Alex Daminoff

Director, counterparty risk


Alex Daminoff is a head of the Cross-Asset Risk and Stress Testing Quantitative Development team at Citigroup. He is responsible for all Derivatives Analytics in support of Counterparty Credit Risk Exposure Management, Credit Limit Monitoring, Risk Capital, Regulatory and Internal Product Stress Testing. Prior to joining Citi in 2011, Alex occupied similar positions at several large International Financial institutions, such as JP Morgan Chase, Inc., Bloomberg LP and Morgan Stanley, Inc.

Alex holds a MEng in Control Theory from the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dipak Chotai

Managing director

JD Risk Solutions

Dipak Chotai is the founder of a specialist consultancy firm, JD Risk Solutions, and is a veteran of risk management. He was most recently a Managing Director at UBS reporting into the Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit as the Head of Risk Management for the fixed income business, and was part of the IB leadership team. 

Dipak’s team was responsible for approving all bilateral legal documentation for UMR, and was integral in optimising the business for the Uncleared Margin regulation including running roadshows for clients globally on uncleared margin and mandatory clearing.

Throughout his 17-year tenure at UBS, Dipak has occupied roles within technology, middle office, and front office. Notably, Dipak was a senior trader on the XVA desk during the financial crisis. 

Dipak has also served on CCP Risk Committees and Default Management Committees, and on the boards of OTCDerivNet and CreditDerivClear. 

Arthur Laichtman

Americas head of counterparty risk


Darryl Abdoelgafoer

recovery and Resolution planning specialist

Eurex Clearing

Darryl F. Abdoelgafoer is responsible for the recovery and resolution planning at Eurex Clearing. Prior to joining Eurex Clearing, Darryl worked for over 3 years at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch Central Bank and National Resolution Authority. Here he was responsible for the resolution planning of Dutch (significant) banks and was part of resolution colleges of foreign banks. Besides that, Darryl was also responsible for policy topics, e.g. valuation in resolution, continued access to FMIs, and data requirements.