Risk Management

We help you create value from Risk Management

Needing to define or strengthen your risk management framework

Based on the specificities of your organization and business model, HACA Partners will bring expert opinion and best market practice solutions in order to help you achieve the following goals:

  • Define and implement the risk management governance in line with the regulations and the market standards
  • Define or improve your risk appetite
  • Review the risk management policies and procedures
  • Implement or enhance your Risk Controls Self-Assessment (RCSA)
  • Design the control framework

Risk Management

Risk & Control

Willing to improve your risk monitoring capabilities

Our experts will help you to succeed in the following challenges:

  • Define state of the art risk metrics and measures, either for regulatory or economic reports
  • Upgrade and document your models and methodologies in line with the supervisory requirements and the best market standards
  • Find the best technical solutions to facilitate risk reporting performance and support the implementation phase through our expertise in project management.

Looking to perform or upgrade your risk reports

You can rely on our experience in the following areas in order to bring support and to increase the value of your risk reporting process:

  • Banking and investment firm capital requirement reports (COREP, FINREP)
  • Capital allocation and ICAAP / ICARA
  • Interest rate risk in the banking book, foreign exchange risk, market risk and counterparty risks
  • Liquidity risk and ILAAP process
  • Pillar III report
  • Investment Fund risk profile definition and risk metrics
  • Investment Fund liquidity management and stress testing
  • Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) risk factors


Our team

Cyril Cayez

Managing Partner

Member of the IIA, ALCO and ALRIM, Cyril has been serving the Financial Services Industry for more than 19 years of which 14 in Luxembourg (Banks, PSF, Management Companies, UCITS and Alternative Funds).

Cyril is a Réviseur d’Entreprises in Luxembourg since 2010 and gained international experience in Singapore and France.

On top of his background as external audit and advisory Partner, Cyril brings actual experience from Internal Auditor, Risk Manager and Compliance Officer positions.

Julian Nikolla


Julian has an experience of over 19 years in the banking and asset management industry, of which more than 11 years in Risk Management. The different roles held within two big European players gave him the chance to deal with complex situations and to build smart and business-oriented solutions to support the business and to comply with regulations and professional guidelines.

During these years Julian had exposure to most of the Risk Management issues in the banking industry, but also in capital markets, asset management, custody and settlement services and insurance. He held key management positions in the Risk Department and was member of the Senior Management Team of one of the biggest institutions in Luxembourg.

This professional experience allowed Julian to promote Risk Management as a driver for value creation to the benefit of institutions. As part of his function, he contributed to build strong and trustful relations with the supervisory authorities.

Naïm Bouakline

Senior Manager

Naïm began his professional career in different departments of the Société Générale Bank Luxembourg more than 14 years. First, he worked as a credit and counterparties risk officer for 3 years.

In 2011 he joined the internal Audit Department with several and diversified missions on private banking, corporate and investment banking, asset management and services, retail banking, life insurance and cars leasing.

After 4 years in audit, Naïm worked as subject matter expert on risk analysis. He controlled and certified counterparties and market risk metrics and valuation of OTC derivatives. He ensured regulatory risk reporting (Corep, ICAAP, EMIR, Volcker and Dodd Franck Act).

Nadine Khoder

Senior Manager

Nadine has Worked over 15 years in the Financial Services, Banking & Consultancy Sectors – Risk Management and Finance Field - in which have challenged and grabbed dynamic professional leveraging broad Risk, Financial & Consultancy knowledge to analyze and resolve complex problems of all risks types.

Nadine has been successfully leading as Risk Manager in the banking sector on national and international scales (Basel Best Practices) by executing mission-critical projects, Private Banking, Large Investments, and generated business strategies using advanced MIS Risk Modules. also Adeptly supported operational and business planning via policies & strategic development .

Pierre-Jean Lacroix

Senior Manager

Pierre-Jean has more than 8 years of experience in the asset management industry.

After 3 years spent in renowned audit firms as an external auditor specialized in asset management industry, Pierre-Jean took the opportunity to join CA Indosuez Wealth (Asset Management) to internalize and develop the risk management function and activities on a portfolio of c. 2,5 bn€ composed of Private Equity funds and Hedgefunds.

At HACA Partners, Pierre-Jean’ missions cover (i) risk management activities for AIFs and, from time to time, (ii) internal audit when reviewing risk management and/or valuation function of Investment Fund Managers as well as (iii) support to external audit teams

Pierre-Jean is a member of risk management technical committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA).

Ahmed Youssef

Senior Manager

Ahmed has been serving the Financial Services Industry for more than 11 years, mainly in investment banking. He has worked on a large part of the trading chain (settlements, traders assistant, market risk analyst) and on several products (credit and rates derivatives, fixed income, structured product and equity derivatives).

Ahmed is a risk manager in Luxembourg and gained experience in France. With a proven track record financial market fields, Ahmed brings an expertise on risk management to both market and operational sides of the business.

Ahmed has a master's degree in economics from Paris X University (Master: Bank Money Market specializing in mathematics applied to economics and finance) .

Alma Dizdarević


Member of the ACCA, Alma has 17 years of experience serving within finance industry in the field of bank supervision, audit and finance. She has 13 years of professional experience acting as bank supervisor of financial institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prior to that, Alma built quite of an experience in auditing clients for a “Big Four” firm and had opportunity to work with commercial bank.

Alma is the Manager in Consulting at HACA Partners and is mainly involved in Regulatory & Compliance, Risk Management and Internal Audit engagements.

Magdalena Guzewicz


Magdalena is a recent graduate with 2 years of experience in depositary and automation of processes.

During her bachelor studies, she was an intern at AXA XL, working with data analysis and automation. After completing the master degree, Magda took the opportunity to join EIB in Luxembourg as a trainee in capital markets. She was helping in preparation of bond's database application for European Commission. Afterwards, she has joined investment restrictions team at BNY Mellon. As part of Depo Bank, Magda was mainly occupied with oversight and monitoring of funds.

At HACA Partners, Magda is a new joiner in Risk Management department.