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The Risk Games Convention   |   14-16 April 2015

Enhance your business performance and risk awareness in a highly interactive setting

The Risk Games Convention is a revolutionary format designed to help risk management professionals in Asian commercial banks rehearse in detail the different possible scenarios they will be confronted with in 2015-2016 and achieve stronger decision making skills.

The Convention is made up of three different sets of activities:

  1. Keynote speeches, presentations and onstage dialogues by industry leaders practitioners
  2. Three scenario-based simulation-based exercises and discussions on:
    • Evolution of the banking business model in Asia
    • Portfolio under stress
    • Capital Efficiency and Enterprise Risk Management

The Risk Games is an Interactive Learning Conference

For the discussions on the three key areas, the session begins with a simulation exercise. Following a briefing, four person teams using their own laptops will be given the parameters of the bank whose balance sheet or operations they will be required to manage.

Teams will be required to enter their responses into a simulation programme, which will then be assessed by the advisors.

After the results are computed, the delegates will discuss the implementation issues they faced and the relationship with real life decisions they have to make. The advisors will then give their overall assessment, following which there will be a general discussion on the issues.

Objectives of The Risk Games Convention

  • To enhance the ability of your bank’s business lines to work better with your risk management function, in order to deliver optimal business performance
  • To test key scenarios in 2015-2016 with peers from different countries
  • To learn from global best practice leaders
  • To be mentored by a faculty of the most experienced bank experts from the business and control functions, with global and Asian knowledge in an experiential based learning environment

More specifically, the programme is especially designed to sharpen the following skills:

  • Understanding capital allocation from a business, risk management and regulatory perspective
  • Understanding and implementing liquidity strategies and standards
  • Identifying inherent risk in core banking businesses
  • Dealing with regulators
  • Understanding the limits of stress testing into the business model

The Risk Games Convention 2015 Agenda – Day 1

Tuesday 14 April 2015
09:00 - 10:30

The Risk Games Convention Opening Session

Welcome Note

Opening Keynote
Structural Shifts in Money, Market Liquidity and the Bank Business Model

What are the immediate and long-term effects of the macro-prudential approach on the bank business model? Has pricing and risk measurements sufficiently adapted to the contemporary realities of market liquidity?

With Gary Stern, former Chairman, Financial Services Policy Committee and member of the FOMC (1985-2009), Federal Reserve System

Practical notes on stress testing for Asian banks
Will supervisory stress testing achieve the same significance in Asia that it has amongst European and US regulators? As stress tests demand and publish an unprecedented amount of critical bank level data, what are the takeaways for financial institutions around the world?

with Wilfred Nagel, Group Chief Risk Officer, ING Bank

Chaired by Michael Ong, former Chief Risk Officer, Credit Agricole Indosuez & Chair, Risk Games Convention and co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee  Break
11:00 – 12:30 Introduction to the Risk Games Simulations & Overview of Business Models Simulation
An overall summary of the basic rules and assumptions governing the simulations used in this convention, followed by an explanation of the scenarios and factors to be accounted for in the business models simulation happening in the next session.

Facilitated by André Thibeault, Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention
12:30 – 15:00

For simulation-participating delegates

Working Lunch and Simulation #1 on Business Models
Participants will make their own decisions based on given scenarios.

15:00 – 16:00

CRO Dialogue  – Human Capital and Risk Culture Transformation
Risk culture is well established as a concept yet remains deceptively challenging to achieve. Parallel to that, many CROs regard the hiring, development and retention of risk management talent as one of their biggest challenges. This session looks at successful case studies of managing human capital and culture transformation, and the key tactical battles that must be won.  

With Mark Lawrence, MD, Mark Lawrence Group & first Group CRO, ANZ and Ari Lehavi, Executive Director, Global Head of the Training & Certification Division, Moody’s Analytics and Wilfred Nagel, Group Chief Risk Officer, ING Bank


Chaired by Professor Michael Ong, former CRO, Credit Agricole Indosuez & Chair, Risk Games Convention

16:00 – 16:30 Tea / Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:00 Simulation #1 Debrief Dialogue
An interactive discussion with simulation participants based on the aggregated inputs and outcomes from today’s simulations

Facilitated by André Thibeault Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention

*speakers are in various stages of confirmation.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Sim, Program Manager at jsim@theasianbanker.com.

The Risk Games Convention 2015 Agenda – Day 2

Wednesday 15 April 2015
08:30 – 10:00

The Asian Banker Summit Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Notes

Alain Chevalier, Chairman, The Asian Banker Summit 
Helen Wong, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Association of Banks

Opening Keynote
Norman Chan
, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

International Keynote 
Hans Eichel
, co-founder of the G20 and former Finance Minister, Germany

With comments from
Gary Stern, former Chairman, Financial Services Policy Committee, Federal Reserve System and former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Session Dialogue traditionally co-chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker and co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee  Break
10:30 – 12:00 Dialogue on the evolution of risk management and the risk manager
One of Asia’s leading CROs assesses how the risk function has changed in recent years and how risk managers should adapt inbuilding their institutional risk management capabilities and their own professional progression. We also discuss the evolution of enterprise risk management in the context of managing volatility, risk data and stress testing.

With John Lee, Group Chief Risk Officer, Maybank and Pierre Gaudin, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Solutions, Moody’s Analytics

Chaired by Professor Michael Ong, former Chief Risk Officer, Credit Agricole Indosuez & Chair, Risk Games Convention and co-chaired by Mark Lawrence, MD, Mark Lawrence Group & first Group CRO, ANZ
12:00 – 13:00

For simulation-participating delegates

Overview of Simulation on Stress Testing
A summary of the considerations and factors to be accounted for in the simulation exercise happening in the next session

Facilitated by André Thibeault Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention

13:00 – 15:00 Working lunch and Simulation #2 on Stress Testing
Participants will make their own decisions based on given scenarios.
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Regulatory Dialogue on Current Thinking on SIFIs and Cross-Border Bank Resolution
This session will focus on the thinking driving Asian regulators’ approach towards managing domestic systematically important financial institutions and their assessment of prevailing bank resolution frameworks

With
Karen Kemp, Executive Director, Banking Policy, HKMA
Rungporn Roengpitya, Head of Quantitative Methods and Financial Engineering, Bank of Thailand
Tsuyoshi Oyama, former deputy director general, Bank of Japan & currently partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Chaired by Edwin Yuen, former Chairman, Basel Implementation Committee, Hong Kong Bankers’ Association and co-chaired by Professor Michael Ong, former Chief Risk Officer, Credit Agricole Indosuez & Chair, Risk Games Convention

16:30 – 17:00

Simulation #2 Debrief Dialogue
An interactive discussion with simulation participants based on the aggregated inputs and outcomes from today’s simulations.

Facilitated by André Thibeault, Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention

*speakers are in various stages of confirmation.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Sim, Program Manager at jsim@theasianbanker.com.

The Risk Games Convention 2015 Agenda – Day 3

Thursday 16 April 2015
09:00 – 10:00

Dialogue on New Generation Challenges in Operational Risk Management
As failures, fines and sanctions have grown exponentially, financial institutions are taking a more forward looking approach to operational risk management by assessing how dynamic their framework is to new risks. The challenges include managing traditional operational risks while at the same time preparing for new generation challenges and future black swan events

With
Christian Hunt, former COO, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England
David Millar, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
Mark Lawrence, MD, Mark Lawrence Group & first CRO, ANZ Bank

Discussion moderated by Professor Michael Ong, former Chief Risk Officer, Credit Agricole Indosuez & Chair, Risk Games Convention and Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00

For simulation-participating delegates

Overview of Capital Efficiency Simulation
A summary of the considerations and factors to be accounted for in the simulation exercise happening in the next session

Facilitated by André Thibeault Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention

11:00 – 13:00 Working Lunch & Simulation #3 on Capital Efficiency
Participants will make their own decisions based on given scenarios
13:00 – 14:00 Lunchon 
14:00 – 15:30 Dialogue on Risk Games Strategies and Decision-making
This session features short presentations from the top teams on the leaderboard after the first two days of the programme. We ask these teams to explain their approaches and why they made the decisions they did.

Discussion moderated by André Thibeault, Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention
15:30 – 16:00 Simulation #3 Debrief Dialogue
An interactive discussion with simulation participants based on the aggregated inputs and outcomes from today’s simulations

Debrief facilitated by André Thibeault,  Professor of Banking, Vlerick Business School & Co-Chair, Risk Games Convention
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 The Asian Banker Summit Closing Keynote Session

Crowdfunding and Banking – Competition and Collaboration

The last 2 years saw major financial institutions shift from defensiveness towards disruptive financial technology to a pro-active approach of investing in transformative innovation and collaborating with new challengers armed with disruptive technology. As technology changes our lives, it will also change banking. What are the latest examples of successful alliances between financial institutions and disruptive challengers and how do these alliances deal with issues of control and access to critical data? We are joined in this session by the CEO of Behalf, a startup for small business lending backed by the same venture capital legends behind Apple, Google, Whatsapp, Square, Linkedin and Dropbox.


With
Benjy Feinberg
, CEO, Behalf
Arkadi Kuhlmann, Founder & CEO, ZenBanx Holding Ltd
Christian Hunt, former prudential COO, Bank of England


Disscussion chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

*speakers are in various stages of confirmation.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Sim, Program Manager at jsim@theasianbanker.com.

A team comprising delegates with complementary or aligned functions will find this programme immensely meaningful.

  • Chief Risk Officers and teams
  • Chief Finance Officers and teams
  • Bank Treasury teams
  • Derivative Trading Book Participants
  • In-house risk management teams
  • Strategic Planning departments
  • Business managers and Management executives
  • CEOs and board members

The programme assumes that the CEO, CFO, CRO and treasury teams work in concert with each other. No balance sheet experience is required.

Faculty and Speakers


Michael Ong, Chair, The Risk Games Convention
Dr. Ong was a professor of finance at the Illinois Institute of Technology up till 2014, and author of books on Basel, credit risk modelling and capital allocation that are widely read in the financial services industry. Previously, he was EVP and CRO of Credit Agricole Indosuez, where he held enterprise-wide responsibility for all risk management functions for corporate banking, merchant banking, asset management, capital markets activities, and the Carr Futures Group.


Andre Thibeault, Co-Chair, The Risk Games Convention
Professor Thibeault is the head of the Centre for Financial Services at Belgium’s Vlerick Business School. He was previously the chair of the finance department at the Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and the director of the finance insurance department of Laval University in Canada. His pioneering risk simulations have been adopted by leading banks and universities in both North America and Europe.


Gary Stern, Former Chairman, Financial Services Policy Committee, Federal Reserve System
Gary Stern retired as the second longest-serving president in the history of the Federal Reserve System, having spent 24 years as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In addition to serving as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee from 1985 to 2009, he also chaired the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Services Policy Committee and oversaw substantial changes to the Federal Reserve’s role in the nation’s payments system as new technologies dictated greater efficiencies for both financial institutions and consumers. He was also a faculty member of Columbia University, New York University and Washington University.


Karen Kemp, Executive Director of Banking Policy Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Kemp has been employed by the HKMA since 1995. She was a Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel prior to being appointed to her current post in 2008. Kemp also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Exchange Fund Investment Limited from 1999 to 2003. She is a solicitor qualified to practise in Hong Kong and in England & Wales. Prior to joining the HKMA, Kemp was employed by Lovells (a firm of solicitors) in London and Hong Kong.


Rungporn Roengpitya, Head, Quantitative Models and Financial Engineering, Bank of Thailand
Dr. Roengpitya rejoined the Bank of Thailand (BOT) in 2014 after a sabbatical as Visiting Adviser to the Bank of International Settlements. Her interests include developing methodologies for loan quality forecasting, auditing IRB PD models and banking development and stability research. Prior to the BOT, she was with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the International Monetary Fund. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Wilfred Nagel, Group Chief Risk Officer, ING Bank
Wilfred Nagel is group chief risk officer and a member of the executive board of ING Group since May 2012, where he is responsible for all of ING’s risk management departments including compliance. He has 35 years of banking experience, and has held important leadership positions such as chief executive of ING Bank Turkey, chief executive of ING Wholesale Banking Asia and global head of credit risk management for ING Group.


John Lee, Group Chief Risk Officer, Maybank
Dr. Lee is group chief risk officer and a member of the group executive committee of Maybank, responsible for credit and risk management across the Group. He was previously with Amanah Merchant Bank and the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE). Prior to his appointment in Maybank, he served in financial services consulting and advisory as a partner with KPMG Business Advisory for 13 years. He has a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Monash University and was awarded ‘Risk Manager of the Year 2014’ by The Asian Banker.


Christian Hunt, former prudential Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England
Christian led the organisation of the Bank of England's resources supporting its bank supervisory activities. Previously, he had been responsible for the supervision of international custody banks and investment banks at the Bank of England. Before joining the UK regulator in 2011, he was a principal at the private investment firm Vasari Global and a director of corporate finance at Deutsche Bank, and the assistant secretary of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, a regulatory body charged with the administration of London's code for takeovers and mergers.


Ari Lehavi, Executive Director, Global Head of Training & Certification, Moody's Analytics
Ari Lehavi is an Executive Director at Moody’s Analytics and global head of the Training & Certification Division. He joined Moody’s in 2001 and became Managing Director for Product Development and Strategy in 2006. With the 2010 acquisition of the Canadian Securities Institute, Ari took responsibility for the Training & Certification Division--a leader in providing education solutions to financial institutions worldwide. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ari spent several years as a strategy consultant, helping corporate executives define and execute strategies to drive profitable growth. Before consulting, Ari worked as an investment banker, focusing on financial services and technology. Ari also previously led the Institute of Risk Standards and Qualification - a UK-based awarding body for promoting higher competence standards in risk management.


Pierre Gaudin, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Solutions, Moody’s Analytics
Pierre is in charge of strategic initiatives in Asia-Pacific for Risk Appetite Management, Stress Testing and Origination at Moody's Analytics, assisting with subject matter expertise, clients requirement analysis, and use case illustrations. He joined Moody's Analytics via Fermat in 2004, and has led several Basel RWA implementations in Europe and Asia. He also developed Fermat Education services, designing and delivering regulatory compliance and AML training to clients and system integrators worldwide. He has 15 years experience delivering software implementation services for capital markets and risk management solutions at major commercial banks in Paris, Bruxelles, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Mark Lawrence, MD, Mark Lawrence Group & first CRO, ANZ
Dr. Lawrence is one of Asia's most experienced experts on banking risk. He co-chaired the Institute of International Finance's global risk management working group in 2009 and was the expert principal at McKinsey & Co. Before this, he was Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and a member of the Management Board at ANZ Banking Group in Australia from 1999 - 2004. Prior to this, he held senior risk management roles at several New York investment banks. Earlier, Mark co-founded the Market Risk function at Merrill Lynch in New York in 1987.


Prof. Edwin Yuen, Professor of Risk Management, University of Hong Kong & former Chief Analytics Officer, Bank of China (HK)
Prof. Edwin Yuen has more than 20 years of experience in risk analytics and computer system development. Prior to joining HK University he served as chief analytics officer at Bank of China HK. He was also head of risk analytics for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for the successful global implementation of its Basel II program and held various senior positions in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore. He was the chairman of the Basel Implementation Committee of the Hong Kong Bankers Association in 2011.


Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
Dr Gaeta has been a banking consultant for some 25 years. He has advised and served many of the leading financial services organisations across Asia and close to half of the top 100 banks worldwide. He specialises in developing and implementing analytical solutions for complex strategic issues in financial services-related industries undergoing significant change or being exposed to intricate risk issues.


Tsuyoshi Oyama, Partner, financial industries group, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Tsuyoshi Oyama is a partner of financial industries group at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Tokyo and mainly engaged in risk management and regulatory advisory services for large Japanese and Asian financial institutions. Oyama joined in May, 2010 after worked 23 years at the Bank of Japan, most recently as deputy director-general in Financial System and Bank Examination Department. At the BoJ, he conducted several projects to deal with Japanese banks' NPL problem, on-site examinations for Japanese major banks, and recently to lead Basel II implementation in Japan.


David Millar, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
David Millar is a risk management trainer, journalist and consultant with 40 years’ experience in international banking and financial markets who has worked for banks, financial utilities and central authorities on strategy, processes, change and risk management, research and outsourcing. He was an operational risk manager at a global British bank and subsequently Chief Operating Officer at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, PRMIA, a trade association focused on improving financial risk management. He is also an International Resource Director at the Asian Banker.

Delegate Registration Fees

The fee to participate in the 3-day Risk Games Convention is as follows:

REGISTRATION FEES PER DELEGATE

EARLY BIRD RATE

FULL RATE

Register before
19 Dec 2014

1

Individual Conference Pass (14-16 April 2015)

US$3000

US$3500

2

Participate as a Team of 4  (14-16 April 2015)

US$10000

US$12000

The fees cover:
• Use of the highly tested simulation programmes
• All course material used over the 3 days
• Lunch & coffee during the 3 days
• Certificate of Participation issued by The Asian Banker

Contact us now to find out more information on group discounts.

Register early to benefit from the informative pre-conference briefings and consultations.

To register, please contact Janice Chua at jchua@theasianbanker.com or tel: +65 6236 6532

Programme Manager
Jeremy Sim
jsim@theasianbanker.com

Delegate Registration
Janice Chua
jchua@theasianbanker.com


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