Agenda

Agenda

Conference agenda | August 30, 2022

All times in AEST

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE | AUGUST 30

08:5509:00

Welcome to Country - Opening Remarks

08:55 - 09:00

Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

09:0009:30

Keynote Address: Scaling the challenges of strong risk culture and governance

09:00 - 09:30

Helen Rowell

Deputy Chairman

APRA

Helen Rowell was appointed as Deputy Chair of APRA in November 2015, and reappointed for a further five-year term from 1 July 2018.

Mrs Rowell joined APRA in 2002 as General Manager, Industry Technical Services and held a number of senior roles, including General Manager, Diversified Institutions Division, General Manager, Policy Development and Executive General Manager, Supervisory Support Division prior to her appointment as APRA Member, with primary responsibility for superannuation, from 1 July 2013. As of July 2021, Helen is responsible for insurance and in April 2022, she added the cross-industry portfolio to her responsibility.

Mrs Rowell was the Chair of APRA’s (cross-divisional) general insurance industry group from 2006 to 2011, and has represented APRA on the Financial Security Board’s Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness Group and was previously co-Chair of the Joint Forum Financial Conglomerates Committee. Mrs Rowell is currently the APRA representative on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Working Party on Private Pensions, and was appointed President of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors in November 2019.  Helen has also represented APRA on various sub committees of the International Association of Insurance Supervisor (IAIS) and since 2021, sits on the IAIS Executive Committee and has also been appointed as the IAIS Diversity, Equality & Inclusion champion.

Prior to joining APRA, Mrs Rowell was a partner at the international consulting firm Towers Perrin; she is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

09:3009:55

Presentation: ESG: Hype vs Reality

09:30 - 09:50

  • What are banks doing globally for ESG ratings?
  • Separating Hype from Reality.
  • How do you design an ESG Value Chain?
Naeem Siddiqi

Senior Advisor, Risk Management

SAS

Naeem Siddiqi is the author of Credit Risk Scorecards : Developing and Implementing Intelligent Credit Scoring, (Wiley and Sons, New York, 2005), Intelligent Credit Scoring : Building and Implementing Better Credit Risk Scorecards (Wiley and Sons, 2017), and various papers on credit risk topics.

Naeem meets with senior executives and decision makers from between 40-50 lenders globally each year, and provides strategic advice to them on areas such as the development and validation of credit scoring models, climate change risk, infrastructure planning for analytics, and retail credit risk strategy. He has also trained hundreds of bankers in over 25 countries on the art and science of credit scorecard development, and helps credit risk analysts develop better scorecards.


Naeem has an Honours Bachelor of Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Christopher Schaub​

Business Solutions Manager​, Financial Risk Management

SAS

Chris has been delivering risk management solutions into the financial services, insurance and corporate sectors for over 25 years.​

Chris has a proven track record of selling and implementing risk solutions that meet compliance and business needs. Chris joined SAS in 2010 to head up the Operational Risk, Governance & Compliance solutions and has since been appointed Business Solutions Manager for Risk helping customers modernise their risk ecosystem to meet the demands of IFRS 9 and Basel III/IV Regulatory Capital. At present Chris is focusing on the world of Stress Testing and Asset & Liability Management allowing our customers to easily and swiftly understand the impacts to their Balance Sheet across a myriad of risk factors including Climate Change.​

Prior to joining SAS, Chris worked at Misys, Sungard and Fiserv where he sold and delivered risk and compliance solutions as part major risk transformational programs at global ASX listed financial institutions. ​

Chris holds a degree in Computer Science, a Diploma of Financial Services (FINSIA) and currently completing his Green & Sustainable Certificate with Chartered Banker

09:5510:30

Reality check on the readiness of Basel IV in Australia

09:50 - 10:30

  • What is the latest state of play Basel IV in the banking industry?
  • How banks should streamline and strengthen their balance sheets and capital adequacy
  • How will climate risk affect the Basel regulatory agenda?
  • How to manage risk-weighted assets under different market conditions
Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

Manish Jayswal is the Head of Risk at Westpac Banking Corporation. Currently at Westpac, Manish is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio Insights across both financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Manish has spent extensive time in the area of Credit Risk (Institutional and Retail), Balance Sheet Management, Treasury and Capital Allocation.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Manish has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of Global Financial Crisis, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. Over this time Manish designed and implemented several risk management frameworks such as Risk Appetite, Early Warning, Economic Capital framework, Stress Testing, Loss Allowance Modelling, Home Price Forecasting to name few. Manish is passionate about the role risk management play in decision making under uncertainty and creating shareholder value whilst managing community expectations.

Manish holds Bachelor in Commerce (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and Masters in Risk Management and is also a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

 

Yoonsik Ma

Risk Management Product Manager, APAC

Adenza

Yoonsik Ma is leading the Risk Management APAC Product team and the Global IFRS9 Product team, by piloting Adenza’s growth strategy to align with sustainability and technology. With extensive experience in fulfilling the regulatory needs of clients globally, he is focused on driving innovations in technology solutions to enable firms to keep pace with The Final Basel III Capital Framework and IFRS9.

Yoonsik has previously held leadership roles in growing the business for Risk Calculation & Reporting, where he played an instrumental role in pioneering and expanding Adenza’s footprint across Australia and South-East Asia.

10:3011:00

Morning break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:40

Panel Discussion: Trading controls and regulatory reporting in an increasingly complex ecosystem

11:00 - 11:40

  • Regulatory updates across APAC and the impact on capital markets
  • What are best practices for when reporting regulatory risks?
  • Understanding the regulatory risk factors tied with KYC and customer readiness
  • Streamlining systems for visibility of risks across the financial institution
Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Greg Ball

Director, Regulatory Execution Desk, Financial Markets

Westpac

Craig Butterworth

Chief Commercial Officer

Droit Financial Technologies LLC

Craig is passionate about digitally transforming financial services by cohesively bringing together the right mix of best in class technology to improve client service, boost business efficiency and reduce operational risk - “the art of the possible” combined with “pragmatic execution”.

Craig joined Droit as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2021. He is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for leading the firm’s commercial strategy.

As such, he is accountable for driving growth across core and adjacent businesses, as well as expanding its client base, partnerships and geographic footprint.

Prior to joining Droit, Craig was most recently Global Head of Sales and Account Management at Symphony, where his focus was on leveraging his deep industry and digital transformation experience to partner with Symphony’s clients to help them extract the most from the platform.

Prior to Symphony, Craig was Managing Director and Global Head of Client Ecosystem at Nomura. This was a business-led, front-to-back digital transformation programme aimed at breaking down internal silos - both technological and structural. Sub-projects of the programme included: 1) Symphony; 2) Salesforce; 3) Client Lifecycle Management; 4) Client Data Architecture; 5) Natural Language Processing Voice-to-text/ Soft Turrets; 6) Intelligent Advisor Dashboard.

Craig has over 20 years’ experience in Capital Markets having previously held Head of Sales Roles at RBS, State Street and RBC. Craig is passionate about mentoring, career guidance and talent development. He was Chair of the Global Markets EMEA Graduate Steering Committee at both Nomura and RBS.

Craig started his career at Goldman Sachs after receiving a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is an accomplished racing driver, having won number of championships in karts and cars since he started racing at 10 years old.

Craig is married with two children and lives in the Essex countryside.

Dianne Weinstein

Head of Group Regulatory Risk

AMP

Dianne has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, across senior Risk and Compliance roles. As the Head of Group Regulatory Risk at AMP, Dianne has developed a regulatory risk framework, led regulatory engagements with regulators and regulatory change management across the Group. Dianne’s experience includes working in major financial institutions, and as a former regulator.

11:4012:20

C-Suite dialogue: How to drive climate risk strategies

11:40 - 12:20

  • What approach works best for your organization: centralised vs decentralised or hybrid?
  • The journey of climate risk moving to the standard credit decisions
  • Climate risk culture cultivation
  • Adopting a peer-learning mindset to avoid falling behind
Sangeeta Venkatesan

Non-Executive Director & Investment Committee Member

Dr Shumi Akhtar

Associate Professor

University of Sydney Business School

Dr Shumi Akhtar is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research interests are broad, and include Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, International Finance, Financial Crime, Cyber risk, ESG, Risk Management, Quantum and Technological Innovation and application of AI/Machine Learning in Financial Market. Her research publications have appeared in leading international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. Dr Akhtar has received a number of highly competitive external research grants. She regularly attends, presents and chairs sessions at top Financial Economic conferences including American Finance Association, American Economic Association, European Financial Management Association and Asian Finance Association. A number of her research papers received local and international prestigious awards. She was visiting scholar at Harvard, MIT and Stanford among others. She was invited multiple occasions for expert opinion before the Australian Parliamentary Senate Inquiry on Tax, International Trade and Investment and her recommendations were implemented. Her research scholarships have been recognised by the Australian Research Council, US-Australia Fulbright and Oxford University Fellowship/Scholarship.

Paul Dobbs

Bank Stress Testing and Sustainability Risk

Suncorp Group

Paul is currently working for Suncorp Bank covering Stress Testing & Sustainability Risk. His experience spans financial risk and regulations in both industry (i.e. banking) and consulting - spanning more than 20 years. He has helped to deliver optimised risk and regulatory frameworks and processes across the domains of  data, governance, scenarios analysis, risk management,  regulatory reporting, right through to the application of best fit technologies. More specifically, he has covered the domain of climate risk (including sustainable financing) for many years delivering climate risk training, consulting and CTB/RTB programs. Working with both large and small financial institutions across Australia, UK, Europe and Asia, a key focus has been to help financial institutions best align to the risk and opportunities that climate risk will create.

Paul has a Honours in Business Administration and a MSc in Quantitative Finance,  is the lead author of the Chartered Banker Institute’s Climate Risk certification and is a ABA Climate Risk Working Group member.

Karl Eisenhammer

Head of Sales, Australia & New Zealand

Moody’s ESG Solutions

Karl Eisenhammer oversees Moody’s ESG Solutions for Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for a team focused on delivering ESG solutions across ESG Measures, Climate Solutions, SME Solutions, Index Solutions and Sustainable Finance to a client universe across corporates, FI, NBFI and government. The Sustainable Finance offering at Moody’s ESG Solutions also includes the provision of Second Party Opinions and Sustainability Ratings to potential debt issuers in both bond and bank loan markets. Karl has almost 20 years’ experience as a corporate coverage banker across a variety of industries. Having started his career with ANZ he transitioned to Bank of America in their Global Corporate and Investment Banking team where he embraced the universal banking model. Karl has had broad exposure to all traditional banking products and capital markets including more recently in sustainable finance and carbon offsets. Karl holds a Bachelor of Economics from WSU as well as a Post Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management from UNSW.

Clive Pedersen

Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance

Heartland Bank

Clive is the Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance at Heartland Bank, a New Zealand specialist bank with the strategy to provide ‘best or only' banking products in niche Australian and NZ markets. His experience includes over 17 years in risk and compliance and internal audit roles across Heartland Bank, ASB (CBA's New Zealand subsidiary), Suncorp Group and professional services firm Ernst & Young.  Clive has demonstrated success with leadership and relationship management, focusing on influencing senior and executive stakeholders through pragmatic insights to drive positive and lasting change.

12:2013:00

CRO Panel: The evolution of risk culture and risk management: how to get it right?

12:20 - 13:00

  • How far is the Australian financial industry from meeting the Royal Commission risk culture standard?
  • How the risk culture processes have changed in the past few years? What is the room for improvement?
  • Market interpretation of APRA’s first finding and the result from the culture risk survey
     
Campbell Nicoll

Chief Risk Officer

Regional Australia Bank

Campbell Nicoll is the chief risk officer at Regional Australia Bank, having over 15 years of experience in both credit risk management and operational risk management. Campbell brings a balanced approach to risk management given his background in both risk management and corporate banking. Prior to his role at Regional Australia Bank, Campbell's roles within the financial sector includes general manager positions at ASB Bank (New Zealand) and the CRO role at the Bank of South Pacific (Fiji).

Andreas Hefter

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

Andreas is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company at the Sydney Office. Since joining McKinsey in February 2014 in Munich, Germany, he has focused on risk management and business transformation at financial institutions in Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia.

His work is focused on risk management and compliance at financial and non-financial institutions and spans across engagements in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

He has worked extensively on risk & culture transformations, enterprise risk, non-financial risk (NFR) and financial crime, risk organisation and Three Lines of Defence (3LoD), regulation and compliance.

Relevant experience

  • Supported the design and implementation of a range of non-financial risk transformations at financial institutions in Australasia
  • Support the regulatory response and set up of a remediation program and supported its implementation at a financial institution in Australasia
  • Led a risk operating model review and redesign at a financial institution in Australasia
  • Led a 3 Lines of Defense operating model review in Australasia
  • Led a large-scale non-financial risk management capability building program at a financial institution in Australasia to improve their frontline risk identification and management capabilities
  • Ran a Financial Crime Compliance diagnostic and designed the Financial Crime Compliance Program at a financial institution in Europe
  • Support the development of the governance and policy operating model for a global corporate after a series of incidents
  • Designed and set up the new target operating model for regulatory management at a financial institution in Europe
  • Re-designed the Economic Capital model of a financial institution in the US
  • Review the policy framework and operating model of dedicated incidents response unit a global bank in Europe
  • Lead author of McKinsey’s “Risk transformations: The heart, the art, and the science” (March 2022), which describes success factors for risk & culture transformations

Background

  • Andreas obtained his Master's Degree in Quantitative Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business after completing his thesis on the valuation of interest rate derivatives after the financial crisis

Sam O'Sullivan

Chief Risk Officer

QIC

As a member of QIC's Executive team and the Chief Risk Officer, Sam leads a great team of professionals who are continually enhancing QIC's risk management capability.

Before joining QIC Sam held several senior roles in the investment management and infrastructure sectors both in Australia and overseas. Sam is passionate about delivering confidence in business decisions and outcomes by delivering risk and assurance programs in support of strategic objectives.

Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman

Group Chief Risk Officer

AMP

Nicola is the Acting Group Chief Risk Officer in AMP (previously the Chief Audit Executive).  She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, both domestically and internationally, during which time she has built a deep understanding of regulation, risk, governance and control. Nicola has held various roles in financial services organisations and regulators, including most recently with ANZ as General Manager of Audit for the Wealth business, and at Barclays, HBOS and the Financial Services Authority in the UK. Nicola is also a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit in the U.K. and a former Board member of the Global Institute of Internal Audit.

13:0013:50

Lunch and networking break

13:00 - 14:00

13:5014:30

Panel Discussion: Alleviating outstanding IBOR transition pain points

10:50 - 11:30

  • What are the key challenges as the market faces interest rate volatility
  • What have we learned from the transition of the non-USD LIBOR currencies?
  • New risks emerged from the IBOR transition
  • How do you calculate an appropriate credit adjustment spread
Pieter Bierkens

CBA Group Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Pieter Bierkens is Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead. In his current capacity he coordinates the Bank’s preparation for the global reform of interest rate benchmarks. He has been based in Sydney since 2014. 

Previously, Pieter was Head of Markets of Commonwealth Bank in New York. Prior to Commonwealth Bank, he worked for 10 years in New York and London, where he started his career advising institutional investors on global fixed-income markets. 

Pieter holds a degree in Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a Master degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Financial Risk Manager designation.

Ross Beaney

Senior Financial Markets Consultant

Martialis Consulting

Ross Beaney is specialist financial markets consultant with significant exposure to derivatives and across asset classes, Ross’s experience includes management roles covering product and trading teams in rates, credit, equity, FX and commodities businesses. More recently, he has held the role of Lead-SME where he assisted guide the LIBOR reform project of a major financial services firm, thus gaining highly topical exposure to corporate finance which complements his deep exposure to the suite of latest-generation derivative products.

Mr Beaney has a BEc from University of New England, Master of Finance from University of Technology, Sydney and is a graduate of the INSEAD International Executive Program.

Catherine Ford

Strategic Relationship Director

LCH

Catherine Ford is a Strategic Relationship Director at LCH. In this role, she is responsible for building and managing sales and member/client relations for all LCH services in the region with a primary focus on the rates and foreign exchange asset classes, a position she has held since 2014. Prior to joining LCH, Catherine was a business development manager at ASX, where she focused on exchange-traded energy sales and product and business development. Earlier in her career, she was an exchange-traded derivatives broker in the UK and Switzerland.

Duncan Marshall

LIBOR Transition Programme Lead

ANZ

Duncan Marshall is the Business Lead for ANZ’s LIBOR Transition Programme.  His 25 year banking career spans roles across derivative trading, market risk, and regulatory change projects.

Ravi Pandit

Executive Director, FX Rates & OTC Products

CME Group

Ravi Pandit serves as Executive Director, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Products, Asia Pacific, for CME Group, based in Singapore. He is responsible for expanding CME Group’s existing FX and interest rate business and developing new opportunities across the region. Pandit joined CME Group in August 2015, and he has 25 years of experience in the financial markets.  Prior to joining CME Group, Pandit was a consultant to Singapore Exchange, where he provided strategic advice and project management for its launch of listed FX futures.  Before that, Pandit worked for 12 years in Dresdner Bank and subsequently Commerzbank post-merger, where he headed up the local markets trading team, and helped build up its Asian presence in interest rate and FX derivatives trading.  Pandit also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations & technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai. Pandit holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

14:3014:45

Fireside Chat: Fraud and scams: Tackling your firm’s vulnerability

14:40 - 15:10

  • How to identify weak points in your operations as investment scams continue to rise
  • How to get ahead of the AML issues
  • How can you raise the front office’s awareness
  • What are the innovative detection methods and preventative measures that can be introduced?
Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Dr Peter Simpson

Global Head, Safety and Security

Standard Chartered

Global executive with over 25 years of leadership in the areas of risk management, safety, health, wellbeing, security, crisis management, and quality assurance. International experience in airlines, defense, regulators, industry bodies, and the banking & finance sector. Passionate about leading organisations through customer-focused change and simplification, and about coaching and mentoring the next generation of diverse leaders.

14:4515:25

Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Australia’s clearing and collateral management market: challenges and new opportunities

00:00 - 00:01

  • The inevitable last phase of IM and the impact on the markets
  • Developments within Euroswap clearing and regulatory updates
  • Navigating OTC clearing and benefits and FX clearing exchanges
  • Evaluating ESGs impact on the clearing and collateral management markets
John Feeney

Partner

Martialis Consulting

John Feeney manages Martialis Consulting working on financial markets product and infrastructure. He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Mr. Feeney has worked for National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citibank in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivates, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses. Most recently, he has been focussing on LIBOR and other IBOR transition issues as well as the broader practice areas of Martialis Consulting.

Recently, Mr. Feeney has been an ISDA Board Member and Vice-Chairman and an AFMA Board member.

Mr. Feeney has a PhD and BSc (Hons) from University of Sydney.

Stephen Hair

Futures and OTC Clearing Sales

Citi Australia

Stephen Hair is an experienced industry professional with over 25 years in Clearing roles. Stephen’s current role at Citi is Futures and OTC Clearing Sales for Australian clients, having relocated to Sydney in 2021 after 15 years abroad in London and Singapore. Key to the role is providing consultation services for clients to keep them abreast of latest clearing industry developments and the potential impact and opportunities to consider.

Stephen joined Citi Singapore in 2017 as Head of the APAC Clearing Relationship team and prior to this Stephen had a 15 year career with Credit Suisse. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Maths and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Monique Toohey

Head of Strategic Collateral

AustralianSuper

Monique Toohey is an accomplished financial services executive with over 20 years of experience. She joined AustralianSuper as head of Strategic Collateral in June 2021 with a focus on optimizing inventory and developing a strategy for scalable and sustainable growth.

Prior to joining AustralianSuper she worked at JPMorgan for 11 years, performing various roles across Australia, UK and US. Responsibilities ranged from collateral management, deploying OTC derivatives strategies, legal entity restructures and managing the implementation of liquidity and capital regulations. She has a proven track record of performing detailed analysis, defining the operational strategy for businesses, executing complex projects, and building and developing talent. Monique completed a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney

Stefan Ullrich

VP Sales Fixed Income & ESG

Eurex

Stefan Ullrich is VP for Sales, Fixed Income and FI ESG at Eurex, one of the largest derivatives exchanges worldwide. He is responsible for growing Eurex' Fixed Income business in Asia, covering ETD, OTC Clearing, Repo and FX. He has nearly 20 years' experience expanding the business of world-leading futures exchanges in Asia across all major asset classes.

Prior to joining Eurex, he was director for Sustainable Finance at a leading Singapore sustainability consultancy, before establishing his own advisory practice. In his sustainability work, Stefan focuses on the intersection of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Finance and on developing new collaborative solutions for financing the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable global economy.

Stefan has held senior-level positions with several international futures exchanges and was part of a small team that established an Asian derivatives exchange in Singapore

He holds master's degrees in Sustainability from Harvard Extension School and in Classical Chinese from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany

15:2515:40

Afternoon Break

15:10 - 15:40

15:4016:05

Panel Discussion: Transformation of OTC Rates Trading & Clearing With Cloud Native Technology Via Enhanced Analytics

15:50 - 16:15

  • The immediate risks through real time STP
  • Automating workflows for greater efficiency and better pricing
  • The role of technology and cloud for clearing
  • Using data to provide accurate pricing
Erdem Özgül

Managing Director, Direct Sales, Asia South

Numerix

Mr. Özgül heads Numerix’s sales and operations for the Asia South region. Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Regional Product Business Director, Trade & Risk Management Practice for Reuters Asia. He held several senior-level positions in Reuters from 1998–2005.

Mr. Özgül holds a MBA degree in Financial Engineering from ESSEC in Paris and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul.

William Parry-Okeden

Managing Director & Principal

PO Capital Markets Pty Ltd

Will began his career in financial markets in 1991 at Macquarie Trust Management before moving into broking early 1993. In 1994 he relocated overseas to work in Hong Kong then onto Tokyo, London and New York, working on and managing many rates products desks. Returning to Hong Kong in 2007 to concentrate on ASEAN regional and then AUD rates before finally heading back to Sydney in 2013. During this time in Hong Kong and Sydney Will developed and launched one of the first to market IRS and IRO trading platforms and he is leveraging on this knowledge for his new venture PO Capital Markets. Coupled with Will's extensive experience across multiple currencies and asset classes, especially volatility linked markets, gives him an unparalleled advantage over competitors domestically and abroad in AUD and NZD rates.

16:0516:30

Panel Discussion: How can risk managers stay ahead of emerging risks?

14:00 - 14:40

  • Latest approaches in mitigating emerging risks such as technology and cyber exposure related to hybrid workforce
  • What needs to be done to prevent disruption caused by unanticipated technology failure
  • How to quantify and integrate non-financial risks into your detective control playbook
  • How can a CRO actively anticipate, prepare and safeguard your organisation against emerging risks? 
Clive Pedersen

Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance

Heartland Bank

Clive is the Deputy Chief Risk Officer – Risk & Compliance at Heartland Bank, a New Zealand specialist bank with the strategy to provide ‘best or only' banking products in niche Australian and NZ markets. His experience includes over 17 years in risk and compliance and internal audit roles across Heartland Bank, ASB (CBA's New Zealand subsidiary), Suncorp Group and professional services firm Ernst & Young.  Clive has demonstrated success with leadership and relationship management, focusing on influencing senior and executive stakeholders through pragmatic insights to drive positive and lasting change.

Olivier Vojetta

Risk Management Group Strategy Lead

Macquarie Group

A former management consultant at PwC, derivatives trader at Dresdner Kleinwort and head of macro research/portfolio manager at macro hedge fund FMCP, all based out of London, Olivier Vojetta relocated in 2012 to Sydney to work for Macquarie Group. Initially a principal consultant with the central strategy consulting team supporting the group worldwide, Olivier transferred to the risk mgmt. group in 2018 to help build the Strategy service function within newly formed RMG Enterprise Support (RES) centrally. With a passion for strategy and risk, Olivier has over the years successfully created and executed group level business strategies that helped businesses set themselves apart by placing innovation at the heart of change management and decision-making.

Theo Vosinidis

Head of Investment Risk and Compliance

CBUS SUPER

Theo and his team are responsible for implementation of the risk and compliance framework in line with Cbus’ risk appetite. The team identifies new regulatory obligations that may impact Investments, undertake risk training, as well as Investment incident root cause analysis, operational due diligence of external investment managers, undertake risk assessments of new Investment initiatives and are responsible for internal and external mandate pre & post trade compliance.

16:3016:50

Fireside Chat: Getting prepared for the new breach reporting regime

16:10 - 16:50

  • Looking back over the year of SBR and its impact on the financial market?
  • What trends are we seeing emerging as a result?
  • Has SBR met its expectations and achieved what it’s intended to do from the regulator and practitioner perspective?
Chris Linde

Group Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer - People, Conduct & Culture

National Australia Bank

As National Australia Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer - People, Conduct & Culture, Chris is responsible for the oversight of risks within these domains and supports NAB’s lines of business, globally, in their assessment and management of Compliance, Conduct, People and Culture risk.

He supports individual business units with the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures required to manage risk, including the regular testing of their effectiveness.

Prior to joining NAB, Chris was a partner at Deloitte specialising in Risk within the Financial Services sector. With over 25 years’ experience in consulting and the financial services industry, he has experience in and exposure to all aspects of retail, business, wealth and capital markets/institutional banking.

Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman

Group Chief Risk Officer

AMP

Nicola is the Acting Group Chief Risk Officer in AMP (previously the Chief Audit Executive).  She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, both domestically and internationally, during which time she has built a deep understanding of regulation, risk, governance and control. Nicola has held various roles in financial services organisations and regulators, including most recently with ANZ as General Manager of Audit for the Wealth business, and at Barclays, HBOS and the Financial Services Authority in the UK. Nicola is also a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit in the U.K. and a former Board member of the Global Institute of Internal Audit.

16:5016:55

Closing Remarks

16:50 - 16:55

Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

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