Buy-Side Risk USA
Buy-Side Risk USA is the leading conference for investment strategy and risk professionals from across the buy-side industry.
Where leaders of buy-side risk management and investment strategy meet, learn and get ahead in the new era of risk
Buy-Side Risk USA 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 USA.
Be inspired, improve investment decisions, demystify the complexities of market risk, connect with your peers and shape the future of your industry.
Buy-Side Risk USA is FREE to attend for risk and investing professionals from buy-side organisations, banks, regulators and non-financial corporates.
To make sure you're there in 2023, register your interest in attending.
Are markets safer, more transparent and more stable?
Aligning risk appetite with climate risk and improving data strategies to inform impact investing decisions
Digitalisation for risk management, derivatives pricing, cyber resiliency and digital currencies
Customisation and how to integrate in-house models
Partner and chief investment risk officer
Alec Crawford is a partner and chief investment risk officer at Lord Abbett. He is responsible for identifying and managing risk in the firm's portfolios and is a member of the investment leadership team, the strategic allocation committee, and the environmental, social and corporate governance committee.
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 mortgage-backed securities 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. Crawford has worked in the financial services industry since 1988 and holds a bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Harvard College.
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.
President and chief investment officer
Vice President and Portfolio Manager
Jen Liang is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at AIG Investments, where she co-manages more than $13 billion in emerging market debt. She is an honoree on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List 2022.
At AIG, Jen is responsible for constructing portfolios, developing strategies, providing market insight and execution, and managing counterparty relationships for USD and local currency portfolios across strategies. She also plays an active role in improving portfolio analytics and marketing for EM. Prior to joining AIG, Jen was an investment manager at Fosun Group, an international conglomerate and investment company. Before Fosun, Jen was an associate at AllianceBernstein. Jen obtained Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Grinnell College and was a recipient of the merit-based Trustee Honor Scholarship.
Jen is a CFA Charterholder and holds the Certificate in ESG Investing. She is also a RYT500 Yoga Teacher and an avid traveler who speaks 4 languages.
Will Hadfield runs the investing team for Risk.net, 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 speaks French.
the No.1 editorially-led event
for buy-side risk management and investment professionals in North America
senior decision makers
representing more than $31 trillion AUM
thought leaders speaking
from top buy-side firms in North America
Key themes in 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: digitalisation 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
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
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
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