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Day 1 - Thursday, March 4, 2010   

7:00 AM

 

Registration


7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

 


CEO POWER BREAKFAST MEETING
“Managing Risk for Growth and Development”

Chair: Professor E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor, UWI

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Introduction of Professor William Perraudin & Dr. Paolo Zaffaroni

  • Breakfast

  • Presentations by Professor Perraudin & Dr. Zaffaroni

  • General Discussions

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

One-on-one Discussion by appointment between CEOs and Professor Perraudin & Dr. Zaffaroni

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Power Luncheon

Luncheon Chair: Dr. William Lawrence, Director, Professional Services Unit, Mona School of Business

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Introduction of Guest Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Brian Wynter, Governor, Bank of Jamaica


Plenary Session 1         THEME: Global Risk Trends: Implications for the Caribbean
   



 

Plenary Chair: Professor Emeritus Sir Kenneth Hall
, Honorary Distinguished Fellow, The University of the West Indies, Mona

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM

 

Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Presenters

1:05 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Presentation/Workshop

Presenters:
Professor William Perraudin &
Dr. Paolo Zaffaroni

This segment uncovers global patterns that influence risk-adjusted decisions. Topics include: diversification post the crisis, capital adequacy, liquidity and feasible business models.


3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Liquid Coffee Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Local Perspectives on the sub-theme:
“Global Risk Trends: Implications for the Caibbean”


Facilitator: Mr. AllanWright
, Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona

This segment continues the dialogue with a focus on issues such as borrowing on the international capital markets when your home country has a poor credit rating.


5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 


Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Chapter Meeting

Meeting Venue: Mona Visitors' Lodge & Conference Centre

 

Day 2 - Friday, March 5, 2010    

8:30 AM

 

Registration


Plenary Session 2         THEME: Strategies for Managing Different Types of Risk
   



 

Plenary Chair: Professor Alexandra Rodkina
, Head, Department of Mathematics, UWI, Mona


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

 


Opening Remarks


9:05 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Presentation/Workshop

Presenters:
Professor William Perraudin &
Dr. Paolo Zaffaroni

This segment demonstrates innovative tools and techniques to understand and resolve specific outcomes that can vary greatly from expectations. Topics include: credit risk, market risk, operational risk and business risk.


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

 

Coffee Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

 


Local Perspectives on the sub-theme:
“Strategies for Managing Different Types of Risk”


Facilitator: Ms. Janet Sharp, Appointed Actuary, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited

Ms. Sharp will share her experience in managing these types of risk and uncover new insights from highly interactive exchanges among  Roundtable participants.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Power Luncheon

Luncheon Chair: Mrs. Yvette Johns, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, UWI, Mona

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Introduction of Guest Speaker

Speaker: The Most Hon.Edward Seaga, Distinguished Fellow, The University of the West Indies, Mona


Plenary Session 3         THEME: Anticipating & Coping with Change
   



 

Plenary Chair: Professor Evan Duggan
, Executive Director, Mona School of Business

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Presentation/Workshop

Presenters:
Professor William Perraudin &
Dr. Paolo Zaffaroni

This segment examines how to use forecasting and other techniques to pursue opportunities and avoid hazards. Topics include: risk models and their limitations, stress testing, back-testing and model benchmarking.


3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Liquid Coffee Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

 


Local Perspectives on the sub-theme:
“Anticipating & Coping With Change”


Facilitator: Mr. Aaron Hou, Vice President, Market Risk Management & Analysis, Goldman Sachs Group, USA

Aaron Hou relates his experience and research to motivate participant discussions towards finding solutions in the Caribbean context.


4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Panel Discussion - The Way Forward

Dr. Paolo Zaffaroni, Mr. Allan Wright, Mr. Aaron Hou, Ms. Janet Sharp

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Seminar Evaluation/Closing Ceremony