June 06, 2013 | Paris, France: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions will host a GRC and audit roundtable for banks and financial services institutions titled “Aligning GRC for Delivering Greater Business Value.” The roundtable will be held on June 10, 2013, from 8:30 am and 1:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel - Paris La Defense, in Paris. The event will convene top GRC experts and research analysts from across Europe, who will share their expertise, best practices, and insights on the industry’s top risk and compliance challenges.

Distinguished speakers at this event include Christophe Canler, Chief Risk Officer at GE Capital SAS, Hans Willert, Managing Partner and Founder at Bleu Azur Consulting, and Cedric Merahi, Risk Management Specialist at MetricStream. They will also be joined by Piyush Pant, Vice President of Strategic Markets at MetricStream.

This roundtable event will address the challenges of today’s dynamic economic environment. Our global and volatile financial environment has prompted banks and financial services institutions to focus on compliance with new regulations such as the upcoming Volcker Rule (part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform), and Basel III guidelines. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) forecasts that the European economy may further weaken this year due to various factors, including high unemployment levels. Therefore, European banks and financial services institutions need to enhance the efficacy of their internal processes, as well as develop a well-planned and well-executed business strategy that can help mitigate and manage their risks.

Topics to be covered during this event include:

Keynote Address - Aligning GRC for Business Value: This presentation will highlight the need to integrate, build, and support business processes with an enterprise view of GRC, with a focus on best practices, pitfalls, and success metrics of a GRC program.

Operational Risk Management - Creating and Demonstrating Value: This presentation will address how to measure success and demonstrate value, how to design an integrated risk management program, how to deliver risk intelligence to drive business performance, and how to implement Basel II & Basel III guidelines.

The Role of Internal Audit in a Stringent Risk and Governance Environment: This presentation will focus on demonstrating the importance of Internal Audit programs in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and how to maximize overall assurance in today’s demanding regulatory environment. Additional points for discussion include whether today’s internal audit functions are positioned to manage rising expectations, what internal auditors can do to add value to their organization, and what needs to be done to meet today's rising audit committee expectations.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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