Speakers

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Daniel McCarthy

head of unit, resolution planning and decisions

Single Resolution Board

Daniel McCarthy is a Head of Unit, Resolution Planning and Decisions at the Single Resolution Board. Daniel leads the resolution teams for banks based in the Netherlands and Belgium. This comprises a portfolio of fifteen banks including EU and US GSIBs as well as other large and domestically focussed banks.

In addition, Daniel represents the SRB in discussions on the European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS), the third Pillar of the Banking Union.

Previously, he was a Senior Bank Expert at the European Banking Authority. He held the position of Head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Supervision Team in the Central Bank of Ireland. From 2007 to 2010 he worked at Lloyds Banking Group in Dublin, as a Divisional Head of Strategy and subsequently a Divisional Director of Finance.

Prior to this, Daniel worked for several years in the Corporate Finance and Strategy Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Daniel is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Galway and a Master of Business Studies, from University College Dublin.

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Johannes Langthaler

bank resolution policy expert

Austrian Financial Market Authority

Mr. Johannes Langthaler is a Bank Resolution Policy Expert at the Austrian Financial Market Authority. Since joining the Austrian Financial Market Authority, his work program has covered a broad range of topics in the area of bank resolution and bank regulation. He participated in the negotiations of the CRR II / BRRD II package (‘Finalizing post-crisis reform’) at the European Council and was working on a highly diverse range of topics, including loss absorbing capacity (MREL/TLAC standard), cross-border resolution planning, liquidity regulation and macroprudential policy. He was a regular guest speaker and panelist at national and international conferences and has published in journals. Mr. Langthaler is also a Lecturer on Economics and the Financial System at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.

Prior to joining the Austrian Financial Market Authority, he worked in the area of crisis management for banks in EU Programme countries at the European Central Bank and in the Cabinet of an EU Commissioner at the European Commission. He also worked at the Economics Department of the Austrian Central Bank on inflation expectations and bank credit lending. Mr. Langthaler holds graduate degrees from University of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology in Economics, Political Science and Business Information Technology.

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Geoff Carpenter

treasurer

Pershing EMEA (BNY Mellon)

As Treasurer at Pershing EMEA (BNY Mellon), Geoff Carpenter heads up the Treasury and Regulatory Reporting teams and his role also includes the management of over £3bn of client money.

Having joined Pershing 3 years ago, Geoff’s previous employment includes 3 years at Prudential (planning corporate dividends, hybrid capital issuance and FX hedging) and 10 years at Santander UK (heading up IR, ratings agencies and funding and liquidity planning teams in Treasury).

Geoff is a qualified chartered accountant and corporate treasurer and, aside from his family, his interests includes volunteering at a local children’s playground (as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees), reading and dabbling in various sporting activities.

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Sjoerd Kuipers

banking resolution division

Dutch Central Bank

Sjoerd Kuipers is part of the resolution department of the Dutch Central Bank where he heads the teams responsible for the resolution planning of medium- and small sized banks and the further development of the sale of business tool. In the last role, Sjoerd focusses on improving the application of resolution through the sale of (part of) a failing bank by implementing the steps of a regular M&A sell side process in the resolution planning and execution process.  

Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank, Sjoerd worked in the Transaction Services department of Deloitte where he focused on complex carve out and financial restructuring transactions. Before that, Sjoerd worked in the Financial Services department of PwC, where he advised pension funds, insurance companies and private equity on cross-border (re)structuring and international tax optimization.

Sjoerd holds an M.B.A. and a MSc. Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management as well as a MSc. Fiscal Economics from the University of Amsterdam.   

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Kavita Savur

head of recovery and resolution planning

UBS

Kavita Savur is the UK Head of Recovery and Resolution Planning at UBS. She has been responsible for producing a recovery plan, resolution planning information, including a solvent wind-down plan for UBS's investment banking subsidiary and branch in the UK since 2013.  Previously, she was responsible for delivering a number of regulatory programs for UBS in EMEA. Prior to that she was a Managing Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting in the UK and India. Kavita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, and a Masters in Management Studies in Finance from the University of Mumbai.

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Ben Arram

prudential regulation consultant

Bovill

Ben is a prudential regulation consultant in Bovill’s Funds and Markets team, bringing with him over 11 years of prior experience gained at top and mid-tier global financial services firms. Ben has held a number of positions spanning regulatory finance, regulatory reporting, strategic capital management and risk, focusing on credit risk prudential regulation in both retail and wholesale banking.

Before joining Bovill, Ben was a Senior Manager at Lloyds Banking Group specialising in capital management and strategy. He advised the Group on emerging credit risk regulations and capital optimisation across a full range of consumer lending products, including the UK’s largest mortgage portfolio, unsecured lending, revolving credit and motor financing. Ben has also held roles at Standard Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, RBS and Barclays Investment Bank (formally Barclay Capital), where he worked extensively on the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP), Recovery and Resolution Planning and Pillar 3 disclosures. 

Ben graduated from Manchester with a Masters in Electronic Engineering and is also a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

 

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Lesley Scott

executive director

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Asia Pacific

Experienced risk professional working in the financial sector. Areas of expertise include RRP, Liquidity risk management,risk appetite, regulatory change and public speaking. Professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) focused inInternational Business, Trade, and Tax Law. 

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Robert Tripp

owner and managing director

Tripple Consulting

Robert is and has been for the last 19 years the owner and driving force behind the Tripple Consulting, a boutique firm of management consultants focused on making banking better. He is a highly respected consultant in Banks with specialist knowledge in core banking, payments and banking regulation built up over 40 years.

He is one of the leading RRP and Structural Reform Consultants in the UK.  He was the only Ring Fencing consultant retained by RBS continuously from November 2011.  He led a small team of design consultants working on a variety of problems reporting directly to the Programme director in the Commercial Banking Division (the division most impacted by Ring Fencing).   He also advised Bank of Ireland on their OCIR designs and programmes over the last two years.

Prior to Setting up his own company, he worked at NatWest, Gartner Group and IBM.  He has a first class honours degree in Maths, an MBA is a Certified Management Consultant.  His main leisure activity involves supporting youth cricket in North London in a variety of roles.