Fifth Annual Risk Conference

Last Updated: 4/17/2012

Five years after the onset of the financial crisis, the financial services industry is still working through a process of rehabilitation. Balance sheets are stronger, but problem areas remain. The contours of the new regulation are becoming clearer, but implementing new dictates will require a lot of work from bankers and their supervisors. Instiutions are anxious to reinforce safety and soundness, but must also find avenues to restore profitability.


This year's conference will explore the trade-offs involved on each of these fronts. Practitioners, regulators and industry observers will contribute their thoughts on what might be on the horizon.


If you have any question, you may contact Shirley Brown (see contact information in the column to your right) or Linda L. Nowicki via e-mail or by telephone at (312) 322-8185.


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.

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8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Ali Fatemi, DePaul University
Carl Tannenbaum, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Keynote Address
Daniel K Tarullo, Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
10:00 AM
Panel 1: Chief Risk Officer Panel
Todd Vermilyea, Federal Reserve Board
David Sutter, Discover Financial
Diane Kerr, State Farm
Kevin Moffitt, First Midwest Bank
11:45 AM
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Thomas Hoenig, Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1:30 PM
Panel 2: Measuring and Managing Risk: Systemic and Liquidity
Kristin LaPorte, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Steven Schwarcz, Duke Law School
Leonard Matz, Liquidity Risk Advisors
Mary Aiken, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker
Richard Davis, U.S. Bancorp
4:15 PM
Panel 3: Stress Testing and Capital Planning
Brad Vander Ploeg, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
David Palmer, Federal Reserve Board
Peter Christoffersen, Rotman School of Management
David J Long, Raymond James & Associates
5:15 PM
8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Panel 4: The Dodd-Frank Act
Kevin Van Solkema, The Private Bank
Jeffrey Brown, Promontory Financial Group
Ken Phelan, Oliver, Wyman & Co.
Molly Mahar, Federal Reserve Board
10:30 AM
Panel 5: Housing Risk
Tom Neary, Lifeline Assets
Douglas Duncan, Fannie Mae
Chris Mayer, Columbia Business School
Bill Longbrake, Executive in Residence, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
12:00 PM
Box Luncheon

Luncheon concludes at 1:00 p.m.

12:00 PM
Special Event – Bankers Only Session

Special event concludes at 2:00 p.m.

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Area Hotels

Club Quarters Hotel
111 W Adams St
Chicago ,  IL   60603
(312) 575-0006

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.

Wyndham Blake Hotel
500 S Dearborn St
Chicago ,  IL   60605
(312) 986-1234

A historical gem, the Wyndham Blake Hotel 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.

JW Marriott Hotel
151 W Adams St
Chicago ,  IL   60603
(312) 660-8200

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.

Omni Chicago Hotel
676 N Michigan Ave
Chicago ,  IL   60611
(312) 944-6664

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.

Residence Inn by Marriott
201 E Walton Pl
Chicago ,  IL   60611
(312) 943-9800

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.

The W Hotel City Center
172 W Adams St
Chicago ,  IL   60603
(312) 322-1200

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.

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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.

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