The Future of Financial Services

Organized by Capco and NYU-Poly

The agenda and a selection of the presentations from event organized by Capco and NYU-Poly are available below:


8:00: Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:20: Opening remarks - Dibner Auditorium – 5 Metrotech Center
Introduction: Charles S. Tapiero, Topfer Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering and Technology Management, and Chair, Department of Finance and Risk Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Welcome: Jerry Hultin, President, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Christopher Hamilton, Head of strategy and marketing, Capco

8:50: Opening keynote
Chair: Charles Tapiero, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Keynote Speaker: Nassim Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, Department of Finance and Risk Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

why-did-the-crisis-of-2008-happen.jpgWhy Did The Crisis of 2008 Happen?
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
nassimi.jpgThe Future Has Thicker Tails than the Past: Model Error As Branching Counterfactuals
Nassim N Taleb
CumminsNYUPolyCapcoJune16_2011-1.jpg9:40: Panel 1 – Banks Finance/insurance: Competition or Convergence

Chairman: Bruno Dupire, Head of Quantitative Research, Bloomberg L.P.

Presenter: J. David Cummins, Joseph E. Boettner Professor of Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Panelists: Igor Halperin, Vice President, Quantitative Research, JP Morgan Chase
Thomas Holzheu, Senior Vice President, Economic Research & Consulting, Swiss Re America Holding Corp.
Brian Peters, Senior Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Management, AIG

10:50: Coffee Break

future-of-financial-regulation-allen-ferrell-1.jpg11:20: Panel 2 - Future of financial regulation

Chairman: H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Presenter: Allen Ferrell, Harvey Greenfield Professor of Securities Law, Harvard Law School

Panelists: Mark Abbott, MD - Head of Quantitative Risk Management, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Donald S. Bernstein, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Chair and Conferee, National Bankruptcy Conference
Dale Roskom, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Til Schuermann, Managing Director, BlackRock Solutions

12:30: Lunch – Rogers Hall – Regna Lounge (1st Floor)

the-future-of-financial-services_0.jpg1:20: Panel 3 – Future of financial services
Chairman: Christopher Hamilton, Head of strategy and marketing, Capco

Presenter: Roy C. Smith, Kenneth Langone Professor of Entrepreneurship & Finance, Professor of International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University

Panelists: Michael C. Bodson, Chief Operating Officer, Depository Trust and Clearing Corp.
Richard R. Lindsey, Principal, Callcott Group LLC, Chairman, International Association of Financial Engineers
Gary E. Greenwald, Managing Director, Digital Money Infrastructure Services, Citi
Gregg Fisher, President and Chief Investment Officer, Gerstein, Fisher and Associates Inc.
Edward G. Watson, Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology, Fannie Mae

bklyn-talk-ent-virtue-and-vice-WB-JL-1.jpg2:30: Panel 4 - Financial Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chairman: Jerry Hultin, President, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Presenter: William J. Baumol, Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University; and Senior Economist and Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Panelists: Sassan Alizadeh, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Highbridge Capital Management
John Phinney, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Capital Management

3:40: Coffee Break

Picoult---NYU-Poly---Capco---June-2011-v4-1.jpg4:10: Panel 5 – Future of risk management
Chairman: Ben Golub, Chief Risk Officer and Vice Chairman, BlackRock

Presenter: Evan Picoult, Managing Director, Risk Architecture, Citigroup, and Adjunct Professor, Decision, Risk and Operations Department, Columbia Business School

Panelists: George Feiger, Member of the Board of Editors, Journal of Financial Transformation, and CEO, Contango Capital Advisors
Sébastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist, Director, Société Générale Investment Bank
Andrew Kuritzkes, Chief Risk Officer, State Street Corporation
Peruvemba Satish, Chief Risk Officer, Allstate Investments, LLC
Sandeep Vishnu, Partner, Capco

5:20: Panel 6 – The CIO/CTO panel
Chairman: Joe Anastasio, Member of the Board of Editors, Journal of Financial Transformation, and Partner, Capco

Panelists: Vishrut Lugani, CIO, Key Corporate Bank, and Director, Risk Technology, Key Bank
Steve Rubinow, Chief Information Officer, NYSE Euronext
Steven Sadoff, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Operations, Services, and Technology, Knight Capital Group

6:30: President’s cocktail reception - Regna Lounge