IRMC 2024 Milan, Italy June 24-25, 2024

Chairs 2024

IRMC Organizing Committee - International Risk Management Conference


Oliviero Roggi is professor of Finance and Risk Management at Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, Brazil. He is also full professor of Corporate Finance, Valuation, Management and Risk Governance at the University of Catania, Italy. He was professor and researcher at NYU Stern School of Business, USA, and at EAESP / FGV, Brazil, the latter being responsible for the NURPE Research Unit on Country Risk (Sovereign) and Business Risk. Visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, and lecturer in the Doctorate and Master’s courses at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil and associate professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Florence.

He earned his Ph.D in Management and Finance at University of Bologna and City University Business School European Joint Ph.D program in 1998. He has specialization in Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Risk Management, Governance and Corporate Strategy.

Founder of the Finanza Firenze Research Center in 2007. In 2008, together with Edward Altman – NYU Stern Salomon Center, he also founded the International Risk Management Conference. In 2008- 2009 he served as Visiting professor in Accounting Masters Program at Universidade de Fortaleza (Brasil). Consultant at European Commission, Regione Toscana (Italy) and other public owned entities is acting and doing research in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, and in particular Credit Risk since 2004. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Country Risk Forum of Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI – Italian Bankers Association).

He has published papers and books on SME rating and on rating models generally speaking. In 2009, he published a book on “Risk Value and Company Default”. He is Co-author of Aswath Damodaran, NYU STERN, for the forthcoming 3° Italian edition of Applied Corporate Finance and he is NYU Stern Visiting Scholar since 2009 and consultant at IFC World Bank group since 2010.

Edward I. Altman is a Max L. Heine Professor of finance and the director of research in Credit and Debt markets at the Salomon Center for the Study of financial institutions at the New York University Stern School of Business. Dr Altman received his MBA and PhD in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Prior to serving in his present position, he chaired Stern’s MBA program for 12 years. Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988.

Internationally recognized as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt, and credit risk analysis. He served as President of the Financial Management Association in 2003, and was appointed an FMA Fellow in 2004.  Dr. Altman was named one of the most influential people in Finance by Treasury & Risk Management magazine in 2005, he is a Founder and Executive editor of the international publication and has published or edited many books and articles in scholarly finance, accounting, and economic journal. His work has appeared in many languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.  He has been Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Interschool Orchestras of New York, and a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of American Finance.

Celso Brunetti is an assistant director in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His current responsibilities include, among other things, conducting economic research and policy analysis on financial stability as it relates to systemically important financial institutions. His research agenda mainly covers network analysis of financial markets, climate risks and financial stability, market microstructure, and commodity markets. Before joining the FED, Celso spent his professional career in academia with appointments at Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Edinburgh where he taught Statistics, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Financial Risk Management. From 2008 to 2011, he was a consultant at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He spent the 2017 fall semester at Bocconi University as visiting professor.

His publications appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Econometrics, Econometrics Journal, and Journal of Financial Markets. Dr. Brunetti received a B.A. degree in economics and banking from the Catholic University in Milan, Italy, and a Master of Science degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. In 1999 he completed his PhD in economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Permanent Scientific Committee

Prof. Menachem Brenner he prices of traded index options and introduced the idea of volatility derivatives, an idea which was implemented 20 years later. He has written more than 60 scholarly articles in diverse areas in finance and economics. Professor Brenner was a founding editor of the Review of Derivatives Research and has served on several editorial boards and program committees. He is a regular member of the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics nominating committee. He received several grants and the Graham Dodd Award for excellence in financial writing. He was also awarded Stern’s Glucksman Prize for the best new research paper in Finance. In addition to working with doctoral students and teaching the popular finance course on “Futures and Options,” he served as deputy chairman of the finance department and is currently the director of the Masters in Global Finance program, a joint venture between the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School and NYU Stern. Before joining Stern, Professor Brenner was a tenured faculty member at the Hebrew University. He has been a Visiting Professor at Berkeley, the University of Bergamo, University of Melbourne and Tel Aviv University.

Professor Brenner also served as an Advisor to the Bank of Israel, the Securities Authority and was a board member of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange where he chaired the committee that recommended the establishment of an Options Market in Israel. He was a floor trader in options and futures at the NYFE and NYSE.

Chiara Scotti was recently appointed Governing Board member and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy on 19 February 2024; in this capacity, she is also a member of the Joint Governing Board of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS). Over the two previous decades, she worked for the Federal Reserve System, gaining extensive experience in central banking. In 2005, she joined the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as an economist within the Division of International Finance. In 2014, she moved to the Division of Financial Stability, analysing and identifying potential threats to financial stability in collaboration with other divisions, Reserve Banks and government agencies, and later became Deputy Associate Director. During the pandemic, she served as Special Adviser to former Vice Chair Richard Clarida. In 2023, she joined the Leadership Team of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she was Senior Vice President and Director of Research, headed the Bank’s Research and Statistics departments and acted as adviser to President and CEO Lorie Logan on monetary policy. 

She graduated with distinction in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan in 1998, then joined Credit Suisse First Boston as an analyst, where she remained for two years. She was subsequently awarded an MA in Economics in 2002 and a PhD in Economics in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association.

Her expertise spans deliberation and evaluation of conventional and unconventional monetary policy; assessment of financial stability risks, with particular emphasis on asset managers, interconnectedness of the financial system, and digital assets; monitoring of domestic and international financial markets; and LIBOR transition. Her research explores a variety of topics in applied macroeconomics and finance, including real-time data and measurement of business conditions, macroeconomic surprises, and uncertainty as well as unconventional monetary policy and financial stability. 

She has published in a variety of refereed journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Dr. Scotti holds a B.A. in economics (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  Before obtaining her Ph.D., she worked as an analyst for Credit Suisse in London and as a Ph.D. intern for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.