Risk South Africa

Risk South Africa 2017<br /> Risk is delighted to announce that the 11th annual Risk South Africa conference will be taking place in Cape Town on 31 October - 1 November 2017!<br /> <br /> The 2-day conference has become the annual event of choice for nearly 200 industry professionals in the region. It is the premier event to be at if you are seeking to enhance your risk management techniques and get to grips with fundamental regulatory changes. Risk South Africa will allow you to make valuable contacts with your industry peers from the buy side, sell side and technology providers and will give you an opportunity to get your burning questions answered by nearly 30 international and local speakers.<br /> <br /> <br /> Key themes:<br /> Global and local political risk, the economy and implications for the South African financial services market<br /> The effective and efficient implementation of regulatory changes; including; IFRS 9, IFRS 17, Customer Value Management and Dynamic Forecasting<br /> What are the major investments risks in South Africa as we move towards 2018?<br /> In the current economy, where are the opportunities for asset allocating and multi asset funds for investors? <br /> Now the final standards have been published, where are South African banks in identifying and addressing the challenges?<br /> Is the industry ready for BASEL III January 2018 - Are banks positioned for compliance?

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Presents

Risk South Africa

31st October - 1 November | Cape Town

The event

The 2-day conference has become the annual event of choice for nearly 200 industry professionals in the region. It is the premier event to be at if you are seeking to enhance your risk management techniques and get to grips with fundamental regulatory changes. Risk South Africa will allow you to make valuable contacts with your industry peers from the buy side, sell side and technology providers and will give you an opportunity to get your burning questions answered by nearly 30 international and local speakers.

Key themes explored in 2017 included:

  • Global and local political risk, the economy and implications for the South African financial services market
  • The effective and efficient implementation of regulatory changes; including; IFRS 9, IFRS 17, Customer Value Management and Dynamic Forecasting
  • What are the major investments risks in South Africa as we move towards 2018?
  • In the current economy, where are the opportunities for asset allocating and multi asset funds for investors? 
  • Now the final standards have been published, where are South African banks in identifying and addressing the challenges?
  • Is the industry ready for BASEL III January 2018 - Are banks positioned for compliance? 

Risk South Africa will be of value to any practitioner wishing to stay at the cutting edge of South African Financial Markets. In addition it will be of particular relevance to those business leaders working in the following:

By Company
  • Investment banks
  • Retail banks
  • Asset and investment managers
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurers
  • Pension providers
  • Regulators
  • Rating agencies
  • Consultancies
  • Technology providers
By Job Titles
  • Chief Credit Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Heads of Asset Allocation
  • Heads of Asset and Liability Management
  • Heads of Counterparty Risk
  • Heads of Credit Risk
  • Heads of Cybersecurity
  • Heads of Derivatives
  • Heads of Financial Engineering
  • Heads of Investment Strategy
  • Heads of IT Risk
  • Heads of Liquidity Management
  • Heads of Market Risk
  • Heads of Model Risk
  • Heads of Portfolio Construction
  • Heads of Portfolio Management
  • Heads of Quantitative Analysis
  • Heads of Research
  • Heads of Risk Modelling
  • Heads of Securitisation
  • Heads of Structured Products
  • Heads of Structuring
  • Traders
  • Trustees

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Phil Atkinson

Global Head of Membership Sales and Relationship Management and Head of International Client Sales

LCH

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Annabel Bishop

Chief Economist

INVESTEC

Annabel Bishop is Investec Bank Limited's Chief Economist in South Africa. She joined Investec in 2001 and has worked in the macroeconomic and econometric field for 20 years. Annabel is the holder of the Sake/Beeld Economist of the Year title for 2010 and has won numerous monthly Reuters Econometer awards for correctly forecasting a range of economic variables. She has authored a wide range of in-house and external articles, published both abroad and in South Africa.

Before joining Investec, Annabel was the Economic Analyst at Econometrix, providing key macroeconomic research and specific project work to a variety of clients across the economy, as well running the firm's econometric model. She holds a cum laude master's degree in economics and econometrics from the University of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

 

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Siboniso Mdluli

Chief Financial Officer

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SWAZILAND

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Sean Ashton

CIO

ANCHOR CAPITAL

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Adam Husted

EMEA Head of Sales

CLOUDMARGIN

Adam is EMEA Head of Sales for CloudMargin, the first web-based collateral and margin management solution and winner of multiple awards for its innovation and best-in-class technology. A veteran of the clearing industry, Adam joined CloudMargin in November 2016, heading the firm's sales and business development initiatives in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Adam previously worked at several tier one financial institutions and a FTSE 100 Pension Scheme, including Tesco Pension Investment, CME Group, Insight Investment, Barclays Investment Bank and Lehman Brothers. In recent years, he has focused on regulatory change in the areas of clearing, collateral, reporting and risk mitigation, specifically covering EMIR, Dodd Frank, South Africa and MiFID II regulations.

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Daniel Polakow

Executive Director

PRESCIENT

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Rowan Williams-Short

Head of Fixed Interest

VUNANI FUND MANAGER

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Albertus Bekker

Executive Head, Group Market Risk Monitoring

NEDBANK

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Sue Brooks

Managing Director ,COO, Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance

BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP

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Fernando Durrell

Head of Absolute Return

VUNANI

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Pieter van der Merwe

Principal – Portfolio Management

ABSA ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Shresti Bijou

Group Head of Operational Risk

FIRSTRAND GROUP

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Michael Gran

Managing Director

TOBAM

Darroch Faught

Chief Actuary and CRO

SWISS RE SOUTH AFRICA

Celia van Niekerk

Head of Portfolio Risk Management

FIRSTRAND BANK

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Folakemi Fatogbe

Director of Risk Management

Central Bank of Nigeria

Folakemi Fatogbe is the Director of Risk Management at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Folakemi joined the CBN in 2009 as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Risk Management and Banking Reforms. Having assisted in the successful containment of the aftershocks and contagion arising from the Global Financial Crisis, 'Folakemi set out to establish a Risk Management Department for the Bank, which she did in 2010. Prior to working with the CBN she worked in a number of institutions abroad including: The Bank of England (BOE), The Financial Services Authority (FSA), Lloyds TSB Financial Markets, The NatWest Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBoS), and Chase Cooper Consulting.

Folakemi holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and International Business from Cardiff University, Wales. Folakemi is also the author of a leadership cum motivational book titled "Inspiring a Generation".

 

 

Terence Craig

Director; Chief Investment Officer

ELEMENT INVESTMENT MANAGERS

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Terence Saayman

Head of Risk, Post Trade and Information Services

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Terence is currently the Head of Risk in the Post Trade and Information Services Division at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is responsible for the risk management of all the markets that the JSE operates.

Over the span of his career, Terence has held a number of risk management positions within financial services including the banking, insurance, consulting and financial market infrastructure sectors.

He has vast knowledge and insights on a range of asset classes having held responsibilities for risk management of equity, interest rate, precious and base metal, agricultural and foreign exchange products. In his various roles he has focused on market, liquidity, credit and counterparty-credit risks and economic and regulatory capital calculation and allocation.

Terence holds an B.Comm.Hons (Institutional Investments) qualification from the University of Stellenbosch which he obtained in 2000.

 

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Andrew Canter

CIO

FUTURE GROWTH ASSET MANAGERS

Andrew is an Executive Director of Futuregrowth Asset Management and the Chief Investment Officer. He provides a strategic perspective to the investment team, oversees the investment processes, sets manager mandates, monitors compliance, and reviews fund exposures and performance.

Andrew has been with Futuregrowth since 1998. He has lead Futuregrowth to be a leading Fixed Interest Manager, Responsible investor, and Developmental investor (with a range of developmental portfolios) in South Africa. Andrew came to South Africa in 1990 from the U.S.A., and during his career in South Africa he has assisted in co-founding RMB Asset Management, was a fixed interest dealer, portfolio manager, head of fixed interest, and later CIO. He has been a Director of several infrastructure and development companies with mandates ranging from toll roads, to low income housing finance and municipal finance. Andrew has been a CFA Charterholder since 1989 and was a founding Director of CFA South Africa in 1990. He is a founding member of ASISA's Standing Committee on Capital and Money Markets. Andrew undertakes public speaking and lecturing engagements, frequently on the subjects of fixed interest management, ethics in financial services, and developmental investing. He lists scripophily and travel amongst his hobbies, and he is a regular cyclist.