Financial Risk Day
Guy Debelle - Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
Guy Debelle- Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia Guy Debelle commenced as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016. He is Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee. Dr Debelle is a former chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee and also chaired the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group responsible for the development of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market.
Nigel Wilkin-Smith - Director, Portfolio Strategy, Future Fund
Simon Elimelakh - Head of Investment Risk and Portfolio Analysis, NAB Asset Management
Simon Elimelakh joined NAB Asset Management (formerly MLC Investment Management) in February 2012 as Head of Investment Risk. He is a voting member and the alternate chair of the NABAM Investment Committee. Simon has more than 20 years of investment experience in Australia having worked in senior roles for several major domestic and international funds management and consulting firms including Ibbotson Australia (Head of Strategy), BT Investment Management (Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies), Rothschild Asset Management (Head of Quantitative Analysis) and MSCI BARRA (Senior Consultant). Simon has a Masters in Applied Maths from Moscow University for Railway Engineers. Simon is a CFA Charterholder, Fellow of FINSIA and a member of The Q-Group and CQA (Chicago Quantitative Alliance).
Alastair Sloan - Chief Investment Officer of Beluga Capital
Alastair Sloan is the Chief Investment Officer of Beluga Capital, a newly formed family office. Previously, Alastair was employed by Sunsuper, a large superannuation company, as a member of their Investment team. He joined Sunsuper in 2014 as Manager of Tactical Asset Allocation with responsibility of short term Asset Allocation across their portfolios and has 31 years of investment experience. Alastair holds a BA (Honours) in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) and a Bachelor of Arts (UWO).
Stephen Kirchner - Program Director, Trade and Investment, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Who Should Attend:
- Banking and finance specialists
- Risk and compliance managers
- Actuaries and insurance professionals
- Fund managers
- Policy analysts
- Academic researchers
THE CENTRE FOR FINANCIAL RISK
Researchers at The Centre for Financial Risk investigate uncertainty in capital markets. We examine the spectrum of financial risks faced at all levels of the economy. Our research promotes greater stability and good decision-making by businesses, individuals, government and regulators. The nature and management of financial risks is investigated by a team of leading inter-disciplinary research with expertise in financial economics, econometrics and innovative modelling approaches.
Our Research Focus:
- International and domestic issues
- Regulation and government policy
- Banking, finance and asset pricing
- Insurance and risk analysis
- Energy and utility markets
- Climatic change and catastrophic risks
- Complex industry and corporate issues
- Behavioural economics and financial literacy
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION FEES:
- Early bird registration - $275 (inc GST) until 12 February 2018
- Normal ticket prices – $330 (inc GST)
- Group of 4 Ticketing - $990 (inc GST)
This registration includes lunch and refreshments, plus a conference cocktail event.
Financial Risk Day 2017
The Centre for Financial Risk in the Faculty of Business and Economics hosted Macquarie University’s seventh annual Financial Risk Day on 17 March 2017 at the Sydney Swissotel.
Risk Day is the main event held each year by Macquarie University's Centre for Financial Risk to showcase work being done by researchers in this multi-disciplinary centre while enhancing links with industry and regulatory practitioners. Risk Day is a platform to exchange ideas on emerging research and regulatory issues on important risk-related topics.
This year’s theme - Impact of Technological Innovation on Financial Risk – brought together experts on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Data Analytics and the wave of FinTech to examine the impact of these developments on the finance and insurance sector, economic and social exposure, and potential gains.
This year was the first time the Centre partnered with the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub to profile cyber security as a cross-cutting theme. This provided opportunities to discuss how industry, government and universities are collaborating to develop resilience of cyber security for business and society.
Sessions themes included:
- Risk management issues related to Fintech and digital currencies
- Innovations and risk modelling in cyber security
- Impacts of the blockchain on financial markets and institutions
- Digital banking services
- Risk fundamentals for successful peer-to-peer lending
Financial Risk Day 2017 brought together representatives of industry, academia and regulatory bodies including:
- David Yermack, cryptocurrency expert - New York University
- Piet De Jong, Professor of Actuarial Studies - Macquarie University
- Fergus Brooks, National Practice Leader, Cyber Risk – AON
- Simon Schwartz, Executive Director - Adexum Capital Peer-to-Peer Lending
- Mike Aitken, CEO, Professor and Chief Scientist - Capital Markets CRC
- Pete Steel, Executive General Manager, Digital - Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Please see attached Program: 2017 Program