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Financial Services Conference

5 February | London

The institute's annual Financial Services Conference, a day dedicated to the FS and banking sector, provides the opportunity to keep up to date with regulation and new and emerging themes whilst providing an opportunity to network with peers.

Don't forget to download the conference app. 

What will delegates learn and achieve?

  • Hear practical tips on cyber security, blockchain, data analytics and agile audit
  • Be updated on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and internal audit
  • Hear from experts on innovation and managing change in financial services
  • Keep up to date with culture in financial services
  • Network with FS sector and banking colleagues

CPE core competencies 

  • Improvement and innovation
  • Internal audit delivery
  • Technical expertise – governance, risk and control

5 CPE Points


08.15-09.00 Registration 
09.00-9.15 Introduction and welcome
Gordon Craig, director of internal audit, 3i Group plc / Dr Ian Peters MBE, chief executive, Chartered IIA
09.15-10.00 Promoting higher standards
Alison Cottrell, chief executive, Banking Standards Board
10.00-10.45 The Prudential Regulatory Authority and internal audit
David Eacott, senior manager, Prudential Regulatory Authority, Structural Reform Central Implementation Team
10.45-11.15 Refreshment break
11.15-12.00 Risk in Focus 2019 - Hot topics for internal auditors 
Elizabeth Sandwith, chief professional practice advisor, Chartered IIA
12.00-12.45 Data analytics
Lauren Harper, internal audit director, Centrica
12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.30 Breakout sessions
  • MiFiD II – transaction reporting
    Rebecca Deane, Associate Director, BRS, Grant Thornton
  • Senior Managers and Certificate Regime
    Sarah Hitchins and Robbie Sinclair, Senior Associates, Allen & Overy
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
    Leopold Hagenberg, product portfolio manager, Nasdaq BWise
14.30-15.15 Doing more with less – agile auditing
Steve Sanders, managing partner, group internal audit, Bank of Ireland UK
15.15-15.40 Refreshment break
15.40-16.25 Cybersecurity – practical insights
Alexander Richardson, information security analyst, Pro:Direct Sport and cyber security consultation lecturer, University of Exeter
16.25-16.30 Closing remarks 

 Don't forget to download the conference app. 

Financial Services Conference

Duration: 1 day

5 February 2019


Start: 08:30
End: 16:30


One Great George Street




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