Buy-Side Risk Europe
The conference will bring together senior risk, data science and investment strategy professionals from institutional investment funds, asset managers, hedge funds and insurers.<br /> <br />
If you're interested in speaking at Buy-Side Risk 2019, get in touch with Alice Marsh at [email protected].
Chief Risk Officer
Isabelle Mateos y Lago
Managing Director and Chief Global Multi-Asset Strategist
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chief Multi-Asset Strategist. A member of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) leadership team, she is responsible for thematic investment thought leadership, and leads the firm’s research effort on geopolitics & markets. She contributes to form BII’s macro and market views, with emphasis on cross-asset themes, FX, commodities and private markets, based on the insights of our full investment community. She represents BlackRock’s market views to clients and in the media globally.
Ms. Mateos y Lago's service with the firm dates back to January 2015. She initially worked as senior advisor to Vice-Chairman Philipp Hildebrand and subsequently combined this role with that of global macro investment strategist in BII. Prior to joining BlackRock, she was a senior official at the International Monetary Fund, where she worked for 15 years in a range of positions straddling economic analysis, policy making, strategy, and global governance (including as G20-liaison and as a Member of the Executive Board). She started her career at the French Ministry of Finance.
Ms. Mateos y Lago is a member of the Board of Bruegel, a leading European policy think tank. She is also a member of the French Inspection Générale des Finances and a graduate of École Nationale d'Administration and Sciences Po, Paris. She also earned a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge
Managing Director, Chief Market Strategist & Head of Macroeconomics
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP LTD
Guy Miller is Zurich Group’s Chief Market Strategist and Head of Macroeconomics and is part of Zurich’s Leadership Team. As Chief Market Strategist, Guy is responsible for defining the relative merits of equities, sovereign debt and corporate credit across the globe and on currency hedging. Guy is also responsible for providing the global economic backdrop that lays the foundation for planning and business decisions. Economic forecasts are made on both a short and medium term basis, capturing the major themes that are likely to shape the global economy.
Before joining Zurich in 2003, Guy led the US equity team at Shell Pensions, where he was a member of the Asset Allocation Committee and supervised the implementation of satellite investment mandates in the North American region. Prior to over 7 years spent at Shell Pensions, Guy was a US fund manager at National Mutual for 6 years.
Guy holds a BA Hons in Commerce, from Napier University, and is an Associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.
Chief Investment Officer
CERN PENSION FUND
Dr. Elena Manola-Bonthond, Ph.D., MBA, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Fund of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Fund manages approximately 4 billion Swiss Francs in assets, both internally and externally. Dr. Manola-Bonthond played an instrumental role in defining and implementing an investment governance framework optimized for dynamic risk management.
Before joining the CERN Pension Fund, Dr. Manola-Bonthond worked in CERN's science sector where she had been responsible for the safety and risk management system of CERN's flagship installation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Before that, she worked as a research physicist at CERN. Dr. Manola-Bonthond holds a Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Savoie, France, and CERN, and an MBA in international management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is a CAIA charter holder.
Vice President, Global Head of Liquidity Risk Management
STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS
Seb is a Vice President and Global Head of State Street Global Advisors Liquidity Risk Management, and is responsible for ensuring a robust liquidity risk management framework and governance across the organisation. He also chairs the SSGA Liquidity Committee and is a member of the State Street Country Risk Committee.
Before that he was a Senior Investment Risk Manager responsible for risk oversight across Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fixed income, liability driven investment (LDI) and multi-asset class portfolios.
Seb holds a post-experience Masters in Finance degree from London Business School and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certificate.
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research
Chief Risk Officer
UNIVERSITIES SUPERANNUATION SCHEME (USS)
Guy is Chief Risk Officer at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a UK pension plan with assets of over £64 billion. He joined in January 2015 as a member of the USS executive team to establish the group risk function. Guy is also a member of the executive team of USS Investment Management, the investment subsidiary of USS and chair of the Group Risk Committee.
Guy spent most of his career at JP Morgan, where he held several senior leadership positions, including heading the European Pension Advisory and Longevity Risk Transfer businesses.
He holds a D.Phil. (i.e., PhD) from Oxford University, a BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Henley Business School.
Chief Risk Officer
Susanna has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 25 years in a variety of business and risk management roles across all three lines of defence. She joined Fidelity in January 2016 to lead risk management activities for the UK businesses. Prior to this, Susanna worked at RBS and Barclays where she gained hands‐on experience in risk management and internal audit across various business and client segments, including International, Corporate, Investment Bank, Coutts, Retail Group Risk and Internal Audit.
From 2000 to 2008 Susanna enjoyed an international risk management consulting career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young in Europe, Asia and the US, advising a broad range of clients on credit, operational and regulatory risk matters. She reviewed, improved and implemented numerous risk management frameworks, risk models and ICAAP assessments for asset managers, hedge funds, insurers and banks.
Susanna’s early career was dedicated to customers and operational excellence at Commerzbank, Germany where she spent seven years in the International business. In 1995, she was hired by one her clients, a private commodity trading firm, where she led the international credit risk department for five years.
Susanna is holding a master degree in banking as well as an MBA from the University of Wales.
Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation
Mike is a member of the team that manages the TIAA General Account Investment Portfolio. His responsibilities include Investment Strategy, Asset Allocation/ALM, Portfolio Hedging and Yield Enhancement.
Before joining TIAA, Mike was a Director of Investment Risk Management at Genworth Financial where he was responsible for Asset/Liability Management, derivatives risk oversight and counterparty credit risk. Mike was also a Senior Derivative Trader at Genworth where he managed and traded the derivatives portfolio and developed hedging strategies. Prior to joining Genworth, Mike worked at Principal Financial Group where he managed a portfolio of structured products and derivatives. Earlier in his Career, Mike worked in treasury and corporate finance at BBVA/Compass Bank.
He holds a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from University of Illinois. Mike is a CFA Charterholder and a Professional Risk Manager (PRM).
Head of Risk, Americas
- Since March 2016, Head of Risk Management - Americas at Schroders with responsibilities for the Firm's business activities in North America (US, Mexico, Canada), and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina and Chile).
- From 2011 to January 2016, Head of Investment Risk Management and Performance Analytics at JP Morgan Asset Management- Americas with responsibilities for public equities, fixed income and alternatives assets representing more than $1 trillion in AUM.
- From 2007 to 2010, Chief Risk Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Primus, a $25+ billion NYSE-listed credit asset manager. Prior to Primus, was Managing Director and Head of Risk Management for private finance at TIAA-CREF between 2005 and 2007.
- Began career in finance in 1994 at Natixis Bank, a global banking institution headquartered in Paris; held several front office positions in leveraged finance, oil and gas lending, structured credit products origination and investing, and during his last five years with the institution, as head of the US Loan Portfolio Management Group.
- BS in Applied Mathematics and MBA in Finance from the University of Houston.
Chief Risk Officer
Darrel Yawitch is Chief Risk Officer of Man Solutions, Man AHL and Man GLG ('GLG') with responsibility for risk management. Darrel joined Man Group via GLG in 2011.
Prior to this, he worked at Investec Bank PLC for over 10 years where he headed the Market Risk and Asset and Liability Management teams for the bank before working in the Principal Finance area.
Darrel holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, an MSc (Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces) from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Kings College, London. Darrel is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.
Who Should Attend Buy-Side Risk Europe
The event is of value to any practitioner wishing to stay at the cutting edge of financial risk management and robust portfolio management. It is of particular relevance to the business leaders working in the following business areas:
- Asset managers
- Investors/Pension Funds
- Insurance Companies
- Hedge Funds
- Providers including banks, technology vendors and consultants
- Risk Manager
- Portfolio Manager
- Chief Risk Officer
- Chief Investment Officer
- Head of Investment
- Investment Risk Manager
- Head of Multi-Asset Class Investments
- Chief Executive Officer
- Head of Trading
- Policy, Supervision, Audit and regulatory officers
- HFT providers
- Heads of Stress Testing
- Scenario Analysis specialists