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Operational Resilience | Important Business Services Identification (IBS) - Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Most dual-regulated and SMCR enhanced firms have made progress with operational resilience. However, we’ve found that inertia arises frequently when identifying Important Business Services (IBS).

Both large and small firms seem to encounter a common set of challenges at this phase.

Sam Tyler, one of our Risk and Resilience Analysts, outlines some of these challenges.

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Investment platforms receive Operational Resilience 'Dear CEO' letter

On 26 July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) sent a Dear CEO letter to Investment Platforms, setting out reminders of their expectations for Operational Resilience.

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Professional Services, Flexible, SMCR, Learning, operational resilience, Third Party Risk Management

August 6, 2021
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Outsourcing and Third-Party Risk - Understanding your Fourth parties

Managing third-party risk is high on the priority list for financial services firms in 2021, and for PRA regulated firms, the added requirement to comply with the new regulatory regime (SS2/21) means ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions

July 12, 2021
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The FCA's Payments & E-Money wind-down guidance- One year on

The continued fallout involving the payments processor, Wirecard, serves as a timely reminder of the prudential regulatory requirements that came into effect for the UK Payments sector, almost a year ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions

July 2, 2021
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New Workshop for Insurance Firms: Outsourcing & Third-party Risk Management

The deadline for compliance to the Prudential Regulation Authority's (PRA)  Outsourcing & Third-Party Risk Management policy is the 31st of March 2022. The PRA’s Outsourcing & Third-Party ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Professional Services, Flexible, SMCR, Learning, operational resilience, Third Party Risk Management

June 30, 2021
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How to Resource against your Operational Resilience Programme

With the recent publication of the PRA’s supervisory statement on Operational Resilience, firms are now in the process of building and delivering their response. At FourthLine, we are supporting ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions, operational resilience

June 7, 2021
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Operational Resilience- Main Learnings to Date

Intro On 29 March 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published their Policy Statements which include the final rules that in-scope firms will be ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions, operational resilience

May 25, 2021
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Free Outsourcing & 3rd Party Risk Management Insight Paper

With the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) having released their Operational Resilience and Outsourcing & Third-Party Risk Management (O&TPRM) Policy ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions, operational resilience

May 6, 2021
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Outsourcing & Third-party Risk Management – PRA expectations formalised in new statements

On the same day as the Prudential Regulation Authority published their Operational Resilience Policy and Supervisory Statements, the regulator made it a double-header with identical publications for ...

Topics: Featured, Risk Management, Insurance, Banking, Professional Services, Flexible, Talent Solutions, operational resilience

March 30, 2021
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