NAPFA Webinar - Managing Risk Within Your Practice

When:  May 13, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
3:00 PM ET (2:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM PT)
Presented by: Jean-Roch Sibille, Senior Vice-President, Chief Risk and Credit Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
1 NAPFA CE in K – Marketing and Practice Management
Member: Free; Non-Member: $39

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted lives and businesses in 2020 and continues to do so in 2021. In addition to health and safety issues, profound changes have been made to the working model of companies - new norms in terms of digital interactions and work-from-home has emerged. In parallel, societal issues such as discrimination and climate change have given rise to social movements across the country.

While business owners are very cognizant of financial and investments risks, understated risks such as business interruption or cyber risks have been pushed to the forefront. Questions around data privacy in a work-from-home context and employee well-being, amongst others, also need to be addressed. Therefore, business owners have been forced to reconsider their business resiliency and reputation in the face of rapid change. A key lever to navigate these and future challenging/uncertain times is a strong risk and integrity culture. This mind-set allows to pro-actively consider risks outside of the financial and investment realm, and to react fast and confidently in changing environments, ultimately creating value and opportunities for the business.

In this simulive talk, Jean-Roch Sibille, SVP Chief Risk Officer of Allianz Life of North America, will use examples of risks often over-looked by business owners, such as operational or reputational, and how they have increased as a result of the pandemic, to demonstrate the importance of the risk culture in all businesses. He will also provide ideas of how to start building the risk culture with different levels of time and resources.

Learning Objectives: • Provide examples of potential risk types that can be overlooked that can impact companies significantly
• Help advisors identify the different types of risks in their business
• Provide tips on how risk management can be approached at a smaller scale (tips are simple mitigations that do not require a large team to handle)

This webinar is sponsored by Allianz.

Speaker Bio:
Jean-Roch Sibille is the Chief Risk Officer for Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a company with more than $130 billion in asset under management and leads the Corporate Risk Management department. In this role, Jean-Roch is responsible for setting and monitoring the risk appetite of the company. He also has the lead for internal and external risk capital modeling, product and asset reviews, hedge effectiveness monitoring, financial risk management as well as enterprise risk management.