Lead sponsors

Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) is the world's premier enterprise risk management consulting firm. QRM develops industry-leading risk management principles, practices, and models, and provides clients with the advice, knowledge, and tools necessary to leverage those innovations into higher risk-adjusted returns. Since 1987, we have partnered with our clients to enhance their ability to measure risk, identify profitable opportunities, and make sound financial decisions. With offices in Chicago, London, and Singapore, QRM has established over 250 long-term engagements with top financial institutions from the banking, finance, and insurance industries worldwide.

www.qrm.com

Co-sponsors

BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or financial industries or in government, experience real results when they work with us. We combine industry, operational and technology skills with relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each client's individual challenges. This adaptive approach is at the heart of our culture and has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world's leading companies and organizations. Our global consulting network of more than 10,000 people serves clients in over 75 countries and engages with them for measurable results and long-lasting success.

About the Abacus Solution Suite

With the Abacus Solution Suite, BearingPoint offers banks, insurers, financial services providers, central banks, and supervisory authorities, innovative Regulatory and Risk Technology (RegTech/RiskTech) along the regulatory value chain. Over 240 customers, from approximately 1,900 domestic and foreign reporting entities, trust the Abacus Solution Suite products. BearingPoint provides unrivalled experience, and a unique product and service offering in the area of regulation, ranging from consulting to managed end-to-end services, from proprietary specialist reporting software to ongoing training solutions.

For more information, please visit: www.bearingpoint.com

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas— the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

Learn more at www.willistowerswatson.com

Exhibitors

BNP Paribas has operations in 75 countries and boasts more than 185,000 employees, including approximately 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

www.bnpparibas.com

Crowe Horwath, one of the largest consulting, technology and accounting firms, has deep subject matter experience in risk management, internal audit, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance to keep our clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and best practices.

BaxterBruce is a management consultancy known for its deep specialisation and expertise in risk and capital management, programme delivery, and people and organisational change within the insurance sector. BaxterBruce has worked with numerous clients to help deliver and embed practical, sustainable change, to facilitate proactive decision making and meet regulatory requirements.

In May 2016, the BaxterBruce team joined Crowe Horwath. The combination of the two businesses enables a broader and deeper range of services provided to the insurance sector and beyond. Our collective focus is on delivering smart decisions that create lasting value for our clients, helping them to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management.

FactSet delivers the world's best insight and information to investment professionals through superior analytics, service, content, and technology. More than 63,000 users make smarter investment decisions with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. FactSet is also an honoree of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US and a Best Workplace Award recipient in the United Kingdom and France. FactSet is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS).

Learn more about FactSet. Visit www.factset.com

Ortec Finance helps clients making better investment decisions. We provide insight into the impact of possible (investment) decisions, increase the transparency of the decision-making process, and ensure that our clients are in control. We do so through a combination of quantitative models, information technology and market knowledge.

At present, Ortec Finance has approximately 2.5 trillion euro in assets under advisement for a host of clients from Northern Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific: pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, asset managers, banks and real estate managers. In most of these markets we have been operating for several decades now, building up a long track record. And we continue to build on this proven approach by constantly testing and perfecting our methods. Our quantitative models are based on the latest scientific findings, and we keep investing in new, innovative solutions. Because of this, we have built a solid reputation that allows us to face the future with confidence.

More information: www.ortec-finance.com

RPC Consulting is a 50+ strong team of insurance industry experts with deep sector expertise.
We specialise in risk and capital management, actuarial solutions and broader strategic and management consultancy. In parallel, our revolutionary technology platform transforms day to day actuarial tasks through ground-breaking increases in speed, functionality and ease of use.

Culturally focussed on service quality and client needs, we offer technically outstanding solutions that help deliver a competitive advantage.

www.rpc.co.uk

Marketing Partners

AMICE, the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe, was created in January 2008 and its prime purpose is to ensure that the voice of the mutual and cooperative insurance sector in Europe is heard and that the interests of its members are taken into account in securing a level playing field for all insurers in Europe regardless of their legal form.

AMICE provides a platform for mutual and cooperative insurers of all sizes to combine resources and expertise, exchange experiences across national borders and discuss key issues and concerns relating to planned legislative and regulatory changes and developments.

In the 28 EU Members States, the close to 2,700 insurers united in the mutual and cooperative sector account for more than half of all insurance undertakings and for a market share of over 30% representing close to EUR 400 billion in insurance premiums. They provide cover for close to 400 million members-policyholders and employ 430,000 staff.

With more than 100 direct members and representing about 700 more insurers indirectly, AMICE speaks for a significant part of the insurance sector.

www.amice-eu.org

IIS mission is one of international collaboration, bringing together key decision makers from the insurance industry to combine their knowledge of regulatory issues, finance, and governance, utilizing research as a force to drive global industry growth and innovation. Our vision is to position the global insurance industry as a key contributor to the open dialog on the economic and social development of markets. The IIS provides a forum for all stakeholders of the industry, with members representing insurance executives, regulatory authorities, and insurance scholars from over 90 countries. 

http://www.internationalinsurance.org/

Founded in 2005, ORIC International (ORIC) is the leading operational risk consortium for the (re)insurance and asset management sector globally.

ORIC is a not for profit organisation that facilitates the anonymised and confidential exchange of operational risk intelligence between member firms, providing a diverse, high quality pool of quantitative and qualitative information on relevant operational risk exposures.

ORIC provides industry benchmarks, undertakes leading-edge research, sets trusted standards for operational risk and provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and best practice. ORIC has 38 members with accelerating growth globally.

www.oricinternational.com

Endorsed by

The stated mission of the Institute is to promote the development and discipline of Operational Risk and to foster and maintain investigations and research into the best means and methods of developing and applying the discipline and to encourage, increase, disseminate and promote knowledge, education and training and the exchange of information and ideas.

The Institute of Operational Risk is an organisation that has as its primary aim the promotion of skills and standards associated with Operational Risk Management. It is an independent, not for profit, professional body designed to support its members through the provision of:

  • Professional standards against which membership and professional competency is judged
  • External events for the promotion of ideas, ongoing professional development and networking
  • Research to assist the above and ensure the continual improvement of methods, techniques and knowledge
  • Sound Practice Guidance – the development of a series of Sound Practice Guidance papers concerning various aspects of Operational Risk Management practices

www.ior-institute.org