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CeFPro Newsletter | December 2019 | Edition 61.


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Ending EOD next Friday!
CeFPro is undertaking a global survey looking to provide insight across the industry and identify success factors from peers to benchmark and understand progress and review optimisation strategies. By understanding organisational structures and level of oversight, correlations can be drawn to identify effective practices and ways to optimise processes and improve overall management of third-party and operational risk.

Take part in this survey now before it ends and receive a complimentary copy of the final report.


Taking place next Tuesday 10th @ 2-3pm!
Alex Roy, Head of Consumer Distribution Policy, Financial Conduct Authority and Chris Higham, Head of Strategy and Change - Payments, Virgin Money provide their insights on 6 key agenda topics:

FCA focus; EBA published opinion; Merchants' Readiness; Finding a sensible way forward; Authenticating customers without a mobile phone; and Getting entities in the ecosystem who aren’t regulated on board with SCA. Register for the live webinar now! Can't make this date? Still register as all registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the final recording.

Payments Europe
Despite notable progress over recent years, female executives remain grossly underrepresented in the C-suite. The S&P Global Market Intelligence Quantamental Research team has published one of the most comprehensive examinations, by breadth and time horizon, of gender diversity, to date. So, what are females doing differently to males?

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CeFPro Insights Articles & Resources
Aleksi Grym, Head of Digitalisation, Bank of Finland, provides his insights on: BigTechs entering the payment infrastructure | Concerns with BigTechs creating a currency backed by main currencies | Challenges presented by peer to peer payments | Challenges ahead for AML in the evolving payments landscape.


At the New Generation Operational Risk Europe Summit in 2019, we interviewed Simon Cartlidge, Head of Risk (LGIM Retail & DC), Legal & General. This interview provides us with insight into developments in risk appetite and using it beyond regulatory compliance, what oprisk keeps him up at night and how technology is going to impact the industry.

Did you know we have just released the agenda for our upcoming Operational Risk Summit?


Ahead of the upcoming Risk EMEA Summit taking place on 9-10 June, 2020 in London, Catherine Keane, Head of Bank and Country risk, Bank of Ireland has released her presentation from the Risk EMEA Summit 2019

These slides will cover the evolution of Credit Portfolio Management. Key topics include: What is Credit Portfolio Management?; Industry View; Level 1 CRM; Cost and Margin Pressure; and Data – Key issue cited by CPMs.


Ahead of the upcoming New Generation Operational Risk: Europe Summit taking place on 10-11 March in London, Beate Born, Executive Director, Risk Management from UBS has released her PDF presentation from the New Generation Operational Risk: Europe Summit 2019.

These slides will cover using risk appetite as a management tool and reporting at a useable level.


At the Payments Forum in 2019, we interviewed Dougie Belmore, Head of Payments Industry Engagement at Clydesdale Bank. This interview provides us with insight into what Dougie sees ahead for the future of payments, competition vs. collaboration, open banking, customer satisfaction and more.

View the agenda for the upcoming Payments Summit.


Vinaya Parvate, Global Head Fraud Risk Oversight for Institutional Clients, Citi provided her insights on: Effective use machine learning to detect fraud patterns; Detecting inconsistencies using device and location detection; Increase efficiency and limit false positives; and Operational / emerging risks that keep people up at night?


Over 300 senior professionals joined us in London across two days for the 8th Annual Risk EMEA 2019 Summit - Europe's Premier Financial Risk, Regulation & Technology Summit.

Did you miss out this year?

Register now for the Risk EMEA 2019 Pre-Agenda Rate.

Watch footage from this years Summit, such as presentations, panel discussions and interviews.

Research surveys and reports
This survey is to assess the current state of software implementations for management of the following NFRs: Operational risk; Financial crime risk; Third-party risk; Technology risk; Conduct risk; and Model risk. The research will also look to provide peer-led vendor rankings. Request your 2020 report now!


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 organisation, and instil best practice approaches within your program. This report is complimentary to participants and the wider third-party risk community to support education and benchmarking. Download the report now!


FinTech Leaders is the most comprehensive independent study of the global FinTech ecosystem and rankings of the leading FinTech players around the world. This research is unique within its field, with a focus purely on the practitioner perspective, with 1000+ end-users and 60+ industry experts providing their insight and opinion. Request your interest in the 2020 report now!

Survey closing soon
11-12 February, 2020 | London

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

The first EMEA event of 2020. Register by the 20th December to save £500!

9-10 June, 2020 | London

The Premier Financial Risk, Regulation & Technology Summit.

The biggest EMEA event of the year. Register now, Pre-Agenda Rates are still available!


10-11 March, 2020 | London

The evolution of operational risk including resilience, cyber and future trends.

Register by 20th December to save £500!


1-2 April, 2020 | London

Analysing the risks to determine the solutions in combating Fraud and Financial Crime.

Register by 20th December to save £500



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