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McKinsey at RiskMinds International

December 2–6, Amsterdam

Great risk minds don't think alike

More than 800 risk leaders will gather in Amsterdam for RiskMinds International, the world’s largest risk-management event, featuring experts from banks, buy-side, regulators, academia, and beyond, covering every hot topic in risk. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our presentations at Riskminds International

Meeting Regulatory Expectations

December 2, 9:15–9:45 a.m.

Technology Risk and Operational Resilience Summit – Ballroom 4 & 5

Speakers: Holger Harreis, senior partner, McKinsey & Company; Bryan Richardson, senior expert, McKinsey & Company

How are supervisors and banks approaching technology risk, and what are their expectations from risk management? Technology risks are becoming more prominent — and more dangerous. Technology is getting more agile, federated, and embedded in even more areas: from software packages and apps to data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, mobile devices, and cloud computing. As one key nonfinancial risk, technology risk has risen to the top of the radar of supervisors; while financial, regulatory, and reputational implications can be severe, supervisory expectations and banks' responses are still emerging.

The Global Risk Regulation Summit

December 2, 8:55–5:45 p.m.

The Global Risk Regulation Summit Stream – Ballroom 1 & 2

Speakers: Thomas Poppensieker, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Thomas Poppensieker, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, as chair of the Global Risk Regulation Summit, will provide opening remarks and will oversee the day’s multiple sessions about managing the risks of regulation, including transparency, AI, regulatory convergence, stress testing, innovation, LIBOR, IBOR, and more.

Resilience During Volatility

December 3, 10:00–10:40 a.m.

The CRO Forum – Ballroom 1, 2 & 3

Speakers: Cindy Levy, senior partner, McKinsey & Company; Bruce Fletcher, Group Chief Risk Officer, RBS; Nick Silitch, Chief Risk Officer, Prudential; Keiran Foad, Group CRO, Banco Santander

Economic downturns are impossible to predict, but companies that manage and prepare can ride the waves of uncertainty instead of being overpowered by them. Uncertainty brings significant opportunities as well as risks. Economic cycles, and many other forces that can have substantial effects on the fortunes of your business are inherently uncertain. During this moderated discussion, CROs from leading financial institutions will share their perspectives on what it takes to be resilient in the face of uncertainty, from early identification and risk assessment, to profit and loss preservation, to loss mitigation and leaders’ mindsets.

A Sit-Down with Valerie Villafranca of Société Générale on Innovation in KYC

December 4, 12:20–12:55 p.m.

B-Operational & Emerging Risk – Ballroom 3

Speakers: Daniel Mikkelsen, senior partner, McKinsey & Company; Valerie Villafranca, Head of KYC Transformation, Société Générale

It’s not hard to see why banks are so keen to meet anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Yet, many are overwhelmed by the very first steps of the process, finding themselves sitting on large know-your-customer (KYC) and due diligence backlogs. Hear about the KYC journey of Société Générale and how it has addressed the challenge from an end-to-end perspective and across the complete value chain.

De-risking complex Financial Crime and Compliance models. Providing assurance for non-traditional models

December 4, 12:55–2:30 p.m.

Technical Lecture – Heian – 1

Speakers: Marie-Paule Laurent, partner, McKinsey & Company, Risk Dynamics; Marc Taymans, senior solutions leader, McKinsey & Company, Risk Dynamics

An increasing reliance on models, regulatory challenges, and talent scarcity is driving banks toward a model risk-management organization that is both more effective and value centric. These challenges, combined with evolving risks related to financial crime, fraud, and money laundering, create additional complexity. Senior stakeholders are seeking assurances of model risk management in anti-money laundering and conduct risk, and the application of modern validation techniques.

E-Model Risk Stream

December 5, 11:55-1:05 p.m

E-Model Risk Stream – Griffioen

Speaker: Thomas Wallace, partner, Risk Dynamics

Thomas Wallace, Partner, Risk Dynamics, as Chair of the E-Model Risk Stream, will provide opening remarks and will oversee the afternoon’s sessions, including Tackling reproductivity and interpretability in model risk management and Model risk management framework, efficient rather than redundant.

IRB Strategy Revamp

December 5, 11:55–12:30 p.m.

Capital & Liquidity Management – Heian 1

Speaker: Marco Vettori, partner, McKinsey & Company

The regulatory outlook on IRB is finally clear, with Basel IV removing many doubts. Maintaining an IRB advantage comes with significant challenges due to regulatory and supervisory requirements. This revamp requires new modeling for success.

Meet us at Riskminds International

Senior Partner, London

Cindy Levy

Senior Partner, London

Daniel Mikkelsen

Senior Partner, Düsseldorf

Holger Harreis

Senior Partner, Munich

Thomas Poppensieker

Partner, London

Gerald Chappell

Partner, Brussels

Marie-Paule Laurent

Senior Solutions Leader, Brussels

Marc Taymans

Partner, London

Thomas Wallace

Partner, Milan

Marco Vettori

Senior Expert, Vancouver

Bryan Richardson

Featured insights


Transforming risk efficiency and effectiveness

– An enterprise-wide risk transformation can substantially improve risk management while also sustainably trimming costs.

Financial crime and fraud in the age of cybersecurity

– As cybersecurity threats compound the risks of financial crime and fraud, institutions are crossing functional boundaries to... enable collaborative resistance.

Scotiabank’s chief risk officer on the state of anti–money laundering

– Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between.

Building board-management dynamics to withstand a crisis: Addressing the fault lines

– Crises can strain relationships at the top of organizations to the breaking point. Improving the dynamics between board members... and senior executives can make recovery from crisis more successful.

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