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Operational Resilience Workshop - Tailored to your requirements

About this Online Workshop

Background

In December 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) published a joint Consultation regarding Operational Resilience.

Operational Resilience is defined by UK Regulators as; "The ability of firms and FMIs and the financial sector as a whole to prevent, adapt, respond to, recover and learn from operational disruptions."

Operational resilience is sector agnostic. It centres around continued delivery of a service a repeatable activity with a tangible output to a defined end-user, committed contractually or through nature of business.

Boards of regulated organisations are under increasing pressure to respond to difficult questions about how they provide oversight over business models, risk-taking, strategy and long-term business sustainability. Firms' culture and governance are pivotal to building public trust and confidence in the UK's financial services industry. The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) will ensure key staff are accountable for their conduct and decisions.

There are calls for increased transparency by regulated organisations to ensure the effectiveness of communication within the business which facilitates the cascading of information and instructions, and this includes effective reporting. Boards are requested to identify critical business services and map delivery back to the essential underlying resources; ensure that there is testing to ensure that the firm can withstand a severe event; and finally, check the results to identify resilience gaps – for example make investment choices that increase their ability to provide business as usual even under a severe disruptive event. 

Moreover, increased consumer detriment can arise when authorised firms default or exit the market. Poor records and ineffective segregation procedures create a slower, costlier and more uncertain outcome for the customer and associated reputational damage to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and United Kingdom financial markets.

 

Learning Outcomes

This 90-minute session will be tailored to your company's specific requirements. Our Risk Consultancy Director, Ross Molyneux, will cover the following areas:

  • A detailed overview of Operational Resilience - the "what" and the "why"
  • Operational Resilience Operating Model
  • Sector Perspective- The relevance, requirements and impact relating to the sector your firm operates in
  • A possible approach for your firm
  • Q&A

Who Should Attend?

We suggest 6 to 8 staff members attend this workshop.

This workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is likely to be affected by the challenges in maintaining operational resilience, including Board members, senior management, legal, compliance and those employees at the coalface.

Board Briefing and Style

Bespoke workshops are participative and interactive. The presentation will combine key formal presentations, case studies and syndicate discussion sessions. There will be an opportunity for attendees to benchmark experiences with their colleagues and raise issues of most concern to their organisation, either confidentially or in open session.





Course Information

  • Location: Live Online
  • Led By: Ross Molyneux
  • Type: Online Workshop
  • CPD Points: 3

Course Instructor:
Ross Molyneux

Ross leads FourthLine's Risk Consulting service and specialises in risk management and regulation.

He has worked extensively across non-financial and financial risk management engagements in his time in consulting in both the UK and New Zealand.

After starting his early career in industry working across different financial services institutions, Ross moved into consulting in 2011 with Deloitte, primarily leading and performing financial risk engagements including capital adequacy, liquidity, credit risk and recovery and resolution planning.

Following time in Aviva’s Internal Audit function, Ross moved to help build EY’s North of the UK extended assurance practice, leading and performing a range of engagements across both financial and non-financial risk, including extensive engagement with large banks, asset managers and investment firms as they continued to face into the challenges of revisions to existing regulation and new requirements, such as the Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SMCR).

In 2017 Ross made the decision to spend time overseas, joining KPMG New Zealand’s Auckland Consulting practice. Joining as an Associate Director, Ross was quickly promoted to Director and co-led the firm’s response to emerging conduct and culture challenges arising from the Australian Royal Commission (ARC) and new operational resilience requirements arising from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) Outsourcing Policy.

Working with a range of entities since being in New Zealand, Ross has led engagements ranging from internal audit co-source support to preparing entities for acquisition through ensuring they meet licensing conditions via uplifts of frameworks and policies.

Choosing to return home in 2020, Ross is supporting Fourthline’s clients as they face into current and future risk and regulatory challenges.

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Kieran Maplesden
Managing Director


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Fahim Miah
Head of Learning Solutions


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