The Risk Americas series returns to NYC next month for the 5th Annual Risk and Regulation Convention set to take place on May 3-4, 2016 at the Hilton Midtown. Risk Americas traditionally brings together senior financial risk and regulation professionals from around the globe to address critical challenges within financial risk management. Following extensive research conducted by the Center for Financial Professionals, the Risk Americas 2016 agenda now features CROs from AQR Capital, Lazard Group, Citibank Canada, Lloyds Banking Group, Prudential Financial, Credit Suisse, Investors Bank, TCF Bank, Inter American Development Bank, and Canadian Western Bank amongst others.


The Convention is tailored to deliver a custom made experience with the opportunity for participants to attend a single stream throughout the two days, or combine sessions across streams to gain a broader perspective. Before breaking into the multiple streams, each day opens with Keynote Plenary sessions with CROs and regulatory representatives who will review the role of the CRO, risk appetite, risk management in the age of volatility and machine learning among other key talking points.


The Risk Americas agenda was the result of extensive industry research and insights from a distinguished Blue Ribbon panel and over 50 industry professionals. As expected, one of the streams at the Convention will focus on Stress Testing and Model Risk, covering CCAR & DFAST, regulatory challenges, PPNR modelling and model risk frameworks. With the recent submission for large institutions under CCAR, attendees will be eagerly anticipating the opportunity to hear from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York review and analyze the 2016 CCAR tests.


Soner Tunay, Head of Risk Analytics at Citizens Bank will be attending this year’s Risk Americas and running a complementing Masterclass on Stress Testing - PPNR and scenarios. Soner suggests “PPNR is the new frontier in risk modelling. It is not only a new field but also an area where integration to Bank’s day to day activities and ultimately to credit loss forecasting is paramount. We will look at the big picture of PPNR modelling and where it will be most effective”.


Another featured stream at the Risk Americas Convention will focus on the evolving operational risk. As this silo continues to grow, the importance for regulations to be met are higher now than ever. Attendees will particularly enjoy hearing from Heads of operational risk from US Bank, TIAA-CREF, Intesa Sanpaolo and KPMG to discuss and debate effective operational risk frameworks to help mitigate the risk.


New to Risk Americas for 2016 is the stream on Liquidity Risk and Capital Management. A topic area quickly emerging as a key consideration for financial risk professionals with a great opportunity for professionals to prepare for TLAC, NSFR and LCR implementations. Christian Pichlmeier, Head of Liquidity Risk, at MUFG Union Bank N.A who returns to the Convention this year said, “The Center for Financial Professionals staff are very friendly and outstanding, the Convention is handled professionally very well and the content is in sync”


The full agenda and speaker line up is now available to view at www.risk-americas.com and the Center for Financial Professionals are offering a discount of $400 for professionals looking to register before April 15.


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