Thomas Nummer, ALRiM

Thomas Nummer Thomas Nummer, co-chair of the ALFI Risk Management Committee and member of the board of ALRiM Thomas Nummer acts as an independent director for Luxembourg funds and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has specialist knowledge of risk management of UCITS and AIFs. He plays an active role with ALRiM and is Co-Chairman of ALFI´s Risk Management Committee. Thomas is Managing Partner of TRINOVA S.A. and was Chief Risk Officer for Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg S.A. Before Thomas worked as portfolio manager for ADIG Investments for 5 years. Thomas has a degree (Dipl. Kaufmann) from the University of Trier, Germany, and a post-graduate qualification (Financial Analyst – CEFA).

Agenda

09.50 - 10.45

Volatile markets and the emergence of risks in the digital age

  • Setting the scene with examples in a “tour de table”
  • Forward-looking risk management: options and tools
  • The impact of new technology on investing: digital investing and AI
  • Using stress testing to enhance risk trend assessments
  • Portfolio risk
  • Dealing with political uncertainty

11.15 - 12.05

What drives risk management in other sectors of finance?

How are approaches to risk similar to, or different from those in asset management?

  • Approaches to risk management and governance and risk management scope
  • Hot topics in other sectors of finance
  • Risk management trends outside of Europe
  • Cultural understandings of risk
  • Enterprise risk management vs financial risk management

13.30 - 14.15 /// 14.15 - 15.00

Parallel workshops - Chairperson's introduction


13.30 - 14.15

Breakout Session I: “Managing portfolio risks in times of market volatility” (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

  • Managing the liquidity problem (Liquidity management in volatile times; Money Market Funds – Liquidity stress tests after the MMFR)
  • Stress testing to support management of portfolio risks
  • Risks during the end of the economic cycle (from bull to bear)
  • Qualitative risk management (i.e., impacts from political/legal/regulatory risks on the portfolio)

13.30 - 14.15

Workshop II: Changing requirements for risk management professionals in Luxembourg? (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

The impact of CSSF Circular 18/698 and other developments in asset management

  • The Luxembourg risk manager – generalist, expert or limit controller?
  • Does CSSF Circular 18/698 bring more responsibilities for risk managers/conducting officers for risk management?
  • New technologies – new types of risk?
  • Recruiting risk managers and other HR considerations

13.30 - 14.15

Workshop III: Real assets: managing risks for loan and infrastructure debt funds (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

  • The role of the risk manager in the investment process
  • Case studies on escalating risks
  • Life cycle considerations
  • Managing illiquid asset classes

15.30 - 16.15

Regulatory developments

  • The European regulatory framework and the Luxembourg regulator: overview and outlook
  • ESMA consultation on sustainability
  • Liquidity and leverage

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