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

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.

Recovery-and-Resolution

Recovery and Resolution USA

March 20-21, 2018 Recovery and resolution planning (RRP) is arguably one of the most significant operations within all modern day financial institutions. However common themes have been highlighted as major issues for multiple institutions. For example unanswered questions surrounding IDI plans, critical services/vendors, capital and liquidity requirements and implications for FBOs are leading debates. The Congress will explore advances within recovery and resolution plans  as institutions prepare and plan for the next round of submissions.

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2nd Edition CECL 2018 March 21-22, 2018| New York City The 2nd Edition CECL 2018 Congress looks to review progress across the industry towards CECL implementation over two days. Hear thought leadership, insights and case studies to review the impact of model choices, data collection progress, documentation processes and lessons learnt from IFRS 9. Join peers at financial institutions regarding from G-SIFI’s down to community institutions for a diverse overview of industry progress.

Fraud and Financial Crime Europe

With fraud and financial crime departments starting to converge and work ever-closer together, over two days we will review this interaction, as well as best practices and technologies to enable effective fraud and financial crime monitoring, detection and prevention. We look to bring together industry professionals and peers to provide a platform for thought leadership, networking and idea sharing.

7th Annual Risk EMEA 2018

Taking Place 24-25 April 2018, London. The 7th annual Risk EMEA Summit is a premier gathering of finance risk and regulation professionals that will feature keynote discussions and multiple streams across two days attracting attendees from across EMEA. 

The 6th annual gathering focused on FRTB, Capital Management and Credit Risk allowing attendees to attend more than 50 sessions over 70 presenters.

The Center for Financial Professionals and the Institute of Operational Risk are conducting a global survey to gather information about the future discipline and direction of Operational Risk and the practitioners who work within it. The highlights and the results of the survey will be presented in a report, providing insights on:

  • The current best practices and approaches to ops risk
  • Tools and skills being applied
  • What direction the discipline will go

We are looking for global operational risk professionals to take part in this short 3 minute survey. A complimentary copy of the report will be made available to all entrants.

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 research@cefpro.com 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 research@cefpro.com 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.

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