The Evolving Role of Risk

The recent economic crisis has entirely changed the role of risk management within financial companies. Initially considered as a tactical function to ensure regulatory compliance and minimize losses, risk management has moved to the core of the business and is critical to its very existence.

However, attempts to embed risk across more areas of the business have left many companies with multiple risk silos. Moving forward, there is a broad consensus among risk professionals that the silos have to be integrated in order to take full advantage of the risk function and use it, as initially envisaged, as a strategic tool to derive business value.

This half day event, in association with IBM, will examine the evolving role of the risk function in more detail, particularly focusing on:

  • Applying a holistic approach to risk governance - advantages and challenges
  • How to bridge risk silos
  • Empowering decision makers at all levels to act with confidence
  • Using risk management to improve business performance and add value
  • Enabling risk integration within a company - exploring the  opportunity brought by Big Data & Analytics
  • More effectively communicating risk appetite across the company
  • Technology capabilities and systems that firms need to adopt to apply risk governance across the organization

Speakers include:

  • Sanjay Sharma, Chief Risk Officer, RBC Capital Markets
  • Gideon Pell, Chief Risk Officer, New York Life Investments Group
  • Gus Felix, Managing Director, Global Head of Operational Risk Management, Citigroup
  • Neil Bartlett, CTO and IBM Fellow, IBM Risk Analytics
  • Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner, Chartis Research
  • Giovanni Carraro, Worldwide Head of Operational Risk and GRC and Risk Analytics Business Development, IBM
  • Ivan Pooran, Head of Enterprise Risk & Operational Risk, GE Capital
  • Tatiana Segal, Managing Director, Head of Risk Management, SkyBridge Capital
  • Jacob Rosengarten, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, XL Group
  • Wayne Wilczynski, Vice President/Partner, IBM GBS Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance
  • Jon Hill, Executive Director, Head of Quantitative Analytics Group (QAG), Morgan Stanley
  • Sohayla Fitzpatrick, Senior Risk and Governance Consultant