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Last Updated: 7/14/2016

Shifting Ground: The Changing Landscape in Financial Markets and Technology

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Recent market volatility has highlighted the changing nature of financial stability. Rates are rising in the U.S. amidst global economic weakness while risk indicators in the debt market point to concerns over liquidity and credit quality. As banks benefit from rising rates, they also face heightened uncertainty about credit markets including commercial real estate and leveraged buyouts. The ongoing U.S. recovery continues to provide opportunities and pitfalls in these loan markets. Finally, the landscape of banking is changing rapidly and technology is unbundling many traditional financial services. Fintech – ranging from payments to credit – opens new perspectives on efficiency, security and funding sources.

The ninth annual Risk Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, explores these areas with an array of noteworthy speakers and panelists that include perspectives from industry professionals, academics and regulators.

Tuesday, 03/29/16
8:30 AM
Opening Keynote
Keynote Speaker
Carl Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Northern Trust
9:30 AM
Break
9:45 AM
Panel 1: Public Debt

Debt Markets

Recent market volatility has highlighted the changing nature of financial stability. Rates are rising in the U.S. amidst global economic weakness while risk indicators in the debt market point to concerns over liquidity and credit quality. This part of the conference will speak to these risks from the perspective of market constituents (bankers, institutional investors and rating agencies).

Moderator
Hammad Pirzada, Corporate Treasurer, The PrivateBank
Panelists
Devi Aurora, Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s
Alex Roever, Head, U.S. Interest Rate Strategy and Short-term Fixed-income Strategy, J.P. Morgan
Robert Summers, Senior Vice President, Neuberger Berman
11:45 AM
Luncheon Speaker
James W. Paulsen, Ph.D., Chief Investment Strategist, Wells Capital Management
1:00 PM
Panel 2: Multifamily Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate and Leveraged Buyouts

As banks benefit from rising rates, they also face heightened uncertainty about credit markets. The next two panels of the conference will focus on risks in commercial real estate and leveraged buyouts. The ongoing U.S. recovery continues to provide opportunities and pitfalls in these loan markets. In addition to commercial banks, perspectives from private equity, mezzanine funds and developers will be featured.

Moderator
Ronald DeVries, Vice President, Appraisal Research Counselors
Panelists
Marc Parise, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Real Estate Lending, First Midwest Bank
Ken Krejca, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Christopher Fruy, Vice President, Heitman
Erin DiPaola Spears, Senior Vice President, Fifield Companies
Andrew Walker, Director, Wells Fargo
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Panel 3: Leveraged Buyouts
Moderator
David Althoff, Global Head, Industrials Mergers and Acquisitions, Duff & Phelps
Panelists
Stephen Isaacs, Managing Director and Group Head Sponsor, Finance, BMO Harris
Clay Ancri, Senior Supervision Financial Analyst, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Richard Jander, Managing Director, Maranon Capital
Trevor Clark, Managing Partner, Twin Brook Capital Partners
Phillip Bronsteatter, Principal, Pfingsten Partners
4:15 PM
Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker
David Casper, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Harris Bank
5:00 PM
Reception
Wednesday, 03/30/16
8:15 AM
Opening Fintech Keynote

Fintech

The landscape of banking is changing rapidly and technology is unbundling many traditional financial services. Fintech – ranging from payments to credit – opens new perspectives on efficiency, security and funding sources. In this final part of the conference, panelists and speakers representing Fintech platforms, investors, banks and regulators will discuss why Fintech has become more prominent and where these trends are headed.

Keynote Speaker
Renaud Laplanche, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Lending Club
9:15 AM
Panel 4: Fintech and Payments
Introduction
Rumi Morales, Executive Director, CME Ventures at CME Group
Moderator
Marc J. Grens, Co-Founder and President, Digital Mint
Panelists
Jonathan Solomon, Executive Director, Chicago Bitcoin Center
John Buzzard, Director, Product Management, Rippleshot
Ed O’Neill, Assistant Vice President, Strategies for Improving the Payment System, Secure Payments, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Andre Salvi, Managing Director, North American Strategy and Innovation, Retail and Small Business Payments, BMO
10:45 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Panel 5: Fintech and Credit
Moderator
Jeanine Swatton, Director, Developer Evangelism, Yodlee Interactive
Panelists
Cathy Lemieux, Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Larry Baker, Co-Founder, Bolstr
Chris Rentner, Chief Executive Officer, Akouba
Sean Tomasz, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, Argon Credit
12:30 PM
Conclusion
Event Information
Event Contact
Courtney Markovich
(312) 322-8329
Email
Date
03/29/16  - 03/30/16
Registration Deadline
Monday, March 21, 2016
Location
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Third Floor Conference Center
230 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604
Schedule

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm CT

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
8:15 am - 12:30 pm CT

Fee:
$0
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