The Board of Raft International has appointed Derek Gordon Hall as a non-executive director of the company. Hall spent 22 years at JP Morgan before retiring at the managing director level and has also worked for Andersen Consulting. His experience includes information technology, bank operations and risk management. Hall is now an independent consultant and entrepreneur with assignments at three major banks, advising on their IT infrastructures and operations. He also serves as an executive director of Westward Management Limited, Icaramba Limited, JP Morgan Pension Trustees Limited and JP Morgan Financial Investments Limited and is a non-executive chairman of Meriden Group.
The Global Association of Risk Professionals is hosting its third annual Risk Management Convention and Exhibition and Financial Risk Manager of the Year awards. The GARP 2002 event will take place February 11-14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The first day of the conference will feature workshops entitled, "Designing and implementing an internal rating system that meets Basel II requirements," and "Practical approaches to improved market risk measurement and management." The following two-day conference program includes separate streams for the different risk areas such as market risk, credit risk, operational risk and energy risk. The conference will close on the 14th with additional focused workshops for risk professionals. The award for Financial Risk Manager of the Year in 2001 will be presented at a ceremony on February 12th. For more information go to GARP's website at www.garp.com.
Wall Street & Technology is hosting a conference called "Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning For Financial Services" on February 20-21 at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC. Speakers include: Paul Honey, Director of Global Contingency Planning, Merrill Lynch; Greg Ferris, Executive Director Global BCP, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Adam Taubman, Executive Director Information Technology, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Damian Walch, Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Comdisco, and many others. For more information go to www.Flaggshow.com.