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SAS RiskAdvisory was proud to serve as the Platinum Sponsor of the 2012 Committee of Chief Risk Officers Summit in Houston. Our cameras caught up with some high-level attendees and CCRO members to capture their informed insights about current trends. From Big Data to Dodd-Frank, we offer three unique perspectives on the changing role of Chief Risk Officers in today's commodity market.

 

 

Art Gelber
President and Founder,
Gelber & Associates 

Art Gelber is the founder of energy advisory firm Gelber & Associates, which helps clients in  a range of energy trading and risk management areas. After obtaining his Masters in Structural Geology at Rice University, he worked as a scientist for several major energy companies including Gulf Oil and Conoco. He has been involved with energy trading for over 25 years and launched his own commodity trading firm, the Gelber Group, in 1988.

 

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Available videos:

 

How has the Chief Risk Officer's role changed?

What is the impact of Dodd-Frank regulations on CROs?

How is Big Data affecting risk management?

Have analytics and visualization changed how risk is communicated?

Can IT and Risk Management become more integrated?


 

 

Kevin Cuff

Executive Director, PRMIA

Kevin Cuff is the Executive Director at Professional Risk Managers International Association, which represents over 90,000 risk industry professionals. PRMIA advocates sound risk management practices and standards globally and certifies the credentials of professional risk managers. Cuff has lengthy experience in the financial risk arena, including serving as director of both the Community Mortgage Lenders of America and the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association.

 

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Available videos:

 

What is PRMIA and how does it serve risk managers?

Should risk aggregation issues be solved by technology or manpower?

How does risk layering help regulatory compliance?

Why is counterparty risk important under Dodd-Frank?

What role do Big Data analytics play in risk management?



 

 

Mike Prokop
Managing Director,
The Alliance Risk Group LLC

With more than 25 years experience in the energy commodity world, Prokop is a recognized industry leader in areas such as exchange management, energy brokerage and clearing operations, market data management and regulatory affairs. He has held senior trading and risk positions at Amerex, Merrill Lynch Energy Group, CME and elsewhere. In addition to his role with Alliance Risk Group, Prokop is a Director of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers, a Director of the Global Energy Management Institute at the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer School of Business and a member of the Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commissions (CFTC).

 

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Available videos:  


What are the biggest challenges facing risk managers and how have they changed in recent years?

How is the role of the Chief Risk Officer changing in light of Dodd-Frank and economic factors?

How important is technology in keeping up with the needs of the commodity risk manager? Is technology a distraction?

What effect does Big Data have on the commodity market and an organization's ability to manage it?

What big trends do you foresee affecting risk managers in the energy and commodity worlds?



 

 

Enrique Mejorada
Enterprise Risk Management Executive & Analytics Consultant

Mejorada is a quant with strong business knowledge. An accomplished enterprise risk management executive and analytics consultant, he has broad experience in the design and execution of corporate-wide risk policies, trading strategies, and trading controls. As CRO and VP of Risk Management at PSEG, he evaluated trading and heduging strategies for regulated and unregulated generation operations. At Peabody Energy, he developed models to analyze PFE and option valuation, and he has performed similar risk management functions for Shell Energy North America, Chevron, Cheniere Energy, Calpine, TXU, Sirius and other leading organizations.

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Available videos:

 

How is the role of the Chief Risk Officer changing in light of Dodd-Frank and economic factors?

How important is technology in keeping up with the needs of the commodity risk manager? Is technology a distraction?

What effect does Big Data have on the commodity market and an organization's ability to manage it?

What big trends do you foresee affecting risk managers in the energy and commodity worlds?



 

 

Glen Mackey
Chief Risk Officer, NRG Energy

Mackey speaks to us directly from the front lines of risk management. He is currently the CRO of NRG Energy, a Fortune 300 company headquartered in Princeton, NJ.  Mackey was also the Head of Global Risk Management at Nexen Inc, where he managed the commodity risk associated with Nexen’s international oil, liquids, gas, and power marketing and trading businesses. He has 21 years of commercial, and financial management experience within the energy and financial services sectors, cultivated with international industry leaders such as Westcoast Energy, Engage Energy, Duke Energy Marketing, Koch Energy Trading, KPMG, and TD Financial Group.

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Available videos:

How is the role of the Chief Risk Officer changing in light of Dodd-Frank and economic factors?

How important is technology in keeping up with the needs of the commodity risk manager? Is technology a distraction?

What effect does Big Data have on the commodity market and an organization's ability to manage it?

What big trends do you foresee affecting risk managers in the energy and commodity worlds?

 

 

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