Buy-Side Risk Europe

Attracting 100+ senior professionals from leading asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, mutual funds and equity firms in North America, Buy-Side Risk USA is the premier regional conference helping you better understand the complexities of market risk.

Where leaders of buy-side risk management and investment strategy meet, learn and get ahead in the new era of risk 

Buy-Side Risk Europe gathers over 100 buy-side risk management and investment strategy decision-makers and influencers from leading asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, mutual funds and equity firms in the UK and Europe. 

Join us in person on June 28 and online May 24-25 to get inspired, improve investment decisions, demystify the complexities of market risk, connect with your peers and play a part in shaping the future of your industry.​


Are markets safer, more transparent and more stable?

Climate risk

Aligning risk appetite with climate risk ​​and improving data strategies to inform impact investing decisions

Technology change

Digitalization for risk management, derivatives pricing, cyber resiliency and digital currencies 

Stress testing

Customisation and how to integrate in-house models

Alec Crawford

Partner and chief investment risk officer

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Alec Crawford manages the team responsible for developing and monitoring portfolio risk protocols for all Lord Abbett investment strategies.

Mr. Crawford joined Lord Abbett in 2012 and was named Partner in 2013. His previous experience includes serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management at Ziff Brothers Investments; Managing Director and Head of Agency MBS Strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital; Managing Director and Head of Mortgage and Cross-Rates Strategy at Deutsche Bank Securities; Vice President and Head of Mortgage Strategy at Morgan Stanley; Vice President, Research Liaison at Goldman Sachs; and Vice President, Research Liaison at CS First Boston. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1988.

Mr. Crawford has contributed to publications, including the Guide to Fixed Income Securities, Volume 9, by Frank Fabozzi. Mr. Crawford also has received awards from Institutional Investor for his research on mortgaged-backed securities.

He earned an AB in computer science from Harvard College.

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.

Alex Lurye

Chief risk officer

Balyasny Asset Management L.P.

Katie Day

Global COO of risk & quantitative analysis


Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Will Hadfield runs the investing team for, overseeing coverage of hedge funds, conventional asset managers and insurance companies. He previously covered market structure for Bloomberg News in London, both as a reporter and an editor. He studied History at the University of Durham and is a French speaker.


thought leaders speaking

from top buy-side firms in the UK and Europe


countries represented

in 2021


the No.1 editorially-led event

for buy-side risk management and investment professionals in the UK & Europe

Key themes for the 2022 discussion:

  • Regulatory update: are markets safer, more transparent and more stable?​​
  • Climate risk: aligning risk appetite with climate risk ​​
  • ESG: data, data and more data to support impact investing​
  • Technology change: digitalization for risk management, derivatives pricing, cyber resiliency​​
  • Digital currencies and their impact on market structures​​
  • Stress testing​​: customisation and how to integrate in-house models
  • Macro issues and their impact: one year on from Brexit, the change in China for investors, tail risks​​

In person

Hear from, meet and connect with senior risk decision-makers. The interactive agenda of discussions and executive boardrooms has been designed by our editorial team and advisory board to facilitate a peer-to-peer dialogue.


Our online event ensures that no-one misses out, gathering the wider buy-side community virtually and providing exclusive, convenient content at the click of a button. 

Re-engage and re-connect:

The pandemic put our lives on hold, now is the time to generate leads and re-connect with senior buy-side professionals from across North America

Raise the bar:

Add your voice to the discussion as the community build a framework that is forward-looking and can withstand the next crisis​


We bring together the most senior community of buy-side risk management and investment professionals so you can better understand their needs