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Newsletter Issue 48
Issue Nine, Risk Insights Magazine - Share with your colleagues to win
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A global survey with risk professionals from across the industry, the survey results will be collated and analysed to form an in-depth report. The objective of this survey is to develop an understanding of emerging best practices in managing third party cyber risk, with a focus on: Tools, technologies, and approaches | Budget and decision-making | Executive oversight | Future direction and more.

Take five minutes out and add your voice to the research survey here.

All survey participants will receive a complimentary copy of the final report.


“As with any industry, technology opens the gate for change, enabling new businesses to gain access into markets that traditionally would be saturated.”

Interview with Julian Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank.

“A good validation approach starts with understanding for what purpose a model is actually used. Moreover, possible validation activities should be divided into validation areas to further structure the validation process.”

Insight from Alexander von Felbert, Head of Risk Management/Authorised Officer, Airbus Bank.

"The industry’s Brexit preparations are of course focussed on ensuring that legal entity structures in the EU will enable continuity of operations in the event that there is a reduction in legal and regulatory alignment between the EU and UK post Brexit."

Interview with Neels Vosloo, Head of EMEA Regulatory Risk, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

" In our market, the progress of the EU endorsement process is a major factor and the recent letter from EFRAG to the IASB is indicative that uncertainties remain."

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

"I think that the ability to understand and actually manage this risk is a key driver: Operational risk data needs to go beyond just following existing risks and controls, to increase its stature and be used in strategic decisions, it needs to help anticipate and mitigate risk."

Interview with Benoit Saint-Jevin, Director, Head of Global Markets Americas OPC & TAC Coordination, BNP Paribas.

“With IFRS 9, complexity is increased together with volatility of the output, however the timeline to report monthly impairment remains extremely tight.”

Interview with Doriana Iovino, Director of Credit Risk and Analytics, Metro Bank.

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In recent years, covenants have gained importance as a tool for credit risk management and have become established as a widespread creditor protection instrument in credit agreements. In this brief study, Finbridge provides an overview over the challenges of efficiently integrating covenants in established credit processes and introduces a flexible implementation approach.

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The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Payments Forum in February 2018, at this event, we filmed a key panel discussion surrounding AI, machine learning and Blockchain.

Led by: Craig Ramsay, Global Head of Innovation, HSBC, Vikas Munshi, Lead Platform Architect – Data Analytics and Machine Learning, ING and Ville Sointu, Head of DLT and Blockchain, Nordea.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the IFRS 17 Forum, at this event, we filmed a presentation, led by Greg Douglas, Actuary and David Castleden, Current Head of Accounting Policy & Advisory, Old Mutual.

This presentation looks into the approaches to transition, opportunities, integration into current systems, increasing core BAU activities and more…

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted a Payments Forum in February 2018, at this event, we interviewed some of our key presenters for their insight into what the future holds for the Payments industry.

Interview with: HSBC | Nationwide Building Society | NatWest | Intesa Sanpaolo

Artificial intelligence panel discussion

Presentation - IFRS 17: Transition and business transformation

what does the future hold for payments?
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.

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PDF presentation, looking into:
Building a platform for stress testing and financial planning execution platform | Strengthened S/T framework | Business lines / entities and decision making process | Stress testing & planning platform – Three new technology infrastructure components.

By Marc Irubetagoyena, Head of Stress Testing & Financial Synthesis, BNP Paribas.

PDF presentation, exploring:
Key objectives of PRA’s supervisory approach | Overview of review approach | Extended pre-assessment ahead of final applications | Final application process | Next steps.

By David Phillips, Head of Traded Risk Measurement, PRA, Bank of England.

PDF presentation, looking into:
The rise in digital transformation increasing exposure to cybercrime | Managing the increasing cyber threats | Impact of new players | Recognising internal risks and ensuring good governance | Digital identification within the payments industry: Voice recognition, biometrics, KYC | Where is the next cyber threat going to come from?

By Vikas Munshi, Lead Platform Architect – Data Analytics and Machine Learning, ING Bank.

Hear more insight at one of our upcoming conferences
12 - 13 March | London

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

View the agenda here | Request a copy of the full Brochure here


13 - 14 November | London

Aligning stress testing and business needs and increasing efficiency across institutions


19 November | London

Exploring FRTB timelines and implementation goals ahead of the final rule


3rd Edition IFRS 17 Forum

27 November | London

Join us to discuss the latest technical IFRS 17 updates and their financial impact


2nd Annual Payments Forum

12-13 February, 2019 | London

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


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