Speaker Gallery


Royce Curtin

Managing Director of Global Security Operations Intelligence


Royce Curtin joined Barclays in January 2017, as Managing Director of Group Intelligence to lead the build-out and delivery of the firm’s global Intelligence services. He previously completed a 27-year career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Senior Executive and USA military pilot, including his final role as an FBI Senior Advisor to the USA Director of National Intelligence and the FBI Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement.

Royce brings leadership expertise in cyber security intelligence, incident management and response, special operations, and delivering high-impact, outcome-based, client-centric services and business performance solutions.

Royce leads Barclays’ Global Threat Intelligence program as part of an integrated Security Operations service line, combined with their CSO Global Cyber Operations and Investigations teams and a 24/7 Joint Operations Center. His team coordinates all intelligence activities across CSO, BUK Retail Bank, and Barclays International Bank. He is also the Accountable Executive responsible for delivering key components of a £200m, 3 - year change program delivering Intelligence Driven Defence security operations across the company.

The Intelligence team delivers Cyber Defence, Cybercrime, Geo-Political, Physical, Strategic and Open Source Intelligence on the most sophisticated threats to the bank that helps defend the network; optimize controls; protect the corporate estate and global workforce; reduce cyber-enabled financial loss; inform vulnerability management, resilience, red team, and secure innovation; support 24/7 situational awareness and incident response; and plays an integral role in mitigating risk and enabling rich customer experiences and secure global financial services.

Barclays enjoys partnerships in a number of industry forums and threat intelligence groups including, FS-ISAC, FSIE, CSIG and has dedicated resources embedded in cross-industry and government organizations including the Cyber Defence Alliance (London), the National Cyber Security Centre Fusion Cell (London), National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (USA) and Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation (Singapore).

Tom Hardin

Tipper X

The FBI's most productive cooperating witness in Operation Perfect Hedge

Tom Hardin is the CEO of Tipper X Advisors, LLC and previously spent much of his career as an investment analyst focused on equities in the technology sector, most recently as a junior partner in a long/short hedge fund seeded by a well-known billionaire investor. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the hedge fund industry. Known as "Tipper X," Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build several of the 80+ individual cases in "Operation Perfect Hedge," a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. Since resolving his case, Tom consults and speaks on human risk, ethics and compliance issues from the front line perspective to investment firms, corporations, business and law schools. As a complement to existing legal and regulatory compliance efforts, Tom highlights real-world emotions, temptations and rationalizations that are not often discussed, understood or addressed by compliance personnel and C-Suite occupants. Tom holds a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is the subject of an upcoming CNBC documentary.

Giles Spungin

Global Head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Analytics


Giles is responsible for development and imbedding of advanced analytics strategy for Op Risk and Reg Compliance functions globally, including deployment of bank-wide predictive risk management solutions. Activity examples include automation and behavioural analytics, surveillance analytics and capital modelling. Giles chairs Model Risk Oversight Committee. Prior to joining HSBC, he worked in other highly quantitative roles, including positions at Goldman Sachs and Deutche Bank. Giles has High Frequency Algorithmic Trading development background.

Eleanor Malcolm

Chief Risk Officer


Eleanor Malcolm, Chief Risk Officer of Julius Baer International Limited since October 2014 is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Risk and Compliance Framework, as well as acting as primary contact with FCA day to day. Over 25 years’ experience in UK and International Wealth Management industry in senior business and risk management roles. Prior to the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management acquisition she was the Head of Supervision & Control EMEA. Eleanor has also worked for over 15 years as Relationship Manager and Front Office Management roles in number of UK firms.”

Adrian Burbanks,

Deputy CEO


Adrian joined Agricultural Bank of China in April 2017 as Deputy CEO of the bank’s London subsidiary and was recently appointed Deputy General Manager of the newly established London that opened this year. He is SM4 for both entities with responsibility for Risk Management and Compliance. His 30 year career in risk has included senior risk roles at a number of global banks including Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and UBS, both in Europe and Asia, and his past product and client coverage responsibilities have included the full spectrum of investment banking, wholesale and wealth management services across all major geographic regions and have extended from high net worth individuals to financial institutions, corporates and hedge funds. Prior to joining ABC he was Chief Risk Officer for National Bank of Abu Dhabi for Europe and the Americas.

Rob Scott

Head of Custody, Collateral & Clearing


Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the running and acquisition of front-office businesses lines and in the commercialisation of global core operations of Investment banks, broker dealers and investor service business lines, including Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC, Citi and Deutsche Bank.

He was instrumental in the creation of the first major European outsourcing investment banking global back office whilst at Accenture (Accenture Post Trade Services). He has written and spoken on many topics surrounding the post-trading landscape and its implications to cost containment, transformation and inclusion of FinTech. He also helps advise clients with respect to regulatory understanding and compliance.

Rob currently sits on the Board of the AFME Post Trade division, is the Strategic advisor to the CEO of ISITC Europe and Deutsche Borse (Eurex) FICC Board Advisory Committee

Francois Oustry

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Investment and Innovation


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.


Roger Dix

Chief Risk Officer


Sue Kean

Chief Risk Officer

Old Mutual

Sue Kean is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience in insurance and financial services, which have included a number of senior roles working with Boards and Executive Committees on risk and regulatory matters.  Since 2010 she has worked for Old Mutual plc and is the chief risk officer and a member of the executive committee. Until June 2018, Old Mutual plc was a FTSE 100 financial conglomerate operating in South Africa, Europe, the US and a growing emerging markets business, with particular focus on Africa.   On 26 June, Old Mutual materially completed the strategy of the “managed separation” which split the group into its four component parts and managed the wind down the London head office.  Sue led intensive regulatory engagement during separation process and chaired the employee forum providing moral leadership to head office staff delivering strategy involving their own redundancy

Before joining Old Mutual she spent several years with PwC in a variety of audit and consultancy roles, including a two year secondment to the DTI as the insurance regulatory part of Government. She then worked directly for the regulator (FSA) shortly after it was first established. From 2002-2010, she held a series of senior risk and capital management roles in Aviva, Insurance Australia Group and Friends Provident before joining Old Mutual.  Throughout her career Sue has also been active in a number of industry bodies most notably the European CRO Forum and the European insurance trade bodies.  

Paul Jones

Global Head of Risk Utilities, Financial Risk Analytics

IHS Markit

Paul Jones is responsible for product management for our Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Solution Suite and new initiatives based on our Risk Factor Utility offering. In his previous role, he led product strategy for the firm's initial margin and counterparty credit solutions. Paul has worked in both market and credit risk for the past 20 years, gaining extensive experience in product strategy, financial engineering and derivatives valuation. He was head of product management at QuIC Financial Technologies, which was acquired in 2011 by Markit, now IHS Markit. Before QuIC, he held a number of financial engineering positions at Algorithmics. He also worked at Lehman Brothers and Brady Plc as a quant.  

Paul is a frequent expert speaker at financial risk management conferences and events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Oxford University, UK.

John Stewart

Co-Head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Solutions

IHS Markit

John Stewart is the Co-Head of the Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance business at IHS Markit, based in the London office. In this role, Mr. Stewart is responsible for managing strategic initiatives, product and business development across four primary product lines including KYC, KY3P, Counterparty Manager and Tax Solutions.

Mr. Stewart joined IHS Markit in November 2016, having spent most of his career within the banking industry.

Prior to IHS Markit, Mr. Stewart spent 11 years at UBS AG holding positions in multiple capacities ranging from Global Head of Investment Banking Operations to Chief Data Officer. He also served as the UK Group Chief Operating Officer with a specialization in complex change management and operational leadership.

He also spent 11 years at JPMorgan where he held a number of roles in derivative and securities businesses across middle office and technology in both London and New York.

Mr. Stewart lives in London and is married with two children. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in History from Oxford University.

Gordon Lee

Executive Director, Portfolio Quantitative Analytics


Gordon is an Executive Director within UBS Investment Bank, working in the Portfolio Quantitative Analytics team. He is an experienced XVA and Basel 3 Capital quantitative analyst, with extensive experience in designing and building large enterprise wide counterparty credit risk and valuation adjustment systems. He is the co-author of Modelling, Pricing and Hedging Counterparty Exposure, published by Springer in 2009. Gordon studied Mathematics in University of Cambridge.

Hélène Virello

Global Head of Collateral and Valuation Services


Helene is the global head of Collateral & OTC derivative valuation services @BNP Paribas Securities Services

She joined the firm in 1997 as product manager for institutional investors and has held several senior positions before setting up these new activities at BNPP in 2011. Prior to this Helene spent several years in a leading consulting firm.

Helene obtained a Msc of HEC (Paris)


Clive Ansell

Head of Market Infrastructure and Technology


Clive Ansell is currently Head of Market Infrastructure and Technology at ISDA and is based in London. Mr. Ansell joined ISDA in November 2008 with primary responsibility for equity derivatives and has had subsequent roles overseeing data and reporting implementation under EMIR and confirmation processing compliance as well as providing general trading and post trade processing support across all asset classes.

In his current role, Mr. Ansell is responsible for developing and administering ISDA’s strategy on market infrastructure, technology and operations, including the association’s engagement with new and existing technologies and solution providers. Prior to joining ISDA, Mr. Ansell spent a number of years managing various confirmation teams across credit and interest rate derivatives at UBS, Morgan Stanley and HSBC.

David Cook

Director, European Regulatory Affairs

IHS Markit

David Cook heads European Regulatory Affairs at IHS Markit and advises the company on political developments and the regulatory environment.

The Regulatory Affairs department delivers perspective and advice for strategic decision-making and regulatory initiatives. Previously, Mr. Cook led the negotiation of financial services regulation by representing the United Kingdom in the European Council developing legislation, such as MIFID II and EMIR. During the financial crisis, he was part of the management team for post-crisis change, while at the UK Financial Services Authority. He began his career, working at HM Treasury and the Department for International Development. Mr. Cook holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Tobias Buecheler

Head of Regulatory Strategy



Tobias Buecheler is Head of Regulatory Strategy at Allianz Group. He is responsible for Allianz’ Group regulatory strategy, related thought leadership activities and networking towards supervisors and standard setters with a special focus on insurance and capital markets regulation. Tobias Buecheler joined Allianz in 2000 and has held several senior management positions in finance, investment and risk since then, including roles as Solvency II Program Leader for Allianz Group, Chief Investment Officer at Allianz Australia and Risk Coverage Officer for the Asset Management & Banking division. Before joining Allianz he was associated with JP Morgan Asset Management. He holds a degree in economics and finance from the University of St. Gallen.






Mark Higgin

Managing Director and Senior Product Manager



Mark Higgins is a Managing Director and Senior Product Manager based in London with BNY Mellon Markets. Mark has extensive collateral management experience having previously held a product management position at Lombard Risk Systems. Prior to this, Mark represented UBS across all areas of OTC Collateral Management, including derivatives, repo and securities lending.

Mark joined the company in 2008 and is part of a team leading the promotion of liquidity and collateral segregation solutions available at BNY Mellon.

Mark graduated from The University of Central England in Birmingham (UK) with an Honours Degree in Business Management