Risks and Opportunity
A one-day deep-dive into the business of risk
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON RISK MANAGEMENT
From regulation and governance to cutting-edge technologies and emerging threats, it’s a cannot miss gathering of financial services executives.
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 low-carbon industries - can be used to hedge against future market volatilities caused by climate change.
Questions Moderated by: Dr. Alex LaPlante, Managing Director, Research, Global Risk Institute
David Cluff, Executive Vice President Enterprise Risk Management & Chief Risk Officer, Home Trust Company
Puneesh Arora, Chief Risk Officer, PC Financial
Tonya Blackmore, Chief Executive Officer, Apexa
Dr. 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 the incumbent’s market share, but what impact have 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: Ian Struthers, Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group Canada, an IBM Company
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, Senior Vice-President, CISO/CSO, Enterprise Security and Risk Services, CIBC
Francis Castonguay, Director General, Partnerships and Risk Mitigation, Communications Security Establishment (CSE)
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, Global Risk Institute
This war game, presented by Richard Nesbitt and Dr. 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 Canada
Ruby Rai, Manager, Cyber & Professional Liability, AIG Canada
Imran Ahmad, Partner & Cyber Lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP
PANEL DISCUSSION - Cyber-insurance has 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
A buffet lunch will be served followed by a featured speaker.
Dr. Markos Zachariadis will offer 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, Chief Executive Officer, 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 W. Dobson, CEO and Plan Manager, CAAT Pension Plan
Clifton Isings, Vice President, Investments, Canadian National Investment Division
Tom Reid, Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial
Mary Hardy, Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
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
Stephen Hart, Former Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
Susan Kudzman, Former Chief Risk Officer, Laurentian Bank & Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
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 Wuschnakowski, Assistant Deputy Minister and Provincial Controller, Office of the Provincial Controller, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Ontario
Brian Geiger, Vice President, Enterprise Risk, RBC Capital Markets
Steven 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 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