Managing Risk in the Recovery

Last Updated: 6/27/2014
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The U.S. economy has begun to show positive signs of a sustainable recovery. Despite a few episodes of disappointing news, the markets appear to be optimistic that 2014 will be a year of solid economic growth. With these opportunities in the economic recovery also come new challenges. Risk management will need to evolve and adapt as business expands. To avoid the pitfalls of rapid growth, financial institutions will need to build their business to focus on long-term success. This risk conference will provide participants with insights from industry leaders and regulators on risk management strategies in today’s dynamic environment. The 2014 agenda includes perspectives from senior executives through a mix of presentations and panel discussions. Topics will include interest rate risk, cyber risk and regulatory expectations in the current environment. Participants will learn about concepts, tools and approaches to better manage risk while taking advantage of new opportunities.

 

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04/08/14
8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Steve Durfey, Senior Vice President Risk Specialists Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Elijah Brewer III, Professor and Chair, Finance Department, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University
9:00 AM
Keynote Address: Risk Management Challenges - Lessons we can learn from the story of The Three Bears...
Speaker
Kathryn Dick, Managing Director, Promontory
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Panel: Regulatory Update
Moderator
Emily Greenwald, Vice President – Policy, Capital Markets and Risk Specialists, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelists
John Vivian, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, Champaign Field Office, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Eric Robbins, Regional Manager, Division of Insurance and Research, Chicago Region, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Anthony Gibbs, Regional Director, Midwest Region, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
11:30 AM
Break
11:45 AM
Luncheon and Keynote Address
Ed Wehmer, Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust Financial Corporation
1:00 PM
Panel: Interest Rate Risk: Community Banking Organizations, Regional Banking Organizations and Large Banking Organizations Perspective
Moderator
Mary Aiken, Assistant Director, Program Direction, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Panelists
Doug Gray, Manager, Exams and Inspections, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Peter Stoffelen, Senior Examiner, Capital Markets Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Hammad Pirzada, Corporate Treasurer, The Private Bank
Dennis Angner, President and Chief Financial Officer, Isabella Bank Corporation
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Keynote Address: Cyber Security
Joseph Nocera, Partner, PwC
3:30 PM
Panel: Cyber Security
Moderator
Sebastiaan Gybels, Risk Management Team Leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelists
Kevin Novak, Chief Information Security Officer and IT Risk Manager, Northern Trust
Murray Walton, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Fiserv
Ryan Reynolds, Director, Security Operations / Security Services, The Options Clearing Corporation
5:00 PM
Reception
04/09/14
8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Keynote Speaker: A View from the Corner Office
Speaker
John Thain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CIT Group
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Panel: Directors and Enterprise Risk - Perspectives
Moderator
Bob Yohanan, Managing Director and CEO, First Evanston Bancorp
Panelists
Susan Gordy, Director, Johnson Bank & Johnson Financial Group
Ronald Peterson, Director, Quad City Bank & Trust and QCR Holdings, Inc.
John Rau, Director and Chairman of the Risk Oversight Committee of the BMO Financial Corporation Board, BMO Financial
11:15 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Panel: Perspectives on Current and Emerging Risks
Moderator
Steve Durfey, Senior Vice President Risk Specialists Division, Federal Reserve System
Panelists
Kevin Moffitt, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, First Midwest Bank
Steven Cunningham, Chief Risk Officer, Discover Financial Services
John Fleshood, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Wintrust Financial Corporation
1:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Steve Durfey, Senior Vice President Risk Specialists Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Elijah Brewer III, Professor and Chair, Finance Department, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University
1:00 PM
Box Lunch

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Club Quarters Hotel
111 W. Adams Street
Chicago ,  IL  
(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.

Hotel Blake
500 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago ,  IL  
(312) 985-1234

Rate:  $173 and up

 

An historical gem, the Hotel Blake is a unique boutique property located in the Printers Row neighborhood filled w/ 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 Hotel Blake. Room rate includes continental breakfast each morning and use of the fitness center.

JW Marriott Hotel
151 W. Adams Street
Chicago ,  IL  
(312) 660-8200

Rate: $189 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 sq. ft 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 Avenue
Chicago ,  IL  
(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.

Union Leage Club
65 W. Jackson
Chicago ,  IL  
(312) 943-9800 Mention Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Rate:  $180 and up

 

Located two blocks East of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Union League Club is a private club with well-appointed guest accommodations, gourmet dining and extensive athletic facilities. 

Residence Inn by Marriott
201 E. Walton Street
Chicago ,  IL  
(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.

The W Hotel City Center
172 W. Adams
Chicago ,  IL  
(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.


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