22 Jun 2015
23 Jun 2015
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Open to: Specialists and business managers, including threat specialists, academics, policy-makers, practitioners and advisors
Cambridge Judge Business School
In June 2015 the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies brought together leaders and decision makers from businesses, governments, academia and NGOs to explore salient topics in risk management. The summit was held at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and was followed by a conference dinner at St John’s College, Cambridge.
This year’s summit, ‘Risk Testing: Stressing the Boundaries’, took the topical theme of applying stress tests to financial institutions, business management, and other operations. The past few years of requiring banks in all the major jurisdictions of the world to perform different sets of stress tests has proved controversial and has prompted questions about the objectives and techniques of stress testing. The conference addressed current thinking about how to develop better stress tests that make our financial services – and our overall society – safer, including learning from how stress tests are used in other disciplines and setting ‘risk tests’ that reflect likelihood and realistic narratives as well as severity benchmarks.
Keynote speakers addressed a number of different viewpoints around stress testing, the issues of understanding systemic risk, and improving the resilience of our society and our economic system. Panels of specialists, including regulators, practitioners, and analysts debated the business benefits of stress testing as a practice.
Speakers included professionals involved in implementing stress tests, regulators who oversee stress tests, academics, commentators, and professionals from a range of different industries.
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Ed Jenkins is Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific, Group General Manager at HSBC. Previous roles within HSBC include Global Head of Wholesale Credit and Market Risk, Chief Risk Officer, Global Banking and Market, Global Head of Independent Model Review and Model Risk Governance and Chief Accounting Officer, Global Banking and Markets.
Prior to HSBC, Ed was Global Head of Equity Valuation Group, JP Morgan Chase.