Aligning Risk Management With Strategy


Join us at the 2nd annual Connecticut Risk Management Conference which has been designed to align risk management with strategy. This conference will bring together professionals engaged in risk management, senior management, and regulators, as well as faculty members and students in UConn's MS in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) Program and the Insurance Law Center at UConn Law School.

We are especially pleased to announce our welcoming speaker, Luis Custodio (Chief Risk Officer, IBM), and keynote speaker, William D. Cohan, TV commentator, Vanity Fair contributing editor, and best-selling author of 3 gripping books (The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co, House of Cards, and Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World).

This conference, organized by UConn’s highly successful MSFRM graduate degree program and the Insurance Law Center,
is being sponsored by several multinational corporations in the
greater Stamford and Hartford, Connecticut areas.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Stamford Marriott 
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, Connecticut

$100.00 per person
$75.00 for CFA Members
$50.00 for current UConn student


7:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AM Inaugural Comments Luis Custodio (CRO, IBM)
8:30 – 9:30 AM Session 1:
The New Normal Challenges in Managing a Diversified Retirement Portfolio
 Jayesh Bhansali (Head of Global Derivatives and Quantitative Portfolio Management, TIAA-CREF)
9:30 – 10:30 AM Session 2:
Analysis of Real World Signals 
Dr. Amitabha Sen (Private Consultant)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Session 3: Meaningful Delivery of Risk Management (Panel Session) Moderator: Patricia A. McCoy (Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law and Director, Insurance Law Center, School of Law)

Speakers: Erika Crandall (Head of Technology Risk Management, Bank of the West)

Ann Rodriguez (Head of Enterprise and Operational Risk, GE Capital)

11:45 – 12:45 PM Buffet Lunch and Welcome Remarks John Elliott (Dean, UConn School of Business) and Timothy Fisher (Dean, UConn Law School)
12:45 – 1:30 PM Keynote Address:  William D. Cohan (Editor, Vanity Fair)
1:30 – 2:30 PM Session 4: Managing Compliance Risk Andrea Kersken (Senior Director, Enterprise and Financial Risk Management, IBM Corporation) and John Preli (Director, Trust and Compliance Officer, IBM Corporation)
2:30 – 2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM

Session 5: Enterprise Risk Management (Panel Session) Moderator: Susan Weber (Director, ERM, Northeast Utilities)

Speakers: Charles Jones (Strategy and Risk Manager from UIL Holdings Corporation)

Richard Muzikar (Director, ERM, Con Edison)

Alexis Harley (Head of US Risk Management, National Grid)

3:45 – 4:45 PM Session 6: Using ERM to Improve Strategic Decisions (Panel Session) Dan Herd (Executive Advisor, CEB Risk Management Leadership Council) and Navin Maharaj (RM Consultant, Toronto Hydro)



For additional information:
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Click here for session descriptions
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Questions? Contact Caitlin Orocu at 203-251-8475 or