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Every banker is a risk manager

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 games together with discussions on:
    • Banking models and liquidity Risks
    • Exchange rate and Interest Rate Risk Management
    • Risk Appetite and Capital Planning
  3. Lunch and dinner presentations by industry leaders and partner organisations

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 test different economic scenarios in 2015-2016 with peers from different countries.
  • To learn from global best practice leaders
  • To provide a team building exercise for your bank’s own risk management team.
  • To be mentored by a faculty of the most experienced risk experts with global and Asian experience in an experiential based learning environment.

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

  • Managing interest rate risk at a time of uncertainty
  • Understanding capital allocation from a risk, regulatory and management perspective
  • Understanding and implementing liquidity strategies and standards adoption
  • 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

14 April (Tue)

15 April (Wed)

16 April (Thu)

Keynote session on “Banking Models in Unchartered Macroeconomic Conditions”

Keynote session with Hans Eichel, cofounder of the G20 and former Finance Minister, Germany

Dialogue on Risk Appetite and Capital Planning


Morning Break

Introduction to the Risk Games Simulations & Overview of Business Models Simulation

Dialogue on Managing Volatility, Risk Data and Stress Testing


Overview of Risk Appetite and Capital Planning Simulation

Simulation #3: on Risk Appetite and Capital Planning.

Followed by lunch break

Introduction to Risk Games Simulation Programme


Working Lunch and Simulation #1

Overview of Simulation on StressTesting Credit Portfolios

Working lunch and Simulation #2 on Stress Testing Credit Portfolios

Keynote session on Aligning Operational Risk with Customer Satisfaction in an Age of Compliance

Forum on Credit Risk Models – Fault-lines and Red Flags

CRO Forum -Basel III Implementation and Risk Management Transformation

Simulation #3 DebriefDialogue

Summary of Convention findings by Michael Ong, chairman of the Risk Games

Simulation #1 Debrief Dialogue

Simulation #2 DebriefDialogue

Summit Closing Keynote Session

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:




Register before
19 Dec 2014


Individual Conference Pass (14-16 April 2015)




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



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

Delegate Registration
Janice Chua


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