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Newsletter | Issue 49
Issue Nine, Risk Insights Magazine - Written by the Industry, for the Industry
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The Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro), a leading international research organization for the finance industry, has announced the 2019 Financial Technology (FinTech) Advisory Board for the annual FinTech250 report – set to be one of the most comprehensive and rigorous research programs for end users and ranking FinTech companies across the globe.

Take part in our global survey | View the Advisory Board


"In my opinion, many of the challenges relate to the sheer breadth of operational risk, and its constantly shifting profile (a current example being the transition to a more digital world). Understanding how this impacts your organisation is vital if you are to respond appropriately."

Interview with Simon Cartlidge, Head of Operational Risk Governance, Legal & General and Laura David, Head of Operational Risk Controlling, Raiffeisen Bank SA Romania.

“The UK Bribery Act 2010 (the “Bribery Act”) was introduced to update and enhance UK Legislation on bribery and introduced a new strict liability offence for companies of ‘failing to prevent bribery’.”

Interview with John Clarke, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Advisory London Ltd.

“Large financial institutions are often held back by legacy platforms, and antiquated processing capability which has traditionally underpinned a wide range of their core operating capabilities.”

Insight from Dougie Belmore, Head of Payments Industry Engagement, Clydesdale Bank.

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Featured insights
This whitepaper will provide you with a foundational understanding of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs). Learn why you need KRIs and discover how to get started with examples of KRIs for banks and credit unions. Develop and build your own KRI program that is consumable, flexible and sustainable for your organisation.

After several years of remaining relatively unnoticed by the financial industry, the blockchain technology has become a more popular topic for discussion during the past year. At this point we would like to take a strategic perspective and provide an overview over the functionality, the application areas as well as the core aspect when applying blockchain. This publication provides a basis for discussing the question whether applying blockchain can be a valuable component of your business strategy going forward.

View the webinar to learn how you can anticipate and navigate the global regulatory environment with confidence. This webinar focuses on Regulatory Change Management which is one of the core modules on our award winning Governance, Risk and Compliance platform.

Regulators across the globe are expecting companies to look out, as well as in, when carrying out their risk assessments. The team at RiskSpotlight examine what options are available to risk owners, and the second line to support this external viewpoint requirement.

Governor Software
The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the 4th Annual Operational Risk Management USA in October 2018. At this Congress, we filmed a key panel discussion, looking into utilizing FinTech infrastructure to drive process automation.

Led by MUFG, JP Morgan, American Express and KPMG US.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted Operational Risk Management USA in October 2018, at this event, we interviewed a key speaker on his insight into universal language and definitions, what operational risk keeps him up at night and more.

Interview with: Dominique Benz, Director, Operational Risk Management, Mizuho.

Panel discussion

Operational risk insights from director, Operational Risk Management at Mizuho
Complimentary 60+ page financial risk and regulation publication - Written by the industry, for the industry.

Issue Nine contains articles, interviews and filmed conference sessions with thought leaders from: HSBC, ING Group, Bank of China, JPMorgan, KeyBank, European Central Bank, UniCredit, Deutsche Bank and more.

Enter the Issue Nine competition by sharing this post here for your chance to win a free pass to one of our Events!

Taking place on January 10 2019, 11:30am (GMT)

Led by: Head of Transaction Products, Barclays, Sr. Architect, Global Engineering Platform, ING Bank; and Head of Compliance and Controls, NatWest.

Taking place on January 16 2019, 11:00am (ET)

Led by: Former MD, Deputy Global Head Anti-Money Laundering, Citi; Head of AML and Sanctions Risk Assessment, State Street; and Director, Information Technology and Regulatory Informatics and Director, Enforcement
Financial and Consumer Services Commission.

Global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, the survey results will be collated and analysed to form an in-depth report. All respondents will be placed into a prize draw to win a free pass to one of our 2019 Conferences and also a full copy of the final report!

Add your voice to the research and take part in the survey here.


2nd Annual Payments Forum

12-13 February, 2019 | London

The future of payments: Reviewing trends, technology and regulatory requirements


5th Annual New Generation Operational Risk Europe Summit

12-13 March, 2019 | London

Exploring the evolving role and scope of operational risk management in today’s dynamic landscape


2nd Annual Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit

2-3 April, 2019 | London

Regulatory change and best practice to detect and prevent fraud and AML risk


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