Center for Financial Professionals

The Center for Financial Professionals is an international research organization and the focal point for financial risk professionals to advance through renowned thought-leadership, knowledge sharing, unparalleled networking, industry solutions and lead generation.

Center for Financial Professionals is driven by and dedicated to high quality and reliable primary market research. It is this market research that allows us to provide financial institutions, industry professionals and companies with unparalleled knowledge sharing through research projects and reports, peer-to-peer conferences, exhibitions, news, and reports.

Whether your objective is thought-leadership and networking at an international conference and exhibition, a focused training course to advance your knowledge and skillsets, or an independent research project to base your next thought-leadership report, we can provide the right service for you.

Featured Events

5th Annual Stress Testing USA: CCAR & DFAST

November 7-8, 2017

North Americas largest stress testing gathering returns to New York City. The 5th Annual Stress Testing USA 2017 will bring together senior stress testing professionals from institutions of varying sizes to cover requirements specific to CCAR, DFAST and the overlaps. Last year’s event attracted over 250 stress testing professionals across two days, four streams, over 70 presenters, 20+ luncheon networking roundtables, and much more.

FinTech Europe 2017

14-15 November, 2017

The Center for Financial professionals will bring together industry experts from both the leading financial institutions and FinTech companies to assess collaboration between FinTech’s and banks to advance processes, technologies and ultimately efficiency. FinTech Europe 2017 will address a range of challenges and topics within the industry including: PSD2, GDPR, Blockchain, RegTech, Cyber Risk, Fraud and more.

2nd Annual Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

21-22 November, 2017

As financial institutions look towards further understanding of the FRTB standard and proposals guiding the next generation of market risk regulatory capital rules, the Center for Financial Professionals bring the 2nd Annual Fundamental Review of the Trading Book to deliver insight on the standard and a platform for further interaction and discussion to better understand the requirement and the impact on global financial institutions. We are currently researching this year’s agenda, more details will be provided soon.

Payments Forum 2018

27-28 February, 2018

The payments sector has evolved dramatically over the last 5-10 years with FinTechs emerging and altering its landscape and financial institutions investing in technologies to provide more efficient payment services. The Center for Financial Professionals will bring together payment experts from leading financial institutions to discuss the risks associated with, and technologies behind payments. As institutions continue to navigate through an era of increasing regulatory initiatives, with an increased focus on security and payments, hear from senior industry professionals share their experiences on the latest payment trends, developments and requirements.

New Generation Operational Risk: Europe

13-14 March, 2018

As the regulatory push around operational risk continues, op risk professionals are faced with new and varied threats. The 4th Annual Summit will bring together over 150 senior operational risk professionals to review operational risk frameworks and controls for a broader view of op risk as a function and using to drive business decisions. The Summit presents a great opportunity to hear Keynote Addresses from senior risk professionals and regulatory representatives as they review the regulatory agenda and evolving best practices.

23rd October 2017

The future of operational risk management

Article by Simon Cartlidge, Head of Operational Risk Governance, Legal & General and Laura David, Head of Operational Risk Controlling, Raiffeisen Bank SA Romania.
16th October 2017

Reviewing FRTB final rule

By Lars Popken, Global Head of Risk Methodology at Deutsche Bank.
13th October 2017

IFRS 17 implications for finance and accounting teams

By James Orr, Chief Actuary, Head of Department, PRA, Bank of England.

Assessing the preparedness of financial institutions using standard approach for IFRS 9

Online Business Technologies  and the Center for Financial Professionals have launched a joint survey to screen the IFRS 9 impairment approach of banks using Standard Approach, and identify widely used simplification strategies that are allowed by the standard.

The objective of the survey was to

  • give an overview of the status of IFRS 9 implementation projects to serve as a benchmark for banks,
  • identify simplification opportunities, which are widely used by the banking community, and share ideas about these opportunities,
  • screen the expected budget and IT costs of IFRS 9 implementation to enable banks to compare their implementation project to others.

Want to work with the Center for Financial Professionals on the next research report? Contact today to discuss how we research over 450,000 risk professionals.

The Center For Financial Professionals recently collaborated with MyComplianceOffice to conduct research with close to 250 relevant professionals to identify the development of third party risk management practices to provide the industry with a better view of the current issues and an understanding of how our peers are overcoming the challenges in the sector.

Want to work with the Center for Financial Professionals on the next research report? Contact today to discuss how we research over 450,000 risk professionals.

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Sponsorship and exhibition at the Center for Financial Professionals’ events offer unique networking, brand recognition and thought-leadership deliverance opportunities with senior industry professionals from around the world. Whether you want full branding across the event or simply a well-positioned exhibition stand, our sponsorship team will tailor the right package for you.