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Risk Insights Newsletter | Issue 55
Featured article by Scot Whigham, CEO, Function AI
This article is included in Issue Eleven of Risk Insights Magazine - 50+ pages of real world perspective on financial risk and regulation, with articles and interviews written by the industry, for the industry. Get your complimentary copy at Not sure? Preview this article here before downloading the full free issue!

Industry-led research with independent insight from CeFPro's specialized FinTech Advisory Board formed of over sixty financial services experts; inclusive also of over 850 end-user perspectives from CeFPro's community of professionals from the financial services industry. You can download the full report for free here, or view the executive summary now here.

This survey is to assess the current state of software implementations for management of the following NFRs: Operational risk; Financial crime risk; Third-party risk; Technology risk; Conduct risk; and Model risk.

Take part here and receive a complimentary copy of all of the survey findings and full report.

"As stated earlier for many existing floating-rate investments, there is no concrete language in the prospectuses that lays out a plan if a given reference rate no longer exists."

Article by Armel Romeo Kouassi, Head of Balance Sheet and Treasury Portfolio Modeling, Northern Trust.

This interview provides us with insight on on the key takeaways from his session at Risk Americas 2019, effective management of model life-cycle, the advancement of model risk over the next few years, the increase in models with new regulations coming in and more.

Interview with Chris Smigielski, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank.

Are you interested in model risk? Check out our Model Risk Management Congress in NYC (October 7-8).

"Model Owners should be on-boarded organisationally to the risk committees with the right level of mandate to support the challenge by MRM regarding various modelling processes, developed final modelling products or components in those products."

Interview with Darius Grinvaldas, Head of Credit Risk Modelling 1 (PD Maintenance) / GRM Vilnius Site Leader, Danske Bank A/S.

"Undoubtedly the removal of LIBOR will lead to several changes including adjustments to systems, contracts and documentation."

Blog by Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro.

This interview provides us with an insight into what operational risks keep her up at night, key areas that need to be focused on to increase overall efficiency and effectiveness and the key takeaways from the conference.

Interview with Sabeena Liconte, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of China International.

"Given the position of audit in a three lines of defence model, often work is duplicated, audit departments are looking to increased coordination across lines to limit this duplication and further driving the efficiency agenda."

Insights from Sophie Bottazzi, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted a liquidity risk management webinar, exploring: Risk perspective, treasury perspective, business perspective and more. Led by: MUFG Union Bank | BNP Paribas | UBS | Planixs Solutions.

What softare do you use for the management of non-financial risk?
On June 18th at 11am EDT, S&P Global Market Intelligence and RiskSpan once again join forces to showcase simple and best practices that can help your institution’s CECL implementation road map. In this webinar, we will explore topics that are of particular interest to insurance companies. Take your CECL implementation to the next level with key insights from S&P Global Market Intelligence and RiskSpan. Register today.

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Complimentary 50+ page financial risk and regulation publication - Written by the industry, for the industry.

Issue Eleven contains articles, interviews and filmed conference sessions with thought leaders from: Function AI, TD Bank, Plootus, PineBridge Investments, BlueVine, HMRC, UBS, Citi, Deutsche Bank, UMB Financial, Regions Bank, TIAA and more.

The report provides an insight from the industry for the industry on key market trends, priorities and challenges; inclusive of case studies from an array of financial institutions. Established technology firms, new FinTech players and Financial Institutions from across the global ecosystem are included within the FinTech Leaders: Top 50 Company Rankings and ranked in over 20 diverse and extensive Category Rankings.

FinTech Leaders 2019: CATEGORY WINNERS
A global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, the survey results will be collated and analysed to form an in-depth report - In partnership with BitSight.

Download full complimentary report here.

PDF presentation by Liming Brotcke, Quantitative Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of’ Chicago & Ray Brastow, Senior Financial Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond addressing:

Motivation | Literature review | Model risk at individual model level | Aggregate model risk by model family | Quantifying model risk – scorecard model application | Supervisory expectations, challenges and next steps and more..

CeFPro and Risk Spotlight conducted a global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, the survey results have been collated and analysed to form an in-depth report. Download the full report here.

4th Annual Liquidity Risk Management USA

October 2-3, 2019 | New York City

Exploring the evolving role of liquidity risk management including regulation, markets and future trends

IBOR 2019

October 4, 2019 | New York City

Assessing the impacts and consequences of LIBOR transition including timelines, reference rates and the path forward

Audit Risk

7-8 October 2019 | New York City

Auditing: Implementation of the emerging challenges of the future outlook

2nd Annual Model Risk Management USA Congress | October 7-8 | New York City

Reviewing the evolution of model risk management and managing innovation with management and oversight

Find out more and register here.


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