2022 Agenda

2022 Agenda

2022 Agenda

08:0009:00

Registration and refreshments in the Risk Live networking gallery

08:00 - 08:10

08:0008:45

Breakfast briefing

08:10 - 08:45

08:1008:45

Climate risk: structuring your people, data, and technological tools in the most effective way
Briefing with Q&A

08:10 - 08:45

  • How are leading firms structuring teams in response to the growing urgency surrounding climate risk?  
  • The foundations: how can you build a meaningful picture of your firm’s climate risk appetite? 
  • Knowledge is power: how is best practice data management informing climate risk strategies?  
  • The tools to breach the gap between aspiration and action:  
    • creating a successful team and organizational structure to measure risk 
    • scenario stress testing 
    • disclosure and reporting requirements 
    • science based goals and their role in impact investing

 

Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer

AIB

Peter Mennie

Global head of ESG integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics

Manulife Investment Management

Peter Mennie is global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and research, and global head of investment risk and quantitative analytics at Manulife Investment Management. In these roles, he leads Manulife Investment Management’s team of dedicated ESG research and integration analysts to advance the firm’s ESG agenda. The team works with portfolio management teams on progressing ESG integration processes and conducting ESG engagement with investee companies; works with Manulife Investment Management’s sales and product teams on ESG strategy and marketing; and represents Manulife Investment Management on various industry groups and collaborative initiatives. Mennie provides global risk leadership for all asset classes, and ensures a consistent global approach to monitoring and managing investment risk and portfolio structure.

He also serves as the chief operating officer of Manulife Investment Management Europe. Mennie has held numerous positions within Manulife Investment Management, including as a senior portfolio manager. Prior to that, he has held a number of fund management positions focusing on various regional markets at Manulife Investment Management. Mennie is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of the UK and of the CFA Institute, and holds an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals designation, a recognised qualification of the CFA Institute.

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Ian Ashby

Director of customer transformation

ServiceNow

Ian Ashby, director of customer transformation at ServiceNow, helps organisations achieve successful digital transformation initiatives across multiple strands, including customer experience, employee engagement, cost efficiency and productivity, business agility and innovation, and environmental, social and governance compliance. He was senior vice-president of global support at Epicor Software, where he had responsibility for the company’s worldwide customer service operations.  At Epicor, Ashby led the multi-award-winning EpicCare customer service transformation programme, using ServiceNow as the enabling platform to deliver significantly improved experiences for customers, partners and employees. He has held senior leadership roles in a number of other leading technology companies, including Honeywell, Avaya, IRIS, and Cable and Wireless.

Will Hadfield

Investing editor

Risk.net

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.

08:5009:00

Main Stage | Risk Live
Bringing the hottest topics to life across risk management, risk transfer and non-financial risk

09:00 - 12:30

08:5009:00

Main stage welcome remarks
Welcome to the festival of Risk

09:00 - 09:10

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.

09:0009:45

Inflation: do risk managers remember the 1980s?

09:10 - 09:45

Soaring prices are an old problem in a new age. Policymakers have signalled they are willing to tolerate an unemployment surge in their bid to bring inflation down, but pandemic lockdowns in China and war in Ukraine create inflationary pressure that central banks will struggle to control. Hiking rates too far, too fast could also threaten the vast piles of debt that have built up during years of rock-bottom rates. This cocktail of conflicting pressures has to be tackled by risk managers who have never seen sustained high inflation.  

•    The path of inflation, the path of rates – what should we expect?  

•    Inflation’s knock-on effects: consumer spending, corporate default risk, market liquidity, market volatility

•    How to educate and equip a risk function to cope with a very old - and brand new - set of risks 

•    Tools, tips and tricks for measuring and managing inflation risk

Chris Knight

Group chief risk officer

Legal and General

Chris Knight took the role of group chief risk officer (CRO) in May 2021. For the previous three years he had been the chief executive of Legal and General’s retail retirement business, where he led the expansion of annuity propositions, developed one of the leading providers of lifetime mortgages and launched our financial advice and care businesses. Knight also serves as Legal and General’s customer champion, representing retail customers’ interests across the whole product range, a perspective he brings to his CRO role. He has previously held positions at Legal and General of finance director of the international division, and chief financial officer of Legal & General Assurance Society. Knight has a first-class economics degree from King’s College, Cambridge and has worked on four continents in a career spanning more than three decades. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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.

Nasreen Kasenally

Chief risk officer, asset management and sustainability, Emea

UBS

Nasreen Kasenally is the global chief risk officer and head of sustainability risk at UBS Asset Management. She is a senior risk professional with over 20 years of experience mostly at UBS covering investment banking, asset and wealth management. In her role as chief risk officer, Kasenally is responsible for all financial risks within UBS Asset Management globally and in all the business divisions of UBS Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Within sustainability, she has the oversight of the risks across the group and leads the engagement and positioning to deliver the firm’s purpose and values with regards to sustainability.

09:4510:30

Climate – responding to a new era of risk

12:30 - 13:15

Climate change has had a profound impact on Financial Institutions and has quickly moved from what seemed like a sometimes obtuse, academic debate to a profound political, economic and societal global issue. For FIs, the exposure to climate risk is potentially enormous, so it’s crucial to understand how these growing risks should be managed and measured, and importantly, how can we seize the opportunities beginning to emerge from the shift to a lower-carbon economy.

Join us, as we discuss how we can best identify and respond to the complex risk posed by climate change in light of persistent uncertainty and change.

Discussion points:

  • How can core risks to business be identified and controlled? 
  • Integrating climate risk into credit risk modelling
  • How are regulatory pressures changing?
  • What are the advances in modelling and integration of risk?
James Parker

Chief risk officer, wealth management

Credit Suisse

James Parker is the chief risk officer of Credit Suisse’s wealth management division, covering Guernsey, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He is experienced in heading up risk management functions internationally across financial services ranging from investment banking to fintech industries. Parker is skilled in strategic transformational change management involving automated risk systems implementation within the investment banking global markets division. Strong management and chairing of board-level risk committees covering entities in the UK, US, European Union and Asia-Pacific.  A leader with advisory acumen and skilled in market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, trading, operational risk management and derivatives, he has in-depth experience of transforming risk functions at the world’s leading financial institutions, start-ups and growth companies. Parker has experience of working with private equity firms and managing a sale process involving potential investors.

Nick Stansbury

Head of climate solutions

Legal & General Investment Management

Lukky Ahmed

Co-founder and chief executive

Climate X

Lukky Ahmed is co-founder and chief executive of Climate X, and member of the Forbes Business Council. He has over 15 years of international experience with leading banking and consulting groups. Ahmed has now led multi-million dollar fundraising rounds, securing investment from some of the world’s best venture capital firms, family office firms and angels.

Bruce Fletcher

Group chief risk officer

Natwest Group

10:3011:00

Networking refreshments break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:45

Building today a risk function which is agile, fit for purpose and will endure the next 5 years of risks

11:15 - 12:00

  • What are the lessons learned from the Covid era and what are the priorities entering the new age of high inflation? 
  • Beyond the textbooks: how will financial institutions upskill and cope in the new era of high inflation, and other new and fast evolving emerging risks?  
  • What to do when it comes to people and re-structuring teams 
  • How and where can risk teams be agile, given the scale and complexity of the task?
David Glendinning

Chief risk officer UK

Societe Generale

Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net's risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

Stuart Lewis

Group chief risk officer

Deutsche Bank

Jeremy Arnold

Chief risk officer

NatWest Markets

Jeremy Arnold joined NatWest Markets as chief risk officer in September 2018 and is responsible for leading the organisation's risk function by defining and delivering risk, conduct, compliance and financial crime strategies to support its ambition, strategy and risk appetite. He has extensive experience, spanning a variety of roles in trading and risk management over the past 30 years at a number of leading global financial institutions.

Dominic Clarke

Global head of risk functions and group head of operational risk

Standard Chartered Bank

11:4512:30

Leveraging technology for better, faster decision making

09:45 - 10:30

Technological change and digitalisation can help risk functions increase their efficiency and effectiveness. Amidst a changing risk landscape, this session will explore a range of technological tools that ultimately will enable the risk function to do more. We will showcase a wide range of emerging technologies, and specifically how banks and FinTech companies are implementing these to facilitate better decision-making processes, reduce credit risks and provide financial services better tailored to their users.

Discussion points:

  • Reaping the benefits of emerging tech for the risk function for better decision making
  • Using real-time insights and analytics to identify changing consumer behaviours and respond to unexpected demands – making the most of AI, ML & Big Data
  • Managing risk when introducing new technologies
  • Developing digital fluency and technology-conversant risk workforce
Cyrille Sallé de Chou

Chief risk officer, UK wealth and personal banking

HSBC

Cyrille Sallé de Chou joined HSBC in 2016 as chief risk officer (CRO) at HSBC Wealth & Personal Banking. He has more than 18 years of experience in retail banking in the UK. Prior to joining HSBC, Sallé de Chou was CRO at RateSetter. This followed 8 years at Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as credit risk director for the mortgage business, cards and current accounts and 7 years at Capital One Europe, where he served as chief credit officer.

Hanna Sarraf

Chief risk officer

Starling Bank

Phil Harding

Commercial editor

Risk.net

Jayne Findlay

Global Risk – Strategic Accounts

SAS

Jayne partners with SAS’s most strategic banking customers, working with clients such as HSBC, Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money to help them deliver transformation programmes.  With over 20 years of experience, Jayne has a particular focus on Risk & Finance, having worked with many banking organisations solving data and analytics challenges including responding to regulations such as IFRS9 and Stress Testing requirements; process efficiency improvements to deliver cost savings; adopting more advanced machine learning techniques to increase revenue and applying analytical process governance and control.  Prior to working with SAS, Jayne spent 6 years in Credit Risk at a UK bank leading their Basel II implementation programme.   

12:3013:30

Networking lunch break
Re-connect and meet new contacts as we return to in person!

12:00 - 13:30

13:3017:30

Executive Boardroom sessions
Interactive discussion sessions designed to give you everything you need to have impactful conversations and meaningful connections in the industry

13:30 - 17:30

13:3014:50

Managing expectations, seeing results and avoiding pitfalls: digital transformation of the risk function
Boardroom Risk 1

13:30 - 14:50

The transformation of the risk function is accelerating, influenced by digital innovations. With growing demand from customers to digitize and a wealth of lessons learnt form the past two years, in this interactive boardroom discussion we will ask how leading firms are balancing the need to rapidly transform and exploit the latest technologies with the reputational risk if executed too hastily?    

Discussion points: 

  • How can technology enable better delivery of customer expectations without falling for the hype 
  • Working within the scope of current regulatory policy and understanding what could be impacted next 
  • Risks to consider when rolling out the digital transformation of the risk function 

Places secured through pre-registration: to apply please contact [email protected]

Neil Orchard

Managing director, Emea

Numerix

Neil Orchard is managing director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at Numerix. He joined Numerix in 2008 with the mandate of launching a Middle East and Africa operation based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Numerix, he spent 20 years as a trader of interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives, at Citibank. Orchard's experience in the Middle East allowed Numerix to expand its operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and throughout the African continent. As a trader, he was an early adopter of products such as overnight index swaps in the late 1990s and was a buyer of market risk through structured products.

15:0016:10

The age of automation and robots: finding efficiencies, creating an agile risk function and leveraging the right technological tools
Boardroom Risk 2

14:50 - 16:10

  • In the age of margin improvements, where are there still efficiencies to be found?
  • What is the budget needed to invest in tech, and what does the roadmap to realising a return look like?
  • When prioritising projects, which areas of the business can change and serve customers more effectively?

Places secured through pre-registration: to apply please contact [email protected]

16:1517:25

Women in risk – future leaders
Boardroom Risk 3

16:10 - 17:30

  • Financial services post-Covid-19: a better or worse deal for women?
  • How has the changing risk environment impacted the skills gap at financial institutions?
  • Where can the diversity of thought brought by women make the biggest difference?
  • What are the new barriers blocking investment in women at financial institutions and how can they be overcome?

Places secured through pre-registration: to apply please contact [email protected]

Deirdre Hannigan

Group chief risk officer

AIB

Nicola Crawford

Chief risk officer

National Bank of Kuwait

Sophie Dupre‑Echeverria

Chief risk officer

Gulf International Bank

Sophie Dupre-Echeverria is a risk practitioner working across risk and compliance at executive level to drive sustainable risk culture across organisations. She has worked at asset managers, private banks and corporate banks of big and medium sizes, mostly in the UK but always with international exposure. Dupre-Echeverria joined Gulf international Bank as Chief risk officer in January 2019.

Helena Frumson

Managing director of corporate and business development, Emea

Numerix

Helena Frumson is managing director of corporate and business development, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), at Numerix. She oversees the strategy and expansion of the company’s channel sales and partnership network across Emea. Frumson is responsible for building strategic relationships with key Emea regulatory groups, fintech groups and lobby networks. She is a seasoned sales and business development professional. Early into Frumson's career at Numerix, she aquired several of Numerix’s largest accounts in Emea. Now, she maintains her focus on overseeing key big-ticket collaborations within Numerix’s partner channel. Prior to Joining Numerix, Frumson consulted SunGard (Now FIS) and developed unprecedented growth channels for SuperDerivatives (Now ICE). She also ran a fintech start-up as chief executive and has consulted high-tech start-ups on revenue generation and fund-raising strategies to avoid share-dilution traps. Prior to joining the fintech field in 2003, she served in multiple executive-level sales and operational roles in the fashion industry, generating 100% sales growth in each project. Frumson is a zealous advocate of workplace diversity and leads a global career club for women.

17:3019:00

Networking gala on the roof terrace

17:30 - 19:00