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We remember our colleagues and friends - Letter from Peter Field Chairman & Chief Executive Risk Waters Group
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Risk Waters Group releases a list of missing staff & companies thought to have had delegates at our conference in the World Trade Center.

5.30 pm. Tuesday 16th October 2001, London.

Following the attacks of September 11th Risk Waters Group has until now not released the names of anyone we believe was attending Waters Financial Technology Congress in 'Windows on the World' on that day. Several of the families had specifically requested that this information was not made public & we wanted to protect them from any unnecessary intrusion during this difficult time.

Now, just over one month after the tragedy, we think it is appropriate to publicly release the names of our colleagues who are missing along with the names of companies that we believe had sent delegates to attend.

The 16 Risk Waters staff are:

  • Michele Beale (née du Berry), Director of Conferences
  • Oli Bennett, Staff Writer, Risk magazine
  • Paul Bristow, Conferences Producer
  • Neil Cudmore, Sales Director, Waters magazine
  • Sarah Ali Escarcega , Freelance Marketing Consultant
  • Elisa Ferraina, Senior Conferences Sponsorship Co-ordinator
  • Amy Lamonsoff, Events Manager, North America
  • Sarah Redheffer (née Prothero), Conferences Operations Manager
  • David Rivers, Editorial Director, Waters magazine
  • Laura Rockefeller, Freelance Delegate Co-ordinator
  • Karlie Rogers, Divisional Sponsorship Manager
  • Simon Turner, Publishing Director
  • Celeste Victoria, Conferences Telesales Executive
  • Joanna Vidal, Event Co-ordinator
  • Melanie de Vere, Publisher, Waters Reference Products
  • Dinah Webster, Advertising Manager

While there can be no certainty, the company's best estimates are that 71 industry delegates also attended. After speaking to representatives we believe that the following companies had delegates at the event.

  • Accenture
  • Algorithmics Inc.
  • ARC Partners Inc.
  • BEA Systems
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Investor Services Inc.
  • Callixa Inc.
  • Cambridge Technology Partners
  • Caplin Systems Inc.
  • Compaq Computer Corporation
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • DataSynapse
  • Encompys
  • Financial Fusion/SYBASE Inc.
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gold Tier Technologies
  • Imagine Software Inc.
  • Instinet
  • Janus Capital Corp
  • Jennison Associates
  • JPMorgan Investor Services
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Nomura Research Institute
  • Optus
  • Radianz
  • Random Walk Computing Inc.
  • Reuters
  • Salomon Smith Barney
  • Slam Dunk Networks
  • SSM Consulting
  • Telekurs
  • Thales Contact Solutions
  • Thomson Financial
  • UBS Warburg
  • Umevoice Inc.
  • Zurich Scudder Investments

All of these organisations are aware of the names of the delegates we expected to have been at the conference. As they are the primary point of contact for the delegate's families we do not feel it is appropriate for Risk Waters Group to release the names of the individual delegates.

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