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Banking and Capital Markets, Finance, Economy

FT Innovation in Risk Management Forum

Navigating Economic and Regulatory Uncertainty

New York |
Speakers include:
Hal Scott

Hal Scott

Harvard Law School

Bradford Hu

Bradford Hu


Geoffrey Greener

Geoffrey Greener

Bank of America


The dramatic market swings of 2016 have once again shown that the frequency and velocity of global systemic changes and challenges are here to stay. Financial institutions, including both banks and designated SIFIs, are under increasing pressure to become more nimble in the face of ever-changing regulatory demands, volatile market dynamics and shifting macroeconomic headwinds.

As institutions look to the future, many will need to think about risk in an entirely different way and adapt their risk management frameworks accordingly. The firms that use this opportunity to drive change and innovation within the organization are most likely the firms that will better react to unforeseen threats and better adapt to future market developments.

The inaugural FT Innovation in Risk Management Forum, organized in partnership with Workiva, will gather top CROs and executives from across the financial sector to discuss the most effective strategies for navigating this evolving landscape.

fallback Add to my Calendar 09/14/2016 12:45:0009/14/2016 17:30:00trueFT Innovation in Risk Management ForumThe dramatic market swings of 2016 have once again shown that the frequency and velocity of global systemic changes and challenges are here to stay. Financial institutions, including both banks and designated SIFIs, are under increasing pressure to become more nimble in the face of ever-changing regulatory demands, volatile market dynamics and shifting macroeconomic headwinds.As institutions look to the future, many will need to think about risk in an entirely different way and adapt their risk management frameworks accordingly. The firms that use this opportunity to drive change and innovation within the organization are most likely the firms that will better react to unforeseen threats and better adapt to future market developments.The inaugural FT Innovation in Risk Management Forum, organized in partnership with Workiva, will gather top CROs and executives from across the financial sector to discuss the most effective strategies for navigating this evolving landscape.FT-Innovation-in-Risk-Management-Forumf6ef92db1a93b559d31ce5ba0a058de8MM/DD/YYYY

Speakers (10)

Hal Scott

Hal Scott

Professor of International Financial Systems
Harvard Law School

Hal Scott is the Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1975. He teaches courses on Capital Markets Regulation and International Finance. Professor Scott is also the Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a bi-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of US capital markets and ensuring the stability of the US financial system via research and advocacy. Additionally, he is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member of the Market Monitoring Group of the Institute of International Finance, a past President of the International Academy of Consumer and Commercial Law, a past Governor of the American Stock Exchange (2002-2005), and a past independent director of Lazard, Ltd (2005-2016).  Professor Scott is the author of Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics (MIT Press, 2016). His previous books include International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (21st Edition, Foundation Press 2016) and The Global Financial Crisis (Foundation Press, 2009).

Bradford Hu

Bradford Hu

Chief Risk Officer

W. Bradford Hu is the Chief Risk Officer for Citigroup. In this role, he leads the Global Risk Management Organization, which is responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting on Citi’s risks across all businesses and regions. Mr Hu reports to Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat and is a member of Citi’s Operating Committee. Before assuming this role in January 2013, he served as Chief Risk Officer for Citi Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s risks across all of Citi’s businesses in the region’s 17 markets, including consumer banking, corporate and investment banking, securities and trading and private banking services. Prior to joining Citi in 2008, he worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 20 years, where he served as CEO of Morgan Stanley Taiwan and held a number of senior leadership roles in Firm Management, the Global Equity Division, Global Capital Markets, and Investment Banking. Mr Hu has more than 15 years of experience in Asia, having worked and lived in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei. He is a member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Mr Hu graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985, earning SB and SM degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a concentration in Economics, and received his MBA with High Distinction from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, where he was elected Edward Tuck Scholar.

Geoffrey Greener

Geoffrey Greener

Chief Risk Officer
Bank of America

Geoffrey Greener is Chief Risk Officer of Bank of America. He is a member of the company’s executive management team and is responsible for overseeing the company’s governance and strategy for global risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions worldwide. His team provides independent oversight and guidance for managing risk and ensuring compliance, including the development and implementation of risk management measures across the company. His team also leads efforts to build and sustain a strong culture in which all employees embrace and act on their responsibility to manage strategic, market, credit, liquidity, compliance, operational and reputational risks. Mr Greener has served in a number of senior roles throughout the company, including Enterprise Capital Management Executive, in which he was responsible for capital management for Bank of America, and Head of Global Markets Portfolio Management. He also has chaired the Global Markets Capital Committee and the Global Banking and Markets Regulatory Reform Executive Committee. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2007, Mr Greener was a Portfolio Manager at Caxton Associates, where he specialized in fixed income markets and mortgage-backed securities. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he worked from 1987 to 1995 trading fixed income products.

Philippa  Girling

Philippa Girling

Chief Risk Officer
Investors Bank

Philippa Girling is Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President (SVP) at Investors Bank. She was previously Business Risk Officer, SVP, at Capital One Commercial Bank and has over 20 years of experience in the global financial services industry. Ms. Girling is a recognized risk management leader in the industry and was named one of the decade’s “Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk”. In addition to authoring two Operational Risk textbooks, she is also an active public speaker on topics of Operational and Regulatory Risk Management. Holding a PhD (Global Affairs), the New York Bar and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) qualifications, she was also recognized in 2014 by Working Mother Magazine as one of the top 100 Working Mothers in America.

Michael Hanson

Michael Hanson

Senior Global Economist
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Michael Hanson is a Senior Global Economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. He has over 20 years of experience as an Economist in financial markets, the Federal Reserve System and academia. In his current role, he has responsibilities with both the global and US economics teams. As the Senior Global Economist, Dr Hanson helps coordinate the global view, publishing the weekly Global Macro Forecast summary as well as regularly contributing to the Global Economic Weekly. As a senior member of the US economics team, he contributes to the US economic outlook as the primary Fed watcher for the firm. His research appears in a wide range of publications across regions and asset classes. Prior to joining the firm, Dr Hanson worked as an Economist in the Monetary Affairs division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and as a Senior Economist at Lehman Brothers. He also has held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Wesleyan University and Yale School of Management. He has published academic research in macroeconomics, monetary policy and econometrics. Dr Hanson graduated cum laudewith honors from the University of Pennsylvania with Bachelor’s degrees from both the College of Arts and Sciences and The Wharton School. He earned his Master’s degree in Mathematics at New York University and his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Peter Hooper

Peter Hooper

Managing Director, Chief Economist
Deutsche Bank Securities

Peter Hooper is currently Managing Director, Chief Economist for Deutsche Bank Securities in New York.  He joined Deutsche Bank Securities in 1999 as Chief US Economist.  He became Chief Economist in 2006. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Dr Hooper enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.  While rising to senior levels of the Fed staff, he held numerous positions, including as an Economist on the FOMC. Dr Hooper currently serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a member and former chairman of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association, a founding member of the US Monetary Policy Forum, a member of the Economic Leadership Council for the University of Michigan, and a member of the Economic Club New York and the Forecasters’ Club of New York. He earned a BA in Economics (cum laude) from Princeton University and an MA and PhD in Economics from University of Michigan. He has published numerous books, journal articles, and reviews on economics and policy analysis.

Joo-Yung Lee

Joo-Yung Lee

Managing Director and Regional Head, North American Financial Institutions Group
Fitch Ratings

Joo-Yung Lee is a managing director and Regional Head of Fitch Ratings’ North American Financial Institutions (NA FI) group. Prior to this she served as a sector head in Fitch’s NA FI group, focusing on securities firms and asset managers whilst also co-heading Fitch’s global trading and universal bank working group. Previously she served in Fitch’s Credit Policy Group as a group credit officer, and a lead analyst in the Financial Institutions Group and Financial Guarantors’ Group.

Prior to joining Fitch Ratings in 2006, Ms Lee was a vice president in both the Financial Planning and Analysis and Capital Strategies groups at Radian Asset Assurance. She has also worked at Moody’s Investors Service, Credit Suisse First Boston and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms Lee is a graduate of the Hearst Management Institute, the Hearst Corporation’s executive training program. She earned her BA from Barnard College and her MPA from Columbia University.

Joseph Rockey

Joseph Rockey

Chief Risk Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group

Joseph E. Rockey is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. He leads PNC’s enterprise-wide independent risk management program, including credit, compliance, operational and market risk. Mr Rockey joined PNC in 1999 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PNC Secured Finance. He became Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Corporate Bank Marketing in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Interdependent Business Activities, leading cross-business strategies designed to enhance customer service and client relationships. In 2004, he was appointed to lead Branch Distribution where he managed day-to-day operations, sales and service delivery in PNC’s branch network. In 2005, he established the mass-affluent focused PNC Private Client Group. Along the way, Mr Rockey led the integration of the United National (2003/2004), Riggs National (2004/2005) and Mercantile Bankshares (2006/2007) acquisitions. In 2007, he was selected to head PNC’s Commercial Banking business as well as PNC’s Investor Real Estate program. He joined Risk Management in 2011 to lead PNC’s Basel program and became Chief Risk Officer in 2014. Mr Rockey has been a certified public accountant and certified information systems auditor. He has a BS in Business Administration from Duquesne University.

Joseph Howell

Joseph Howell

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Joseph Howell is Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Workiva. Prior to co-founding Workiva in 2008, Mr Howell was the Managing Director of Financial Intelligence. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Eid Passport, Webridge Inc,, and Merix Corporation. He has also served as the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer for Borland Software. Mr Howell has an MS in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

Marty Vanderploeg

Marty Vanderploeg

President, COO and Director

Marty Vanderploeg is President, Chief Operating Officer and Director at Workiva. Prior to co-founding Workiva in 2008, Dr Vanderploeg was a co-founder of Engineering Animation, Inc (EAI). He served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer from 1989 to 1999 and as its Executive Vice President from 1993 to 2000, when it was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA). Dr Vanderploeg has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.


Chairperson (1)

John  Authers

John Authers

Senior Investment Commentator
Financial Times

John Authers has been the Financial Times’ Senior Investment Commentator, based in New York, since September 2014. He writes The Long View and Smart Money columns, which examine long-term market trends, and also presents the Authers’ Note daily stream of videos. Previously, he was the global editor of Lex, the FT’s flagship daily opinion column, and before that the FT's investment editor, introducing the popular daily Short View video, and taking a leading role in shaping the FT’s coverage of the global financial crisis. Mr Authers joined the FT in 1990 and during his career has also served as its US markets editor, Mexico City bureau chief, US banking correspondent, UK education and local government correspondent, and personal finance correspondent. In 2009, he was named senior journalist of the year by the Wincott Foundation, He also won Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2008 and 2010 for his online video reports, and has twice been named the UK’s investment journalist of the year for national newspapers in the State Street Institutional Press Awards. Mr Authers holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS from Columbia School of Journalism as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University College, Oxford.

Agenda - 14th Sep

  • 12:45pm
    Registration and Light Refreshments
  • 1:30pm
    Opening Remarks

    John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, Financial Times
    Marty Vanderploeg, President, COO and Director, Workiva

  • 1:45pm
    Panel Discussion: The Global Economy, Policy Implications and Key Risks

    The shocks that reverberated throughout the global financial system immediately following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union have since somewhat dissipated, but the remaining pullback in investor confidence has the industry once again questioning the likelihood of a near-term rate hike. Continued uncertainty regarding the US elections and a host of other challenging issues are also top of mind. This panel of experts will discuss the global macroeconomic trends likely to significantly impact the performance and risk appetite of financial institutions, as well as the new and emerging risks that are most concerning to today’s top risk managers.  

    Michael Hanson, Senior Global Economist, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
    Peter Hooper, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank Securities
    Joo-Yung Lee, Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Fitch Ratings

    Moderated by: John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, Financial Times

  • 2:35pm
    Networking Break
  • 2:55pm
    Keynote Address: Systemic Risk Concerns in the Global Financial System

    Hal Scott, Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School and Director, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation

  • 3:25pm
    Panel Discussion: The Evolving CRO

    Senior executives discuss implications for the future now that banks are taking a more integrated approach to risk management; rolling up additional functions and responsibilities into the CRO role; and increasingly involving CROs in strategic discussions and the planning process. 

    • Can global institutions that must comply with varying regulatory bodies and requirements based on national and economic boundaries truly centralize the risk function? Should they?
    • What key risks are top of mind for CROs?
    • How are high-performing CROs balancing demands related to ensuring a bank’s regulatory health with the need to be more forward-looking in identifying and preparing for emerging risks?
    • What challenges are associated with the evolving need to formalize data governance practices across the enterprise?
    • What opportunities and challenges are arising from efforts to integrate key regulatory reporting such as: CCAR/stress test, resolution planning and recovering planning documentation with the ERM framework?

    Philippa Girling, Chief Risk Officer, Investors Bank
    Geoffrey Greener, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of America
    Bradford Hu, Chief Risk Officer, Citi
    Joseph Rockey, Chief Risk Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group

    Moderated by: John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, Financial Times

  • 4:15pm
    Closing Remarks

    John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, Financial Times
    Joseph Howell, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Workiva

  • 4:30pm
    Cocktail Reception

Who Attends?

FT Innovation in Risk Management Forum is an invite-only event designed to meet the needs of senior decision-makers and professionals working in the following areas:

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance

Within these areas limited places are available, free of charge, to the following professionals:

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Information Technology or Security Risk

Additional senior applicants will be considered for invitation subject to availability of places and meeting the above criteria. If you match this profile, please register your interest here and we will get back to you regarding your attendance within 5 business days.


Why Attend?

  • Gain insight into the multiple factors re-shaping the priorities and concerns of today's top risk managers, including market dynamics, evolving regulatory requirements, and new/emerging risks 
  • Learn how CROs at the nation's largest banks are adjusting to the changing risk environment and taking steps to better integrate enterprise risk data, regulatory reporting, and strategic planning efforts
  • Network with top risk management executives at this invitation-only event


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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit


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