Cathy Hampson is the Regional Head of Operational Risk Management for Europe and Asia for AIG Asset Management (Europe) Limited, London. Cathy joined AIG in 2013 from Morgan Stanley, where she was responsible for the global Sarbanes-Oxley program and the Finance Operational Risk department. Cathy has extensive experience in Operational Risk Management across all asset classes and has also held previous roles at Barclays Global Investors and Chase Manhattan. In addition to being a founder developer of the Corporate Operational Risk framework in her previous role, she has also held roles in Securities Lending Trading, Operations, IT, Finance and Compliance and Project Management. Cathy graduated in Fuel and Energy Engineering/Management Studies from Leeds University, holds an MBA from the London Business School, is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and is involved in the examination setting for the Advanced Operational Risk Examination of the Chartered Institute of the Securities and Investments Institute.
Tom is the Chief Risk Officer for Allianz Group, responsible for global risk controlling and risk management policies and guidelines. Prior to joining Allianz in 2008, Tom was the Chief Risk Officer for ING's global insurance operations. Prior to joining ING in 2005, Tom was the Global Head, Finance & Risk Practice at Oliver Wyman & Company (OWC), a consulting firm specializing in serving financial services firms in risk, strategy and organization. Prior to joining OWC in 2002, Tom was the CFO & CRO for Swiss Re New Markets (SRNM), responsible for the risk management, financial / management reporting, treasury and back-office operations for the alternative risk transfer and capital markets activities of Swiss Re. Prior to joining SRNM in 1998, Tom was the Global Head, Risk Management Practice, at McKinsey & Company. Tom has spent most of hisprofessional career in Europe, having lived and worked in Munich, Amsterdam, New York, London and Zurich. Tom earned his BSc in Business Administration with honours from the University of California at Berkeley and his PhD in Economics from Stanford University. Tom is a dual American- / Swiss-citizen.
Didier Sornette is the author 500+ research papers and 7 books. Prof. D. Sornette's research is based on the hypothesis that most extreme risks (and gains) are ``dragon-kings'', that is, they almost always result from maturations and drifts towards a critical instability, with measurable precursors either at the technical and/or socio-economic levels. Didier Sornette uses rigorous data-driven mathematical statistical analysis combined with nonlinear multi-variable dynamical models including positive and negative feedbacks. In 2008, he launched the Financial Crisis Observatory to test the hypothesis that financial bubbles can be diagnosed in real-time and their termination can be predicted probabilistically.
Gabriel Bernardino is Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). He is responsible for the strategic direction of EIOPA and represents the Authority at the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Mr. Bernardino prepares the work of EIOPA’s Board of Supervisors and also chairs the meetings of the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board.
Mr. Bernardino is the first Chairperson of EIOPA. He was elected by the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA on 10 January, 2011. His nomination followed a pre-selection of the European Commission and was confirmed by the European Parliament after a public hearing held on 1 February, 2011. Mr. Bernardino assumed his responsibilities on 1 March, 2011.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bernardino was the Director General of the Directorate for Development and Institutional Relations at the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (ISP). He has served in several positions of increasing responsibility since he joined the ISP in 1989 and represented EIOPA’s preceding organisation, CEIOPS, as Chairman between October 2009 and December 2010.
Jean-Paul Servais is the Chairman of the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and member of the following international organizations of supervisory authorities for the financial sector: IOSCO, ESRB, ESMA and EIOPA. He is also a Professor (lecturer) at the ULB (Free University of Brussels) and deputy Director of the special Masters in Tax Law (Master complémentaire en droit fiscal) at the ULB and has previsouly taught at other universities in Belgium and abroad, lecturing on a range of financial and legal topics. He is the Author or co-author of more than 280 contributions for various colloquia and study days, both at a national and international level, as well as articles and publications, in particular in areas of relevance to the FSMA's activities and the academic and scientific activities undertaken at the ULB. He has a Master of Law (Maîtrise en droit) from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a Master of Economics in Business Management (Master in de economie, bedrijfskunde), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Dipl. Math. Eberhard Müller, born 1950 in Hamburg, joined Hannover Re in 1982. His first two years at Hannover Re he worked as assistant to the chairman. In 1989 he set up the Non-Life Actuarial department of Hannover Re. Today he is Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director of the Group Risk Management division (GRM), reporting to the chairman and working with 62 employees.
Eberhard Müller represents Hannover Re in the CRO Forum. He is member of the German Actuarial Society (Deutscher Aktuar-Verein) and - as Aktuar DAV - member of the German ASTIN as well as of the international ASTIN group. Since 2002 he is also member of the IAA Reinsurance Subcommittee. In the Solvency II process Eberhard Müller was and is involved in several national and international working parties / advisory groups.
Appointed Chief Risk Officer in January 2013. He is responsible for developing strategies to manage financial, strategic and operational risk across the Standard Life group. Before joining Standard Life, Mr Singh had acquired extensive experience in financial services worldwide. In 2011 he established advisory firm Accredere AG in Switzerland, advising financial institutions on capital, risk, and merger and acquisition issues, and remains a non-Executive Board member. From 2007 to 2011, Raj was Group Chief Risk Officer at Swiss Re Insurance Company Ltd in Switzerland, where he was also a member of the Executive Board and Committee. Before this, he was Group Chief Risk Officer at Allianz SE in Germany, a position he held from 2002.
Niek Hoek obtained a Masters degree in Business Economics at the Free University of
Amsterdam in 1981.He was appointed to the Delta Lloyd Executive Board as CFO in 1997 and became CEO in 2001. Before joining Delta Lloyd he was Director of Investments for the Shell Pension Fund and CEO of Shell Uruguay. Niek Hoek is a member of the Supervisory Board of NIBC Bank and a member of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis. He is also chairman of the Supervisory Board of Stadsherstel Amsterdam, chairman of the Advisory Board of Stichting Zuiderzeemuseum, vice-chairman of the Dutch Association of Insurers and member of the Executive Board and General Council of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers.