Matthias Degen is a Partner at KPMG Switzerland’s Financial Services practice. He has extensive experience in managing and executing risk advisory projects and regulatory audit engagements for financial institutions. His current focus is offering comprehensive advisory services around the CRO agenda for banks. As an expert in the areas of risk and capital management, he works with clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their risk governance framework, their front-to-back risk operating model and ensure compliance with new regulatory requirements such as Basel III.
Before joining KPMG, Matthias worked in the US as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University collaborating with financial services firms and banking regulators in the US. Prior to that, he worked at the ETH Zurich’s RiskLab earning a PhD in the area of Financial Mathematics, specializing in the modelling of extreme events.