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Deepening the Foundations of Risk Management
The ongoing recovery from the Great Recession has been accompanied by changes in the types of risks that financial institutions face and the ways in which they manage them. Even as improving labor markets and modest economic growth have strengthened balance sheets and stabilized most businesses, financial services firms remain under considerable pressure. In this context, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University hosted their eighth annual risk conference on March 31?April 1, 2015.
A New Era of Community Banking
The 11th annual Community Bankers Symposium, cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), was held at the Chicago Fed on November 18, 2016. This article summarizes key presentations and discussions at the event.
Managing Risk in the Recovery
The Chicago Fed's Supervision and Regulation Department, in conjunction with the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University?s Driehaus College of Business, held the seventh annual Financial Institution Risk Management Conference on April 8?9, 2014. The conference brought together business professionals, academics, and regulatory agency staff to discuss current risks and challenges facing a broad range of financial institutions.
Shifting Ground: The Changing Landscape in Financial Markets and Technology
The Chicago Fed?s Supervision and Regulation Department and DePaul University?s Center for Financial Services held their ninth annual risk conference on March 29?30, 2016. The conference brought together financial industry professionals, academics, and regulators to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by the uncertain outlooks for financial markets and geopolitical landscapes across the globe, as well as by the array of innovations from financial technology, or ?fintech,? firms.
Chicago Fed risk conference: low rates and slow growth challenge financial industry
This Chicago Fed Letter summarizes the presentations and discussions of regulators, academics, risk-management professionals, and business leaders at the conference. These presentations and discussions focused on the close relationship between the quality of a firm?s risk-management capabilities and its performance?and even survival?in times of distress. About four years after the Great Recession, the financial services industry and its business models face a considerable number of risks, including persistently low interest rates, a slow economic recovery, and difficulty rebuilding core ...