DCG Annual Balance Sheet & Model Risk Management Conference

DCG Annual Balance Sheet & Model Risk Management Conference

The 36th annual DCG Balance Sheet & Model Risk Management Conference will be held on June 1st and 2nd, 2020 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.

Sponsored by Darling Consulting Group, this industry-leading conference features educational sessions and interactive forums on a wide range of asset/liability and funds management issues. The 2019 conference had 16 concurrent sessions including our popular core sessions. The conference also featured a complete track dedicated to model risk management & validation, as well as an exclusive track for credit unions.

The DCG Balance Sheet & Model Risk Management Conference focuses on helping banks and credit unions of all sizes to better manage and improve their financial performance.

2019 Bank Brochure
2019 Credit Union Brochure
2019 Schedule
2019 CPE Schedule

2019 Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Monday featured a general session with Kelly McDonald, who is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing, customer service and consumer trends. She is the founder of McDonald Marketing, which has twice been named one of the “Top Ad Agencies in the U.S.” by Advertising Age magazine and ranked as one of the fastest-growing, independently-owned companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.


Leading off Tuesday’s program was a general session conducted by Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, who is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he also writes for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook report and the Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, and he provides regular updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, consumer spending and issues impacting small business.

2019 Conference Sessions & Speakers

Reforming the Reforms: Reinforcing what Works, Fixing what Doesn’t
     Wayne Abernathy – American Bankers Association

How Effective ALCOs Help Shape Lending Strategy
     Matt Pieniazek & Zach Zoia – Darling Consulting Group

Who Manages Your Innovation Portfolio?
     Jason Henrichs – FinTech Forge

Current Issues in Liquidity Management
     Bob Lallo & Patrick Ward – Darling Consulting Group

Financial Institution Investment Portfolio Management in Volatile Markets
     Larry Miele – Wells Fargo Advisors

M&A from a Buyer’s and Seller’s Perspective
     Fred Price – Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P.

Balance Sheet Hedging Using Derivatives
     David Sweeney & Todd Cuppia – Chatham Financial

Walking the Talk
     Keith Hughey – J. Keith Hughey Company

Deposit Strategies in the Current Environment: Utilizing Data to Drive Decision Making
     Billy Guthrie & Joe Kennerson – Darling Consulting Group

Winning Loan Growth Strategies Through Trust, Value and Resource Management
     Jack Hubbard – St. Meyer & Hubbard

Engaging Successfully with Fintechs
     Tom Curry & Jay Cabral – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook A Macroeconomic Overview
     John Affleck – CoStar Group

Core Sessions

Risk/Return Trade-Offs in Balance Sheet Management
     Jeff Reynolds – Darling Consulting Group

Measuring and Managing Liquidity
    Keri Crooks – Darling Consulting Group

Measuring and Managing Interest Rate Risk
    Darnell Canada – Darling Consulting Group

Developing & Documenting Balance Sheet Management Strategies (including Case Studies)
    Mark Haberland & Keith Reagan – Darling Consulting Group
    Mike Carney & Vinny Clevenger – Darling Consulting Group

Model Risk Management & Validation Track

CECL Case Study: Surviving – and Acing – Your First CECL Validation
     Sam Chen – Darling Consulting Group

Where Are We Now? Lessons Learned from Year 1 of CECL
     Mike Guglielmo – Darling Consulting Group & Panel

ALM Modeling in the New Era of Integrated Stress Testing and CECL
     Kevin Williams – Darling Consulting Group & Panel

The Secrets to Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Model Validations
     Joe Montalbano – Darling Consulting Group
Debb Gordon

New Era of Data Management & Validating Statistical Models
     Joe Montalbano – Darling Consulting Group

Cutting-Edge Validation Techniques for Non-Statistical, Black Box and Machine Learning Models
     Sam Chen – Darling Consulting Group

The MRM 411: Hot Topics in Model Risk Management
     Drew Boecher, Mike Guglielmo & Sam Chen – Darling Consulting Group

Effective Ongoing Performance Monitoring: Save Yourself Headaches (and Money)
     Sam Chen & Brett Aitken – Darling Consulting Group

Credit Union Track

Navigating the Age Old Conflict between Earnings and NEV in the Current Rate Environment
     Darnell Canada – Darling Consulting Group

Accessing Secondary Capital to Grow Your Credit Union
     Bob Colvin – CU Capital Market Solutions

The Importance of Liquidity Diversification
     Keri Crooks – Darling Consulting Group

Improve Performance and Credit Risk Management in Your Auto Portfolio
     Tony Hughes – Moody’s Analytics

Flattening/Inverted Yield Curve Strategies for Credit Unions: Uncommon Sense Alternatives to Consider and Avoid
     Frank Farone – Darling Consulting Group

All Roads Lead to the Capital Plan – Expect the Unexpected
     Steve Boselli – Darling Consulting Group

The wide range of educational sessions and interactive forums, from basic through advanced, was designed to generate timely, comprehensive and lively discussion about the asset/liability and funds management process, as well as an array of other risk management and leadership topics. There was also a peer group session to network and exchange ideas with similar-sized institutions.

Directors, CEOs, CFOs, CROs, risk managers, model developers, model validators, senior management and analysts benefit from this popular Group-Live educational program.

Conference attendees are eligible for up to 13 CPE credits in the following fields of study: business management and organization, economics, finance and management advisory services. No prerequisite and/or advanced preparation is required, and clients and non-clients are welcome.


Feedback from 2019 Conference

“The conference was excellent.”

“I’ve got some great takeaways and can’t wait to dive back into our ALCO packages from prior quarters and reinforce the lessons.”

“Speakers were fantastic – energetic, upbeat and engaging.”

“Lots of ideas to take back to the shop.”

“Gave me several things to look at differently.”

“Some great ideas were discussed. Can’t wait to bring back to the office.”

Darling Consulting Group, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.