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"It is too early to conclude on IFRS 9, we need to look on its predictive performance and the dynamics over a full cycle."

Insight from David Gruenberger, Head of Section, Prudential Policy and Accounting European Central Bank ahead of the IFRS 9 Summit taking place in London, 6-7 November.


"I believe that banks are trying to address the issue surrounding the embedment of Stress Testing into their ICAAP’s by leveraging off the infrastructure that they have developed for the standard Regulatory Stress Testing."

Insight from Jeff Simmons, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.

“There is a huge discrepancy between what a regulator thinks the impact of the NMRF is and what the banks think the impact of NMRF is. I expect the rules will change as they will not be able to maintain the current rules and the current framework.”

Research blog by Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro.

“NMRF is at the moment the main concern of the industry given the uncertainty surrounding its impact on IMA charge that could impair the incentive for IMA.”

Interview with Luca Lopez, Financial Risk Quantitative Analyst, UniCredit.

"The financial landscape has changed dramatically as a result of the 2008 financial crisis: the new alternative lenders and fintech companies are gaining market share at a fast pace..."

Interview with Gabriele Sabato, Co-founder and CEO, Wiserfunding.

"Setting up a reporting process under IFRS 9 involves more complexity, activities and costs than what was required before. By simply adding up all new activities and controls required to the existing process you may end up increasing you reporting timeline by up to 50%!"

Insight from Simone la Fortezza, FVP Group Credit Risk Governance – IFRS 9 Program Leader, UniCredit.

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Evolving financial regulations and increased outsourcing require stronger management of third-party cyber risk—this is prompting many financial firms to reevaluate the strengths and focus of their third-party risk management strategy. Download this white paper to learn more.


Complimentary 70+ page financial risk and regulation publication - Written by the industry, for the industry.

Issue Eight contains articles, interviews and filmed conference sessions with thought leaders from: Prudential, UBS, MUFG Americas, Freddie Mac, HSBC, Nordea, Barclays, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Credit Agricole, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Genworth Financial, Citi, Bank of Ireland, RBS, Gatecoin and more.

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PDF presentation, looking into:
Difference between AI and machine learning | Progress | Different types of machine learning | Erste Group Applications and AML synergies | Challenges

By Eric Wagner, Head of Group Financial Crime, Erste Group AG.

PDF presentation, looking into:
Being prepared | Transforming numbers to words | Involving BAU teams in parallel runs | Roles and responsibilities | Bridging the gap between risk and finance

By Samantha Cunningham, Head of Impairment – IFRS 9 Project, AIB.

PDF presentation, exploring:
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 | Desk-level approach | Next steps

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


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

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Operational Risk Europe Summit in March 2018, at this event, we interviewed some of our key presenters for their insight into the operational risks that keep us up at night

Interview with:
Irina Lazar Visu, Head of Operational Risk Department of IBFS, Societe Generale, Gilles Mawas, Global Head of ORC Cyber & Third Party Risk, BNP Paribas and Mark Cooke, Global Head of Operational Risk, HSBC..

Presentation from Old Mutual

Operational Risk Webinar

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2nd Annual Technology & Innovation Risk

25-26 September | London

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3rd Edition IFRS 17 Forum

27 November | London

We have recently launched our 3rd Edition IFRS 17 Forum. Join us to discuss the latest technical IFRS 17 updates and their financial impact.

Secure your place with the Launch Special rate of only £499 + VAT before Friday 28 September


6 - 7 November | London

Embedding IFRS 9 into internal processes to move towards a BAU environment.

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.


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