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Capco and Cass Bring Together Leading Experts to Explore the Implications of Changing Risk Management Models

Caroline Beer, +44(0)20 3100 3796,
Helene Merrills, +44(0) 20 7040 4191,
World leading financial business and academic thinkers to convene in London at the Annual Cass-Capco Conference on Risk

The fifth annual conference of the Cass-Capco Institute on Risk will take place on 19 April 2012 at Cass Business School, part of City University London. The event is a unique opportunity for leading practitioners and academics to debate ongoing changes in risk management and industry responses to regulation as the world looks for continued recovery from the financial crisis. Developing more effective risk management processes in financial institutions has been a key and continued part of the response to the financial crisis.

Speakers at the conference include world authorities on risk from both the academic and business communities. Additionally, the conference also offers five discussion panels on the following topics: economic risk, financial risk management, regulatory risk, CCP alternatives and potential unintended consequences of government sponsored clearing and operational risk. The conference will address many of the risk-related issues featured in the latest issue of The Capco Institute’s Journal of Financial Transformation.

Stephen Vinnicombe, Capco Partner and UK Finance, Risk and Compliance Lead said: “Banks and investment firms are under continued pressure to monitor and improve the quality of their risk management. While significant efforts have been made in this area, Capco and Cass believe that the debate between industry practitioners and leading academics will yield further insights to the increasingly complex environment, better positioning the industry to navigate regulatory requirements and drive competitive advantage.”

Richard Gillingwater CBE, Dean of Cass Business School said: “As a leading provider of business education specialising in the financial sector, Cass Business School maintains risk management and assessment at the heart of its teaching and research. This event brings together practitioners and academics to respond to industry challenges and develop best practice ideas. The continuing partnership between Cass and The Capco Institute further establishes Cass’s reputation as a thought leader in the higher levels of financial regulation.”

To register for this limited-seating event, please email Professor Shahin Shojai, Director, Cass-Capco Institute Paper Series on Risk:

For additional updates and live commentary from the event, follow Capco on Twitter at @Capco_Finserv or Cass Business School @cassinthenews and #CassCapco.

Notes to Editors
1. For full details of the conference programme, click here

2. The Capco Institute publishes the Journal of Financial Transformation, the only professionally focused scientific journal in finance to be accredited by the American Economic Association and is among the 20 journals recommended by the European Finance Association. The Journal has received the APEX Award for Publication Excellence every year since 2002 and has had contributions from 20 Nobel Laureates. The Capco Institute is ranked among the world’s foremost research institutes by the Social Science Research Network.

About Capco
Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine innovative thinking with our unrivalled first-hand industry knowledge to offer our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration, and managed services to move their organisations forward.

Through our collaborative and efficient approach, we provide our clients with tools to enable them to increase revenue, better manage risk and regulatory change, reduce costs and enhance control. We specialise in banking; capital markets; wealth and investment management; finance, risk & compliance; and technology. We serve our clients from offices in leading financial centres across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. To learn more, visit our web site at and subscribe to Capco's newsroom RSS feed.

About Cass Business School
Cass Business School, which is part of City University London, delivers innovative, relevant and forward-looking education, training, consultancy and research. Located in the heart of one of the world’s leading financial centres, Cass is the business school for the City of London.

Our MBA, specialist Masters and undergraduate degrees have a global reputation for excellence, and the School supports nearly 100 PhD students.

Cass offers the widest portfolio of specialist Masters programmes in Europe and also has the largest faculties of Finance and Actuarial Science and Insurance in the region. It is ranked in the top ten UK business schools for business, management and finance research and 90% of the research output is internationally significant.

Cass is a place where students, academics, industry experts, business leaders and policy makers can enrich each other's thinking. For further information, visit: