Connecticut Risk Management Conference

March 20, 2015

Join us at the 3rd annual Connecticut Risk Management Conference which has been designed to focus on Enterprise Risk Management and its very diverse challenges. 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.

This conference, organized by UConn’s highly successful MSFRM graduate degree program is being sponsored by the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and the Insurance Law Center at UConn School of Law.

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
UConn Stamford Campus
1 University Place
Stamford, CT


Associate Director
Federal Reserve, Board of Governors

The Evolution and Assessment of ERM in 
Financial Institution Supervision and Regulation


When & Where:

March 20, 2015
8:00 am – 9:00 am — Breakfast & Networking
9:00 am -3:45 pm — Program

UConn Stamford Campus
Gen Re Auditorium
1 University Place
Stamford, CT
*Free parking available in UConn parking garage


$200.00 for general attendees
$100.00 for CFA members
$100.00 for MSFRM Alumni

* Breakfast and lunch are included

Conference Agenda

Registration and Breakfast (8:00-9:00 AM)

Session #1 (9:00-10:00)—“ERM: The Big Picture”

Panel Discussion covers: Risk Culture and Appetite, creating an ERM framework, the importance of Financial Risk Management

Dan Bley, Chief Risk Officer, Webster Bank
Steve Gruppo, Chief Risk Officer, TIAA-CREF
Jacob Rosengarten, Chief Risk Officer, XL Group
Ann Rodriguez, Head of Enterprise & Operational Risk, GE Capital (Moderator)

Session #2 (10:00—11:00)—“Operational Risks: from Cyber to Systemic”

Panel Discussion covers: strong focus on Cyber Risk (risks and impact of cyber attack NOT cyber prevention technology)

John Bonora, SVP Chief Risk and Chief Credit Officer, First County Bank
Shawn Dahl, Principal, Risk Advisory Services & National Leader, Enterprise Risk Management, McGladrey LLP
Patrick Amon, Managing Director & Partner, Global Risk Management Advisors (Moderator)

Break  (11:00-11:15)

Session #3 (11:15-12:15)—“Regulations & Governance”

Panel Discussion led by UConn School of Law and will focus on two issues: (1) insurers as a source of cyber risk and the role of ERM and corporate governance in addressing it, and (2) cyber insurance as a tool to manage cyber security and risk

Robert Easton, Executive Deputy Superintendent, NY Dept. of Financial Services
Tom Farrish, Partner, Day Pitney
Damon Vocke, President, Gen Re
Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director, Insurance Law Center, UConn School of Law (Moderator)

Lunch (12:15-1:00)

Keynote Speaker (1:00-1:30-approx)

Thomas Sullivan

Associate Director

Federal Reserve, Board of Governors

“The evolution and assessment of ERM in financial institution supervision and regulation.”

Break (1:30-1:45)

Session #4 (1:45-2:45)— “Non-ethical Behavior vs. Enforcement”

Panel Discussion covers: the need for “model regulators”, instilling ethics in culture, compliance, fraud, etc.

David Chaves, Special Agent-Hedge Funds, FBI
John Preli, Director and Trust & Compliance Officer, IBM Trust & Compliance 
Lizabeth Zlatkus, Board Director, Legal & General (Moderator)

Break (2:45-3:00)

Session #5 (3-4:00)—“Key Future Trends”

A panel discussion on key future trends in enterprise risk management and risk management in general.

Andrea Kersken, Sr. Director, Enterprise & Financial Risk Management, IBM
Jim Mello, Research Director, CEB Risk Management Leadership Council, The Executive Board (Moderator)

Networking (4:00-4:30)



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