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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Speakers to Offer Guidance to RMA Conferees

Experts Will Provide New Strategies to Help Financial Institutions Navigate Current Risk Management Challenges

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today announced that several of its leading subject matter experts will provide best practices on how to manage increasingly complex regulatory and  risk management challenges at the Risk Management Association's Annual Risk Management Conference, which takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 26 - 28.

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services speakers are scheduled for the following presentations:

  • On Sunday, Oct. 26, Stephen Cross, senior director of Consulting and Advisory Services, presents "Shock and Awe! How are Your Operations Holding Up Under a Barrage of New Consumer-Focused Regulations?" from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. as part of the conference's Operational Risk Forum.

During the presentation, Cross will focus on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new rules and increased emphasis on the  consumer has had a significant impact on financial institutions' day-to-day operations, forcing banks to step up their risk management programs. This session will review risk reduction strategies for establishing and monitoring controls, conducting  risk assessments, managing product life cycles, and analyzing trend analysis for complaints.

  • On Monday, Oct. 27, Michael Fuchs, director of Commercial Lending, will show attendees how a more targeted, data-oriented, "small ball" approach to implementing credit risk rating systems can help financial institutions develop a more competitive credit team and position them for the next economic downturn. The breakfast session, "What Does 'Moneyball' Have to Do With Surviving the Next Downturn?" will be presented from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. 
  • Also on Monday, Oct. 27, "DFAST and Stress Testing: Lessons Learned for Banks of All Sizes and Complexities," will take place from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Drawing on their deep industry knowledge and experience, Kimy Metivier, CFA, senior sales engineer with the company, and Elliott R. Carpenter, CTP, senior vice president, manager, Asset/Liability Management, Hancock Holding Company, will share best practices and emerging trends for transforming DFAST and stress testing from a regulatory burden into a significant business opportunity.

"RMA's Annual Risk Management Conference is a valuable forum to help risk management professionals understand and recognize the benefits of managing risk, compliance and performance together in a truly comprehensive way," said Cross. "Our significant presence during this conference underscores how critical we believe it is to help organizations break down these silos and create a more unified approach when it comes to risk management."

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides more than 15,000 customers worldwide with risk management, compliance, finance and audit solutions that help them successfully navigate regulatory complexity, optimize risk and financial performance, and manage data to support critical decisions. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, our prominent brands include:   AppOne®ARC Logics®AuthenticWeb™Bankers Systems®Capital ChangesCASH Suite™FRSGlobalFinArchGainsKeeper®NILS®TeamMate®Uniform Forms™VMP® Mortgage Solutions and  Wiz®. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of  Wolters Kluwer, which had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs 19,000 employees worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.