Boardroom Forum on Risk

Boardroom Forum on Risk

September 27, 2012
Marriott Marquis
New York City, NY

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 
* Agenda Subject to Change

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.      
Registration + Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.       
by Bank Director

8:10 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.       
Market Risk: Protecting Your Bank in a Volatile World
Bruce Bennett
, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Civil war in Syria, oil price shocks, the European debt crisis - we live in a highly volatile world and every financial institution must have a clear understanding of how market volatility will impact their balance sheet.
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.       
Enterprise Risk Management: Identifying Risk Throughout the Bank
Lloyd W. Brown, II,
Managing Director, Citi Community Development
Christina Speh, Director of Compliance Strategy and New Markets, Risk & Compliance Consulting Practice, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
This is a best practice for managing financial risk and yet few institutions have an enterprise-wide system in place.  This session will provide you with practical advice for starting - or enhancing - an enterprise risk program.
9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.       
Regulatory Risk:  Managing the Burden Across the Enterprise
Donald P. Hileman,
Chief Financial Officer, First Defiance Financial
John R. Reisner, Managing Director and Principal, Austin Associates, LLC
Beth A. Skillman, Senior Consultant, Risk Management Division, Austin Associates, LLC
In today's highly regulated environment, banks need to have a proactive compliance program in place to make sure they don't end up in the penalty box.  From Safety & Soundness to Compliance and IT, all areas must be part of your board and management team's regulatory and compliance risk assessment and risk management processes.  This session will give you the advice you need to meet and exceed your regulator's expectations.
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.       
Refreshment Break
sponsored by:  DirectorCorps

10:55 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.       
Credit Risk: The Importance of Having a Strong Credit Culture
Daniel D. Callahan,
Chief Credit Officer & Chief Risk Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
David H. Ruffin, Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Member, Credit Risk Management LLC
Banks make most of their money from lending, so having a strong credit risk management system in place is vital to every institution's profitability.  This session will lay out the basics of an effective credit risk management system.
11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.        
Reputational Risk and Crisis Management:  Is Your Board Ready for the 3:00 AM Call?
John Butler Griffith,
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, 1st Source Bank
D. Jean Veta,
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
It's every company's worst nightmare.  A high-profile crisis occurs without warning, your institution's reputation is suddenly on the line and you have little time to react.  Learn what to do - and not to do - from the experts.
12:35 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.       
sponsored by:  FIS

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.       
Coming to Grips with Operational Risk
William Beale,
CEO, Union First Market Bankshares
George Mark, President, ICS Consulting Partners
Most bankers understand the concept of financial risk - but do they understand the risks of running a large operation that relies on complex internal processes, systems and people to be successful?  Learn from the experts how to identify and manage operational risk.
2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.       
The Board’s Role in Risk Management
Peter N. Gordon,
Founder & Board Member, First Commons Bank
Sai Huda,
Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance Solutions, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
The board of directors is not responsible for managing the institution's risk profile on a day-to-day basis - but they are accountable to shareholders for the success of its risk management program.  This session will explore the board's role in risk management and offer suggestions on how the board and management can work together successfully.
3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       
Compensation Risk: How Does Risk-Adjusted Compensation Work?
Kevin M. Blakely,
Former Chief Risk Officer, Huntington Bancshares and President & CEO, KMB Financial, LLC
Stephen V. Figliuolo, Executive Vice President, Corporate Risk Officer, Citizens Republic Bancorp
Peter Miterko, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Susan O'Donnell,
Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Regulatory requirements mandate banks revisit their incentive plan designs and processes to incorporate risk mitigation strategies.  Do the bank's incentive plans incorporate appropriate risk adjustments?  Has the institution completed the level of review expected by regulators going forward?  who should "own" compensation risk at the bank?  This session will provide examples, tools and other practical advice for maneuvering through the new regulations and applying them in a way that makes sense for your institution.

4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.       
Stress Testing: Putting the Balance Sheet to the Test
Jonathan Lipschitz,
Vice President & Controller, Victory State Bank
Aniruddho "Ani" Sanyal, Director, ERC Professional Services, Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
All banks should be conducting some form of stress testing to predict how they would perform in a variety of economic scenarios.  In fact, banks larger than $10 billion in assets are now required to conduct this type of testing on an annual basis.  This session will lay out a comprehensive program for all institutions and provide specific guidance for banks that must comply with the new rule.

4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Joan Susie,
CEO, Bank Director
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.       
Cocktail Reception
sponsored by:  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services