Risk Management Conference Draws Audience of 165+

The University of Connecticut School of Business was proud to host our First Annual Risk Management Conference on November 9, 2012. Over 165 risk management and regulation professionals, faculty members, and graduate students in the Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) program gathered to discuss new challenges and opportunities in the field. Among the many notable guests in attendance were faculty members from several other universities, including Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. 

A variety of insightful speakers and panelists tackled topics ranging from creating a more integrated approach to risk management to discussing the nuances involved in balancing stakeholder interests. We were delighted to have University of Connecticut alumnus, Frank Minerva ’81 MBA (Managing Director and COO, UBS Private Wealth Management) as a speaker. The keynote presenter, James Comey, Jr. delivered a particularly entertaining speech drawing on his experience as the United States Deputy Attorney General as well as on his current responsibilities as General Counsel at Bridgewater Associates. A glimpse of the full conference agenda can be found below.

The overwhelming response to this inaugural conference highlights the desire of the public and private sectors to have integrated discussions on how to make sound decisions on risk management as global economies evolve. At the forefront of risk management education, the UConn School of Business provides our students with a combination of insights into the academic and practical business experience they need to master this increasingly important field of study.

Photos from the event can be viewed at http://uconn.biz/TU8fcd.

To learn more about the MSFRM program, visit http://www.business.uconn.edu/msfrm/

Read about UConn’s new Financial Management major to be offered in Stamford next fall: Access the article here


AGENDA
Risk Management: New Challenges and Opportunities

8:00 – 9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM – Welcome Address
Frank J. Minerva ’81 MBA, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, UBS Private Wealth Management

Session 1 – 9:15 – 10:00 AM
Measuring & Managing ERM Effectiveness
Matthew Shinkman, Risk Integration Strategy Council, Corporate Executive Board

10:00 – 10:15 AM – BREAK

Session 2 – 10:15 – 11:00 AM
New Perspectives on Risk Appetite & Hedging Policies
Sherif Lotfi, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Advisory in the Americas, Markets & International Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

Session 3 – 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Moving Towards a More Integrated Approach to Risk Management
Dr. Andrew Aziz, Director, Risk Analytics, IBM Corporation

12:00 – 12:30 PM – LUNCH

12:30 – 1:15 PM – Introductory Remarks
John Elliott, Dean & Auran J. Fox Chair in Business, UConn School of Business

Keynote Speaker
James B. Comey, Jr., General Counsel, Bridgewater Associates LP (formerly United States Deputy Attorney General)

1:15 – 1:30 PM – BREAK

Session 4 – 1:30 – 2:15 PM
Risk Management from a Legal/Regulatory Perspective (Panel Discussion)
-Erika Crandall, Head of Security Risk Management, Bridgewater Associates LP
-David Fourqurean, Vice President, Operational Risk – Enterprise Information Management, Wells Fargo
-Patricia A. McCoy, Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law

Session 5 – 2:15 – 3:00 PM
Risk Management: Advancing Stakeholder Mandates. What are the implications and practical application in insurance, banking, and asset management? (Panel Discussion)
-Jacob Rosengarten, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, XL Group Plc
-Henry Jupe, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
-Zubin Mogul, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
-Mark Littman, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers

3:00 – 3:15 PM – BREAK

Session 6 – 3:15 – 4:00 PM
Emerging Risks – Identifying and Managing Over-the-Horizon Risk Events (Panel Discussion)
-Matthew Shinkman, Risk Integration Strategy Council, Corporate Executive Board
-Jason Garick, U.S. Quality Risk Management Financial Services Industry Lead, Deloitte Consulting
-Victor Makarov, Head of Economic Capital & Market Risk Analytics, MetLife
-Natalia Ruderman, Vice President, Enterprise and Financial Risk Management, IBM Corporation

4:00 – 4:15 PM – WRAP-UP


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