Barbara Ridpath, chief executive of the newly-formed International Centre for Financial Regulation - a London think tank established by 19 leading financial institutions in co-operation with the UK Government and the City of London - is to participate in the opening panel at Finextra's forthcoming risk and transaction management event in February.
The ICFR, an independent global research institute focused entirely on financial regulation, was launched earlier this month with a mandate to provide objective, non-partisan research, debate and training on financial regulation.
A former executive managing director at Standard & Poor's, Ridpath will lead the ICFR's efforts to explore new frontiers and foster best practice in international regulatory co-operation, compliance and risk management.
At Finexpo, Ridpath will take the stage after a scene-setting keynote address by Dr Christian Szylar, managing director, portfolio risk services, at Royal Bank of Scotland, who will discuss the lessons learned from the sub-prime crisis and global credit crunch. The opening panel debate will then explore new directions in risk management under the moderation of Edward Sankey, fellow and council member of the Institute of Operational Risk.
Other prominent speakers at the one-day event, which will also look at how clearing infrastructures are evolving to meet market challenges, include:
- Marco Strimer, CEO, SIX x-clear
- Simon Wheatley, director of regulatory liaison, LCH Clearnet
- Ilse Peeters, director of public affairs, Euroclear
- Manfred Skalitzky, principal expert, T2S programme at the European Central Bank
- John Tanner, head of equity post-trade service development, London Stock Exchange
The high-level speaker programme is supported by an exhibition featuring the latest operational tools for promoting and enhancing risk management and operational efficiency from leading industry vendors, including IBM, SAS, Software AG and Thomson Reuters.
Registration is free to qualifying representatives of banks and financial services institutions: Finexpo - Risk & Transaction Management