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CeFPro Newsletter | January 2020 | Edition 62.


CeFPro Newsletter | Edition 62
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Assessing global collaborative efforts for mitigating financial crime | January 21 @ 10am (EST)

This webinar will look to identify key challenges and developing comprehensive solution, some key agenda topics include: Cost of non-compliance (reputational damage), insider awareness (training), enhancing prevention and developing a compliance environment.

Register your complimentary place here - Can’t make the live date? Still register, as all registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the final recording.


Premier risk and technology convention | 12-13 May, New York City

Risk Americas returns for the 9th year on May 12-13 with a new agenda, speaker line up and associated pre-event Forums focusing on IBOR and Payments (May 11). Join over 100 CROs and Heads of department as they divide expertise across 4 streams focusing on; Innovation in Risk, Market Trends, Non-Financial Risk & Resilience and Model Risk Management.

The pre-agenda rate has been extended until Monday, January 13 – register now for the lowest rate possible.

Featured Insights
Join KPMG and SAI Global for a webinar that will uncover the findings of KPMG's research into the top regulatory challenges for financial services in 2020. Attendees can expect to understand the challenges most relevant to their organisations, how to mitigate the associated risks, and the technology implemented to support requirements.

CeFPro Insights Articles & Resources
Rebecca Schauer Robertson, Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank gives an insight on what the benefits are of attending a conference like the 'Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress' and an overview of her session from the 2019 Congress. One of the many questions addressed is how can risk professionals screen transactions for suspicious activity to reduce false positives using technology advances?


At the 8th Annual Risk Americas 2019 Congress, we interviewed Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk, PineBridge Investments. The interview provided insight into who the new entrants to the industry are, and how much disruption they are creating and how to effectively manage customer exposure and implications.

Find out more about Risk Americas 2020, the leading financial risk and technology gathering in North America!


David Stomski, Director, Operational Risk Management, Credit Suisse gives an insight on how we can look to effectively monitor multiple systems across jurisdictions whilst also complying locally. One of his primary areas of focus is on connecting multiple internal and external data sources related to third party risk management.

The 5th Annual Vendor & Third Party Risk USA is currently being researched – Keep up to date here for agenda updates and pre-agenda rates.


At the the 8th Annual Risk Americas 2019 Congress, we interviewed Melissa Murphy, Senior Manager of U.S. Regulatory Technology, Scotia Bank.

The interview provided us with insights into lessons learned for rising women and leaders in technology, what the future holds for the future of digital currency and regulatory policy, whether the industry and government policy are on track for where the future is going and how Leaders foster an inclusive culture.


Filmed presentation - Led by Joshua Kotok, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, First Savings.

Presentation highlights include:
Increased risk with evolution in technology and vendor offerings | Concentration risk with over reliance on one vendor | Internal and external concentration | Out of the industry perspective: How can financial institutions leverage this? | Effective oversight of vendors across the lifecycle

Technology Risk in Financial Services Survey
Research Surveys and Reports
CeFPro has developed a comprehensive research methodology that incorporates feedback from an international team of independent experts (The FinTech Advisory Board) and gathers feedback from a global community of over 400,000 finance, technology, operations, risk and compliance professionals from the financial services industry.

FinTech Leaders Research and reports are debunking the key market trends, priorities and challenges; and also ranking and awarding the top financial technology suppliers in a wide range of categories.

Request your 2020 report now!


In a recent CeFPro survey on non-financial risk in financial services, we asked our respondents what they consider to be the top non-financial risks within the industry – Technology risk was voted number one by 900+ respondents! In response to these findings, this additional research aims to assess the trends and challenges within technology risk; including data governance, real-time analytics, API management, data virtualisation, data science and integration.

Take part in the survey now and receive a complimentary copy of the final report!


With more traditional credit and market risks better understood and controlled across the financial industry, attention is shifting towards understanding and management of Non-Financial Risks (NFR). The remit and definition of NFR continues to evolve and increase in focus and importance across the industry with areas spanning from model risk to operational risk and its subsets. Request your advanced copy here.

Upcoming CeFPro Webinars
March 25-26, 2020 | New York

Reviewing the evolution of the financial crime landscape and revolutionary mitigation tactics.

Register by the 31st January to save £700!

June 2-3, 2020 | New York

The agenda is yet to be announced, register now for the lowest possible rate!


May 12-13, 2020 | New York

The leading financial risk & technology gathering in North America

Pre-agenda rate ending soon, register now to receive the best rate!



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