Risk Management at Financial Institutions: Where Did it Fail, and What's Next? Where did risk management across the financial industry fall short? Can we identify some root causes of the failure of the systems in place? More important, what are possible systemic solutions to avoid a similar meltdown in the future while safeguarding economic growth and financial innovation? The subject has been widely discussed in the press and is still a hot topic in international politics and within regulatory bodies worldwide.


De Warande vzw
Zinnerstraat 1
Brussels 1000, Belgium

Event Details

As part of our Chicago Luncheon series we are pleased to offer our alumni a unique opportunity to have an insightful debate on risk management presided by a seasoned industry insider and academic, Prof. Dr. Stefan Duchateau, who witnessed the shortfalls of the existing risk management systems from the inside as previous CEO of KBC Asset Management. Please join us in what promises to be a unique round table debate with an inspiring leader and speaker.


• € 50 (€ 40 for paying members)


Register By Email
• Please transfer the appropriate amount to account 210-0555573-09 of the University of Chicago Alumni in Belgium, BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, IBAN BE 52 2100 5555 7309

Deadline: 1/19/2010


12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch and Program

Speaker Profiles

Stefan Duchateau (Speaker)

In combination with his academic expertise as a professor in Advanced Risk Management and Advanced Portfolio Management at EHSAL, and professor Risk Management at the VUB-Solvay Master Program and of Portfolio Management at the KU Leuven, Prof. Dr. Stefan Duchateau is uniquely positioned to discuss the topic with us on January 19 at De Warande. Mr. Duchateau is a reference in the Belgian financial industry. Under his leadership, KBC was the first to introduce the capital guaranteed fund (the “Click” Fund) in Belgium. He transformed KBC Asset Management into the European leader in the segment of structured retail products. Overall, over the last 10 years assets under management increased by a factor 15 to € 160 billion! Currently, Mr. Duchateau holds positions as president of the board in several investment management companies in Belgium, Luxemburg, Ireland, and Central Europe. He also works as an independent management consultant for a selection of industry players, amongst which Argenta Bank and Insurance Group, the world’s leading diamant trader Rosy Blue NV, Mensura Insurance Co, several government bodies and major pension funds.


Arend Van Itterbeek, MBA'02