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Risk Insight Newsletter | February Edition | Issue 51
CROs, CCOs and CEOs join the 8th Annual Risk EMEA 2019 Summit
Will you be joining EMEA's Premier Financial Risk, Regulation & Technology Summit alongside heads of risk from across the industry? View the full agenda and speaker line-up here.
View CRO keynote panel discussion from 2018's Summit here.
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Take advantage of the member benefits, including: Articles | Research reports | Risk webinars | Filmed conference sessions | Quarterly 50+ page Magazine | Discounted rate to attend our Events and much more.

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If you are unable to join us in London next week for the 2nd Annual Payments Forum 2019 conference then review our collection of articles and videos including an interview from last year’s event with HSBC, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest and Intesa Sanpaolo – Find out more here.

Pre-Event Masterclass | 11 March | London

“A few common challenges in fraud detection are ease and flexibility to keep pace with changes in customer behaviour, ability to handle diverse customer and product segments, and detection error trade-off (DET).”

Insight from Vinaya Parvate, Global Head Fraud Risk Oversight for Institutional Clients, Citi.

"The introduction of PSD2 and Open Banking has enabled the gap between larger, incumbent banking institutions and agile fast moving fintechs to be reduced."

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

“Since the introduction of the new data protection regime, it has become necessary for financial intuitions to deal with the tensions between their AML obligations and their obligations under the GDPR.”

Insight from Karl-Johan Karlsson, Financial Crime Compliance Officer, Handelsbanken.

"Firms are faced with the choice of taking a global approach to third party oversight, applying the highest local requirements to all locations through global policy frameworks, or taking a decentralised approach."

Interview with Neil Hutchison, Head of Vendor Due Diligence, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Amanda Earnshaw, Head of Procurement, Royal Sun Alliance.

"From an individual perspective, the introduction of GDPR offers a method to gain more control over how the personal data is collected and used – including the ability to access or remove it – in line with their right to be forgotten."

Article by Laura David, Head of Operational Risk Controlling, Raiffeisen Bank.

Featured insights
Employees can potentially expose their organizations to huge amounts of cyber risk. Whether it’s through careless handling of sensitive data, falling for phishing attacks, or poor password management, many data breaches are directly or indirectly caused by user awareness issues. In response, savvy companies have implemented security awareness training initiatives— however, without fostering feelings of responsibility and accountability for cybersecurity among employees, these programs won’t necessarily make an organization any safer or less vulnerable.

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The Center for Financial Professionals hosted a fraud and financial crime webinar exploring: Approaches across retail and banking | Role of technology | Importance of horizon scanning | Different trends for fraudsters and more.

Led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited and Starling Bank.

Risk webinar
The Center for Financial Professionals hosted Risk EMEA 2018. At this event, we interviewed a CCO for his insights on how to achieve GDPR compliance and his opinion on how we can become more efficient risk managers.

Interview with: Rory Conway, Chief Compliance Officer, EMEA, MetLife.

GDPR insight from Chief Compliance Officer at MetLife
Complimentary 50+ page financial risk and regulation publication - Written by the industry, for the industry.

Issue Ten contains articles, interviews and filmed conference sessions with thought leaders from: HackerOne, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citi, Scotiabank, BNY Mellon, Starling Bank, FinTechReguLab, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and more.

Taking place on February 26 2019, 11am – 12pm (GMT)

Led by: Global Head of Risk and Compliance, Exotix Capital and Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Advisory London, part of Standard Bank.

This annual survey is designed to help benchmark some of the key questions that can indicate the status and health of your third-party risk/supplier risk/vendor risk program. The report builds on last year’s research and will be an invaluable resource to benchmark your programs against your peers, drive investment conversations within your organization, and instill best practice approaches within your program.

Take part here. All those who take part will be sent a full copy of the final report and be entered into a prize draw to win a free pass to one of our Vendor & Third Party Risk Event Series in NYC and London.

Taking place on February 14 2019, 11:00am (GMT)

Led by: Head of Fintech Risk, Deutsche Bank, Head of Operational Risk Controlling, Raiffeisen Bank, Head of Operation Risk, Santander Services, Santander and VP, Market Manager, Non-Financial/GRC, EMEA, Wolters Kluwer.


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

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

2-3 April, 2019 | London

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


4th Annual Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe

18-19 June, 2019 | London

Addressing most recent regulatory guidelines to maximise utilisation of high-end technology

The Premier Financial Risk, Regulation & Technology Summit | Risk EMEA 2019

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