Risk Europe

Where leaders of financial risk management expand their knowledge of cutting-edge solutions.​

Where leaders of financial risk management meet and exchange ideas on how to get ahead in the new era of risk ​

June 2023, London

Nobody knows what the future holds but it’s a safe bet it won’t look much like the past. From the organisers of Risk Live and Risk USA, our unrivalled agenda is steered by the Risk.net editorial team and our advisory board and gives you the practical, forward-looking insights and the innovative solutions needed to get ahead in the new era of risk. ​

Disruption and innovation in risk management
Automation, robots and the data-dependent financial institution
Aligning risk appetite and climate risk
Risk in the era of volatility, inflation and rising rates 

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Christian Bluhm

Group CRO

UBS

Christian Bluhm became a member of the GEB and was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2016. He joined UBS from FMS Wertmanagement, where he had been Chief Risk & Financial Officer since 2010 and Spokesman of the Executive Board from 2012 to 2015. From 2004 to 2009, he worked for Credit Suisse, where he was Managing Director responsible for Credit Risk Management in Switzerland and Private Banking worldwide. Mr. Bluhm was Head of Credit Portfolio Management until 2008 and then Head of Credit Risk Management Analytics & Instruments after the financial crisis in 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he worked for Hypovereinsbank in Munich in Group Credit Portfolio Management, heading a team that specialized in Structured Finance Analytics. Before starting his banking career with Deutsche Bank in Credit Risk Management in 1999, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in Ithaca and as a scientific assistant at the University of Greifswald. Mr. Bluhm holds a degree in mathematics and informatics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his PhD in mathematics in 1996 from the same university.

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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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Duncan Wood

Global editorial director

Risk.net

Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Wood had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Wood was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

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Danny Frost

Chief risk officer, Emea

AIG

Danny Frost joined AIG in June 2015 and currently serves as chief risk officer and regional head of operational risk for Emea and Apac. Before joining AIG, he held roles in investment banking, managing derivative operations, the middle office and prime brokerage functions. Frost spent 19 years at Credit Suisse and most recently held the positions of global head of operational risk for collateral, clearing, valuations and liquidity, and global head of new business and new product approval.

Key themes for 2022 discussion were:

  • Risk in the era of volatility, inflation and rising rates 
  • CROs perspective: disruption and innovation in risk management 
  • Automation, robots and the data-dependent financial institution
  • TCFD recommendations and aligning risk appetite and climate risk 
  • What to expect from regulators  
  • Implementing Basel III regulatory reforms 

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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.

Risk Europe Content Hub

We've put all our content for Risk Europe in one easy to access place. 

This includes all Risk.net articles, special reports, webinars, event content, and podcasts.

CONTENT HUB

Brand amplification

Be seen and stay front of mind for our audience of CROs, and wider risk professionals.

Lead generation

Meet and network - we are combining virtual and in-person events. Your team can benefit from face-to-face connections with senior decision-makers, whilst our AI-powered matchmaking tool will enable you to meet the right people.

Thought leadership

Be heard - distribute intelligence and content through speaking and content dissemination opportunities.

New contacts

Meet, network and connect with respected decision-makers our in-person events brings the most influential global leaders together in one place to discuss key issues that are happening in the industry right now.

Company profile

Numerix is the leading provider of innovative capital markets technology applications and real-time intelligence capabilities for trading and risk management. It drives an open fintech-oriented digital financial services market. Numerix is uniquely positioned in the financial services ecosystem to help its users reimagine operations, modernise business processes and capture profitability.

Company profile

KWA Analytics is a consultancy with a focus on and experience in implementing trading, risk and treasury management solutions. It is experienced in implementations, upgrades and solution architecture across a range of organisations, and has established itself as a trusted implementation consulting services provider.

Company profile

SAS is a leader in business analytics software and services, and is the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Its solutions help customers improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. SAS' range of analytics solutions and broad industry knowledge empowers its clients to discover insights from and make sense of their data, allowing them to make more intelligent decisions and drive relevant change.

Company profile

ServiceNow provides cloud-based platforms and solutions that help digitise and unify organisations so they can find smarter, faster and better ways of working, and employees and customers can be more connected, innovative and agile.

Risk Library

Check out our latest whitepapers on AI/ML, data, automation, next generation risk management and more.

RISK LIBRARY

Risk Learning

Risk.net's ground-breaking, performance-focused suite of learning tools for its global audience of banks, buy-side firms, regulators, exchanges, fintech firms and those in the professional services.

Risk Learning's product suite is available in four key components:

  • Customised solutions
  • Curriculums
  • Public classrooms
  • Season tickets

and covers six topical categories:

  • Climate risk
  • Operational risk
  • Quant and model risk
  • Sustainable finance and ESG
  • Transformation and technology
  • Treasury and capital markets risk
     

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