Head of the Securities, European Commission
Tilman Lüder: Head of the Securities, European Commission
Tilman Lüder heads the unit developing European policy in the area of investment funds at the European Commission. Policy development in this area involves drafting legislative proposals, implementing acts and conducting pre-legislative impact studies. The unit represents the Commission in negotiations with Council and Parliament as well as with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Most recently Tilman was involved in equivalence decisions for share trading venues and also the Delegated acts for MiFID II and the Market Abuse Regulation, and amendments to the regulation on securities markets.
Head of Market Risk and Pricing Models, Quantitative Risk Management (QRM), Inc.
Andrei Lyashenko: Head of Market Risk and Pricing Models, Quantitative Risk Management (QRM), Inc.
Andrei Lyashenko is the head of Market Risk and Pricing Models at the Quantitative Risk Management (QRM), Inc. in Chicago. His team is responsible for research, implementation and support of pricing and risk models across multiple asset classes. In November 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Quant of the Year award, jointly with Fabio Mercurio from Bloomberg, L.P., for their Risk Magazine paper on modeling backward-looking rates.
Andrei is also adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before joining the QRM in 1997, Andrei was on the mathematical faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Iowa State University. Prior to coming to the US, he conducted academic research in applied math in Russia, Japan and Italy and published numerous research papers in the area of fluid stability in major mathematical journals. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from the Novosibirsk State University, Russia and a PhD in Mathematics from the Russian Academy of Science.
Global Head of Quant Analytics, Bloomberg L.P.
Fabio Mercurio: Global Head of Quant Analytics, Bloomberg L.P.
Fabio is global head of Quantitative Analytics at Bloomberg LP, New York. His team is responsible for the research on and implementation of cross-asset analytics for derivatives pricing, XVA valuations and credit and risk management. Fabio is also adjunct professor at NYU. He has jointly authored the book ‘Interest rate models: theory and practice’ and published extensively in books and international journals, including 16 cutting-edge articles in Risk Magazine. Fabio holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Padua, Italy, and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Non-Executive Director: Loughborough Building Society
Moorad Choudhry: Non-Executive Director: Loughborough Building Society
Professor Moorad Choudhry is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Recognise Financial Services Ltd. Previously he was Treasurer, Corporate Banking at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank, Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products and vice-president in structured finance services at JPMorgan Chase Bank. He began his career at the London Stock Exchange in 1989.
At KBC FP Moorad led the team that designed, originated and structured Picaros Funding LLP, the world’s first multi-SPV synthetic asset-backed funding vehicle, and later winner of the Euromoney Structured Finance Deal of the Year award for 2005.
Moorad is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Structured Finance, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, and American Securitization. He is author of The Principles of Banking.
Senior Consultant, Solum Financial Limited
Kevin Liddy: Senior Consultant, Solum Financial Limited
Kevin has 30 years of experience in trading, risk management and consultancy. He has acted as an expert witness and been deposed in the US courts. Prior to joining Solum Financial Kevin worked at Chase Manhattan, Bear Stearns, Nat West and Royal Bank of Scotland. At Royal Bank of Scotland he was Global co-head of Counterparty Exposure Management responsible for the Pricing, Management and Trading of all counterparty risk activities. In addition Kevin was Global Head of STIRT, responsible for all Delta trading products in the short end of the curve. Previously at Bear Stearns and Chase Manhattan he was head of Sterling derivative trading. Kevin holds a BSc. Hons in Applied Science from Kingston University.
Director – Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank
Emiliano Papa: Director – Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank
- Director – Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank
- PhD in Theoretical Physics Oxford
- Lecturer at University of Texas at Austin
Managing Director, Antevorta Consultants
Sharon Freeman: Managing Director, Antevorta Consultants
Sharon’s career spans nearly 25 years across the financial industry; from investment banking to corporate banking and asset management within front and back office with experience in multiple products. She held positions at Standard Chartered, Barclays, Dresdner, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Asset Management.
Antevorta Consultants was established in 2013 to address the evolving regulatory landscaped. Sharon worked initially in remediation programmes including the high-profile mis-selling of interest rate swaps, delivering business change and implementation of group-wide controls framework.
She has an extensive knowledge of LIBOR transition risks and implementation challenges attained through first-hand practitioner experience and various programme mandates. Sharon presented at the inaugural LIBOR Transition training course by Risk.net. She is a regular speaker at LIBOR conferences and training events as well as providing insights through webinars.
Partner & Director PRMIA
Navin Rauniar: Partner & Director PRMIA
Navin is a Risk Director with 17 years’ experience in advising the sell side on the delivery of prudential regulation such as IBOR Transition, FRTB, IRRBB, Basel III, CRR 2 and CRD V. Navin is currently leading the IBOR workstream for a Tier One bank.
Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Manager at a leading global advisory firm, where he led the analysis of the impact of the IBOR Transition on financial institutions. Additionally, Navin has spent 15 years in the industry working in global run-the-bank and change-the-bank roles for Credit Suisse, RBS, Commerzbank and JP Morgan across Front Office, Risk and Operations.
Navin is a steering committee member of the Professional Risk Managers Association where he represents the Risk Management industry on regulatory initiatives, mentoring of capital markets professionals, and a frequent speaker at banking & thought leadership events.
Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank
Colin Turfus: Quantitative Analyst, Deutsche Bank
Colin Turfus has worked for the last twelve years as a financial engineer, mainly analysing model risk for credit derivatives and hybrids. More recently his interest has been in the application of perturbation methods to risk management, finding efficient analytic methods for computing, e.g., CVA, VaR and model risk. He is currently working in Global Model Validation and Governance at Deutsche Bank. He also taught evening courses on C++ and Financial Engineering at City University for seven years. Prior to that Colin worked as a developer consultant in the mobile phone industry after an extended period in academia, teaching applied maths and researching in fluid dynamics and turbulent dispersion.
Interim Chief Executive, Foresters Friendly Society
Erik Vynckier: Interim Chief Executive, Foresters Friendly Society
Erik Vynckier is interim Chief Executive of Foresters Friendly Society, chair of Research and Thought Leadership at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and senior adviser to derivatives and capital markets software vendor FiNCAD, following a career in investment banking, insurance, asset management and the petrochemical industry.
He co-founded EU initiatives on high performance computing and big data in finance and co-authored “High-Performance Computing in Finance” and “Tercentenary Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Leibniz”. Erik graduated as MBA at London Business School and as chemical engineer at Universiteit Gent.
Reader in Mathematics, University College London (UCL)
Andrea Macrina: Reader in Mathematics, University College London (UCL)
Andrea holds a PhD in Mathematics from King’s College, University of London, and an MSc in Physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a Reader in Mathematics and the Director of the Financial Mathematics MSc Programme in the Department of Mathematics, University College London. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Cape Town in the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM). Andrea is one of the principle developers of information-based asset pricing, a framework for the pricing of a variety of asset classes including credit, fixed-income, equity, and insurance-linked assets. He speaks at seminars and conferences where he presents research findings to academics and industry professionals. He is the co-founder of the Financial Mathematics Team Challenge (FMTC), an annual research student workshop held in Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro. Andrea’s research benefits from fruitful collaborations with international researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners of the financial service industry. He is a member of the London Mathematical Society, the American Mathematical Society, the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, and the Bachelier Finance Society. Aside from projects in applied probability and stochastic modelling, a significant part of Andrea’s current research focuses on the transition from interbank offered rates (IBOR) to so-called risk-free rate (RFR) benchmarks.
Personal web site: https://amacrina.wixsite.com/macrina