Banking and Finance Conference
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Overview

CEOs of Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Canada headline

Moody’s Banking and Finance Conference 2019 will explore how rapid technological change is amplifying challenges and opening opportunities for North American banks and finance companies at a time of significant uncertainty.

Firms are evolving their strategies to take advantage of technology to better satisfy complex and expanding customer demands and defend against tougher competition. Set against a backdrop of increasingly uncertain markets, firms are keeping a keen watch on a few key sources of disruption – heightened competition from shadow banks, bursts of market volatility and geopolitical instability – while also keeping an eye on the looming risk of a credit cycle downturn.

We have two senior industry executives as our headline speakers:

There will be opportunities to engage with Moody's experts and to delve deeper into credit trends for specific sectors including the global investment banks, regional banks and specialty finance.

Formerly a part of our annual Financial Institutions Conference held in June, this first standalone Moody’s Banking and Finance Conference 2019 will provide a platform to network and to hold critical conversations in an increasingly complex global landscape. This is a must-attend event for those who want to make sense of what disruptive forces lie ahead and learn how to best prepare for them.

Who should attend?

The conference is for senior-level investors, risk managers, analysts and issuers.

Registration is required for attendance.

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Agenda

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

Pre-conference Workshop (8:00 AM)
Strengthen your bank credit analysis using Moody's CreditView
Discover how Moody’s CreditView can enhance your fundamental bank credit analysis. You will learn how you can quickly access core credit information, and how to deep-dive into a full suite of research, data and services, to help you get it done.
»   Presented by Moody’s Analytics

9:00 AM Welcome Remarks

»     Gregory Bauer, Managing Director – Global Banking, Moody’s Investors Service

9:10 AM Opening Address

»   Michael West, Managing Director, Global Ratings & Research, Moody’s Investors Service

9:20 AM Moody’s Address: State of the Credit Markets

»   Atsi Sheth, Managing Director, Credit Strategy, Moody’s Investors Service

10:00 AM   Morning Spotlight Conversation: David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs with Ana Arsov

Our morning keynote speaker, David Solomon, will address the following topics:

  • What role does technology play in Goldman Sachs’ strategic direction?
  • What are the secular and cyclical trends for capital markets?
  • What is the capital markets/investment banking workforce of the future?

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities Firms, Moody’s Investors Service

10:50 AM Networking Break

11:10 AM     Panel Discussion: Risk Management Hot Topics

The panel will explore a range of current risk management issues, including:

  • Sizing up risks in leveraged lending
  • What key actions are firms taking to prepare for a turn in the credit cycle?
  • What are the key concerns with the LIBOR transition?
  • What are the best ways to plan for geopolitical disruptions?
  • What challenges would arise from a sustained period of market volatility?

Moderator

»    Andrea Usai, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Moody's Investors Service

Panelists

»    Paul Frean,  Chief Risk Officer, Jefferies

»    Cindy Greenough, Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Global Credit Risk Management, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

»    Amanda G. Norton, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Wells Fargo

 11:55 AM     US Economic Outlook provided by Mark Zandi

12:40 PM    Networking Lunch

1:50 PM Afternoon Spotlight Conversation: David McKay, President and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada with Laurie Mayers

Our afternoon keynote speaker, David McKay, will address:

  • How resilient are RBC’s franchises in Canada and the US to slowing global growth?
  • Where is RBC in the evolution of its operating model considering digitalization trends and the introduction of open banking?
  • How does RBC plan to leverage its domestic deposit and wealth management franchises to support the group’s future growth strategy?

»     Laurie Mayers, Associate Managing Director, Global Investment Banks and European Banks

2:35 PM  Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity

The panel will discuss key developments and trends in financial institutions’ cybersecurity risks

  • What are the primary cyber threats facing financial institutions?
  • How effectively are financial institutions collaborating to share information and test the industry’s resilience?
  • To what extent can cyber risks be quantified?

Moderator

»   Derek Vadala, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Assessments

Panelists

»   Jason Harrell, Executive Director and Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

»   Joseph Leonard, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

»   Michael Snook, Chief Information Security Officer, Moody’s Corporation

3:35 PM Breakout Sessions I

Global Investment Banks (GIBs)
  • Competitive gaps will widen in a mature capital markets industry
  • Bargaining power of customers and threats from disruptive boutiques will raise competition or mandates and customer flows
  • Less favorably positioned firms will be challenged to durably reengineer

Session participants

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities Firms

»   Laurie Mayers, Associate Managing Director, Global Investment Banks and European Banks

»   David L. Fanger,Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Peter Nerby, CFA, Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Donald Robertson, Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Fadi Massih, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Securities Firms

Specialty Finance & GSEs
  • Auto finance: Softening sales environment for manufactures risks captives’underwriting
  • Aircraft lessors: increased competition is negatively affecting margins; threats to airline companies’ credit quality could ultimately impact lessors’ financial performance
  • Credit cards: profitability remains strong; increase in charge-off slows as asset quality stabilizes
  • CRE lending : excess office supply and exposures to upper end of multi-family and select retail sectors are points of stress for CRE lenders
  • Payday lending: regulatory environment remains a key area of focus
  • Residential mortgages: overcapacity and elevated costs continue to constrain profitability
  • GSEs: performance remains solid; wishful thinking on legislative reform; focus on administrative reform
  • Business Development Companies: stronger capital cushionsagainst statutory minimum enhance credit protection from default

Session participants

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks,Finance Companies and Securities Firms

»   Andrea Usai,Associate Managing Director, North America Banking

»   Warren Kornfeld, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Mark Wasden, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Joseph Pucella, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Gene Berman, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

»   Inna Bodeck, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

»   Bruno Baretta, Analyst, North America banking

US Regional Banks
  • Profitability dynamics with recent developments in interest rates
  • Consolidation trends   
  • Asset quality hot spots      
  • Regulatory updates
  • CECL implementation

Session participants

»   Celina Vansetti-Hutchins, Managing Director, Americas Banking

»   Andrea Usai, Associate Managing Director, North America Banking

»   Allen Tischler, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Joseph Pucella, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Rita Sahu, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, North America Banking

»   Maria Mazilu, Vice President – Senior Accounting Analyst, Global Banking

»   Megan Fox, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

4:20 PM Breakout Sessions II

Global Investment Banks
Specialty Finance & GSEs
US Regional Banks

5:00 PM     Conference Concludes

Agenda

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

Pre-conference Workshop (8:00 AM)
Strengthen your bank credit analysis using Moody's CreditView
Discover how Moody’s CreditView can enhance your fundamental bank credit analysis. You will learn how you can quickly access core credit information, and how to deep-dive into a full suite of research, data and services, to help you get it done.
»   Presented by Moody’s Analytics

9:00 AM Welcome Remarks

»     Gregory Bauer, Managing Director – Global Banking, Moody’s Investors Service

9:10 AM Opening Address

»   Michael West, Managing Director, Global Ratings & Research, Moody’s Investors Service

9:20 AM Moody’s Address: State of the Credit Markets

»   Atsi Sheth, Managing Director, Credit Strategy, Moody’s Investors Service

10:00 AM   Morning Spotlight Conversation: David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs with Ana Arsov

Our morning keynote speaker, David Solomon, will address the following topics:

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities Firms, Moody’s Investors Service

10:50 AM Networking Break

11:10 AM     Panel Discussion: Risk Management Hot Topics

The panel will explore a range of current risk management issues, including:

Moderator

»    Andrea Usai, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, Moody's Investors Service

Panelists

»    Paul Frean,  Chief Risk Officer, Jefferies

»    Cindy Greenough, Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Global Credit Risk Management, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

»    Amanda G. Norton, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Wells Fargo

 11:55 AM     US Economic Outlook provided by Mark Zandi

12:40 PM    Networking Lunch

1:50 PM Afternoon Spotlight Conversation: David McKay, President and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada with Laurie Mayers

Our afternoon keynote speaker, David McKay, will address:

»     Laurie Mayers, Associate Managing Director, Global Investment Banks and European Banks

2:35 PM  Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity

The panel will discuss key developments and trends in financial institutions’ cybersecurity risks

Moderator

»   Derek Vadala, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Assessments

Panelists

»   Jason Harrell, Executive Director and Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

»   Joseph Leonard, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

»   Michael Snook, Chief Information Security Officer, Moody’s Corporation

3:35 PM Breakout Sessions I

Global Investment Banks (GIBs)

Session participants

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities Firms

»   Laurie Mayers, Associate Managing Director, Global Investment Banks and European Banks

»   David L. Fanger,Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Peter Nerby, CFA, Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Donald Robertson, Senior Vice President, North America Banking and Securities Firms

»   Fadi Massih, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Securities Firms

Specialty Finance & GSEs

Session participants

»   Ana Arsov, Managing Director, Global Investment Banks,Finance Companies and Securities Firms

»   Andrea Usai,Associate Managing Director, North America Banking

»   Warren Kornfeld, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Mark Wasden, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Joseph Pucella, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Gene Berman, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

»   Inna Bodeck, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

»   Bruno Baretta, Analyst, North America banking

US Regional Banks

Session participants

»   Celina Vansetti-Hutchins, Managing Director, Americas Banking

»   Andrea Usai, Associate Managing Director, North America Banking

»   Allen Tischler, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Joseph Pucella, Senior Vice President, North America Banking

»   Rita Sahu, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, North America Banking

»   Maria Mazilu, Vice President – Senior Accounting Analyst, Global Banking

»   Megan Fox, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, North America Banking

4:20 PM Breakout Sessions II

Global Investment Banks
Specialty Finance & GSEs
US Regional Banks

5:00 PM     Conference Concludes

Speakers

Featured Industry Speakers

Paul Frean
Chief Risk Officer

Guest Speaker

Jefferies

Guest Speaker

Jefferies

Chief Risk Officer
Paul Frean
Cindy Greenough
Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Global Credit Risk Management

Guest Speaker

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Guest Speaker

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Global Credit Risk Management
Cindy Greenough
Joseph Leonard
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Guest Speaker

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Guest Speaker

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Joseph Leonard
David McKay
President and CEO

Guest Speaker

RBC

Guest Speaker

RBC

President and CEO
David McKay
Amanda Norton
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Guest Speaker

Wells Fargo

Guest Speaker

Wells Fargo

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Amanda Norton
David M. Solomon
Chairman and CEO

Guest Speaker

Goldman Sachs

Guest Speaker

Goldman Sachs

Chairman and CEO
David M. Solomon
Derek Vadala
Chief Executive Officer

Guest Speaker

Cyber Assessments

Guest Speaker

Cyber Assessments

Chief Executive Officer
Derek Vadala

Moody's Speakers

Ana Arsov
Managing Director
Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Global Investment Banks, Finance Companies and Securities
Managing Director
Ana Arsov
Gregory Bauer
Managing Director, Global Banking

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Managing Director, Global Banking
Gregory Bauer
Laurie Mayers
Associate Managing Director
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Associate Managing Director
Laurie Mayers
Atsi Sheth
Managing Director - Credit Strategy, Credit Strategy & Standards

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Managing Director - Credit Strategy, Credit Strategy & Standards
Atsi Sheth
Andrea Usai
Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group
Andrea Usai
Mark Zandi
Chief Economist

Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics

Chief Economist
Mark Zandi

Contact 

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Manager – MIS Events and Outreach

+1 (212) 553-5913

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