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October 03, 2019

Managing Risk: Better Together

"We are a One Risk community, and we have to do this together."

HITEC Leadership Summit

In today's ever-changing risk landscape, we must lead through change. That was the focus of Freddie Mac's Risk Town Hall, "Managing Risk: Better Together." For the risk management community, the event was an invaluable opportunity for cross-divisional participation and collaboration. It welcomed risk practitioners from every part of the company who joined together to hear from Freddie Mac and industry risk leaders.

The event featured a panel discussion, "Navigating Change for the Future," with external risk leaders from across the financial services industry. Panelists shared their insights into how risk management practices have evolved post-financial crisis against a backdrop of heightened regulatory standards. They also discussed the future of risk management and the importance of building a community of risk practitioners who are well-coordinated to effectively execute on risk priorities.

Risk Town Hall Highlights:

  • Freddie Mac CEO, David Brickman speaking at the Risk Town Hall.

    The event opened with remarks from David Brickman, Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac.

    "We are, ultimately, at our core about managing risk. That’s what we do. This Risk Town Hall speaks to the importance of collaboration, integration and having a holistic approach in terms of how we think about risk."

  • Janice Englesbe, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Arch Capital Group Ltd. discussed the importance of having a dynamic strategy and effective communication.

    Janice Englesbe, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Arch Capital Group Ltd. discussed the importance of having a dynamic strategy and effective communication.

    "It always goes back to the relationships— risk management is everybody’s job, all the time. Models provide a framework, but it’s our job to communicate that information in a language that people understand. Then, you can have the important conversations."

  • Audience members asking questions at the Risk Town Hall.

    Audience members had the opportunity to ask the group, or a single panelist, questions directly during a Q&A session.

  • Kevin Kelley, Vice Chairman, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Group discussed the importance of understanding correlations.

    Kevin Kelley, Vice Chairman, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Group discussed the importance of understanding correlations.

    "Make sure you always anticipate. You should never be surprised. We never have perfect information and we never will, but if you are ahead of the curve then strategically you'll win."

  • Host Anil Hinduja, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Freddie Mac wrapped up the event with closing remarks.

    Host Anil Hinduja, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Freddie Mac wrapped up the event with closing remarks.

    "One Risk entails working collaboratively and in partnership across the three lines of defense to ensure safe and sound risk management practices within Freddie Mac. These lines are defining not dividing, different accountabilities and a shared outcome with an element of trust and reliance on each other."

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