Speaker Profile

Fred Vacelet

Financial Risk Management Consultant, Fintuition - Open Course Training

Mr. Fred Vacelet MBA, FRM/PRM, CTM, is an international Financial Risk Management Consultant, well versed in quantitative techniques,with a strong academic and practical background in Risk Management methodological frameworks for credit risk, market risk and operational risk, and compliance with risk regulations.He has some 20 years experience advising banks and software houses on derivatives and risk management. His client list includes ABN Amro, Barclays, Credit Suisse, the UK FSA, Reuters and numerous other institutions of various countries and sizes.

Fred often offers training and workshops, and also works as a senior consultant for numerous banks to help handle risk management and their regulations, be it on the regulatory side of capital management, or towards the aspect of systems and internal controls, or risk management just because it makes sense to manage risk. Among his assignments, Fred has been, as appointee of European Union, participating in the starting up of an operational risk function in a large Egyptian bank. His academic background includes an MBA from London Business School, Economics from West-Berlin University and a business degree from a Paris business school. Fred, as a certified member (PRM) of PRMIA, has been participating in PRMIA Education Committee.

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Operational Risk - Beyond Regulatory Constraints

In financial institution, operational risk has been considered as minor compared to credit risk and market risk. Moreover, Operational Risk is too difficult to grasp for bankers. Therefore operational risk management is often considered as a regulatory constraint or as an imprecise practice rather than a science, and it is often hijacked by political necessities, or can turn into insignificant exercises aimed at predicting small losses or improving efficiency without consideration for high-impact risks.

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