Agenda
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome dinner for international and GCC participants of the meeting

 

The GCC Meeting on Banking Risk and Resilience – Agenda
Thursday, 16 January 2014
07:30 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 09:30

Opening session

Welcome Notes

Taking stock of current global developments

  • How do we in the GCC region interpret the current development of a European banking regulator? How would a GCC model look like?
  • What do we need to know about Dodd Frank and Volcker Rule?
  • How are different jurisdictions negotiating with the BIS and the FSB?
  • What can we learn from the mistakes of other regions that are applicable to the GCC banks in the current competitive conditions?
Opening Panel
Bill Isaac, former chairman, FDIC and currently chairman, Fifth Third Bank
Christian Hunt, COO, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England
Yasuto Watanabe, director, international financial markets, FSA Japan

Meeting chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker and co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, The Asian Banker
09:30 – 10:30 The 2014 and beyond performance outlook for GCC banks
  • After the recovery – what are the early signs of trouble to watch out for?
  • Taking stock of the balance sheets of GCC banks today
  • Red flags we need to be careful about – concentration risk, mispricing etc.
  • Key competitive challenges that GCC banks have to meet
Leading the discussion with comments from
Cathy Lemieux, EVP, supervision and regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Rohit Kumar, head, independent risk, National Bank of Abu Dhabi & chair, risk management committee, UAE Banks’ Federation
Shady Shaher, senior economist, MENA, Standard Chartered
Timucin Engin, associate director, financial services ratings, Standard & Poor's
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 GCC response to the pressures of global banking reforms and perception of the GCC in the global marketplace
  • How does the international banking and investor community perceive GCC banks and how can we close the gap?
  • Counterparty issues affecting GCC banks today
  • Progress report on the momentum of key reforms
Leading the discussion with comments from
Bill Isaac, former chairman, FDIC and currently chairman, Fifth Third Bank
Christian Hunt, COO, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England
Brian Belcher, chief risk officer, National Commercial Bank
Narendra Swarup, chief risk officer, Noor Bank
Paul Quigley, chief risk officer, Kuwait Finance House
12:30 – 13:30 Luncheon
13:30 – 14:30 Risk and resilience commitments that supports the business
  • Meeting the rising pressure on compliance and operational risk
  • As individual nations pursue individual agendas like FATCA, to what extent can GCC countries align with global themes and not compromise their own priorities?
  • Achieving the optimal bank-regulator feedback loop
  • Impact on resource allocation and interaction between business and risk functions.
Leading the discussion with comments from
Asim Kumar Shrivastava, chief risk officer, Mashreq Bank
Deepa Chandrasekhar, chief compliance officer, United Gulf Bank
John Williams, chief risk officer, Bank of Sharjah
Masarrat Husain, chief risk officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Mohamad Mansour, head of compliance, Commercial Bank of Qatar
14:30 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:00 Concluding Session

How should or could we ensure a monitoring and stress testing capability that tells us what we need to know
  • Consensus on the most relevant data for an early warning system
  • Growing importance of horizontal analysis with a focus on stress testing
  • Measuring and monitoring key indicators such as concentration risk
Leading the discussion with comments from
Cathy Lemieux, EVP, supervision and regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Kishore Rao, chief risk officer, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Saleem Sheikh, chief risk officer, Gulf Bank
Steve Clayton, chief risk officer, National Bank of Oman
Thalib Al Shamrani, chief risk officer, Riyadh Bank
Saleem Sheikh, chief risk officer, Gulf Bank
Steve Clayton, chief risk officer, National Bank of Oman
16:00 End of GCC Advisory Forum on Bank Risk and Resilience Closing Cocktails

*Please note that the attendees are in various stages of invitation and confirmation. Updated list of participants will be provided as these are available.

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