Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business is holding its annual Client Conference in Cascais, just outside Lisbon, this week. The event, which takes place between October 9th and 11th, brings together the firm’s valued clients globally to discuss finance, risk and regulatory reporting trends and challenges. The conference also allows clients to influence and drive Wolters Kluwer’s product strategy for its integrated regulatory compliance and reporting solution suite, OneSumX.
Notable speakers include Francis Gross, Senior Adviser of the General Statistics Directorate at The European Central Bank who will explore the future of regulatory change and how the financial sector needs to adapt to technological transformations.
Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd, meanwhile, will examine the strategic impact of disruption, innovation and risk, setting the landscape for the next five to 10 years, while digging deep into organizational strategy and the issues relating to future business success. Dixon is also the author of 16 books on global trends (including The Future of Almost Everything) and has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50). Igor Beuker, a new-breed trendwatcher and award-winning marketing strategist for global brands such as Nike, Amazon, L’Oréal and Unilever, will deliver the Closing Keynote that aims to challenge everyone working in today’s dynamic technological landscape.
There will also be client case studies and interactive sessions around the roadmap and product development across Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting, as well as smaller meetings and workshops on various topics with product team and subject matter experts from Wolters Kluwer.
Major topics to be discussed on roundtables and in expert presentations include technological game changers that drive innovation, including Artificial Intelligence, Grid Computing and Containerization for Cloud Computing. Key regulatory drivers such as the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) V and Basel IV, as well as Risk and Finance trends (including Balance Sheet Optimization, Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book and The Standardized Approach for Measuring Counterparty Credit Risk) will also be debated.
“As financial institutions enter an era of incredible momentum our product and technology strategy can serve as a tangible aid for clients as they seek to manage digital transformation in the context of an ever changing regulatory environment,” notes Inga Rottmann, Vice President of Global Marketing for Wolters Kluwer FRR. “The FRR Client Conference builds on our commitment to foster an ongoing dialogue with our clients. This dialogue focuses on refining our current working relationship and service offerings while assessing opportunities for future development. We are confident this only helps us and our clients further reinforce our relationship for our mutual benefit. The level of expertise – in and out of the conference sessions – from industry professionals is unparalleled. Building a better future together starts with what we do today.”