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Association Update

Retail Finance Europe 2002 Conference and Expo set for June 17 to 19 in London; Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the RMA's annual conference on Capital Management this June in Washington D.C.; Representatives from large financial institutions to speak at Retail Decisions' annual Risk Management Symposium this June in Newport, R.I.

This year's Retail Finance Europe 2002 Conference and Expo will take place June 17 to 19 at the Hilton London Metropole.

The theme of this year's event, which is sponsored by Bank Administration Institute (BAI), EFMA and Lafferty Group, will be "Getting Serious About the Consumer--Focus, Relationships, Technology and Beyond." Key issues such as e-banking, mobile networks, account aggregation, multi-function payments cards and advanced electronic payments, wealth management, as well as customer relationship management and multi-channel models will be addressed.

Keynote speakers include Amy Brady, senior vice president, Bank of America, U.S.A.; Andrzej Klesyk, CEO, Inteligo Bank, Poland; Brunon Bartkiewicz, general manager, ING Direct, The Netherlands; John Stewart, deputy group chief executive, Barclays, U.K.; Josep Oliu, chairman and CEO, Banco Sabadell, Spain; Lars Gronstedt, chairman and CEO, Handelsbanken, Sweden; Olivier Le Grand, CEO, Cortal, France; and Victor Massiah, deputy general manager of IntesaBci and CEO of IntesaBci e.lab, Italy.

For more information on this event, visit www.rfeurope.org.

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Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the Risk Management Association's annual conference on Capital Management, in Washington, D.C., June 5 to 7, at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

The conference focuses on the latest advances in enterprise-wide risk management, including methods of measuring and allocating economic and regulatory capital. Issues surrounding the proposed new Basel Accord are on the agenda, including data management and disclosure requirements.

Operational risk and credit models also will be discussed.

Senior executives from major U.S. and Canadian banks will participate in two panel discussions that focus on credit, operational and market risk disciplines and disclosure issues. Consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Erisk, and First Manhattan Consulting Group also will discuss risk management issues.

For information on the conference, visit www.rmahq.org.

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Representatives from Alert Global Media, American Bankers Association, CIBC, CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, FleetBoston Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, U.S. Department of Justice and Wachovia Bank will be speaking at Retail Decisions' annual Risk Management Symposium, which will be held June 26 to 28 at the Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, R.I.

The Symposium will provide an in-depth look at how new anti-money laundering legislation is changing the role of financial institutions in the government's heightened battle against illicit money laundering activities. Participants will learn how to cost-effectively set-up a compliance program, how to prepare for regulatory audits and come away with practical information about the latest account monitoring tools and technologies favored by security officers around the world.

"With the passage of the USA Patriot Act, the risks and legal duties of financial institutions and other businesses have increased dramatically," said Carl Clump, CEO of Retail Decisions. "The Risk Symposium will provide compliance officers and audit managers with up-to-date information about the tools used by leading organizations to monitor their customers' activities, comply with the new regulations and tackle the rapid developments and uncharted processes that must be implemented in the anti-money laundering arena."

Hosted by ReD PRISM, a division of Retail Decisions, the Symposium will feature interactive workshops, specialized conference sessions and informative case studies addressing solutions, strategies and `best practices' for detecting and preventing money laundering. The Symposium is open to a limited number of U.S., Canadian and international executives and managers from the financial services, retail and e-commerce industries.

Retail Decisions is a card-based transactions services business providing fraud prevention to the finance, telecommunications, retail and e-commerce sectors. For more information on the conference, visit www.retaildecisions.com

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