Searching for the New Normal: The Rebuilding Process for Risk Management
Third Annual Risk Conference
Theme: As we search for the "new normal" in risk management after the most significant financial crisis in 50 years, we must shift our thinking about the interrelated nature of risks, the risk-management process and the practical application of risk resolution strategies. As the risk-management landscape continues to evolve, financial practitioners, academics and regulators offer lessons learned, perspectives on headline issues and insights on recent innovations in products and practices in the financial services industry.
If you have any questions, you may contact Shirley Brown (see contact information in the column to your right) or Linda Nowicki via e-mail or by telephone at 312-322-8185.
Objective: For risk practitioners, the challenge of managing risk remains as difficult as ever. In light of the historic events that have transpired over the past two years, today's business climate presents risk practitioners with unprecedented complexity and challenges for management decision-making. This conference will provide practical insights into the workings of risk management. Panel discussions will address the challenges of capital planning, the link between compensation and risk management, the current state of commercial real estate and the role of financial modeling in risk mitigation. In addition, attendees will receive insights from a panel of chief risk officers and from a chief executive officer, as they share their strategies for managing risk at their respective organizations.
This conference is not open to the media or the general public. Participants are requested to use discretion in sharing the content of the conference with professional colleagues. The use of electronic recording devices is prohibited.
Last Updated: 04/12/2010
Please call the hotel directly, ask for reservations and identify yourself as attending a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference to obtain our current rate. If you need to cancel, please notify the hotel 48 hours in advance of your arrival to avoid a no-show charge equivalent to a one-night stay. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of any hotel. Please call early to ensure your choice of hotel and rate. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Brown via e-mail or by telephone at (312) 322-6160. Thank you.
Club Quarters Hotel, City Center
111 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60604
Reservations (Member Services): (212) 575-0006Website
Rates: Start at $119 + tax
A business class property located just 2 blocks from the Federal Reserve Bank in the heart of the city’s financial district. This property just underwent a complete renovation of all sleeping rooms. Full service restaurant on-site, Elephant and Castle, also provides room service.
Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan
75 E Wacker Dr
(Off Michigan Ave)
Chicago, IL 60601
Reservations (Member Services): (212) 575-0006
Rates: Start at $124 + tax
Situated at Chicago's most visited intersection along the Chicago River, this landmark tower has been fully restored to its historical grandeur. The building offers spectacular views of the skyline, including the floodlit landmarks - Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower - immediately across the river. Just north of the Club Quarters is the Magnificent Mile, famous for shopping. A convenient walk to the Chicago Cultural Center, Grant Park and Marina City. Featuring Bacino's Restaurant, offering American and Italian fare in a relaxed, split-level restaurant. This property is within walking distance of the Bank for energetic walkers.
Omni Chicago Hotel
676 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Reservations: (312) 944-6664
Rates: Start at $189 + tax
A luxury, all suite property, the Omni Chicago Hotel is located on the city’s magnificent mile of sight seeing, shopping and dining. This hotel is a 10-15 minute cab ride to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (not within walking distance).
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Reservations: (312) 427-7800Website
Rate: $140.00 + 20% club surcharge
A private club housed in a historical and architectural landmark building. Guests can enjoy many of the amenities the club offers, such as their extensive art collection, stately library and athletic department, including a swimming pool. This property is located less than 2 blocks from the Federal Reserve Bank.
The W Hotel City Center
172 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
Reservations: (312) 322-1200
Rate: Call for current rates
A cosmopolitan property in the middle of Chicago’s Loop, the W Hotel features Rainforest showers, oversized work desks, down pillows and more. This property is just around the corner from the Federal Reserve Bank.
Since 2008, the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Chicago Fed in partnership with the Department of Finance at DePaul University has been reaching out to risk practioners to discuss risk managment strategy. These links to previous conferences provide some context to this year's discussion.