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Benjamin Genek

Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer
Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.

Present Job Function: Genek is currently the Chief Risk Officer of Daiwa Capital Markets America (DCMA). His responsibilities include managing the firm’s overall enterprise wide risk management framework: risk strategy, risk identification, market risk, operational risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, rates risk, etc. Additionally, the Chief Risk Officer role includes various second line committee chairs including the Risk Management Committee and the New Product Committee as well as monthly reporting to the Board of Directors, He has been at DCMA for the last 18 months.

Previous Employment: Prior to joining Daiwa, Genek was the Deputy Chief Risk Officer at MUFG Securities Americas, Inc. as well as the Deputy Head of Market Risk, Interest Rate, Liquidity and Counterparty Credit Risk Management for the Americas at MUFG. Prior to MUFG, Genek was Head of Market Risk Management for the Americas at Natixis for six years (including four years as the Chief Risk Officer of the Natixis Bleichroeder broker dealer). Prior to Natixis, he worked at Deutsche Bank in the Risk Management Division. Previous to Deutsche Bank, Genek was Head of Equity Controlling at Nomura Securities in New York, and prior to Nomura, he worked at Merrill Lynch in their Asset Management Division.

Education: Genek graduated from the Rutgers University Business School (New Brunswick, NJ) with a BS in accounting. He joined Merrill Lynch immediately after graduation.

RMA Service:

Chair, Global Markets Risk Council