brings to Chartis a holistic view of business, technology and regulatory issues across the enterprise, and how these issues can be addressed by leveraging appropriate technology solutions. His primary focus has been risk technology, and his work in this area includes: leading the global teams for risk technology at RBS Capital Markets and AIG; working with middle- and front-office technology teams at Barclays Capital; extensive consulting experience with major consulting organizations including EY and Deloitte; and extensive vendor experience, including time at Algorithmics and Misys (now Finastra). Mark has an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.