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CeFPro Newsletter | December 2019 | Edition 61.


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Ending EOD today! Last chance to add your voice...
CeFPro is undertaking a global survey looking to provide insight across the industry and identify success factors from peers to benchmark and understand progress and review optimisation strategies. By understanding organisational structures and level of oversight, correlations can be drawn to identify effective practices and ways to optimise processes and improve overall management of third-party and operational risk.

Take part in this survey now before it ends and receive a complimentary copy of the final report.


The FinTech Leaders 2020 Report will be released next month!
Find out where the FinTech Leaders placed in 30 different category rankings and where these companies ranked in the top 50 overall ecosystem. Register for your advanced copy now!

The survey focused on the end-user perspective and providing peer-led rankings and awards.

Fraud & Financial Crime Webinar
CeFPro Insights Articles & Resources
Ahead of the upcoming Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress taking place March 25-26, 2020 in New York, Jake Van Der Laan, Chief Information Officer/Director, Information Technology and Regulatory, Financial and Consumer Services Commission, has released his PDF presentation from the Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress 2019. These slides will cover The cryptocurrency ecosystem – A new frontier in consumer protection.


David Stomski, Director, Operational Risk Management, from Credit Suisse attended our Vendor & Third-party risk 2019 Congress. Prior to attending, David provided his insights on: Effectively monitoring multiple systems across jurisdictions whilst also complying locally; Aggregating reporting across multiple systems and jurisdictions; and more.

Register for the pre-agenda rate, our lowest possible price for the 5th Annual Vendor & Third-party risk Congress.


At the Operational Risk Management Congress, we interviewed Sabeena Liconte, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of China International. The interview provided us with an insight into: What operational risks keep her up at night; and Key areas that need to be focused on to increase overall efficiency and effectiveness.


Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk, at PineBridge Investments attended our Risk Americas 2019 Convention. Before attending Alessia provided her insights on: Current regulations impacting / affecting new products entering the market; Operational implications that need to be considered when new products enter the market; New products expected to see enter the market over the next 6-12 months.


The speakers for this webinar ranged from: Bank of China International; CEB; Citi; and Experian. The key topics addressed included: Identifying key challenges: Cost of non-compliance (reputational damage); Insider awareness; Increasing sophistication of fraudsters; and Accountability. Along with Developing comprehensive solutions: Enhancing prevention; Developing a compliance environment; Enhancing collaborative efforts toward prevention/awareness; Managing reputational risks; and Use of technology / technological tools, including AI.


Risk Americas 2020
Interview with:
Chris Smigielski, Model Risk Director, Arvest Bank

Interview with:
Melissa Murphy, Senior Manager of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotia Bank

Risk Americas 2020
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Innovation in Risk Management
Non-Financial Risk & Resilience
Market Trends and Financial Risk
Model Risk Management
Risk Americas 2020
Michelle Hubertus, Head of Commercial Credit Policy and Innovation, Deutsche Bank.


Murad Nayal, Global Head of Risk Informatics, Goldman Sachs.


Joshua Kotok, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, First Savings.

Adrinam Majmdar, Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Analytics and Reporting, Bank OZK.


Debbie Williams, Director, Chief Data Office, Digital, BNY Mellon.


Melissa Mellen, Officer and Department Head of Policy, Analytics, and Vendor Strategy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Phil Ohana, Executive Director, Market Risk Audit Expert, UBS.


Andrew Craig, Funding and Liquidity Risk, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Tom Braun, Executive/Director Head of CUSO Liquidity & Funding, UBS.

David Palmer, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board.


Seyhun Hepdogan, SVP, Senior Director of Risk Modelling, Santander.


Xiaoling Yu, Director of Model Validation, KeyBank.

Join us at the 2020 Risk Americas Convention and secure your seat at the lowest possible rate from just $999 – only available until the agenda launches in January!

Research surveys and reports
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. The research will also look to provide peer-led vendor rankings. Request your 2020 report now!


The report builds on last year’s research and is an invaluable resource to benchmark your programs against your peers, drive investment conversations within your organisation, and instil best practice approaches within your program. This report is complimentary to participants and the wider third-party risk community to support education and benchmarking. Download the report now!


FinTech Leaders is the most comprehensive independent study of the global FinTech ecosystem and rankings of the leading FinTech players around the world. This research is unique within its field, with a focus purely on the practitioner perspective, with 1000+ end-users and 60+ industry experts providing their insight and opinion. Request your interest in the 2020 report now!

Survey closing soon
March 25-26, 2020 | New York

Reviewing the evolution of the financial crime landscape and revolutionary mitigation tactics.

Register by the 20th december to save £500-£800!

June 2-3, 2020 | New York

The agenda is yet to be annouced, register now for the lowest possible rate!


May 12-13, 2020 | New York

This is the biggest U.S. conference which CeFPro holds, register now to recieve the pre-agenda rate!



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