2018 Annual Conference
Risk and Opportunity
Managing in a world of innovation, disruption and threat.
3 October 2018
A one-day deep-dive into the business of risk
The scientific evidence is clear that the climate is changing. However, we are not sure what the economic costs associated with this change will be or what the economic benefits would be of doing something about it. Financial strategies - such as pricing environmental risk and investing in lowcarbon industries - can be used to hedge against future market volatilities caused by climate change.
Moderated by: Alex LaPlante, Managing Director, Research, Global Risk Institute
David Cluff, Chief Risk Officer, Home Capital
Puneesh Arora, Chief Risk Officer, PC Financial
Tonya Blackmore, Chief Executive Officer, Apexa
Dan Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, d1g1t Inc
From challenger banks and online payments systems to digital wallets, apps and robo-advisors, we all agree financial services is experiencing a revolution of sorts. These fintech newcomers are creeping into incumbent’s market share, but what impact have the they had?
A panel made up of emerging bank, Fintech and Insurtech industry leaders will discuss the potential change they are seeing in consumer behavior, changes to the financial industry, as well as looking at shifts by all parties towards cooperation, partnerships and joint ventures.
Moderated by: Sheryl Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Canada
Cyber intrusion and cyber resilience are topics receiving tremendous attention. GRI Members have rated Cyber Risk as their top risk for two consecutive years.
Attendees have a choice of one of three workshops to attend, offering three distinct topics of importance in equipping the financial service sector for cyber readiness.
Ray Boisvert, Security Advisor and Associate Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario
Annette Ryan, Assistant Associate Deputy Minister, Finance Canada
David Bruyea, Chief Information Security Officer, CIBC
PANEL DISCUSSION - Join this panel discussion of policy makers and institution leaders who are working collectively to better understanding the risks and repercussions of a global, systemic cyber outage from the perspective of the Canadian financial services industry.
Moderated by: Mark Caplan, President of Global Risk Institute
This war game, presented by Richard Nesbitt and Alex LaPlante, will be an opportunity for frank discussion about crisis preparedness and the ability to contain risk.
Gregory Eskins, National Specialties Practice Leader, Marsh RE
Ruby Rai, Manager, Cyber & Professional Liability, AIG
David Spagnuolo, VP, Commercial Under Writing Dept, Temple Insurance
PANEL DISCUSSION - Cyber-insurance as been identified as another potential tool for effective risk management of Cyber threats. Join Three insurance institution leaders in a discussion about existing issues and current work regarding the existence of cyber-insurance
Moderated by: Mike Stramaglia, Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute
Dr. Markos Zachariadis will offers his insights into the diversity and range of emergent innovations and technologies that are transforming the financial services industry worldwide. His research focuses on some of the key changes and issues that the financial sector may be facing in the next few years.
Introduction and remarks by Richard Nesbitt, CEO, Global Risk Institute
NPH was launched in October last year at the 2017 GRI Summit. The purpose of the NPH is to provide pension and income security research that will lead to innovative solutions to pension design, governance and investment challenges. So far, 18 firms have committed research funds to this exciting project.
Introduction by Bernard Morency, GRI Senior Fellow, Consultant
FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION
Derek Robson, CEO and Plan Manager, CAAT
Anca Drexler, Managing Director, Risk Management, OMERS
Clifton Isings, Vice President , Investments, Canadian National Investment Division
Tom Reid, Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial
This panel, made up of NPH members and moderated by Bernard Morency, will discuss issues on some of the key research topics which include: Plan design & plan adequacy, Discount Rate, Portfolio Construction, Private Market Risk Assessment and Impact & Use of Leverage.
Moderated by: Bernard Morency, GRI Senior Fellow, Consultant
Mark Hughes, Former Chief Risk Officer, RBC
Susan Kudzman, Former Chief Risk Officer, Laurentian Bank
Stephen Hart, Former Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
Mark Chauvin Former Chief Risk Officer, TD Bank
Each year Risk Professionals hear from current, acting CROs about the days biggest risks. Speaking from within and on behalf of financial institutions in itself requires "Risk Mitigation", so this year we invited five former CROs to a candid discussion on what emerging risks they honestly see disrupting the market and reflections on the changing responsibilities of CROs in the world of innovation, disruption and threat.
Moderated by: Suzanne Labarge, Former Chief Risk Officer, RBC & Former Deputy Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Kerry Reinke, Chief Risk Officer, Canadian Division & Group Head, Enterprise Risk, Manulife
Gary Wuschankowki, Director, Enterprise Risk, Capacity & Assurance, Office of the Provincial Controller, Government of Ontario
Paul Weitzman, Senior Policy Coordinator, School Board Business Support Branch, Government of Ontario
Brian Geiger, Vice President, Enterprise Risk, RBC
Steve Richards, Director, Business Planning & Enterprise Risk Management, CPPIB
We will review the inter-relationships of these risks and help you further develop how your organization addresses these risks. During the day you will have had the opportunity to hear from experts in their field on emerging risks, how they have affected their organizations, and how they have addressed these challenges. Come ready to discover how to integrate those perspectives and knowledge of your organization using a systematic framework to that integrates organizational strategy and risk management. This session will be facilitated by a group of experts in emerging risk, that are currently responsible for addressing emerging risks in their organization.
- Prioritization of risks for their organization – top 5 risks and trends based upon urgency and impact
- Identification of one correlation for their organization that is significant
- Link of implication back to their organizational strategy