Operational Risk: Categories of Risk and Case Studies for Consideration


Date: Thursday, September 12th 2019

NEW Location: PwC, 90 PARK AVENUE, New York, NY

Time: Registration & Cocktails 5:30 PM – Program Start 6:15 PM 

Please join our distinguished panel as we explore the following topics related to Operational Risk:
  • How does your firm define operational risk and what does this risk category encompass? 
  • Governance Structure Measuring and Monitoring
  • Risk Escalation
  • Capital Calculation 
  • Addressing Culture and Conduct Conflicts
  • Impact of Culture on Risk Events
  • Lessons Learned
  • Top Priorities and Key Risks in the Space
Confirmed Panelists:
Michelle Evaul, Managing Director and Head of Operational and Third Party Risk Management, Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group, BlackRock
Michelle Evaul, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group. Ms. Evaul is the Global Head of Operational and Third Party Risk Management. Ms. Evaul is also responsible for managing a forward agenda for the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. She is a member of RQA's Human Capital Committee (HCC) and co-Chair of Princeton Gives Grants Committee.
Ms. Evaul joined BlackRock in 2004, in the Internal Audit department, covering Equity, Fixed Income and Alternative investment management processes.  Prior to BlackRock, Ms. Evaul worked in public accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the Audit and Tax departments.
Ms. Evaul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration, with honors, each from Villanova University. 
Brian Goldman, Head of Operational Risk, Goldman Sachs
Bio to follow.
David Oman, Chief Market Risk Officer and CRO of Markets Division, BNY Mellon
Bio to follow. 

Brian S. Strauss, Executive Director and Senior Credit Officer, Natixis North America LLC, and RMA NY Chapter Chairman
Brian S. Strauss is an Executive Director and Senior Credit Officer at Natixis North America LLC, where he and his team have responsibility for managing the firm's credit risk to Financial Institutions and Structured Credit counterparties.  Brian also serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Association - New York Chapter (RMA NY) and he is a former Chairman of the Capital Markets Credit Analysts Society (CMCAS). Before joining Natixis, Brian worked for several years as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then eDelta Consulting, advising financial institutions on risk management, regulatory and compliance-related matters.
Prior to joining PwC, Brian served as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of KCG Americas LLC, as well as Deputy CRO of KCG Holdings, Inc. Brian previously served as CRO of Knight Capital Group, a predecessor firm, where he had global responsibility for credit, market and operational risk management. Before being promoted to this newly-created role in September, 2012, Brian had served as Chief Credit Officer of the firm.
Brian was previously a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer at UBS Americas Inc., where he served as Co-Head of Hedge Fund Credit in the Americas. While at UBS, Brian was the primary risk liaison to the domestic and international equities businesses and the exchange-traded derivatives businesses globally.  Prior to joining UBS, Brian was employed by Bank One N.A. as a Managing Director and Capital Markets Credit Officer, where his responsibilities included managing the bank's exposure to hedge funds, securities firms and money managers, and overseeing the ISDA documentation group.
Brian received a B.Sc. in finance from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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