Ketan B. Patel
Policy Advisor and Head of Financial Markets Risk Analysis
Ketan B. Patel is a policy advisor and head of financial markets risk analysis in the financial markets group. He is responsible for analyzing the public policy implications of risks in financial markets and financial market infrastructures.
Patel has over 19 years of risk management, research and trading experience to this position. Most recently, he was chief risk officer of OTC Clearing and deputy group risk officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited “HKEX.” He led a division of over 50 risk management professionals across China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.K. Prior to HKEX, Patel worked at CME Group. Additionally, he served as Vice-Chair of CCP12 and co-Chair of the CCP12 Risk Working Group.
During his career, he has managed risk through several stressed market events including COVID-19 and the 2015 Chinese Stock Market Collapse, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009, Refco bankruptcy and Sentinel Investments collapse. He has also led several post-trade initiatives including HKEX’s Next Gen Risk Models of VaR and Stress Testing, Stock & Bond Connect, established new central counter parties of OTC Clear HK Ltd and LME Clear and developed the quantitative modeling and risk policy teams in the risk research department at CME.
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