Speakers

buy-side risk speakers 2019

If you're interested in speaking at Buy-Side Risk 2019, get in touch with Alice Marsh at [email protected]

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Nicholas Silitch

Chief Risk Officer

PRUDENTIAL

Nick Silitch is senior vice president, chief risk officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, Silitch oversees Prudential’s risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types. Under his direction, his team develops 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 is 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 works with external stakeholder groups to forward industry interests. He is head of the International Affairs Committee for the North American Chief Risk Officers’ Council, and is 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.
 

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Isabelle Mateos y Lago

Managing Director and Chief Global Multi-Asset Strategist

BLACKROCK

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

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Guy Miller

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.

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Elena Manola-Bonthond

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.

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Seb Smodis

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.

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Andrew Chin

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

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Guy Goughlan

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.

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Susanna Wooders

Chief Risk Officer

FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL

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.

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Mike Huff

‎Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation

TIAA

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).

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Paul Diouri

Head of Risk, Americas

SCHRODERS

- 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.

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Darrel Yawitch

Chief Risk Officer

MAN AHL

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.

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Elena Manola-Bonthond

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.

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Guy Goughlan

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.

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Nasreen Kasenally

Chief Risk Officer EMEA

UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT

Nasreen Kasenally is the Chief Risk Officer, UBS Asset Management, based in London. She is responsible for the implementation of principles and appropriate independent control frameworks for Credit, Market, Treasury, and Country risks within UBS Asset Management. She is a member of the Risk Executive Committee and the Asset Management Executive Committee. Nasreen also has oversight of the EMEA Risk (excl IB UK and Switzerland). Prior to her current role, Nasreen was Global Head of Traded Market Risk for UBS Group where she was responsible for independently controlling the Traded Market Risks across the various business groups, covering Equities, Fixed Income, Rates and FX. She joined UBS in 1999 as an Equity Market Risk Officer, before becoming Senior Market Risk Officer, UBS Wealth Management Americas in 2003, based in the US. She returned to the Investment Bank in 2004 where she held various regional roles (in London and the US), before she became Global Head of Equities Market Risk in 2008. Prior to joining UBS IB, Nasreen worked at Tokai Bank Europe.

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Darrel Yawitch

Chief Risk Officer

MAN AHL

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.

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James Munro

Chief Technology Officer

MAN AHL

James is CTO of Man AHL, with responsibility for Man AHL’s research and trading systems. He is responsible for delivering and maintaining Man AHL’s systematic models in trading, working alongside Man Group’s central trading technology and quant platform technology teams.  Prior to his current role, James led the equities and volatility technology team and, before that, the research technology team at Man AHL.  James joined Man AHL in 2011, having previously been a researcher in fields of plasma and molecular physics at UCL.  He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from University College London.

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Richard Fox

Head of Markets Policy

FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY

Rich Fox joined the then FSA in 2007 at the start of the financial crisis.  Since then he has held a wide range of roles including being seconded to HM Treasury Ministerial office during the 2010 General Election, managing the Chief Executive’s office of the FCA and more recently leading on the development of the FCA’s policy for the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes for banks, and it’s extension across Financial Services.  Rich is currently the Head of Department for the FCA’s policy covering Wholesale Markets. 

 

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Isabelle Mateos y Lago

Managing Director and Chief Global Multi-Asset Strategist

BLACKROCK

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

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Guy Miller

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.

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Berkan Sesen

Quantitative Researcher and Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management

M. Berkan Sesen, PhD, is a quantitative researcher and portfolio manager in the Quantitative Beta Strategies group at JPMAM. Besides systematic investing, his focus areas are machine learning, alternative data, and efficient trade execution. Prior to JPMAM, Berkan worked as an algorithmic trading quant at Citigroup, designing machine learning models for electronic market-making and sales of credit instruments. He also co-led the global data analytics working group within the quantitative analysis department at Citigroup. Berkan holds a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Oxford and specializes in the applications of machine learning and statistics to finance

Natasha Naidoo

Deputy Chief Risk Officer

OLD MUTUAL

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Henrik Wijkander

Head of Investment Risk

PHOENIX

As Head of Investment Risk at Phoenix, Henrik is responsible for ALM across its operating companies and Investment Strategy for shareholder funds.

Prior to joining Phoenix Henrik spent three years at Prudential UK heading up capital solutions before which he spent eight years in banking focusing on investment and capital solutions for insurance and pensions clients.

Henrik spent the first three years of his career in actuarial pensions consulting and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA). Henrik holds an MA from Cambridge University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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Brian Tomlinson

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Allianz Global Investors

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Bernardo Barreto

Managing Partner

LATEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Julien Cuisinier

Head of Investment Analytics

HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

Julien joined Henderson Global Investors in 2012 as a Senior Risk Analyst to develop the investment risk framework around the multi asset team before moving as a co-head of the investment risk team in 2014. Mid 2016, Julien moved to the front office as a Head of Investment Analytics responsible for developing trading analytics to support senior management and portfolio managers. Before joining Henderson he held various positions in as quantitative analyst and risk analyst at major asset management firms, including Blackrock before joining Henderson. Prior to joining the asset management industry, Julien held analytical positions at custodian organizations in Belgium and Luxembourg. Julien is a CFA charter holder and has completed the CQF certification.

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Prasun Mathur

Head of Shareholder Investments, UK and Ireland Life

AVIVA INVESTORS

Prasun joined Aviva in October 2016 where he is responsible for leading on the development and implementation of investment strategy for the UK Life shareholder business - this includes the £55bn annuity book. His team actively supports commercial propositions like Bulk Purchase Annuities through investment solutions.

Prior to joining Aviva, he headed up ALM strategy for Phoenix, and supported M&A transactions including the Abbey Life and AXA Sun Life deals successfully completed in 2016. Prasun has over nine years of experience in insurance ALM, investment strategy and new product development. Prior to joining Phoenix, Prasun worked for Standard Life and

HSBC. Prasun holds a 5 year Masters in Math and Computing from Indian Institute of

Technology Delhi and an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

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Ashan Ramakrishnan

Head of Investment Risk and SIRO (EMEA)

BNY MELLON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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Seb Smodis

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.

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Stéphane Janin

Head of Global Regulatory Development

AXA Investment Managers

Stéphane currently heads up AXA Investment Managers’ Global Regulatory Development directorate and internal network at worldwide level. Stéphane is a member of AXA Group Financial Regulation Steering Committee as well as a member of various internal topical regulatory Steering Committees.

Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Stephane was Head of the International Affairs division at the AFG, the French Asset Management Association, responsible for international regulatory strategy and promotion. Prior to that, at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Stéphane was successively Head of Market Surveillance and Advisor in charge of Strategy and Risks to the Managing Director.

At EU level, Stéphane has been an elected Board Member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) since June 2017 and the Vice-Chairman of the ICMA Asset Management and Investor Council since March 2017. His first commitment at EU level started within the European Commission, where he was seconded as an official National Expert from 2000 to 2004 – being in charge of the UCITS Directive, the hedge fund file, the credit rating agency file and the Market Abuse Directive.

At international level, Stéphane is a member of the stakeholders’ panel of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was a Member of the Board at the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) from 2012 to 2014.

Stéphane graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) – “Sciences Po” in Paris, with a major in Economics.

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Remi Kamiya

Risk Director

M&G INVESTMENTS

Remi has over 18 years of experience in asset management. Throughout his career in risk, Remi has gained exposure to a wide variety of investment strategies across public markets and private assets. He currently supports the development of M&G Investment's activities in Europe, including real estate and private debt investments. Prior to joining M&G, Remi worked for Schroders where he was in charge of risk management for the products distributed in Europe with a specific focus on liquid hedge fund strategies, emerging market debt and commodity products and infrastructure finance. He was also responsible for defining and delivering the programs to enhance Schroders stress testing and liquidity risk management practices.

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Michael Calamito

Head of Global Business Continuity Management

FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL

Michael Calamito has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years in a variety of business operations and business continuity roles. He joined Fidelity International in August of 2016 as Head of Global Business Continuity Management to oversee business continuity activities across 25 countries for Fidelity International. 
Michael’s service with Fidelity’s domestic operations dates back to 1985. Michael has managed various operational departments such as New Accounts, Treasury and Client Services. Michael has spent many years on the first line working with business units on their continuity plans and has worked on the global business continuity team at Fidelity managing the New York/New Jersey region. Michael is the recipient of the 2014 President’s Circle Award at Fidelity Investments for crisis management and leadership for the successful recovery of all Fidelity Institutional business units in New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy.
Michael served in the US Army Reserves for 30 years, retiring in 2015 with the rank of Colonel. Michael had an accomplished career that included deployments to Iraq in 2006-2007 as an Iraqi Logistical Advisor and Afghanistan as the Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency in 2013.
Michael holds a BS in Business Management and Industrial Relations from Seton Hall University and is a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) from the Disaster Recovery Institute. 
 

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Antonello Russo

Director - Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group

BLACKROCK

Antonello Russo is a Director within BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group.
Mr Russo is responsible for investment risk management of Index Strategies across the EMEA region, spanning segregated mandates, commingled funds, and the iShares ETF range.

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, and previously a Risk Manager for the fixed income area.
Mr Russo holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in 1995 in Monetary and Financial Economics.

 

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Francois Oustry

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Investment and Innovation

MILLENNIUM GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

Francois leads a team that is responsible for developing highly customised currency investment solutions that meet the requirements of sophisticated clients. These solutions are based on systematic investment models and encompass multi-factor dynamic hedging, advanced option replication and tail-risk minimisation.

Prior to joining Millennium Global, Francois was CEO of Raise Partner, a FinTech company which he founded in 2001 providing risk analytics and portfolio optimization solutions to Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors and Private Banks worldwide. Francois began his career in 1998 at New York University (Courant Institute) in the US and then INRIA (French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics) in France as a researcher.

François completed his PHD in Applied Mathematics and Robust Control at University Paris 1 - La Sorbonne and INRIA funded by the French Ministry of Defense (DGA). Francois graduated from ENSTA Paris Tech. He is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

 

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Alan Langworthy

Executive Director, Multi-Asset Research

AXIOMA

As part of the multi-asset research team, Alan's primary focus is on the next generation of Axiom'as fixed income risk model. Prior to joining Axioma in 2016, Alan spent 15 years years at UBS, the last ten of which were in UBS Delta where he worked on risk , performance attribution, liquidity, and bespoke client projects. His career began at UBS in 2011 as a credit strategist. 

Alan holds a D.Phil in mathematics from the Univeristy of Oxford, is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered 

Lindsey Matthews

Chief Risk Officer, Head of Investment Risk

UBS Asset Management

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Kai Hirschen

Vice President, Portfolio Manager Systematic Equity

ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS


Dr. Kai Hirschen, CFA, CAIA, FRM is a portfolio manager in the Systematic Equity team at Allianz Global Investors, responsible for a range of factor investment strategies and solutions. He manages globally investing equity portfolios versus core and strategy benchmarks with focus on ESG, Dividend and Income investing, and overwriting strategies. 
Previously, Dr. Hirschen worked for a leading international consultancy, in the area of risk management and risk modeling. He graduated in mathematics at the University of Hannover, Germany in 2003 and received a Ph.D. in numerical modeling at the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany in 2004. He is a CFA and CAIA charterholder as well as a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).