Preparing for the LIBOR Transition - Key Considerations for the end of 2021

Panel discussion with KPMG and industry practitioners to discuss the key challenges and considerations for the LIBOR transition as we enter the next phase of market development and planning.

Sponsored by: KPMG

Ashley Schmider

Compliance Manager, KPMG

Ashley is a compliance manager with KPMG’s Financial Services, Regulatory and Compliance Risk practice. Ashley’s primary focus is providing regulatory risk and consumer compliance advisory assistance to clients who want to enhance and supplement their regulatory risk management efforts. More recently, Ashley has served as the project manager for the global LIBOR center of excellence team at KPMG, helping clients navigate the multi-year LIBOR transition.

Chris Dias

Principal, LIBOR Global Solution Co-Lead, KPMG

Chris Dias is a principal in KPMG’s Modeling & Valuation group, serving financial services companies as a risk practitioner and strategic adviser. He is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of international experience in financial markets and serves as the Global LIBOR Solution Co-Lead at KPMG.

Chris Palmer

Managing Director, Head of LIBOR Transition Program, JP Morgan Chase

Chris has over 20 years banking experience across 3 continents focusing primarily on project implementation across the Markets and Controls area. Chris began his Investment Banking career in Operational Risk before running the Commodities Middle Office, including managing the expansion into Asia where he was located for 4 years. Chris also led the implementation of Front Office Supervision programs across the Corporate and Investment Bank at JP Morgan and is currently leading the Firmwide LIBOR Transition Program. Chris holds an honours degree in Economics from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

Jeff Kuzbel

Managing Vice President, Libor Transition Executive, Capital One

Jeff joined Capital One in 2009. He currently serves as the Libor Transition Executive for the company leading program delivery, risk management, modeling, systems, industry advocacy, and supporting go-to-market and communication strategy. Previously, he served as the Treasury/Balance Sheet Management CFO leading three teams - Asset/Liability Management Analytics, Trade Analytics and Valuation (TAV) for Derivatives and Investments, and Quantitative Modeling.

Prior to joining Capital One, Jeff has 20+ years of broad financial service experience in risk management, portfolio management, trading, derivatives and treasury activities, serving as Managing Director at Freddie Mac in their Market Risk Oversight group within the Enterprise Risk division. He also was a Vice President of Portfolio Management and Trading for a private asset management firm and was the head of the Investment division for the FHLB Pittsburgh, where he also held various positions in funding, derivatives, and portfolio management. He also was a bank examiner during the S&L crisis with the Office of Thrift Supervision. Mr. Kuzbel holds an M.B.A. in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Finance concentration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is married with four children and lives in Northern Virginia.

Edina Cavalli

Associate Vice President, Enterprise Benchmark Rate Reform Initiative, TD Bank

Edina Cavalli is an Associate Vice President – Enterprise BRR Initiative Business Lead at TD Bank. Previously she was Managing Director at RBC’s Legal Department heading up the US Bank Regulatory practice. Prior to that she served as Enterprise Dodd-Frank and G20 Regulatory Reform Liaison for TD’s Corporate Office in Toronto and was the Business Lead for the Enterprise –wide implementation of Volcker Rule requirements. Her group was responsible for regulatory reform implementation initiatives across the organization. Ms Cavalli was also Global Head of PE & PI and Risk as well as Americas Head of Funds & Advisory and IBD FIG Advisory Compliance in New York and served as CCO of an SEC registered investment adviser. Before Barclays, Ms Cavalli served as in-house counsel to Carpathian Asset Management and worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. She was also an associate solicitor with the debt capital markets practice of CMS Cameron McKenna and with the corporate finance and financial services advisory practice of Norton Rose in London. Ms Cavalli is an English qualified solicitor and holds both a common law and a civil law degree.

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