Speakers

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Javier Calvo Martin

Partner

Management Solutions

Javier Calvo Martín is a partner at Management Solutions (MS). He currently leads MS’ office in Germany and is responsible for the relationship with the European Central Bank and the Public Sector industry. During his career, he has led or reviewed a number of projects in global and domestic systemically important financial institutions in the Eurozone and the USA, especially focusing on:

  • Model risk management
  • Credit risk IRB & IFRS 9 and operational risk (AMA) models development and validation
  • Stress testing for internal and regulatory/supervisory processes, such as ICAAP, SREP, CCAR and EBA/ECB exercises
  • Economic capital modelling
  • Risk organisation and governance, and risk appetite

He also leads Management Solutions’ Research and Development function and co-leads operations in France.

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Harun Tufekci

Global Model Risk Auditor

HSBC

Harun started his career as a business auditor in Turkey's leading private bank of Akbank. He spent several years under the umbrella of the financial conglomerate; auditing Banking corporation, Insurance and Investment firms.

He relocated to the Netherlands after being awarded with Jean Monnet Scholarship program to pursue master degree in advanced finance at Universiteit van Amsterdam Business School. Prior to joining Global Model Risk Audit team in London, he worked as an SME in HSBC Turkey Head Office department for financial risk management audits.

Harun holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) with extensive experience in ICAAP, Economic Capital, Stress testing, Risk Rating Systems, Loss forecasting, Asset liability and Capital management and SOX processes.

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Tanveer Bhatti

Masters in Quantitative Finance, Board Member

Rutgers Business School

Tanveer Bhatti advises Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals and has experience at Executive Level at leading banks and have served in a variety of global roles, the most recent being Global Head of Model Risk at Citi. His background is in Model Risk, Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Valuation, Stress Testing and Treasury Financial Control and he has covered all kinds of risks. Renowned in the risk management community and a frequently sought public speaker, Tanveer is a Mathematical Physicist, Business Administrator and Chartered Accountant by training; he received his undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees in Mathematics from Cambridge University. 

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Dr. Markus Oldenburg

Senior Risk Manager

Deka Bank

Markus Oldenburg works as a senior expert for Model Validation at DekaBank, where he is involved in validating pricing and risk models. His responsibilities include model monitoring and model risk management. He has a long standing experience in financial risk management and previously held a position as Desk Controller for equity and interest rate trading desks. 
Markus Oldenburg received his doctoral degree in Physics from the Technical University of Munich.
 

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Stefano Bonini PhD, CStat, PStat®

Director

Accenture Finance and Risk

Stefano is a Management Consulting Director of Accenture Finance & Risk and since 2011 has led the development of Accenture Credit Risk Modeling & Validation and Model Risk offering in Italy. He built strong relationships with key clients as Banks and Rating Agencies, being in charge of numerous Risk Modeling, Validation & Model Risk projects mainly within regulatory framework of Basel II/III/IV, IFRS9, and TRIM. He also acted as advisor risk culture formation for board members of Banks under SSM. He also lead the Italian Risk Management Association Study Group on Machine Learning.

Stefano is adjunct professor of Banking and Risk Management at top tier Italian Universities like University of Bologna & MIP Business School, holds a PhD in Banking & Finance and is currently the only person with triple Certified Chartered Statistician: from USA, UK & Italian Statistical Association.

He is regular speaker to industry events & international conferences on Risk Management, is author of publications on books and international journals (Journal of Credit risk, European Journal of Finance) and collaborated with CONSOB within the "Financial Education Month”.

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Dr. Zheng Ruan

VP - Model Risk

Barclays

Senior Model Risk Auditor in Barclays since 2016, covering model development and validation for market risk, counterparty credit risk, retail credit risk, pricing and stress testing models.

Previously, Zheng was a Quantitative finance modeller with 10+ years extensive experience of developing and implementing pricing models (credit, mortality and securitised products), Market Risk, CVA, Counterparty Credit Risk (IMM), and Stress Testing models (internal, CCAR, BoE). In-depth knowledge in econometrics, quantitative finance and risk management. Manager for stress testing model development team from previous roles at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.

Education:
    a. PhD in Quantitative Finance
    b. MSc in Financial Maths
    c. BSc in Econometrics

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Thomas Pronier

VP - Model Risk

Barclays

Risk professional with 8 years of Risk Management experience. Currently a Senior Model Risk Internal Auditor in Barclays since 2017.

Thomas started his career as Quantitative Risk Analyst in Credit Agricole for 4 years (Groupe de Recherche Operationnelle - GRO - Risk Department). He then took on the role as Senior Model Risk Manager in Societe Generale for 2 years. In parallel, he was a lecturer at Université du Maine, teaching Credit Scoring Methods to Master’s students for 2 years.

In 2014, Thomas presented research work performed on the validation methods of credit risk models in Euro banking conference in Ljubljana.

1. Education:
    a. MS in Statistical and Financial Engineering
    b. BSc in Statistical and Economic Engineering

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Diederick Potgieter

Risk Specialist, Prudential Regulation Authority

The Bank of England

Diederick is a risk specialist at the Prudential Regulation Authority, The Bank of England. His responsibilities include ICAAP assessments, stress testing and capital management technical reviews. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics and his specialties include credit risk, operational risk, concentration risk, model risk management, stress testing and economic capital frameworks. Before joining the FSA/PRA in 2011 he was Director of Capital Modelling at Barclays bank.

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Ashutosh Nawani

PwC

Director, Risk Consulting Practice

Ashutosh is a Director in our Risk Consulting practice and has over a decade of experience in enterprise wide risk, stress testing and model risk management. Ashutosh heads our Financial Risk Management practice in UK and works with global Banking clients focussing on risk and regulatory initiatives. Ashutosh has been deeply involved in helping clients in strategic transformation programs around model risk management and has multiple publications in this area.

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Amira Akkari

Director, Financial Risk

EY

Broad industry experience as a Front Office Quantitative Analyst. Expertise in Pricing methodology design, modelling and testing (C++, C#, Python ). Expertise in various subjects: Monte Carlo optimisation techniques, American Monte Carlo, Parametric volatility models, dividend modelling, Variance and Volatility products, flexible exotic products scripting, risk profile and modelling

Amira joined EY’s Quantitative Advisory Services team in 2014 and led since then large deliveries in FO Modelling, Algorithmic & eTrading, QIS : development, testing, documentation, validation & regulatory framework - FO processes, accelerators & methodologies - FO Automation, Analytics & Innovation.