Gearing for the Future in Risk Management
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - New Jersey Room, 100 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
GIC partners with the Financial Risk Institute to evaluate the future of risk management.
Gearing for the Future in Risk Management
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8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. | Opening Remarks
- Ralph Giraud, Part Time Lecturer, Rutgers School of Business – Camden
9:10 – 10:00 a.m. | The Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy and the Fed, and Municipal Challenges
Experts look at the macroeconomy, monetary policy and the role of the Fed. The current and anticipated future condition of municipal finance will also be explored.
- Luke Tilley, Officer and Economic Advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Tom Kozlik, Director and Municipal Credit Analyst, Janney Montgomery Scott
- Moderator: Ralph Giraud, Part Time Lecturer, Rutgers School of Business – Camden
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. | Risk on the Street: Operation & Regulation of Investment Vehicles
Regulatory challenges concerning hedge funds, ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) and mutual funds are addressed.
- Fabio Battaglia, Partner, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
- Christopher Zimmerman, Counsel, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
- Moderator: Nicholas Kiritz, Senior Principal, Promontory Financial Group, LLC
10:50 – 11:10 a.m. | Coffee Break
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Making Mole Hills Out of Mountains (of Data)
Measuring and managing risk is a task that requires the navigation, aggregation and distillation of mountains of data in order to derive actionable analyses. This panel will examine the steps required to meet these challenges.
- Michael Boldin, Senior Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Tom Kimner, Head of Americas Risk Practice at SAS Institute
- Werner Hahn, Co-Founder of Knight’s Hammer LLC
- Moderator Jefferson Braswell, Founding Partner and CEO, Tahoe Blue Ltd.
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. | Regulatory Trends and Managing Profitability in Financial Institutions
This panel will discuss implications of regulatory reforms on financial institution profitability.
- Marti Tirinnanzi, President and CEO of Financial Standards, Inc.
- Jeff Curry, Director – AERS/Governance, Regulatory & Risk Strategies/Financial Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Annetta Cortez, Managing Director of ACT Consulting
- Moderator: Frank Morisano, Board Member, Ma Lee Advisory Limited
12:50 – 1 p.m. | Conclusion
- Steven Lee, Chair, The Financial Risk Institute
Fabio BattagliaPatner, Stradley Ronon Attorneys at Law
Fabio Battaglia is a partner at Stradley Ronon Attorneys at Law and focuses his practice on counseling investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues.
Michael BoldinSenior Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Michael Boldin is a senior economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia with broad experience using statistical software and building both large and small databases for economic, financial market and company-level research.
Jefferson BraswellCEO, Tahoe Blue Ltd
Jefferson Braswell is the CEO and founding partner of Tahoe Blue Ltd and has been active in the development of financial industry applications for over 30 years. He has delivered comprehensive risk management solutions to many of the world’s largest financial institutions.
Annetta CortezManaging Director of ACT Consulting
Annetta Cortez is a seasoned practitioner and consultant with over twenty years of experience in the area of risk and capital management with a client base that includes many of the major financial institutions and regulatory authorities throughout the world. She has worked in over 30 countries and in all major financial markets jurisdictions.
Jeff CurryDirector, Deloitte & Touche LLC
Jeff Curry is a director in the governance, regulatory and risk practice within Deloitte & Touche’s Enterprise Risk Services Group. He primarily serves the mid-tier banking and other financial services companies in the areas of enterprise risk management (ERM), stress testing, financial risk management and regulatory risk management.
Ralph GiraudFinancial Markets Lab Coordinator, Rutgers (University) School of Business – Camden
Ralph Giraud is currently the Financial Markets Lab coordinator for the Rutgers (University) School of Business – Camden (NJ) campus, and he is an accomplished professional in the field of finance, with 33 years of experience in various roles.
Werner HahnCo-Founder, Knight's Hammer LLC
Werner Hahn is the co-founder of Knight's Hammer LLC, a startup software development company dedicated to creating actionable data for corporate clients and innovative tools to improve customer interaction.
Tom KimnerHead of Americas Risk Practice at SAS
Tom Kimner leads the Americas Risk Practice at SAS and is currently responsible for executing the vision for risk management products and sales-support activities.
Nick KiritzSenior Principal, Promontory’s Quantitative Services Group
Nick Kiritz is a senior principal in Promontory’s quantitative services group. Prior to joining Promontory, Nick served as a risk manager at Constellation Energy and Exelon, where he led market risk management for a large merchant generation fleet; helped manage risks related to electricity, fuel, interest rates and foreign exchange; developed an economic-capital model; and shaped policy for market risk, trader control, liquidity risk and model-risk management.
Tom KozlikDirector and Municipal Credit Analyst, Janney Montgomery Scott
Tom Kozlik, director and municipal credit analyst, joined Janney Montgomery Scott in 2008 after time at UBS and Bear, Stearns. In his current role Mr. Kozlik advises Janney’s retail and institutional clients about the strengths and weaknesses of municipal market credit profiles and offers guidance about how other trends might affect issuer credit profiles.
Steven LeeChair, Financial Risk Institute
Steven Lee is chair and the key founding member of the Financial Risk Institute. He previously served as regional director for PRMIA DC and the editor-in-charge for PRMIA DC’s RiskJournal Magazine. He is managing director leading business advisory as well as governance, risk management and compliance services at Global Client Consulting, LLC.
Frank MorisanoPartner, Ma Lee Advisory Limited
Frank Morisano has over 25 years of practical experience and serves as a partner at Ma Lee Advisory Limited. He advises the firm’s clients on implementing strategic and tactical solutions related to the growth of earnings, performance improvement, liquidity management, prudent risk taking, new market development, creating pervasive organizational cultures and strengthening corporate governance.
Luke TilleyOfficer and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Luke Tilley is the officer and economic advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. His responsibilities include researching emerging regional economic issues, helping to coordinate the Bank’s Economic Advisory Council, and managing outreach to U.S. House and Senate members from the Bank’s District, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
Marti TirinnanziPresident and CEO, Financial Standards Inc.
Marti Tirinnanzi has notable accomplishments in the field of corporate finance, specifically financial risk management, hedging strategies using derivatives contracts and financial instrument accounting. She was named by Futures Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People based on her work with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to promote transparency and central clearing of derivatives contracts.
Christopher ZimmermanCounsel, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Christopher Zimmerman serves as counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. He focuses his practice on assisting investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers on federal securities law matters.