Risks & Resolutions – Creating a New Foundation for Risk Management
Fourth Annual Risk Conference
Risk management is facing a rebuilding process after the most significant financial crisis in 80 years. Professionals working in the field must shift their thinking about the interrelated nature of risks, the risk management process and practical application of risk resolution strategies.
As the risk management landscape continues to evolve, and as the new regulatory structure commissioned by the Dodd-Frank Act continues to take form, our conference will attempt to bring forward the most current understandings in the field. Financial practitioners, academics and regulators will offer their perspectives on headline issues and recent regulatory reforms and on innovations in products and practices in the financial services industry.
The challenge of managing risk has taken on new dimensions in the wake of the historic events that have transpired over the past three 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. Confirmed speakers include:
- Sarah Dahlgren, Executive Vice President, Bank Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Charles L. Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- David W. Nelms, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Discover Financial Services
- Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
- Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Panel discussions will address the consequences of the most comprehensive regulatory reforms since the Great Depression, challenges of implementing new capital rules, the link between incentive compensation and risk management and the current state of mortgage finance. In addition, attendees will receive insights from a panel of chief risk officers, 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.
Session ends at 2:00 p.m.
Last Updated: 04/06/2011
Should you need to cancel your reservation, 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.
Tel: (212) 575-0006
Rate: $99 - $140
A business class property located just 2 blocks from the Federal Reserve Bank in the heart of the city’s financial district. This property features a complimentary fitness center, complimentary chilled, bottled water on each floor and a comfy, lower level living room for guests. Please visit their website for more information on the hotel.
Tel: (312) 986-1234
Rate: $173 and up
A historical gem, the Hotel Blake is a unique boutique property located in the Printers Row neighborhood filled with specialty shops and restaurants. This property is about a 5 block walk to the Chicago Fed. The award winning restaurant, Custom House, is housed on the first floor of the hotel. Room rate includes continental breakfast each morning and use of the fitness center. Please visit the hotel website for additional information.
Tel: (312) 660-8200
Rate: $210 and up
Located next door to the Chicago Fed, this 5 star property is the largest luxury hotel in Chicago. Housed in a landmark building designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham, this hotel opened in November 2010, after undergoing a $396 million restoration. The 610 rooms include all the luxuries expected from a 5 star hotel. This property also features a world-class 20,000 square foot spa and wellness center and The Florentine Restaurant featuring a seasonal menu with a focus on Italian/American fare. For more information, please visit the hotel's website.
Tel: (312) 944-6664
Rate: $189 and up
A luxury, all suite property, the Omni Chicago Hotel is located on they city’s Magnificent Mile of sight seeing, shopping and dining. This hotel is not within walking distance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Please visit the hotel's website for more information.
Tel: (312) 943-9800
Rate: $129 and up
Located within 3 blocks of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this property offers spacious suites and a full breakfast buffet each morning. This hotel is not within walking distance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. For details, please visit the hotel's website.
Tel: (312) 427-7800
Rate: $140 and up
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 just one and one-half blocks from the Federal Reserve Bank. Price includes a full breakfast buffet. Please visit the Club's website for additional details.
Tel: (312) 322-1200
Rate: $179 and up
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. For more information, please visit the hotel's website.
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.