Course Agenda

Agenda

Model Risk Management - New York

Course Agenda

Day One - Tuesday, 4th June 2019

09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Model risk management & governance

  • Model risk management: history and trends
  • Models matter: definitions and the lay of the land
  • Comprehensive MRM framework
  • Setting key governing principles in the model risk policy 
  • Regulatory expectations and best practices: SR11-7 and beyond
  • Challenger and benchmarking models: "scars" from CCAR
  • Model risk assessment and tiering models by risk ratings
  • Managing model risk across the model lifecycle 

Speaker: Nikolai Kukharkin, Managing Director, Head of Model Risk Management, TIAA

11:00

Morning break

11:30

How to build a model risk management framework

  • Development, quantification, integration & implementation 
  • Setting risk appetite, policy & standards for model risk 
  • Model inventory process
  • Model lifecycle management (development, validation, implementation, use, periodic review) 
  • Estimating capacity for risk 
  • Application to stress testing models 

Speaker: Jing Zou, Managing Director, Enterprise Model Risk Management, Royal Bank of Canada

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Model validation & performance analysis

  • What is validation? 
  • Improving the models 
  • Validation tools
  • Performance analysis review 
  • How to quantify model limitations 
  • Vendor and third-party model validation 

Speaker: Antonina Harden, Senior Quantitative Specialist, OTC Derivatives, National Futures Association

15:30

Afternoon break

16:00

Pricing models & prudent valuation

  • Best approach to pricing models 
  • Products in balance sheet 
  • Market of products vs. pricing and hedging 
  • Source of valuation adjustments in pricing 
  • Identification and mitigation of model and input risk 
  • Prudent valuation 
  • Establishing pricing and validation framework 

Speaker: Qi Fu, Vice President Hedge Fund Analytics, MSCI 

17:30

End of day one

Day Two - Wednesday, 5th June 2019

09:00

Refreshments

09:30

Model risk management of non-pricing models 

  • Finance models, including treasury models and IFRS 9 
  • Compliance models (AML) 
  • Retail models (credit scoping/marketing) 
  • What does MRM of non-pricing models look like? 

Speaker: Jing Zou, Managing Director, Enterprise Model Risk Management, Royal Bank of Canada 

11:00

Morning break

11:30

Model validation for CECL 

  • CECL overview & implementation schedule 
  • Similarities and differences of CECL compared to IFRS 9 and CCAR
  • Sources of model risk in CECL models, from macro forecasting to model design and usage 
  • What new strategies and techniques need to be put in place for testing CECL models and assumptions? 

Speaker: Grigoris Karakoulas, President and Founder, InfoAgora Inc.

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Machine learning for model risk management 

  • What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)?
  • AI/ML use cases in Model Risk Management
  • Validation & Ongoing monitoring of AI/ML models 
  • Regulatory guidance for AI/ML models
  • Challenges of using AI/ML in Model Risk Management

Speaker: Samrah Kazmi, Senior Principal Consultant, SAS

15:30

Afternoon break

16:00

Model risk into the future

  • Applying models to new challenges 
  • Data challenges 
  • Automation vs. human judgement 
  • Big data and advanced analytics 
  • Treatment and governance of near-models and non-models 
  • Future of regulation; possible futures
  • Further evolution of models 

Speakers: Ryan Moore, Senior Manager, EY 

                  Rushabh Mehta, Senior Manager, EY 

17:30

End of course

 

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