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NYU Conference on the Future of Risk Management, Nov. 13

November 4, 2009
N-121, 2009-10

New York University will host a one-day conference, “The Future of Risk Management,” Friday, November 13, at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (251 Mercer Street, Room 109 [enter on Gould Plaza on West Fourth Street at Greene Street]). Speakers include representatives from the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Freddie Mac as well as Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, a professor at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Reporters interested in attending the conference must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or The conference will consider a range of topics, including:

  • Lessons drawn from past failures regarding model use, risk measurement and control
  • The importance of macro risk management, systemic risk management, and macro prudential supervision
  • The importance and impact of industry-wide stress tests
  • What firms need for their own risk management vs. what will be imposed upon them
  • Lessons from and responses to key documents concerning the crisis
  • The role of the risk management function in compensation management

Speakers and panelists include: Ken Abbott, managing director, Morgan Stanley; Steve Allen, instructor at the Courant Institute; Christine Cumming, first vice president, New York Federal Reserve Bank; Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, the Michael Armellino Professorship in the Management of Financial Services at the NYU Stern School of Business; Petter Kolm, a professor at the Courant Institute and the conference organizer; Anurag Saksena, chief enterprise risk officer, Freddie Mac; and Til Schuermann, head of financial intermediation, New York Federal Reserve Bank. The event is organized by the Mathematics in Finance Workshop and Conference Center at the Courant Institute.

General registration fee is $300. Discounts apply to students and academics. For more information, a schedule of sessions, and a list of speakers, go to the event website.

New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a leading center for research and education. Established under the leadership of Richard Courant in 1935, the Courant Institute has contributed to U.S. and international science and engineering by promoting an integrated view of mathematics and computer science. The Institute is engaged in broad research activities, applying these disciplines to problems in biology, chemistry, physics, economics, and atmosphere-ocean science. The Courant Institute has played a central role in the development of applied mathematics, analysis, and computer science, and is comprised of a faculty which has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of their extraordinary research accomplishments. For more information please visit

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Events and Traditions

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