Co-founder and CEO
Jos is the co-founder and CEO of Yields.io. Prior to his current role he has been active in quantitative finance both as a manager and as an analyst. Over the past 15 years he has been working with leading international investment banks as well as with award winning start-up companies. He is the author of multiple patents applying quantitative risk management techniques to imbalance markets. Jos holds a PhD in superstring theory from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Javier Calvo Martín
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.
He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2001, a Maîtrise en Ingénierie Mathématique equivalent through an Erasmus scholarship by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in 2001, and postgraduate courses in Mathematical Foundations of Computing by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2002.
EMEA principal risk specialist
Peter Plochan is the EMEA Principal Risk Management Advisor at SAS who helps financial institutions to deal with their challenges around finance and risk regulations, enterprise risk management, risk governance, forward looking risk analysis, stress testing, model risk management, risk modelling and climate change risk management.
Peter has a finance background (Master’s degree in Banking) and is certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with 14 years of experience in risk management in financial sector. He has assisted various banking and insurance institutions with large-scale risk management implementations while working both internally and also externally as a risk management advisor (PwC). Since joining SAS in 2014, Peter serves as a global acting domain expert - leveraging the latest trends in risk analytics & technology with his deep risk management & finance expertise.
Peter also acts as the Risk Management trainer for PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association) where he developed and delivers training on Model Risk Management and ERM & Stress Testing for the global risk community. Peter regularly speaks & presents at risk events/webinar and publishes risk management thought leadership materials.
Sjoerd works in the Financial Risk team of Deloitte, with over 10 years of experience in the financial sector. He has worked on numerous assignments in the areas of model risk management, model development and validation within the financial services industry, including banks, insurers and investment managers.
His focus is on the development of model risk management frameworks, model risk management tooling and on the model development and validation of regulatory and non-regulatory market risk models.
Koen Dessens leads the Financial Risk team at Deloitte and has over 17 year of experience in the financial sector. With that experience he brings insights across a wide range of model types, with a focus on credit, market and economic capital methodologies. He is responsible for the model risk management initiative at Deloitte and has assisted numerous financial institutions with building a leading model risk management framework.
Senior model risk manager - risk governance
Leticia Pellucci Duarte Mortoza
Senior Model Risk Analyst
Leticia works as a senior model risk analyst at Nordea Denmark, leading the Treasury (ALM) and Capital models validation. She has 13 years experience in risk management and modelling within large commercial and investment banks spread between Sao Paulo, London and Copenhagen. In the recent years she has been mainly focused on the Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB) models. Leticia holds a Master degree in Financial Engineering and a PhD in Engineering from Sao Paulo University, and she is certified in Quantitative Finance (CQF).
Senior Lead – IBOR Transition programme
Lloyds Banking Group
Maurizio Garro works as a Senior Lead BA for the IBOR Transition programme at Lloyds Banking Group, where he is leading the delivery of the changes required for models, curves and products for the transition to the alternative risk-free rates for the Front and Back book. His background is in quantitative risk management, Model Risk, Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Pricing, Liquidity and Stress Testing.
He has a long-standing experience as an internal auditor, consultant and banker in model risk management and previously worked in the Development and Validation teams of top-tier financial institutions in Europe, U.S., and the U.K. for over 15 years.
Maurizio is a frequent speaker on various topics in risk management, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditor and the Director of the Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP) London Chapter.
He has been supporting as mentor start-ups involved in the development of AI/Machine learning products.
Maurizio Garro received his Master Degree in Economics from the Bocconi University of Milano and a certificate in Financial Risk Management (FRM) from GARP.