Past Event

Enterprise Risk Management 2012
July 12, 2012 in Los Angeles

This seminar will address best practices for enterprise risk management and pre-examination preparation based on actual experiences in California and national markets.

Today the regulators are pushing banks to consider all risks and to create a strategic/capital plan based on increased capital standards.  This session, presented in collaboration with the International Bankers Association of California and the National Association of Chinese American Bankers, is intended to provide a one-stop workshop which will cover key aspects of identifying, managing and monitoring risks such as credit, compliance, liquidity, market, operational, ALLL and legal risks.

Enterprise risk management is a fairly new concept for many banks and not one that they can easily afford coming out of the recession. Industry observers fear many banks are ill-prepared for a new regulatory focus on old compliance policies, not to mention new policies coming in force. The number of rules, technical or otherwise, are subject to interpretation that bankers have to live with today is astronomical.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is central to addressing safety and soundness and key Dodd-Frank requirements.  Experience shows that banks can create a competitive advantage and  maximize their value by properly implementing and maining ERM.  This principle applies to banks of all sizes but ERM must be tailored to fit each institution’s unique risk profile, size and complexity.  Compliance issues are now front and center under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and bankers continue to question the timeframes for implementing Dodd-Frank, including board level risk committees, compensation, capital plans, compliance, etc


The seminar will be held July 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breakfast and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

8:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

8:40 a.m.
Framework for the Evaluation of Risk Management
Walt Mix and David Abshier, Berkeley Research Group

  • Hot ERM Topics for 2012
  • ERM Case Studies – Introduction
  • Enterprise Risk Management Overview
  • Building ERM

9:30 a.m.
Roundtables: Challenges, Issues, Concerns
Walt Mix / Dave Abshier

10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m. 
ERM Technology Tools
Mike Cohn, WolfPac

10:45 a.m.
Legal Risk
Henry Fields, Morrison & Foerster, LLP / Mick Grasmick, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLP

  • Dodd-Frank Issues
  • Board, Executive Management Duties

11:30 a.m.
Compensation and ERM
Gayle Appelbaum, McLagan, An Aon Hewitt Company

12:15 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Enterprise Risk Management and Other Regulatory Topics
Stan Ivie, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

1:45 p.m.
Audit Trends and Issues
Keith Lupton, Ernst & Young

  • Troubled Debt Restructuring
  • ALLL

2:30 p.m.
ERM Case Studies – Group Activity
Walt Mix and David Abshier, Berkeley Research Group

3:15 p.m.
Wrap up and review

3:30 p.m.


  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief credit officers
  • Chief operating officers
  • Chief compliance officers
  • Chief risk officers and managers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Senior managers
  • Bank directors
  • Emerging leaders

Scheduled Speakers


  • Stan Ivie, Regional Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Walter J. Mix III, Director, Financial Services Practice Group Leader, Berkeley Research Group, LLC (formerly The Secura Group) and former commissioner of the California Department of Financial Institutions
  • David Abshier, Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC (formerly The Secura Group)
  • Mick Grasmick, Esq., Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Henry Fields, Esq., Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Keith Lupton, Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Gayle Appelbaum, Principal, McLagan (an Aon Hewitt Company)

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration extended through Friday June 22, 2012
CBA Member: $345
Non-Member: $445

Regular Registration
CBA Member: $445
Non-Member: $545

Location Information

Thursday, July 12, 2012
W Los Angeles – Westwood
930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208.8765