I didn't manage to make it to Nice last week for the RiskMinds Risk and Regulation Forum, but judging from the photos and my colleagues' recaps of the event, I think I'll make it a point to be there next year. The three-day event drew almost 200 attendees, who came together to hear speakers from the likes of Basel Committee, the European Commission, Banco de Espana and KPMG (the event’s lead sponsor).
Day Two narrowed the focus towards business strategy and implementation within the separate industry segments of insurance, banking, and asset management. Specific and practical issues relating to Basel III, Solvency II, UCITS, CRD IV, MiFID, and PRA (successor to the FSA) were addressed by market participants from ING, Mizuho Bank, JP Morgan, Allianz SE, AXA, and other market leaders.
Day Three allowed even more specificity as CRO’s, Quants, and Heads of Risk Modeling (from Swiss RE, Lloyd’s Banking Group, Standard Life, SCOR, and many others) spoke about the difficulties and challenges regarding their own experiences and responses in building internal models to adhere to these new and continually developing regulations.
Altogether, it sounds like an excellent opportunity to hear varied points of view, in a serious and congenial setting.