Thomas Obitz



Thomas Obitz is the founder of RiskTransform, a specialist consultancy focussing on risk transformation and business architecture for risk. He is both a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP FRM) and a TOGAF certified enterprise architect. Thomas has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry, and 15 years in Financial Services, in particular in Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

Thomas has experience leading large-scale enterprise wide transformation programmes in particular in risk related initiatives. He has worked with enterprise architecture groups reviewing and developing application landscapes and IT capabilities, in alignment with the corporation’s processes and value propositions. At the moment, his key focus area is the impact of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). 

Jeb Beckwith

Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions

GreenPoint Global

Jeb Beckwith is Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions at GreenPoint Financial –a risk advisory, education, publishing, technology, legal and business process outsourcing firm headquartered in New York. Founded in 2006, GreenPoint has grown to over 300 employees with a global footprint and with production and management teams located in the U.S, India and Israel. As leader of GreenPoint’s financial intuitions practice, Jeb heads GreenPoint’s development initiatives and client engagements in providing credit, regulatory, legal and technology solutions to global financial institutions around the world.

Prior to joining GreenPoint, Jeb led several businesses as Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets from June 2004 to November of 2014. These included front office responsibilities overseeing 300+ clients as Head of Americas -Global Financial Institutions as well as credit responsibilities overseeing 500+ credit strategy adjudications representing US$300Bn+ in authorized exposure as Founder/Chair of the global Bank & Sovereign Industry Operating Committee. A seasoned banking executive with 30+ years experience in the management of risk, capital markets, lending and transaction banking practices, Jeb also held various management and corporate banking positions with increasing levels of responsibility at MUFG, Bank of America and BNY-Mellon.

Jeb is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has published numerous articles regarding regulation of global financial industries, is a paid lecturer for PRMIA webinars, and is the co-author of the 700+ page book “The FRTB: Concepts, Implications and Implementation” (Risk Books, July 2018).

Lesley Yang



Lesley is a New York based Manager in EY’s Financial Services Risk Management practice. She has extensive working experience in the financial services industry serving banking and capital markets clients in the areas of risk management, model development, model validation and regulatory compliance projects. She has hands-on experience in developing and validating a wide range of risk models under Basel II.5, Basel III and FRTB