NEWS | For Immediate Release
NEW YORK, November 20, 2013 — Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk measurement and management, presented its 8th Annual Risk Practitioner Conference (RPC), which showcased an outstanding roster of keynotes, panelists and guest speakers on financial risk management and regulatory solutions.
Attendees at the conference, held October 20-23, 2013 at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, included more than 270 risk professionals from 91 global financial institutions and regulatory agencies. The event attracted risk management professionals from around the world, including Brazil, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada, to discuss how financial institutions can maximize returns from regulatory compliance, by leveraging necessary investment in regulatory solutions to generate business insight and gain a competitive advantage.
In a pre-conference survey, decision makers and users were asked about their current risk management implementation schedules. Close to half responded that they were already implementing risk management and reporting solutions to comply with the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) regulatory requirements, followed by 36% for Basel III and 39% for Dodd-Frank. Roughly one third were still researching solutions and seeking expert advice before deciding on a vendor; fewer than 6% had reached the stage of sourcing vendors.
When informally surveyed during conference about their plans for regulatory and risk solutions over the next 12 months, nearly all of the attendees reported plans to increase their investment.
Mark Almeida, President of Moody’s Analytics, delivered a keynote discussing ways in which financial institutions are taking a more holistic approach to risk management, a development that has been evident since the Great Recession. He was followed by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics, who discussed Moody’s Analytics economic outlook. Zandi’s remarks included reasons for both optimism and concern about the US economy in the coming year, citing the greatest threats as the drag from fiscal austerity, and how well emerging economics can navigate a potential rise in interest rates in developed economies.
With more than 40 panel discussions and presentations from external and internal speakers, several well-attended discussions focused on best practices in capital planning, improving loan origination efficiency, stress-testing models for banking, integrating economic capital and regulatory capital for stress-testing and modeling risk in a CCAR environment.
Topics also included the use of challenger models; reverse stress-testing; liquidity risk management; account-level retail modeling and the implications of Basel III, including how to bridge the gap between origination and regulatory reporting; Solvency II, Dodd-Frank, stress-testing, capital planning and balance sheet forecasting.
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