Leveraging Risk as a Catalyst for Growth - Chicago


September 7, 2017


7:30AM - 10:30AM Central Time (US & Canada)


111 North Canal Street
16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

CPE Credits: 3

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Hosted by The CFO Alliance

Cost: Free for Executive Members
$50.00 for Plus Members
$100.00 for Basic Members
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Join C-Suite Executives, CFO Alliance Members and colleagues as we gather for our Q3 Breakfast Roundtable Series to discuss how you and your organizations can best leverage financial and operational tools and data to measure, mitigate, and manage current and emerging risk exposures and most effectively compete in an increasingly uncertain business, economic and regulatory environment.


Specific Roundtable Learning Objectives & Key Takeaways: During this Roundtable you will engage in discussions and peer group exercises to help you identify and seize these key opportunities:

  • Discover how the current business, economic and regulatory landscape can impact your organization's risk exposure and your ability to compete in an increasingly complex environment.
  • Learn the most effective ways to communicate and create strategic alignment in risk management across functional lines with IT, HR, and Sales & Marketing leaders.
  • Learn how to enhance your culture of risk awareness and impact your organization’s Risk IQ relative to customer retention, cyber, reputation, and regulatory compliance risk exposures.
  • Determine how you can best leverage your organization's resources to promote risk management agility and effectively manage risk exposures.
  • Enhance your work with IT to execute cybersecurity risk mitigation initiatives and ensure that the most effective cybersecurity breach response plans are in place and ready to respond.
  • Identify financial instruments that you can use to manage your organization's exposure to credit, market, foreign exchange, volatility, sector, liquidity & inflation risks.

About Our SME and Roundtable Facilitator:

Daniel Wagner is the managing director of risk solutions for Risk Cooperative and co-author of the new book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making”.

Prior to joining Risk Cooperative, Mr. Wagner was the CEO of Country Risk Solutions, a Connecticut-based cross-border risk advisory firm.

He was previously the Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services where he was part of a team investing billions of dollars annually into global energy projects. He was responsible for advising senior management on a variety of country risk-related issues, strategic planning, and portfolio management. Daniel created a Center of Excellence for country risk analysis in GE and led a team that produced a comprehensive automated country risk rating methodology.

He began his career at AIG in New York and subsequently spent five years as Guarantee Officer for the Asia Region at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in Washington, D.C. During that time he was responsible for underwriting political risk insurance (PRI) for projects in a dozen Asian countries. After then serving as Regional Manager for Political Risks for Southeast Asia and Greater China for AIG in Singapore, Daniel moved to Manila, Philippines where he was Guarantee and Risk Management Advisor, Political Risk Guarantee Specialist, and Senior Guarantees and Syndications Specialist for the ADB’s Office of Co-financing Operations. Over the course of his career Daniel has also held senior positions in the PRI brokerage business in London, Dallas and Houston.

Daniel is the author of two other books – Managing Country Risk and Political Risk Insurance Guide – and more than 500 articles on risk management and current affairs. He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London.

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