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
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
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
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
Watch the recording of the event below! 

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.
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.