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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.

Tuesday, 04/06/10
8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM
Opening Remarks
Ali Fatemi, Alumni Professor and Chair, Department of Finance, DePaul University
Carl Tannenbaum, Vice President, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Introduction and Keynote
Charles L Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:30 AM
Panel: Chief Risk Officer
Dick Cahill, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Terry Bulger, Executive Vice President, BMO Financial Group
John Fleshood, Executive Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Larry Kallembach, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, MB Financial Corporation
11:45 AM
Luncheon and Keynote
Eugene Ludwig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group and Former Comptroller of the Currency
1:30 PM
Panel: State of Commercial Real Estate
Jim Shilling, Professor of Finance, Michael J. Home Chair of Real Estate Studies, DePaul University
Brian Gordon, Senior Professional, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Timothy Riddiough, Director, Center for Real Estate, and Professor and E.J. Plesko Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Robert Bach, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Grubb-Ellis
3:15 PM
Randall Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Former Federal Reserve Governor
4:15 PM
Panel: Capital Planning
Andre Reynolds, Team Leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Tanya K Smith, Basel II Program Manager for Large Bank Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Ron Feldman, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Joseph R Mason, Hermann Moyse, Jr./Louisiana Bankers Association Endowed Chair of Banking, Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business
5:30 PM
Wednesday, 04/07/10
8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Keynote: CEO Perpsectives on Risk
Christopher Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, 1st Source
9:15 AM
Panel: Risk and Compensation
Keith M Howe, Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Finance, DePaul University
Steven Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Kevin J Murphy, Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
James Nelson, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10:45 AM
Panel: Financial Modeling
Carl Tannenbaum, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Michael Alix, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Deborah J Lucas, Professor of Finance , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
William H Schomburg III, Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Capital, State Street Corporation
12:00 PM
Box Luncheon
12:00 PM
Special Event: Bankers Only Session







Last Updated: 04/12/2010

Hotel Information

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) 575-0006


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) 427-7800


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.

Event Information
Event Contact
Shirley Brown
(312) 322-6160
04/06/10  - 04/07/10
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Third Floor Conference Center
230 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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