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Global Association of Risk Professionals 11th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition Set for February 8-10, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis, New York

Panelists Include Executive Compensation "Czar" Kenneth Feinberg and Leadership from the Federal Reserve, Citigroup, Banco Santander and Fannie Mae

NEW YORK, LONDON and BEIJING, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP: www.garp.org) announces its 11th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition will be held February 8-10, 2010, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. As the largest gathering of risk professionals in the world, this year's event will include panel discussions covering global regulatory reform, the new role of the CRO, executive pay regulations, and specialized tracks addressing risk convergence, enterprise governance, and quantitative risk and derivatives trading analysis.

"As the economy recovers from a precarious collapse, risk professionals must be prepared to address new challenges and a public outcry for more transparency," said Richard Apostolik, GARP President and CEO. "This year's 11th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition promises to be our most significant ever due to the increased focus on how risk management can shape economic recovery efforts. In addition, it provides the ultimate environment for networking, exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of risk management, and discussing how the discipline of risk management will transform over time."

The Convention will feature addresses from the world's leading risk management experts, including:

  • Kenneth Feinberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen LLP; United States Special Master for Executive Compensation
  • Martha Cummings, Chief Risk Officer, Banco Santander, New York
  • James Vickery, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Kenneth Phelan, Executive VP-Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer, Fannie Mae
  • Evan Picoult, Managing Director, Risk Architecture, Citi

Led by top industry practitioners and academics, three new track sessions will run simultaneously during the Convention, examining Enterprise Governance and Control, State of the Art Quantitative Risk and Derivatives Trading, and Risk Convergence: Strategies, Methods, and Best Practices.

The 2009 Risk Manager of the Year Award, which honors outstanding contributions in the field of financial risk management, will also be presented at the 11th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition.

An exhibition hall will run alongside the three-day Convention. It will feature an array of leading companies within the risk management industry, offering their products and services.

McKinsey & Co. continues its role as the Convention's Principal Knowledge Partner for the 4th consecutive year. Lead sponsors for 2010 are Accenture and Innovations Software Technology.

Registration for the 11th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition is now open. For further information on the Convention and to register, please visit: www.garp.com/events/garp2010.

About The Global Association of Risk Professionals

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit independent association of over 100,000 risk management practitioners and researchers representing banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations from more than 167 countries worldwide. It also administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification recognized by financial risk professionals worldwide, and, in conjunction with the American Petroleum Institute, established the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) certification. As the leading professional association for risk managers, GARP's mission is to advance the risk profession through education, training and the promotion of best practices globally. www.garp.org.

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    Carl Hymans                               Keith Campbell
    G.S. Schwartz & Co.                       G.S. Schwartz & Co.
    212-725-4500, ext 304                     212-725-4500 ext. 318
    [email protected]                        [email protected]

SOURCE The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

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