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Previous Events

MSRM Faculty in the “Faculty Insights: Covid-19 and NYC” Video Seminar Series

Below is a selection of videos from MSRM faculty in the “Faculty Insights: Covid-19 and NYC” Video Seminar Series. Click here to learn more about the global business and society impact of coronavirus from NYU Stern faculty.

Optimal Mitigation Policies in a Pandemic

Professor Thomas Philippon presented a live virtual lecture entitled "Optimal Mitigation Policies in a Pandemic" on April 28, 2020. The conversation was moderated by Professor Viral Acharya. Watch the video here.

Coronavirus and the Credit Cycle: From Froth to Crisis in a Fortnight and Beyond

Professor Edward Altman presented a live virtual lecture entitled "Coronavirus and the Credit Cycle: From Froth to Crisis in a Fortnight and Beyond" on April 21, 2020. The conversation was moderated by Professor Viral Acharya. Watch the video here.

The Risk Roundtable Series

The MSRM Risk Roundtable Series is a periodically held evening program focused on current risk management topics. Content will include not only on the most recent academic research on a subject but also a perspective from a panel of practitioners. Review our upcoming events and past topics below! 

Past Events and Topics
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Industry Spotlight: Nuclear Energy
The Risk Roundtable featured Daniel McGarvey, Managing Director at Marsh, as he discussed the risks associated with nuclear energy. He joined Marsh as a nuclear risk management consultant in 1989, and has provided consulting and placement assistance to more than two-thirds of the reactor operators in the United States, as well as many of the fuel suppliers, contractors, waste handlers and manufacturers who support them. Dan has led the placement efforts for all U.S. nuclear construction projects currently underway, has placed coverage for nine decommissioning projects, and was the first insurance professional to survey the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cyber Security or Insecurity? Managing Cyber Risk Across the Enterprise
As our world becomes more and more technologically interconnected, the effects of cyber attacks can range from inconvenient to catastrophic on both micro- and macro-level scales. Experts and insiders discussed new advances in this emerging field during this roundtable. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The New US Administration: A Risk Spotlight on Economy, Trade, and China
This Risk Roundtable featured a lecture by NYU Professors Michael Waugh and David Denoon, discussing the current state of US-China trade relations, in the context of risk management. 

Thursday, November 13, 2016

Global Political Risk: A Talk by Ian Bremmer
This Risk Roundtable featured a lecture by Ian Bremmer, one of the preeminent thought leaders on foreign policy and global political risk. Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group. He is a prolific thought leader and author on the intersection between politics and markets. He has published nine books, including the national bestsellers Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?His latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, was released in May 2015.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Network Theory in Finance: How Complexity Is Made Simple
Co-hosted by PRMIA

​​Kimmo Soramäki, Founder of Financial Network Analytics (FNA) and the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Network Theory in Finance
​​Eugene Neduv, VP of Business Solutions at Financial Network Analytics

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Governance of Compliance and Risk Management

Geoffrey Miller, NYU School of Law
Deborah Hrvatin, Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk Management Americas, Deutsche Bank
Lisa Polsky, President, Strategic Risk Advisors

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Risk Trends

NYU Stern Professor Tom Cooley and David Denoon, Professor of Politics and Economics and Director of NYU Center on US-China Relations.

Global Political Risk Short Course: April 11-12, 2016
NYU Stern Executive Education is pleased to offer a first of its kind, premier course, Global Political Risk and its Impacts on Business. Taught by bestselling author, thought leader and NYU Global Professor, Ian Bremmer and a team from the prestigious Eurasia Group, this course offers an executive-level assessment of the global risk environment and the basis for determining how politics influences a variety of economic concerns.

Monday, November 9, 2015: Cryptocurrency and Digital Payments

The MSRM Program hosted the second Risk Roundtable Series on Monday, November 9, 2015. As the financial services and banking industries see an increase in digital currency transactions, a panel of experts, moderated by Professor David Yermack, convened at NYU Stern to discuss cryptocurrency, providing students and alumni of the program with an opportunity to delve into this timely topic.

Bobby Cho, Director of Trading, itBit
Rodrigo Figueroa, MSRM Class of 2013, Managing Director, Citigroup
Maria Filipakis,  Executive Deputy Superintendent for Capital Markets, New York State Department of Financial Services

Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Market Liquidity Risk

The first Risk Roundtable presented by the MSRM Alumni committee featured a distinguished panel including, Aaron Brown, Chief Risk Officer at AQR (Applied Quantitative Research), Bennett W. Golub, Chief Risk Officer and Co-Head of the Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group at BlackRock and Til Schuermann, Partner in the Finance & Risk and Public Policy Practices at Oliver Wyman. The panel was moderated by NYU Stern Professor, Viral Acharya. This Roundtable covered current issues in market liquidity risk and the impact of new regulations.

Past Symposia

Friday, October 25, 2019: The Changing Risk Landscape and Emerging Risks Symposium

NYU Stern's MS in Risk Management program hosted The Changing Risk Landscape and Emerging Risks Symposium as it celebrated the program's 10-year anniversary. Dean Raghu Sundaram and MS in Risk Management Academic Director Mike Pinedo delivered the opening remarks. The keynote was delivered by Margaret McConnell, Senior Vice President and Head of the Applied Critical Thinking Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Symposium also featured speakers and panel discussions from industry experts and faculty such as Nassim Taleb, Viral Acharya, and Lord Mervyn King, in addition to distinguished practitioners and alumni. Sessions covered a variety of topics related to risk management such as financial sustainability in central banks, AI, fintech, and climate risk.

Symposium Website

Friday, September 23, 2016: Fourth Annual Risk Management Symposium

The 2016 Risk Management Symposium featured a keynote by former Governor of the Bank of England Lord Mervyn King, as well as discussions and insights by an esteemed lineup of speakers. Nearly 10 years after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, panelists discussed lessons learned since the crisis and explored new challenges that risk management professionals continue to face.

Symposium Agenda & Speaker Bios
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Saturday, May 30, 2015: Operational Risk in the New Age of Cybersecurity
Third Annual Risk Management Symposium

This year's Risk Symposium focused on what is increasingly becoming a “new normal” in the global economy, namely managing Operational Risk in the New Age of Cybersecurity.  This engaging symposium will brought a diverse array of subject matter experts from finance, policymaking and the insurance and risk management arena to discuss the evolution of this fast evolving risk domain.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Second Annual Risk Management Symposium

Tales in Possible | Risk Possible | Risk Management Symposium 2014 
On Saturday, May 31, approximately 100 risk professionals and Stern alumni gathered in New York to hear from John Chambers, deputy head of Standard & Poor’s Sovereign Ratings Group, and NYU Stern Professors Michael Posner, Viral Acharya and Bruce Tuckman at NYU Stern’s Second Annual Risk Management Symposium. The Symposium centered on thought-provoking subjects related to risk and the global economy.

May 30 - 31, 2013
First Annual Risk Management Symposium

The Master of Science in Risk Management Program was proud to host its first Annual Risk Symposium on May 30-31. The Risk Symposium offered an impressive speaker lineup, including former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky, NYU Stern Dean Peter Henry, BlackRock Managing Director Paul Tice, and NYU Stern Professors Bill Silber and Richard Sylla. The symposium was held over two days and welcomed MSRM students, alumni, and guests from across the globe. MSRM alumni attended from as far as Sweden, Kenya, and the Netherlands. The 2-day event welcomed over 80 guests from over 20 countries.

MSRM Alumni Committee

The MSRM Alumni Committee's mission is to continue to develop an active MSRM alumni network aimed at facilitating discussions on risk topics among risk management professionals.

Committee Members
Christian Buder, Class of 2012
Isil Dipietro, Class of 2016
Rodrigo Figueroa, Class of 2013
Tatiana Iliczewa, Class of 2012
Karen Parker, Class of 2018
Mayur Patel, Class of 2016

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