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Risk Management Professionals From Around the Globe Will Unite for the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Convention

The Global Association of Risk Professional's
2007-09-06 06:39 658

Risk management community in the Asia Pacific region will share best practices and gain insight from the world's top risk professionals

NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Risk management professionals from around the world will gather in Hong Kong for The Global Association of Risk Professional's (GARP: www.garp.org ) 4th Annual Asia Pacific Convention on November 28-30, 2007.

The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Convention will allow participants to gain insight into current risk management techniques and best practices, learn from top practitioners and industry leaders, and network with peers.

"This important event will help risk professionals elevate their skills to the next level by getting information and tools needed to fulfill increasingly important role in the organization's risk management group", explains Richard Apostolik, GARP President and CEO. "The Asia Pacific region has had incredible growth and rapid change in its banking and investment sectors which makes this type of convention very important for the risk management community."

The upcoming convention will feature 3 keynote speakers who are leaders in risk management from across Asia Pacific and the world. The speakers are: Yiu-Kwan Choi, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Alexa Lam, Executive Director, Head of Intermediaries & Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission; and Robert Scanlon, Chief Risk Officer, Standard Chartered Bank.

The day-long convention will have four independent tracks which will be led by top practitioners from around the world. The tracks covered will be: Credit Risk: Basel II and Capital Requirements, Measuring & Managing Market Risk, Effective Operational Risk & Corporate Governance, and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) & Structured Products.

There will also be an Exhibit Hall with companies sharing the latest IT solutions and other tools for financial risk managers. The major sponsors include: Algorithmics, FRS, Moody's KMV, Quantitative Risk Management Inc., and Reveleus.

In addition, attendees can participate in 4 different interactive workshops which are back by popular demand. The workshops address important issues in the profession and are being led by companies such as Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Bank of America Securities.

The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Convention will be held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on November 28-30, 2007. For further information on the convention, please visit: http://www.garp.com/events/asia2007 .

About GARP

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit independent association of over 66,000 risk management practitioners and researchers representing banks, investment management firms, government agencies, regulatory bodies, academic institutions and corporations from more than 167 countries worldwide. It also administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM(C)), the world's premier certification for the financial risk professional. GARP's mission is to be the leading professional association for risk managers, managed by and for its members dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, training and the promotion of best practices globally. http://www.garp.org

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Greg Winsper at +1-201-719-7240 or e-mail Greg at greg.winsper@garp.com.

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