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CeFPro Newsletter | October 2019 | Edition 59.


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Inclusive of interviews, articles and reports on:
Multi-factor authentication | Emerging risks and innovation | Cyber security | Operational risk | Model risk | Liquidity risk | Climate change and more...

Written by senior practitioners from an array of organisations, including:
PineBridge Investments | BlueVine | Bordier & Cie UK | Quantstamp | ING | Capital One | US Bank | Credit Agricole | BNP Paribas | PNC | BMO Financial | Ameris Bank | Société Générale | Northern Trust

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Thank you to everyone that took part in our research for our FinTech Leaders and our Non-Financial Risk Leaders 2020 Reports! All who took part will receive a complimentary copy of the full report.

Didn't take part but want a copy? The Reports address the critical challenges, and opportunities, in the FinTech and Non-Financial Risk sectors. Where are the greatest investment opportunities? Who are the leading vendors and solutions providers, as voted by over 2,000 end-users?

Sign-up for your copy of the FinTech Leaders Report here, and/or, the Non-Financial Risk Leaders Report here.

Payments Europe 2020 | London | 11-12 February | Meeting regulatory demands amidst continued innovation, disruption and evolution in expectations and capabilities
CeFPro Insights Articles & Resources
"As with the rise of cryptocurrencies and the public loosing trust in banks holding their hard-earned cash, I believe the use of the blockchain “public ledger” will go on to become an integral part of financial institutions’ technology and operational infrastructure."

Interview with Ameer Naraynen, Head of Systems Development, Bordier & Cie UK.


"At this stage, there is a lack of clarity on whether the new term rates will be “forward looking” or “backward looking”. The “backward looking” term rates will imply a major change for system implementation. This is one of the areas that has potential to impact IT systems and setups."

Insights from Sandeep Bhorkar, Director, IBOR Transition, Société Générale.


"We have now a wide range of techniques to generate shocks and to apply them to market and credit risk factors: historical analysis coupled with spectral decomposition, Bayesian nets, copula methods, recurrent neuronal network…"

Insights from Assad Bouayoun, Senior XVA Quantitative Expert, former HSBC.


At the New Generation Operational Risk Europe Summit in 2019, we interviewed:

Sean Miles, Head of Operation Risk, Santander Services, Santander; Shahid Hussain, Senior Risk Officer, EBRD; Gary Savill, Head of Risk, SAGA Services; Dora Grant, CRO, UBL UK; and Beate Born, Executive Director, Risk Management, UBS.

This interview provides us insights into how technology could impact the future of the operational risk landscape. View the agenda for the upcoming OpRisk Europe Summit at:


The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Payments Forum 2019 in London during February 2019. The presentation provides us with insights on creating an integrated region for domestic and cross border payments in multiple currencies in the nordics.

Led by: Hendrick van der Watt, Head Payment Architecture, Danske Bank.

In this white paper from NICE Actimize, you’ll learn why AML and anti-fraud are beginning to converge, and how you can avoid the main challenges. This paper discusses why it’s time to move to real-time inbound payment profiling, and how to successfully do this while avoiding major AML issues.

Download a copy of our white paper; Harnessing Risk Management. An exploration of the latest thinking around business risk, addressing specific issues faced by financial services firms, such as the high degree of regulatory scrutiny and the wide spectrum of potential problems they face because of their role at the centre of the economy.

Research surveys and reports
The report builds on last year’s research and is an invaluable resource to benchmark your programs against your peers, drive investment conversations within your organization, and instill best practice approaches within your program. This report is available free of charge to participants and the wider third-party risk community to support education and benchmarking.


This report aims to provide an insight into the emerging best practices in managing third-party cyber risk, with a strong focus on:
Tools | Technologies | Approaches | Budget and decision-making | Executive oversight | Future direction and more. In partnership with BitSight.


The 2019 FinTech Leaders Report established a new paradigm; expanding on the interrelationship of technology companies, financial services firms and financial services solution providers. Traditional business lines are blurring and this report provides some clarity to the uncertainty and confusion in the industry, establishing new definitions and segmentation of the industry, including 21 Category Rankings and the Top 50 Company Rankings…

Operational risk horizon scanning
14-15 October, 2019 | London

Strategic relevance of technology and innovation and practical implementation in financial services

5 November | London

Reviewing the latest trends & challenges surrounding LIBOR transition and the adoption of alternative reference rates


12-13 November, 2019 | London

Keeping up with emerging trends and utilising stress testing as a tool for driving strategic business decisions


14 November, 2019 | London

Reviewing guidance and requirements for new digital financial reporting standards


Just launched: Fraud and Financial Crime Europe

1-2 April, 2020 | London

Analysing the risks to determine the solutions in combating Financial Crime


11-12 February, 2020 | London

Meeting regulatory demands amidst continued innovation, disruption and evolution in expectations and capabilities


Pre-Agenda Rate available now!

9-10 June 2020 | London

The dates and location have been confirmed for the 2020 Conference, book your place now at the Pre-Agenda Rate!


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