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Risk Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Since 2008 and the momentous events of the Financial Crisis, the Center for Financial Services has collaborated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to host a Risk & Banking Conference. The Risk Conference brings together regional and national banks of all sizes to discuss current topics in risk and banking.

Risk Conference Agendas

10th Annual Risk Conference

​Our theme this year is “Promise and Peril: Managing the Uncertainty of Rapid Innovation and a Changing Economy.” We’ll discuss changes in Fintech and regulation through the lens of blockchain, alternative lending, and robo-advising in a series of panels and keynote speakers, including a presentation by Deputy Governor Cecila Skingsley of Riksbank featuring The E-Krona Project. We’ll also discuss perspectives on banking in a changing economy in panels and in a keynote by ​President Loretta J. Mester of the ​​Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.​

March 29-30 2017

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9th Annual Risk Conference

Recent market volatility has highlighted the changing nature of financial stability.  Rates are rising in the US amidst global economic weakness while risk indicators in the debt market point to concerns over liquidity and credit quality.  As banks benefit from rising rates, they also face heightened uncertainty about credit markets including commercial real estate and leveraged buyouts.  The ongoing U.S. recovery continues to provide opportunities and pitfalls in these loan markets. Finally, the landscape of banking is changing rapidly and technology is unbundling many traditional financial services.  Fintech – ranging from payments to credit – opens new perspectives on efficiency, security, and funding sources.

The ninth annual Risk Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, explores these areas with an array of noteworthy speakers and panelists that include perspectives from industry professionals, academics, and regulators. ​

March 29-30, 2016​

8th Annual Risk Conference

The eighth annual Risk Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, explores these questions with an array of noteworthy speakers and panelists that include perspectives from industry professionals, academics, and regulators.

March 31- April 1, 2015

7th Annual Risk Conference

This year's theme is "Managing Risk in the Recovery." The agenda includes perspectives from senior executives through a mix of presentations and panel discussions.

April 8-9, 2014

6th Annual Risk Conference

Co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business, Center for Financial Services, the sixth annual joint Risk Conference will focus on business model and strategic risk given the current environment.

April 9 - 10, 2013

5th Annual Risk Conference

This year's conference will explore the changing shape of financial regulation. Practitioners, regulators and industry observers will contribute their thoughts on what might be on the horizon.

April 10-11, 2012

4th Annual Risk Conference

Risk management is facing a rebuilding process after the most significant financial crisis in 80 years. Professionals working in the field must shift their thinking about the interrelated nature of risks, the risk management process and practical application of risk resolution strategies.

April 11-April 12, 2011

3rd Annual Risk Conference

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Fed's Supervision and Regulation Department and DePaul University's Department of Finance. As the risk-management landscape continues to evolve, financial practitioners, academics and regulators offer lessons learned, perspectives on headline issues and insights on recent innovations in products and practices in the financial services industry.

April 6-7, 2010

2nd Annual Risk Conference

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University's Center for Financial Services hosted the second annual Financial Institutions Risk Management Conference. Panel discussions focused on lessons learned, the role of capital in providing risk discipline and the systemic risk presented by institutions that are "too big to fail."

April 14-15, 2009

First Risk Conference

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and De Paul University hosted the first annual conference with the thene Risk: Keeping Ahead of the Curve.

March 6-7, 2008

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