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Solutions for the Entire Risk Team

We’re combining the Risk Management Conference, Insurance Risk Management Forum and the Risk Quantification Forum to deliver ABA Risk 2021, an in-depth virtual event that will benefit the entire risk team. From post-pandemic planning to the latest threats on the risk landscape—reputation, third-party, payment, conduct and more—ABA Risk 2021 is your opportunity to get all the information you need, in one single platform. 

For those familiar with the ABA Risk Management Conference:

You work every day with colleagues measuring and managing your bank’s risk exposure. It’s time for you to not only strengthen your risk management policies, procedures and control framework, but expand your ability to navigate this complex environment by gaining access to the full range of emerging risk. The All Access Pass gives you the content you need for now and to move ahead. As a bonus, you will have access to all the insurance risk management and risk quantification content.

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For those familiar with the ABA Insurance Risk Management Forum:

Explore content specifically designed to mitigate significant bank risk through insurance risk management practices. With the Insurance Risk Management Track Only Pass, you will have access to content on strategies that address threats such as cyber-attacks, liabilities for directors and officers, or other risk exposures not fully controlled through traditional risk management. Or, grow your conference experience and purchase an All Access Pass, giving you the opportunity to attend additional sessions to assess various enterprise risks, along with the newest insurance risk content to protect your bank.

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For those familiar with the ABA Risk Quantification Forum:

Come together with model risk experts from CCAR and DFAST banks to discuss the complexities of operational risk modeling, in addition to modeling risks such as interest rates, deposits or CECL. With the Risk Quantification Track Only Pass, you will have access to the latest conversations encompassing both areas. Or, extend learning opportunities with an All Access Pass, hearing the latest in financial, non-financial and credit risk, in addition to the powerful quant material.

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Program: All Access

  • General Sessions

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Bonus Sponsored Content

General Sessions

On-Demand

State of the Economy

Dr. Catherine L. Mann, currently the global chief economist for Citibank, will provide a status update on the economy, including a focus on pandemic recovery in all key sectors. She will also share her thoughts on key economic risks for financial markets and how this impacts risk mitigation efforts.

  • Catherine L. Mann, PhD, Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

State of the Industry

  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

Woodward on Washington: An Economic and Public Policy Outlook

Coupled with high unemployment, COVID-19 has driven interest rates to historic lows. What does this mean for your bank? Joan Woodward, executive vice president of public policy at Travelers, will outline economic and policy issues banks need to keep top of mind amid transition to a new administration, trade disputes, infrastructure reform and more. She’ll also provide insight on Travelers’ 2021 initiatives, including cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and autonomous vehicles regulation.

  • Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Travelers

On-Demand

Cybersecurity Landscape: A Keynote Address by General (Ret.) Keith Alexander

Having managed and calculated risk across military, political and commercial theaters, General (Ret.) Keith Alexander knows well the impact that cybersecurity threats pose to both the public and private sectors. Nation-state-sponsored supply chain and ransomware attacks present tangible and costly dangers and seem to only be increasing in number and sophistication. During this session, General Alexander will provide his insights on the current cybersecurity landscape and discuss how computing advancements and greater information sharing can help mitigate those risks, optimize technological and human resources, and help future-proof security.

  • General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity 
  • Moderator: Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association

On-Demand

Emerging Risk Modeling

This session will discuss the importance of risk modeling, quantification, scenario analysis, and insurance program alignment for banks of all sizes, regardless of regulatory capital considerations, with a focus on connecting modeling outputs to the insurance function and corporate strategy. The quality of risk is changing, which creates the need for evolution in risk understanding, reinforces the importance of measuring risk using common metrics, and highlights the value of deploying risk capital through the lens of ROI. Decision frameworks can connect risk to growth and strategy for insurable and non-insurable severe, frequent, and emerging risks. 

  • Jill Combs, Senior Vice President, Risk and Insurance Management, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Reid Sawyer, Managing Director, Head of the Emerging Risks Group, Marsh Advisory

On-Demand

Emerging Risk and a Framework Response

Part 1 - Anticipated Risks for 2021 and Beyond

Similar to 2020, banks will experience new and unanticipated threats throughout the year. This conversation will explore the key bank risks ahead and provide some practical steps risk managers should take now to prepare for them.

  • Lore Maguire, Senior Director, Risk and Assurance Practice, Gartner
  • Ryan Rasske, Senior Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association

Part 2 - 2020: The Birth of Agile ERM

This session—applicable to all sizes of banks—will take a hard look at the ERM framework from the standpoint of nimbleness and flexibility. Managing multiple, sequential and compounding events require a formal structure for transparency, but a framework that must also have the nimbleness for quick response. We’ll review if various framework models worked to oversee but not control every piece.

  • Jacqueline B. Charron, CERP, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, PeoplesBank
  • Jason L. Painley, CPA, CRMA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Mechanics Financial Corporation
  • Tiffany P. Temple, Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Risk Analytics, Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Moderator: Ryan Rasske, Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association

On-Demand

Cyber Attack Simulation: Ransomware

Your data is held hostage. Now what? We’ll show you how this all-too-real scenario plays out in a simulated ransomware attack. Break down actions you should take before, during and after an attack in this interactive session. Preview decisions that influence the extent of loss, reputational harm and legal liability, and gain practical knowledge about evidence preservation, public relations and law enforcement cooperation. You’ll learn to assess risk levels, make key decisions and act with confidence to ensure the safety of people, data and reputation—all with minimal business disruption.

  • Jennifer Coughlin, Founding Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC
  • John Farley, Managing Director, Cyber Liability Practice, Gallagher

On-Demand

Regulatory Roundtable

Expect a lively conversation with agency representatives on the full range of risk-related supervisory concerns and hot-button issues.

  • Joel Denkert, Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Alisha Riemenschneider, Chief, Horizontal Risk Management, Division of Risk Management Services, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Moderator: Hugh Carney, Senior Vice President, Prudential Regulation and Asset Management,  American Bankers Association

Breakout Sessions

On-Demand

Post-Pandemic Risk Management

While the pandemic is far from being over, we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. What steps should you take to reassess and modify your risk management framework post-pandemic? Especially, when reviewing/adjusting your risk appetite statement and associated metrics.

  • Tiffany P. Temple, Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Risk Analytics, Hancock Whitney Bank
  • William D. Tucker, CIA, CERP, CRCM, CAFP, Audit Director, Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Citibank
  • Moderator: Cara Williams, CERP, CRCM, CCEP-I, Principal, Risk and Compliance Practice, Spinnaker Consulting Group

On-Demand

Conduct Risk and Insider Risk: What Has the Pandemic Taught Us?

Many associates have transitioned to working remotely. How have your conduct risk/insider risk practices changed to accommodate remote employees, especially those who were working from home for the first time. We’ll cover efficient technology roll-out and internal fraud red flags including risk exposures from Business Email Compromise or other breaches.

A panel of experienced risk managers will explore risk mitigation strategies beyond fraud loss such as workforce inclusion issues, reputation risk, strategic and operational risks. We’ll also touch on potential lending risks to watch for. Finally, we’ll discuss what happens when the pandemic is over and can the infrastructure sustain a remote workforce.

  • Sajan Gautam, Chief Information Security Officer, Arvest Bank
  • Jo Ann Stall, CRCM, Chief Compliance Officer, BOK Financial
  • Moderator: Cara Williams, CERP, CRCM, CCEP-I, Principal, Risk and Compliance Practice, Spinnaker Consulting Group

On-Demand

Impact of Climate Change on Operational Risk

As impactful climate-related occurrences increase, what do you need to do to manage the operational risk?  This session will cover issues surrounding geographic risk exposures, preparing for “Black Swan” events, impacts both to internal operations and related third party operations, quantification of the risks and the integration, enterprise wide, of your risk management strategy, including board and executive leadership conversations.

  • David Berninger, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Valley National Bank
  • Drew Gellin, Head of Operational Risk, Valley National Bank
  • Joseph Pigg, Senior Vice President, Fair and Responsible Banking and Mortgage Finance, American Bankers Association
  • Moderator: Faisal Mohed, First Vice President, Capital Planning Manager, Valley National Bank

On-Demand

Employment Practices Liability in the Wake of Opening Up the Country After the Pandemic

Based on the timing of the conference, the session would include a sample of certain banks and the plans that they put into place to open up their offices, retro-fit for social distancing, how they safeguarded for the health and welfare of their employees, whether they went to a hybrid work arrangement for their staff, did they bring everyone back, etc.

  • Kelly L. Connors, Vice President, EPL Claim Leader, North America Financial Lines Claims, Chubb USA
  • Patrick Eglinton, CERP, Vice President, Manager, Risk ID, Measurement and Assessment, First Citizens BancShares, Inc.
  • Elior D. Shiloh, Partner, Lewis Brisbois
  • Moderator: Patricia Dennis, Vice President, Corporate Insurance Risk Manager, Zions Bancorporation

On-Demand

Risk and Crisis Communication in a Post COVID-19 World

In a post COVID-19 environment, how have risk and crisis communication strategies changed and evolved? In this session, we discuss the different methodologies and practices that make up a successful risk and crisis management strategies and how COVID-19 has impacted those strategies. This includes economic risk created by 
COVID-19.

  • Emily Lowe, New England Regional Leader, FINEX, Cyber and E&O, Will Towers Watson
  • Jamie Singer, Executive Vice President, Resolute Strategic Services

On-Demand

Trends in Fraud

The FBI, FTC and other enforcement bodies have all reported increases in Fraud. This session will discuss some of the recent trends and where some direct loss or associated liability from such fraud may be covered.

  • Jessica Cafarelli, Financial Institution Fidelity Product Manager, AIG
  • Scott Schmookler, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

On-Demand

Explainability in the Development, Validation and Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Models

This session will cover the level of explainability required in model development and validations, reason codes and what might be needed for them, pitfalls in expandability approaches, variations per modeling methodologies, and their repercussions.

  • Seyhun Hepdogan, Senior Director and Head of Validation for Machine Learning Models, Model Risk, Discover Financial Services
  • Jacob Kosoff, Senior Vice President, Head of Model Risk Management and Validation, Regions Financial Corporation

On-Demand

Modeling Cyber Risk and Fraud

This session will explore recent experiments in measuring cyber and fraud risk. Bankers are finding it difficult to quantify cyber risk, so they are working on ways to identify fraud, find early warning signs, and measure the potential impact and probability of cyber attacks. They are exploring new methods to attack the problem, but none have solved it.

  • Filippo Curti, Financial Economist, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Sophia Kazinnik, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Nika Lazaryan, Manager, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Moderator: Afifa Klouj, Senior Director, Benchmarking and Survey Research, American Bankers Association

On-Demand

Look Before You Leap: Considerations in Control Automation

This session will walk through areas to consider before you move to automate your testing program—discussing in detail the benefits and pitfalls related to automation. Our expert panel will also offer complimentary viewpoints from risk management and data analytics, share lessons learned and provide helpful ideas to help you prepare.

  • Charles Corbezzolo, CRCM, CIPP, Head of Consumer Bank Risk Assessment and Control, TD Bank
  • Jack Gooding, Director of Data Analytics, Spinnaker Consulting Group
  • Moderator: Cara Williams, CERP, CRCM, CCEP-I, Principal, Risk and Compliance Practice, Spinnaker Consulting Group

On-Demand

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  What Risk Officers Should Know

Welcoming diverse viewpoints into the conversation are critical when tackling tough problems.  Risk professionals know the critical nature of inclusive collaboration and partnerships to meet regulatory and performance objectives.  Our experts will discuss DEI inclusive leadership and collaboration and discuss ideas to improve team effectiveness in working with internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Richard Harvey, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Compliance Risk, Beneficial State Bank
  • Moderator: Naomi Mercer, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Bankers Association

On-Demand

Identifying and Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks

Taking the information we’ve heard from cybersecurity keynote addresses, this session will dig deep and explore how to measure and mitigate current cybersecurity risks, including third-party risks.

  • Phil Collette, Vice President, Information Security Risk and Engagement Technology Risk, Technology risk and Information Security, American Express
  • Kimberly Kirk, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Dave McKnight, CISSP, Principal, Consulting, Crowe LLP
  • Moderator: Denyette DePierro, Vice President, Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association

On-Demand

Strategies in Managing Credit Risk:  Late Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Cycles 

This session will do an in-depth analysis of issues surrounding the CARES Act Relief and the credit risk management metrics required. We’ll also cover CECL forecasts as it applies to TDR/nonaccrual metrics.

  • Anthony Donatelli, Executive Vice President and Director of Capital Planning and Stress Testing, New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Galen Kelch, Chief Lending Officer, Standing Stone Bank
  • Moderator: Jason L. Painley, CPA, CRMA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Mechanics Financial Corporation

On-Demand

Increased Liability From Remote Workers

As COVID-19 disrupts the way we do business, more employees are working remotely. While many companies were able to quickly and efficiently shift certain employees to work remotely, there are significant areas to be aware of for increased liability that comes along with a remote workforce.

  • Nikki Ingram, Cybersecurity Risk Engineer, Zurich North America
  • J. Alan Roberts, CSP, CAE, CPDM, ARM, Senior Health and Safety Risk Engineering Consultant, Zurich North America

On-Demand

The Growing Liability of Climate Risks

As regulators and shareholders increase their expectations of firms on managing climate risk, the liabilities for directors and officers are increasing. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of having appropriate operational and financial risk strategies for risks that are foreseeable. This session will explore the critical steps boards need to take on climate risk to ensure liabilities are minimized.

  • Laura Cooke, Partner, Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes, Clyde & Co. LLP
  • Meredith Jones, ESG Practice Lead, Aon
  • Kristin Kraeger, Managing Director, National Practice Leader, Financial Services Group, Aon
  • Moderator: Joel Sulkes, Global FI Industry Leader, Aon

On-Demand

Update On Cyber Coverage: Key Decisions Affecting Potential Recoveries

2020 brought a sea change for cyber risk, with nearly all businesses transitioning at least some portion of their operations to remote and virtual platforms. At the same time, courts issued a number of rulings, some finding coverage and others not. From National Ink in Maryland, to G&G Oil Co. in Indiana, to the Treasury Department raising OFAC concerns about ransomware payments, 2020 was a year of legal developments that changed the landscape of cyber coverage. This panel will cover the key risk management, legal and insurance issues from the most important cyber coverage developments of 2020.

  • Uday Gulvadi, Director, Stout
  • Scott Kannry, CEO, Axio
  • Daniel J. Healy, Partner, Anderson Kill LLP
  • Moderator: Sarah St. Clair, Esq., Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Insurance Risk Manager, Fifth Third Bank

On-Demand

Automation of Model Risk Management

This session will focus on foundations, best practices, and success stories for banks planning or working through an automation journey for the model risk management or overall model lifecycle.

  • Yu Pan, Executive Vice President and Chief Model Risk Officer, Model Risk Management, U.S. Bank
  • Ryan Hittner, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Chris Kennedy, Senior Vice President and Model Risk Transformation and Governance Manager, Regions Bank

On-Demand

Stress Scenarios in a Severe Downturn

Has the pandemic changed the way we should think about stress scenario design? How should we think about a stress during a stress? How important is it to tailor a stress scenario to one's business model and risk profile? The panel will tackle these and related questions as we slowly emerge from the pandemic into an uncertain future.

  • Robert Kula, Executive Vice President and Chief Modeling and Analytics Officer, KeyBank
  • Greg Hopper, Managing Director and Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Goldman Sachs
  • Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head, Risk and Public Policy, Americas, Oliver Wyman
  • Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, The Northern Trust Company

On-Demand

Broken Models: Dealing with Recent Extreme Input Values

How should modelers and model validators deal with extreme values on economic statistics, artificial data for loan in forbearance, credit scores that may not reflect creditworthiness, and high uncertainty for the business outlook? How should 2020 data be incorporated into model redevelopment? Additionally, what should be done about models being used more frequently? Hear our seasoned risk modeling experts discuss their approaches to addressing these issues.

  • Alex Cavallo, Senior Vice President and Manager of Risk Analytics and Research, Northern Trust Corporation
  • Evan Sekeris, Head of Model Validation, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

On-Demand

Reviewing Your Risk Policies and Procedures in New Environment

We have all been moving at the speed of light to accommodate the risks of our ‘new normal.’ But, have you stopped to reassess and reevaluate your risk policies and procedures against this ‘new normal’? If nothing else, many of your policies and procedures were written assuming a mostly in-office workforce. This session will give you a jump start on areas to review to meet regulatory expectations. We’ll also cover the importance of audit considerations.

  • Elizabeth M. Snyder, CRCM, Senior Director, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance, Spinnaker Consulting Group
  • Moderator: Jason L. Painley, CPA, CRMA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Mechanics Financial Corporation
On-Demand

Managing A Successful Audit in a Remote Work Environment

While a work-from-home posture has been the norm for almost a year, will the changes made to accommodate a remote workforce remain as a new strong set of practices? Join us as we discuss the best practices emerging from conducting remote audits and how to incorporate those practices as part of your permanent process.

  • William D. Tucker, CIA, CERP, CRCM, CAFP, Audit Director, Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Citibank
  • Moderator: Joanne T. Campbell, CRCM, Executive Vice President, Risk Management, Camden National Bank
On-Demand

CRE Concentration Risk – Part 1:  Metrics and Key Risk Indicators

This session will focus on the traditional credit risk metrics (delinquency, non-accrual, risk ratings) that are still applicable during the pandemic. We’ll also address how COVID-19 has changed credit risk analysis through an increased emphasis on supply and value chain risks.

  • Michael Gullette, Senior Vice President, Tax and Accounting, American Bankers Association
  • James C. Watkins, Senior Managing Director, Issac-Milstein Global Financial Sector Advisory Group
  • Christopher Ziluca, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Moderator: Sharon Whitaker, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Finance, American Bankers Association
On-Demand

Adapting to Pandemic-Related Liquidity Risk Changes

How are you tracking and managing your liquidity risks as the pandemic environment continues to evolve and change? From potentially artificially inflated core deposits to other new risk concerns, we will share strategies on tracking and managing these risks, especially when forecasting is difficult. We’ll also include a discussion regarding responsiveness to the onset of the pandemic. Were there ‘holes’ in the risk management framework and how those deficiencies were remedied? Learning from our initial response to the pandemic will inform our liquidity risk decision making as we continue to navigate weeks and months of uncertainty.

  • Frank Farone, Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group
  • David Shapiro, Senior Vice President, Assets and Liquidity Management, New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Moderator: Robert Strand, Vice President and Senior Economist, Economic Policy and Research, American Bankers Association
On-Demand

Taking Control Back in the D&O Market – Creative Alternatives to Your D&O Program Structure

The D&O market is in a state of flux and companies must be prepared with strategies to address it.  Additional pressures will be placed on the D&O markets due to the impact of COVID-19, whether its increased litigation, bankruptcies or insured's operational and financial distress. As a result organizations will need to explore creative alternatives to traditional D&O insurance purchasing behaviors. This session will explore and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages to some of the traditional and non-traditional alternatives to structuring a corporate D&O program. The panel will discuss utilization of captives, indemnification trusts or risk retention groups as potential solutions to the challenging market.

  • Kristin Kraeger, Managing Director, National Practice Leader, Financial Services Group, Aon
  • Scott Sobel, Director, Senior FI Risk Consultant, Aon
  • Moderator: Joel Sulkes, Global FI Industry Leader, Aon
On-Demand

The Rise of Biometrics and the Fall of Pins and Passwords

The pandemic experience is forcing changes to the way business is conducted on a global scale. Biometric technology is not a new concept, but it is receiving a boost from the sudden need to conduct business remotely and with as little physical touch as possible. Technological advances in biometrics, coupled with a post-COVID-19 world, could very well mean the end of the PINs and passwords. Banks are using biometrics to develop next-generation level identification controls that combat fraud, make transactions more secure, and enhance the overall customer experience. Using retinal scans, voice authentication and facial recognition may ultimately prove more cost efficient, reliable and convenient. While all of this innovation is happening, comprehensive Biometric Information Privacy (BIP) regulations are sweeping the country and associated litigation is following in lock-step right behind.

  • Kelly Geary, Esq., Managing Principal, National Cyber Practice Leader, Epic
On-Demand

Assessing the Performance of CECL

How should 2020 data be incorporated in to model redevelopment? What model risk management does frequent use of CECL models call for; is frequent monitoring sufficient? Most importantly, how can the forward-looking performance of CECL models—any model—be assessed with so much unknown about the future? Hear our seasoned bankers discuss their approaches to addressing these challenges.

  • Samantha Roberts, Senior Vice President, Retail Credit Risk, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • David Strong, Senior Vice President and Quantitative Modeling Manager, Zions Bancorporation
On-Demand

Structured Scenario Analysis in Modeling Climate Change Stress on Operational Risk

For financial institutions, climate change is not a new risk on top of credit, market or operational risks. It’s a new baseline that will change and likely increase these risks. In this session, we’ll focus on the impact of climate change on operational risk. In particular, we’ll explore the use of structured scenarios can facilitate the consideration of climate stress in the assessment of operational risk. 

The experiment conducted by ABA in 2020, with a group of banks on this topic, will also be used to support our conclusions and recommendations.

  • Patrick Naim, Chief Executive Officer, Elseware
  • Nedim Baruh, Managing Director – Head of Operational Risk Management and Analytics, JPMorgan Chase
On-Demand

Building Blocks For Effective Corporate Governance  

This session is designed for community and mid-size banks to provide a roadmap to establishing a robust corporate governance program. A panel of experienced risk managers will provide insight into what is necessary to implement and maintain an independent risk function, fostering credible challenge of first line, while cultivating and enhancing effective challenge of management by the board of directors to improve oversight capabilities. You’ll leave this session with knowledge and resources to strengthen corporate governance at your organization.

  • Tina Shaver, CRCM, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Premier Bank
  • William D. Tucker, CIA, CERP, CRCM, CAFP, Audit Director, Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Citibank
  • Moderator: Stephanie Boryla, Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management Administration, Arvest Bank

On-Demand

Models: Walking Down a Different Runway

As with everything else, Model Risk Management requires a new look and feel. Environmental changes, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) are some of the new fashions that are affecting existing MRM programs.  Join us as we explore ways to keep your Models runway-ready.

  • Stephen Hsu, Senior Vice President, Model Risk Management, Pacific Western Bank
  • Salvatore (Sal) Zerilli, CPA, Managing Director, The Mercadien Group
  • Moderator/Speaker: Ann Marie Tarantino, CRCM, CRP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Officer, Esquire Bank, N.A.

    On-Demand

    CRE Concentration Risk - Part 2: Valuation

    One of the biggest questions facing risk managers regarding CRE concentration risk is whether appraisal valuation estimates are accurate in this pandemic environment. Furthermore, how are bankers handling future projections with this uncertainty? Expect a rigorous discussion on these issues as well as issues such as underwriting changes, stress testing, how to identify concentration risks using circumstances to identify qualitative risks as well as CECL modeling on potential losses. We’ll also discuss loan loss reserve challenges.

    • Michael Gullette, Senior Vice President, Tax and Accounting, American Bankers Associations
    • James C. Watkins, Senior Managing Director, Issac/Milstein Global Financial Sector Advisory Group
    • Christopher Ziluca, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Hancock Whitney Bank
    • Moderator: Sharon Whitaker, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Finance, American Bankers Association

    On-Demand

    Managing Interest Rate Risk: What is Your Strategy?

    With low rates and net interest margin at historic lows banks are starting to creep out the yield curve. Join us as experts discuss the current risks and how to mitigate them.

    On-Demand

    Supervisors Panel Discussion on Operational and Model Risk Management  

    • Chau Do, Deputy Comptroller for Risk Analysis, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    • Vishant Sharma, Director, Quantitative Specialist Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    On-Demand

    Managing the Net Interest Margin and Interest Rate Risk In a Zero-Rate Environment

    What’s top of the agenda for you’re A/LCO meetings? A panel of asset treasurers and asset/liability managers from major banking firms will discuss management of their balance sheets in light of surge deposits, upside interest rates risk, and potentially negative rates.

    • Randhir Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Corporate Treasury, Bank of New York Mellon
    • Daniel Koerber, Senior Vice President and Director of Asset Liability Management, Comerica Bank
    • Matthew Tyler, Corporate Treasurer, Zions Bancorporation

    On-Demand

    Risk Management for Fair Banking Models

    Increasingly, banks are subjecting their fair lending models to vigorous documentation and validation processes. However, the nature of these models necessitates different validation than what is typically done for other models. This session will consider the differences between fair lending models and credit models, the appropriate focus of fair lending model validation, and regulatory expectations for fair lending model validations.

    • Xiaorong Dong, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Lynn Woosley, Senior Director, Treliant LLC

      On-Demand

      2021 Considerations for Third-Party Risk Management

      Third-party risk management continues to present new and evolving challenges.  “Stay the Course” just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Join this fireside chat to explore some best practices to employ that will help to keep your program current and your bank protected from external events.

      • Nicole O’Brien, Third-Party Risk Officer, Venminder
      • LeAnne B. Staalenburg, CISSP, CRCM, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security and Risk, Capital City Bank
      • Moderator: Ann Marie Tarantino, CRCM, CRP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Officer, Esquire Bank

        On-Demand

        Fortifying Your Risk Management Activities in Digital Channels/Call Centers

        With the shift away from in-person transactions and the increased availability of digital options for customers, how can you ensure your risk management program is controlling for these specific risks? We will explore the range of concerns and solutions.

        • Eric Ferri, Operational Risk Executive, Ally Bank
        • Rick Jaros, Principal, Customer Channels and Operations Management, Spinnaker Consulting Group
        • Moderator: Cara Williams, CERP, CRCM, CCEP-I, Principal, Risk and Compliance Practice, Spinnaker Consulting Group

        On-Demand

        Strategic Risk Beyond COVID-19

        This session will address strategic risks stemming from the pandemic as well as non-pandemic related strategic risk concerns that should be on your radar now.

        • Jennifer Burke, Partner, Crowe, LLP
        • Jennifer L. Gemma, Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance Internal Audit, Citibank
        • Sherry Williams, DBA, CPP, CISA, CRCM, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Officer, Amalgamated Bank
        • Moderator: Jacqueline “Jackie” B. Charron; Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Oversight, PeoplesBank

        On-Demand

        Insurance Risk Manager Panel

        How have unprecedented times impacted the jobs we do and what does it mean for our roles in the future? This session will focus on losses related to the civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic and dig into how our panel responded to the unique situations—focusing on policy analysis, claim filings and underwriting discussions.   

        • John Bradley, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bancorp
        • Luc Feilla, Senior Risk Director, Ally Financial Services
        • Gwen McDonald, Vice President and Insurance Manager
        • Moderator: Sarah J. St. Clair, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Fifth Third Bank

        On-Demand

        Platforms for Model Risk Management and Data Science

        The right technology to support your model risk framework can enable stakeholders from all lines of defense to easily carry out their responsibilities under the MRM program. From effective inventorying and risk tiering to managing validations, annual reviews and ongoing performance monitoring, and reporting model risk to management and the Board—modern MRM platforms connect all your model risk control activities in a centralized hub and reduce the burden from mundane tasks. This session will discuss the system capabilities and attributes that a model risk manager should consider when reviewing MRM platform products, including which leading systems can support automation of validation testing and report writing, time and resource management, and performance improvement.

        • Jason Dulnev, Principal and Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
        • Daniel Stahl, Senior Vice President and Model Platform Manager, Data and Analytics, Regions Bank

         

          On-Demand

          Modeling Environmental Credit Risk

          As scientists continue to reinforce the severity of climate change and environmental risk, the potential disruption and financial implications have come to the forefront. Banks cannot afford to ignore this global issue. The impact will prompt substantial structural adjustments to the global economy and inevitably impact the balance sheet of banks, particularly credit risk. Meanwhile, regulators and investors are looking for mitigation, adaptation and transparency on the issue. This session will focus on approaches and techniques for measuring and managing climate and environmental risks.

          • Clark Anderson, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
          • Alban Pyanet, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman
          • Rosetta Narvaez, Vice President and Market Risk Manager, Head of Model Risk Management, Bank of Hawaii

          On-Demand

          Protecting Your REO

          This session will review the risk and liabilities banks face with REO properties, including insurance issues and risk management best practices.

          • Mark A. Delawter, CIC, AFSB, Assistant Vice President, Financial Institutions, Zurich North America
          • Kyle Ballard, Market Facing Underwriter II, Zurich North America

            On-Demand

            What Does a CRO Need to Know About Model Risk Management for 2021?

            • Sukhinder Jaaj, Senior Vice President and Model Risk Management Director, Model Variation and Governance, Comerica Bank
            • Shannon Kelly, Senior Vice President and Director of Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorporation

            Bonus Sponsored Content

            On-Demand

            How Risk Management Technology Can Boost Resilience in the Financial Services Industry

            Risks in the financial services industry are more volatile than ever. They seem to come from nowhere at great speed – and stick around longer, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting. Taking aim at this moving target requires a proactive approach to risk management. This session will look at how risk management has evolved in recent months and years – and the growing importance of technology in building resilience for the future.

            • Christopher Joles, SVP Enterprise Risk Officer, Planet Home Lending
            • Quin Rodriguez, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, GRC, Riskonnect

            Sponsored by Riskonnect, Inc.

            On-Demand

            Managing Risk Is Managing Performance

            Aligning risk and performance management ensures that banks more effectively manage their strategic imperatives. During this session, our panel will explore how innovative banks like Bank OZK plan to leverage system integration and data analytics from systems like Fiserv & Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) to improve overall decision making.

            • Chad M. Davison, Director, Client Solutions Consulting, Fiserv
            • Michael Glotz, CEO, Strategic Risk Associates
            • Arindam Majumdar, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Analytics, Bank OZK

            Sponsored by Strategic Risk Associates.

            On-Demand

            Right-Size Your Risk Assessments

            When conducted well, risk assessments are more than simply identifying potential pitfalls and consequence of an event; they can also shape strategic decision and business objectives. Using tow real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to maximize the value of these assessments and communicate discoveries to the board and management. Join us to learn the components of a risk assessment, advice on how much detail is enough, and how to achieve consistency and greater subjectivity tailored to your institution.

            • Michael Carpenter, CAMS, NCRM, NCCO, Vice President, Risk Management, Ncontracts

            Sponsored by Ncontracts.

            On-Demand

            How to Address Risk, Compliance and Audit Issues with Your Board

            Board directors are successful and smart business people, but they are not typically bankers. They need help understanding the intricacies of banking—from the regulatory environment and expectations to risk management and audit. In this session, find out wow can bankers effectively work with the board to ensure staff and the board have the necessary knowledge and resources.

            • Paul Viancourt, MS, CRCM, CAMS, CFE, CIA, Vice President, Solutions Architect, Ncontracts

            Sponsored by Ncontracts.

            On-Demand

            Transformational Strategies: How to Tackle the New Rules of Banking

            The pace of change in the banking industry has greatly accelerated due to many factors this past year. Digital onboarding, cloud and open APIs are front of mind, net interest margins are down, and community banks are looking for new ways to increase their non-interest income. This session will cover the transformational strategies banks need to consider to tackle current challenges and create exceptional customer experiences in the future.

            • John Weinkowitz, General Manager Retail Banking and Head of Product Strategy, Community Markets, Finastra

            Sponsored by Finastra.

            On-Demand

            Adjusting CECL to the New Environment

            The post-pandemic environment will include new rules and regulations, implementation of CECL, designing scenarios for strategic planning, loss allowance, and stress testing. Banks must be ready to mitigate risks and to capitalize on an opportunity. In this session, we discuss forward-looking analysis informed by probabilistic outcomes on dynamically projected scenarios as a practical way to use CECL implementation as a holistic foundation for fully integrated governance, strategy, and optimal capital planning.

            • Vincent Ferret, Principal Solution Consultant, Finastra
            • Alla Gil, CEO, Straterix
            • Arnaud Picut, Global Head, Risk Practice, Finastra

            Sponsored by Finastra.

            On-Demand

            Prepare to Battle Ransomware Attacks

            Learn to identify cyber security risks to protect your bank and customers from harm. You’ll hear insights on the current state of affairs surrounding ransomware attacks, including how the insurance industry is responding. 

            • Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cyber Policy, American Bankers Association
            • Otto Elkins, Senior Attorney, ABA Insurance Services
            • Lisa Micciche, Assistant Vice President, ABA Insurance Services

            Sponsored by ABA Insurance Services.

            On-Demand

            Managing Credit Risk in the New Normal

            The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect on banks and loan portfolios. This session will give an overview on the current credit risk environment—including trends, expectations and regulatory developments, while offering key tips for managing credit risk.

            • John Bourquard, Principal, BKD

            Sponsored by BKD.

            On-Demand

            From Spreadsheets to Software: 5 Steps to Streamline Third-Party Financial Due Diligence and Business Continuity

            Recent events have created uncertainty around the third parties you depend on most. Suddenly, third-party risk and business continuity have become top priorities of board members. In this session, learn how organization are handling current market disruptions and how to streamline financial due diligence of your suppliers to execute your business continuity plans.

            • Sam Parker, Third-Party Risk and Information Security Consultant, OneTrust Vendorpedia

            Sponsored by OneTrust Vendorpedia

             

            Program: Insurance Risk Management Track Only

            • General Sessions

            • Breakout Sessions

            • Bonus Sponsored Content

            General Sessions

            On-Demand

            State of the Economy

            Dr. Catherine L. Mann, currently the global chief economist for Citibank, will provide a status update on the economy, including a focus on pandemic recovery in all key sectors. She will also share her thoughts on key economic risks for financial markets and how this impacts risk mitigation efforts.

            • Catherine L. Mann, PhD, Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

            State of the Industry

            • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

            Woodward on Washington: An Economic and Public Policy Outlook

            Coupled with high unemployment, COVID-19 has driven interest rates to historic lows. What does this mean for your bank? Joan Woodward, executive vice president of public policy at Travelers, will outline economic and policy issues banks need to keep top of mind amid transition to a new administration, trade disputes, infrastructure reform and more. She’ll also provide insight on Travelers’ 2021 initiatives, including cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and autonomous vehicles regulation.

            • Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Travelers

            On-Demand

            Cybersecurity Landscape: A Keynote Address by General (Ret.) Keith Alexander

            Having managed and calculated risk across military, political and commercial theaters, General (Ret.) Keith Alexander knows well the impact that cybersecurity threats pose to both the public and private sectors. Nation-state-sponsored supply chain and ransomware attacks present tangible and costly dangers and seem to only be increasing in number and sophistication. During this session, General Alexander will provide his insights on the current cybersecurity landscape and discuss how computing advancements and greater information sharing can help mitigate those risks, optimize technological and human resources, and help future-proof security.

            • General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity 
            • Moderator: Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association

            On-Demand

            Emerging Risk Modeling

            This session will discuss the importance of risk modeling, quantification, scenario analysis, and insurance program alignment for banks of all sizes, regardless of regulatory capital considerations, with a focus on connecting modeling outputs to the insurance function and corporate strategy. The quality of risk is changing, which creates the need for evolution in risk understanding, reinforces the importance of measuring risk using common metrics, and highlights the value of deploying risk capital through the lens of ROI. Decision frameworks can connect risk to growth and strategy for insurable and non-insurable severe, frequent, and emerging risks. 

            • Jill Combs, Senior Vice President, Risk and Insurance Management, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
            • Reid Sawyer, Managing Director, Head of the Emerging Risks Group, Marsh Advisory

            On-Demand

            Emerging Risk and a Framework for Response

            Part I - Anticipated Risks for 2021 and Beyond

            Similar to 2020, banks will experience new and unanticipated threats throughout the year. This conversation will explore the key bank risks ahead and provide some practical steps risk managers should take now to prepare for them.

            • Lore Maguire, Senior Director, Risk and Assurance Practice, Gartner
            • Ryan Rasske, Senior Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association

            Part II - 2020: The Birth of Agile ERM

            This session—applicable to all sizes of banks—will take a hard look at the ERM framework from the standpoint of nimbleness and flexibility. Managing multiple, sequential and compounding events require a formal structure for transparency, but a framework that must also have the nimbleness for quick response. We’ll review if various framework models worked to oversee but not control every piece.

            • Jacqueline B. Charron, CERP, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, PeoplesBank
            • Jason L. Painley, CPA, CRMA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Mechanics Financial Corporation
            • Tiffany P. Temple, Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Risk Analytics, Hancock Whitney Bank
            • Moderator: Ryan Rasske, Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association

            On-Demand

            Cyber Attack Simulation: Ransomware

            Your data is held hostage. Now what? We’ll show you how this all-too-real scenario plays out in a simulated ransomware attack. Break down actions you should take before, during and after an attack in this interactive session. Preview decisions that influence the extent of loss, reputational harm and legal liability, and gain practical knowledge about evidence preservation, public relations and law enforcement cooperation. You’ll learn to assess risk levels, make key decisions and act with confidence to ensure the safety of people, data and reputation—all with minimal business disruption.

            • Jennifer Coughlin, Founding Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC
            • John Farley, Managing Director, Cyber Liability Practice, Gallagher

            On-Demand

            Regulatory Roundtable

            Expect a lively conversation with agency representatives on the full range of risk-related supervisory concerns and hot-button issues.

            • Joel Denkert, Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
            • Alisha Riemenschneider, Chief, Horizontal Risk Management, Division of Risk Management Services, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
            • Moderator: Hugh Carney, Senior Vice President, Prudential Regulation and Asset Management,  American Bankers Association

            Breakout Sessions

            On-Demand

            Employment Practices Liability in the Wake of Opening Up the Country After the Pandemic

            Based on the timing of the conference, the session would include a sample of certain banks and the plans that they put into place to open up their offices, retro-fit for social distancing, how they safeguarded for the health and welfare of their employees, whether they went to a hybrid work arrangement for their staff, did they bring everyone back, etc.

            • Kelly L. Connors, Vice President, EPL Claim Leader, North America Financial Lines Claims, Chubb USA
            • Patrick Eglinton, CERP, Vice President, Manager, Risk ID, Measurement and Assessment, First Citizens BancShares, Inc.
            • Elior D. Shiloh, Partner, Lewis Brisbois
            • Moderator: Patricia Dennis, Vice President, Corporate Insurance Risk Manager, Zions Bancorporation

              On-Demand

              Risk and Crisis Communication in a Post COVID-19 World

              In a post COVID-19 environment, how have risk and crisis communication strategies changed and evolved? In this session, we discuss the different methodologies and practices that make up a successful risk and crisis management strategies and how COVID-19 has impacted those strategies. This includes economic risk created by COVID-19. 

              • Emily Lowe, New England Regional Leader, FINEX, Cyber and E&O, Will Towers Watson
              • Jamie Singer, Executive Vice President, Resolute Strategic Services
              On-Demand

              Trends in Fraud

              The FBI, FTC and other enforcement bodies have all reported increases in Fraud. This session will discuss some of the recent trends and where some direct loss or associated liability from such fraud may be covered.

              • Jessica Cafarelli, Financial Institution Fidelity Product Manager, AIG
              • Scott Schmookler, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

              On-Demand

              Increased Liability From Remote Workers

              As COVID-19 disrupts the way we do business, more employees are working remotely. While many companies were able to quickly and efficiently shift certain employees to work remotely, there are significant areas to be aware of for increased liability that comes along with a remote workforce.

              • Nikki Ingram, Cybersecurity Risk Engineer, Zurich North America
              • J. Alan Roberts, CSP, CAE, CPDM, ARM, Senior Health and Safety Risk Engineering Consultant, Zurich North America

              On-Demand

              The Growing Liability of Climate Risks

              As regulators and shareholders increase their expectations of firms on managing climate risk, the liabilities for directors and officers are increasing. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of having appropriate operational and financial risk strategies for risks that are foreseeable. This session will explore the critical steps boards need to take on climate risk to ensure liabilities are minimized.

              • Laura Cooke, Partner, Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes, Clyde & Co. LLP
              • Meredith Jones, ESG Practice Lead, Aon
              • Kristin Kraeger, Managing Director, National Practice Leader, Financial Services Group, Aon
              • Moderator: Joel Sulkes, Global FI Industry Leader, Aon

              On-Demand

              Update On Cyber Coverage: Key Decisions Affecting Potential Recoveries

              2020 brought a sea change for cyber risk, with nearly all businesses transitioning at least some portion of their operations to remote and virtual platforms. At the same time, courts issued a number of rulings, some finding coverage and others not. From National Ink in Maryland, to G&G Oil Co. in Indiana, to the Treasury Department raising OFAC concerns about ransomware payments, 2020 was a year of legal developments that changed the landscape of cyber coverage. This panel will cover the key risk management, legal and insurance issues from the most important cyber coverage developments of 2020.

              • Uday Gulvadi, Director, Stout
              • Scott Kannry, CEO, Axio
              • Daniel J. Healy, Partner, Anderson Kill LLP
              • Moderator: Sarah St. Clair, Esq., Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Insurance Risk Manager, Fifth Third Bank

              On-Demand

              Taking Control Back in the D&O Market – Creative Alternatives to Your D&O Program Structure

              The D&O market is in a state of flux and companies must be prepared with strategies to address it.  Additional pressures will be placed on the D&O markets due to the impact of COVID-19, whether its increased litigation, bankruptcies or insured's operational and financial distress. As a result organizations will need to explore creative alternatives to traditional D&O insurance purchasing behaviors. This session will explore and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages to some of the traditional and non-traditional alternatives to structuring a corporate D&O program. The panel will discuss utilization of captives, indemnification trusts or risk retention groups as potential solutions to the challenging market.

              • Kristin Kraeger, Managing Director, National Practice Leader, Financial Services Group, Aon
              • Scott Sobel, Director, Senior FI Risk Consultant, Aon
              • Moderator: Joel Sulkes, Global FI Industry Leader, Aon

              On-Demand

              The Rise of Biometrics and the Fall of Pins and Passwords

              The pandemic experience is forcing changes to the way business is conducted on a global scale. Biometric technology is not a new concept, but it is receiving a boost from the sudden need to conduct business remotely and with as little physical touch as possible.  Technological advances in biometrics, coupled with a post-COVID-19 world, could very well mean the end of the PINs and passwords. Banks are using biometrics to develop next-generation level identification controls that combat fraud, make transactions more secure, and enhance the overall customer experience. Using retinal scans, voice authentication and facial recognition may ultimately prove more cost efficient, reliable and convenient.  While all of this innovation is happening, comprehensive Biometric Information Privacy (BIP) regulations are sweeping the country and associated litigation is following in lock-step right behind.

              • Kelly Geary, Esq., Managing Principal, National Cyber Practice Leader, Epic

                On-Demand

                Insurance Risk Manager Panel

                How have unprecedented times impacted the jobs we do and what does it mean for our roles in the future? This session will focus on losses related to the civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic and dig into how our panel responded to the unique situations—focusing on policy analysis, claim filings and underwriting discussions.     

                • John Bradley, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bancorp
                • Luc Feilla, Senior Risk Director, Ally Financial Services
                • Gwen McDonald, Vice President and Insurance Manager
                • Moderator: Sarah J. St. Clair, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Fifth Third Bank
                On-Demand

                Protecting Your REO

                This session will review the risk and liabilities banks face with REO properties, including insurance issues and risk management best practices.

                • Mark A. Delawter, CIC, AFSB, Assistant Vice President, Financial Institutions, Zurich North America

                Bonus Sponsored Content

                On-Demand

                How Risk Management Technology Can Boost Resilience in the Financial Services Industry

                Risks in the financial services industry are more volatile than ever. They seem to come from nowhere at great speed – and stick around longer, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting. Taking aim at this moving target requires a proactive approach to risk management. This session will look at how risk management has evolved in recent months and years – and the growing importance of technology in building resilience for the future.

                • Christopher Joles, SVP Enterprise Risk Officer, Planet Home Lending
                • Quin Rodriguez, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, GRC, Riskonnect

                Sponsored by Riskonnect, Inc.

                On-Demand

                Managing Risk Is Managing Performance

                Aligning risk and performance management ensures that banks more effectively manage their strategic imperatives. During this session, our panel will explore how innovative banks like Bank OZK plan to leverage system integration and data analytics from systems like Fiserv & Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) to improve overall decision making.

                • Chad M. Davison, Director, Client Solutions Consulting, Fiserv
                • Michael Glotz, CEO, Strategic Risk Associates
                • Arindam Majumdar, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Analytics, Bank OZK

                Sponsored by Strategic Risk Associates.

                On-Demand

                Right-Size Your Risk Assessments

                When conducted well, risk assessments are more than simply identifying potential pitfalls and consequence of an event; they can also shape strategic decision and business objectives. Using tow real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to maximize the value of these assessments and communicate discoveries to the board and management. Join us to learn the components of a risk assessment, advice on how much detail is enough, and how to achieve consistency and greater subjectivity tailored to your institution.

                • Michael Carpenter, CAMS, NCRM, NCCO, Vice President, Risk Management, Ncontracts

                Sponsored by Ncontracts.

                On-Demand

                How to Address Risk, Compliance and Audit Issues with Your Board

                Board directors are successful and smart business people, but they are not typically bankers. They need help understanding the intricacies of banking—from the regulatory environment and expectations to risk management and audit. In this session, find out wow can bankers effectively work with the board to ensure staff and the board have the necessary knowledge and resources.

                • Paul Viancourt, MS, CRCM, CAMS, CFE, CIA, Vice President, Solutions Architect, Ncontracts

                Sponsored by Ncontracts.

                On-Demand

                Transformational Strategies: How to Tackle the New Rules of Banking

                The pace of change in the banking industry has greatly accelerated due to many factors this past year. Digital onboarding, cloud and open APIs are front of mind, net interest margins are down, and community banks are looking for new ways to increase their non-interest income. This session will cover the transformational strategies banks need to consider to tackle current challenges and create exceptional customer experiences in the future.

                • John Weinkowitz, General Manager Retail Banking and Head of Product Strategy, Community Markets, Finastra

                Sponsored by Finastra.

                On-Demand

                Adjusting CECL to the New Environment

                The post-pandemic environment will include new rules and regulations, implementation of CECL, designing scenarios for strategic planning, loss allowance, and stress testing. Banks must be ready to mitigate risks and to capitalize on an opportunity. In this session, we discuss forward-looking analysis informed by probabilistic outcomes on dynamically projected scenarios as a practical way to use CECL implementation as a holistic foundation for fully integrated governance, strategy, and optimal capital planning.

                • Vincent Ferret, Principal Solution Consultant, Finastra
                • Alla Gil, CEO, Straterix
                • Arnaud Picut, Global Head, Risk Practice, Finastra

                Sponsored by Finastra.

                On-Demand

                Prepare to Battle Ransomware Attacks

                Learn to identify cyber security risks to protect your bank and customers from harm. You’ll hear insights on the current state of affairs surrounding ransomware attacks, including how the insurance industry is responding. 

                • Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cyber Policy, American Bankers Association
                • Otto Elkins, Senior Attorney, ABA Insurance Services
                • Lisa Micciche, Assistant Vice President, ABA Insurance Services

                Sponsored by ABA Insurance Services.

                On-Demand

                Managing Credit Risk in the New Normal

                The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect on banks and loan portfolios. This session will give an overview on the current credit risk environment—including trends, expectations and regulatory developments, while offering key tips for managing credit risk.

                • John Bourquard, Principal, BKD

                Sponsored by BKD.

                On-Demand

                From Spreadsheets to Software: 5 Steps to Streamline Third-Party Financial Due Diligence and Business Continuity

                Recent events have created uncertainty around the third parties you depend on most. Suddenly, third-party risk and business continuity have become top priorities of board members. In this session, learn how organization are handling current market disruptions and how to streamline financial due diligence of your suppliers to execute your business continuity plans.

                • Sam Parker, Third-Party Risk and Information Security Consultant, OneTrust Vendorpedia

                Sponsored by OneTrust Vendorpedia

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                Program: Risk Quantification Track Only

                • General Sessions

                • Breakout Sessions

                • Bonus Sponsored Content

                General Sessions

                On-Demand

                State of the Economy

                Dr. Catherine L. Mann, currently the global chief economist for Citibank, will provide a status update on the economy, including a focus on pandemic recovery in all key sectors. She will also share her thoughts on key economic risks for financial markets and how this impacts risk mitigation efforts.

                • Catherine L. Mann, PhD, Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

                State of the Industry

                • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

                Woodward on Washington: An Economic and Public Policy Outlook

                Coupled with high unemployment, COVID-19 has driven interest rates to historic lows. What does this mean for your bank? Joan Woodward, executive vice president of public policy at Travelers, will outline economic and policy issues banks need to keep top of mind amid transition to a new administration, trade disputes, infrastructure reform and more. She’ll also provide insight on Travelers’ 2021 initiatives, including cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and autonomous vehicles regulation.

                • Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Travelers

                On-Demand

                Cybersecurity Landscape: A Keynote Address by General (Ret.) Keith Alexander

                Having managed and calculated risk across military, political and commercial theaters, General (Ret.) Keith Alexander knows well the impact that cybersecurity threats pose to both the public and private sectors. Nation-state-sponsored supply chain and ransomware attacks present tangible and costly dangers and seem to only be increasing in number and sophistication. During this session, General Alexander will provide his insights on the current cybersecurity landscape and discuss how computing advancements and greater information sharing can help mitigate those risks, optimize technological and human resources, and help future-proof security.

                • General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity
                • Moderator: Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association

                On-Demand

                Emerging Risk Modeling

                This session will discuss the importance of risk modeling, quantification, scenario analysis, and insurance program alignment for banks of all sizes, regardless of regulatory capital considerations, with a focus on connecting modeling outputs to the insurance function and corporate strategy. The quality of risk is changing, which creates the need for evolution in risk understanding, reinforces the importance of measuring risk using common metrics, and highlights the value of deploying risk capital through the lens of ROI. Decision frameworks can connect risk to growth and strategy for insurable and non-insurable severe, frequent, and emerging risks. 

                • Jill Combs, Senior Vice President, Risk and Insurance Management, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
                • Reid Sawyer, Managing Director, Head, Emerging Risks Group, Marsh Advisory

                On-Demand

                Emerging Risk and a Framework for Response

                Part I - Anticipated Risks for 2021 and Beyond

                Similar to 2020, banks will experience new and unanticipated threats throughout the year. This conversation will explore the key bank risks ahead and provide some practical steps risk managers should take now to prepare for them.

                • Lore Maguire, Senior Director, Risk and Assurance Practice, Gartner
                • Ryan Rasske, Senior Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association

                Part II - 2020: The Birth of Agile ERM

                This session—applicable to all sizes of banks—will take a hard look at the ERM framework from the standpoint of nimbleness and flexibility. Managing multiple, sequential and compounding events require a formal structure for transparency, but a framework that must also have the nimbleness for quick response. We’ll review if various framework models worked to oversee but not control every piece.

                • Jacqueline B. Charron, CERP, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, PeoplesBank
                • Jason L. Painley, CPA, CRMA, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Mechanics Financial Corporation
                • Tiffany P. Temple, Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Risk Analytics, Hancock Whitney Bank
                • Moderator: Ryan Rasske, Vice President, Risk and Compliance Markets, American Bankers Association
                On-Demand

                Cyber Attack Simulation: Ransomware

                Your data is held hostage. Now what? We’ll show you how this all-too-real scenario plays out in a simulated ransomware attack. Break down actions you should take before, during and after an attack in this interactive session. Preview decisions that influence the extent of loss, reputational harm and legal liability, and gain practical knowledge about evidence preservation, public relations and law enforcement cooperation. You’ll learn to assess risk levels, make key decisions and act with confidence to ensure the safety of people, data and reputation—all with minimal business disruption.

                • Jennifer Coughlin, Founding Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC
                • John Farley, Managing Director, Cyber Liability Practice, Gallagher
                On-Demand

                Regulatory Roundtable

                Expect a lively conversation with agency representatives on the full range of risk-related supervisory concerns and hot-button issues.

                • Joel Denkert, Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
                • Alisha Riemenschneider, Chief, Horizontal Risk Management, Division of Risk Management Services, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
                • Moderator: Hugh Carney, Senior Vice President, Prudential Regulation and Asset Management, American Bankers Association

                Breakout Sessions

                On-Demand

                Explainability in the Development, Validation and Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Models

                This session will cover the level of explainability required in model development and validations, reason codes and what might be needed for them, pitfalls in expandability approaches, variations per modeling methodologies, and their repercussions.

                • Seyhun Hepdogan, Senior Director and Head of Validation for Machine Learning Models, Model Risk, Discover Financial Services
                • Jacob Kosoff, Senior Vice President, Head of Model Risk Management and Validation, Regions Financial Corporation

                On-Demand

                Modeling Cyber Risk and Fraud

                This session will explore recent experiments in measuring cyber and fraud risk. Bankers are finding it difficult to quantify cyber risk, so they are working on ways to identify fraud, find early warning signs, and measure the potential impact and probability of cyber attacks. They are exploring new methods to attack the problem, but none have solved it.

                • Filippo Curti, Financial Economist, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
                • Sophia Kazinnik, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
                • Nika Lazaryan, Manager, Quantitative Supervision and Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
                • Moderator: Afifa Klouj, Senior Director, Benchmarking and Survey Research, American Bankers Association

                On-Demand

                Automation of Model Risk Management

                This session will focus on foundations, best practices, and success stories for banks planning or working through an automation journey for the model risk management or overall model lifecycle.

                • Ryan Hittner, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
                • Chris Kennedy, Senior Vice President and Model Risk Transformation and Governance Manager, Regions Bank
                • Yu Pan, Executive Vice President and Chief Model Risk Officer, Model Risk Management, U.S. Bank

                On-Demand

                Stress Scenarios in a Severe Downturn

                Has the pandemic changed the way we should think about stress scenario design? How should we think about a stress during a stress? How important is it to tailor a stress scenario to one's business model and risk profile? The panel will tackle these and related questions as we slowly emerge from the pandemic into an uncertain future.

                • Robert Kula, Executive Vice President and Chief Modeling and Analytics Officer, KeyBank
                • Greg Hopper, Managing Director and Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Goldman Sachs
                • Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head, Risk and Public Policy, Americas, Oliver Wyman
                • Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, The Northern Trust Company

                On-Demand

                Broken Models: Dealing with Recent Extreme Input Values

                How should modelers and model validators deal with extreme values on economic statistics, artificial data for loan in forbearance, credit scores that may not reflect creditworthiness, and high uncertainty for the business outlook? How should 2020 data be incorporated into model redevelopment? Additionally, what should be done about models being used more frequently? Hear our seasoned risk modeling experts discuss their approaches to addressing these issues.

                • Alex Cavallo, Senior Vice President and Manager of Risk Analytics and Research, Northern Trust Corporation
                • Evan Sekeris, Head of Model Validation, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

                On-Demand

                Assessing the Performance of CECL

                How should 2020 data be incorporated in to model redevelopment? What model risk management does frequent use of CECL models call for; is frequent monitoring sufficient? Most importantly, how can the forward-looking performance of CECL models—any model—be assessed with so much unknown about the future? Hear our seasoned bankers discuss their approaches to addressing these challenges.

                • Samantha Roberts, Senior Vice President, Retail Credit Risk, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
                • David Strong, Senior Vice President and Quantitative Modeling Manager, Zions Bancorporation

                  On-Demand

                  Structured Scenario Analysis in Modeling Climate Change Stress on Operational Risk

                  For financial institutions, climate change is not a new risk on top of credit, market or operational risks. It’s a new baseline that will change and likely increase these risks. In this session, we’ll focus on the impact of climate change on operational risk. In particular, we’ll explore the use of structured scenarios can facilitate the consideration of climate stress in the assessment of operational risk. 

                  The experiment conducted by ABA in 2020, with a group of banks on this topic, will also be used to support our conclusions and recommendations.

                  • Patrick Naim, Chief Executive Officer, Elseware
                  • Nedim Baruh, Managing Director – Head of Operational Risk Management and Analytics, JPMorgan Chase

                  On-Demand

                  Managing Interest Rate Risk: What Is Your Strategy?

                  With low rates and net interest margin at historic lows banks are starting to creep out the yield curve. Join us as experts discuss the current risks and how to mitigate them.

                    On-Demand

                    Supervisors Panel Discussion on Operational and Model Risk Management

                    • Chau Do, Deputy Comptroller for Risk Analysis, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
                    • Vishant Sharma, Director, Quantitative Specialist Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

                    On-Demand

                    Managing the Net Interest Margin and Interest Rate Risk In a Zero-Rate Environment

                    What’s top of the agenda for you’re A/LCO meetings? A panel of asset treasurers and asset/liability managers from major banking firms will discuss management of their balance sheets in light of surge deposits, upside interest rates risk, and potentially negative rates.

                    • Randhir Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Corporate Treasury, Bank of New York Mellon
                    • Daniel Koerber, Senior Vice President and Director of Asset Liability Management, Comerica Bank
                    • Matthew Tyler, Corporate Treasurer, Zions Bancorporation
                      On-Demand

                      Risk Management for Fair Banking Models

                      Increasingly, banks are subjecting their fair lending models to vigorous documentation and validation processes. However, the nature of these models necessitates different validation than what is typically done for other models. This session will consider the differences between fair lending models and credit models, the appropriate focus of fair lending model validation, and regulatory expectations for fair lending model validations.

                      • Xiaorong Dong, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
                      • Lynn Woosley, Senior Director, Treliant LLC

                      On-Demand

                      Platforms for Model Risk Management and Data Science

                      The right technology to support your model risk framework can enable stakeholders from all lines of defense to easily carry out their responsibilities under the MRM program. From effective inventorying and risk tiering to managing validations, annual reviews and ongoing performance monitoring, and reporting model risk to management and the Board—modern MRM platforms connect all your model risk control activities in a centralized hub and reduce the burden from mundane tasks. This session will discuss the system capabilities and attributes that a model risk manager should consider when reviewing MRM platform products, including which leading systems can support automation of validation testing and report writing, time and resource management, and performance improvement.

                      • Jason Dulnev, Principal and Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
                      • Daniel Stahl, Senior Vice President and Model Platform Manager, Data and Analytics, Regions Bank

                        On-Demand

                        Modeling Environmental Credit Risk

                        As scientists continue to reinforce the severity of climate change and environmental risk, the potential disruption and financial implications have come to the forefront. Banks cannot afford to ignore this global issue. The impact will prompt substantial structural adjustments to the global economy and inevitably impact the balance sheet of banks, particularly credit risk. Meanwhile, regulators and investors are looking for mitigation, adaptation and transparency on the issue. This session will focus on approaches and techniques for measuring and managing climate and environmental risks.

                        • Clark Anderson, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
                        • Alban Pyanet, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman
                        • Rosetta Narvaez, Vice President and Market Risk Manager, Head of Model Risk Management, Bank of Hawaii

                        On-Demand

                        What Does a CRO Need to Know About Model Risk Management for 2021?

                        • Sukhinder Jaaj, Senior Vice President and Model Risk Management Director, Model Variation and Governance, Comerica Bank
                        • Shannon Kelly, Senior Vice President and Director of Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorporation

                        Bonus Sponsored Content

                        On-Demand

                        How Risk Management Technology Can Boost Resilience in the Financial Services Industry

                        Risks in the financial services industry are more volatile than ever. They seem to come from nowhere at great speed – and stick around longer, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting. Taking aim at this moving target requires a proactive approach to risk management. This session will look at how risk management has evolved in recent months and years – and the growing importance of technology in building resilience for the future.

                        • Christopher Joles, SVP Enterprise Risk Officer, Planet Home Lending
                        • Quin Rodriguez, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, GRC, Riskonnect

                        Sponsored by Riskonnect, Inc.

                        On-Demand

                        Managing Risk Is Managing Performance

                        Aligning risk and performance management ensures that banks more effectively manage their strategic imperatives. During this session, our panel will explore how innovative banks like Bank OZK plan to leverage system integration and data analytics from systems like Fiserv & Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) to improve overall decision making.

                        • Chad M. Davison, Director, Client Solutions Consulting, Fiserv
                        • Michael Glotz, CEO, Strategic Risk Associates
                        • Arindam Majumdar, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Analytics, Bank OZK

                        Sponsored by Strategic Risk Associates.

                        On-Demand

                        Right-Size Your Risk Assessments

                        When conducted well, risk assessments are more than simply identifying potential pitfalls and consequence of an event; they can also shape strategic decision and business objectives. Using tow real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to maximize the value of these assessments and communicate discoveries to the board and management. Join us to learn the components of a risk assessment, advice on how much detail is enough, and how to achieve consistency and greater subjectivity tailored to your institution.

                        • Michael Carpenter, CAMS, NCRM, NCCO, Vice President, Risk Management, Ncontracts

                        Sponsored by Ncontracts.

                        On-Demand

                        How to Address Risk, Compliance and Audit Issues with Your Board

                        Board directors are successful and smart business people, but they are not typically bankers. They need help understanding the intricacies of banking—from the regulatory environment and expectations to risk management and audit. In this session, find out wow can bankers effectively work with the board to ensure staff and the board have the necessary knowledge and resources.

                        • Paul Viancourt, MS, CRCM, CAMS, CFE, CIA, Vice President, Solutions Architect, Ncontracts

                        Sponsored by Ncontracts.

                        On-Demand

                        Transformational Strategies: How to Tackle the New Rules of Banking

                        The pace of change in the banking industry has greatly accelerated due to many factors this past year. Digital onboarding, cloud and open APIs are front of mind, net interest margins are down, and community banks are looking for new ways to increase their non-interest income. This session will cover the transformational strategies banks need to consider to tackle current challenges and create exceptional customer experiences in the future.

                        • John Weinkowitz, General Manager Retail Banking and Head of Product Strategy, Community Markets, Finastra

                        Sponsored by Finastra.

                        On-Demand

                        Adjusting CECL to the New Environment

                        The post-pandemic environment will include new rules and regulations, implementation of CECL, designing scenarios for strategic planning, loss allowance, and stress testing. Banks must be ready to mitigate risks and to capitalize on an opportunity. In this session, we discuss forward-looking analysis informed by probabilistic outcomes on dynamically projected scenarios as a practical way to use CECL implementation as a holistic foundation for fully integrated governance, strategy, and optimal capital planning.

                        • Vincent Ferret, Principal Solution Consultant, Finastra
                        • Alla Gil, CEO, Straterix
                        • Arnaud Picut, Global Head, Risk Practice, Finastra

                        Sponsored by Finastra.

                        On-Demand

                        Prepare to Battle Ransomware Attacks

                        Learn to identify cyber security risks to protect your bank and customers from harm. You’ll hear insights on the current state of affairs surrounding ransomware attacks, including how the insurance industry is responding. 

                        • Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Risk and Cyber Policy, American Bankers Association
                        • Otto Elkins, Senior Attorney, ABA Insurance Services
                        • Lisa Micciche, Assistant Vice President, ABA Insurance Services

                        Sponsored by ABA Insurance Services.

                        On-Demand

                        Managing Credit Risk in the New Normal

                        The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect on banks and loan portfolios. This session will give an overview on the current credit risk environment—including trends, expectations and regulatory developments, while offering key tips for managing credit risk.

                        • John Bourquard, Principal, BKD

                        Sponsored by BKD.

                        On-Demand

                        From Spreadsheets to Software: 5 Steps to Streamline Third-Party Financial Due Diligence and Business Continuity

                        Recent events have created uncertainty around the third parties you depend on most. Suddenly, third-party risk and business continuity have become top priorities of board members. In this session, learn how organization are handling current market disruptions and how to streamline financial due diligence of your suppliers to execute your business continuity plans.

                        • Sam Parker, Third-Party Risk and Information Security Consultant, OneTrust Vendorpedia

                        Sponsored by OneTrust Vendorpedia

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