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Prodyot Samanta, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Standard & Poor's to Speak at KC’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Event in October 31, 2007

New York, NY, September 29, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Prodyot Samanta, Director, Enterprise Risk Management with Standard & Poor's will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) New Guidance LIVE Teleconference” This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 31, 2007 at 1:00 pm ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

A number of companies have deployed comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management processes helping them to proactively identify and manage risks and opportunities. The New guidance issued by the SEC and PCAOB have placed more weight on the top down risk assessment approach requiring companies to identify potential risk scenarios due to fraud.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help make the new ERM guidance clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices in a live two-hour teleconference.

About Prodyot Samanta

Prodyot is a Director and ERM specialist with Standard and Poor’s Financial Services Ratings group from 2004, based in New York. He is responsible for assessing the risk management practices of financial institutions.

Prodyot has been instrumental in designing and shaping the framework and analytical methodology that S&P employs in assessing the ERM practices of financial institutions Risk Knowledge Network, Inc.

Prior to this, Prodyot spent six years at Algorithmics Inc., where he ran the Solutions and Financial Engineering division for North America. Besides articulating the firms products, he designed ERM solutions for banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and energy companies. He has also implementing the firms market and counterparty credit solutions. He has also been an associate professor in Manhattan College where he designed and implemented a risk management program.

Prodyot was chosen by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of its “100 most influential people in finance” in June 2007.

Prodyot has an MA in economics & statistics, Delhi School of Economics, India and a PhD in financial econometrics from Fordham U., New York.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor’s is a leading provider of financial market intelligence. The world’s foremost source of credit ratings, indices, investment research, risk evaluation and data, Standard & Poor’s provides financial decision-makers with the intelligence they need to feel confident about their decisions.

Many investors know Standard & Poor’s for its respected role as an independent provider of credit ratings and as the home of the S&P 500 benchmark index. But Standard & Poor’s global organization also:

Provides a wide array of financial data and information,

Is the largest source of independent equity research and a leader in mutual fund information and analysis.

For more information about Prodyot Samanta and Standard & Poor's, please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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Director, Account Management & Member Services

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