Risk & Regulation Rundown podcast series

PwC's financial services risk and regulation podcast, Risk & Regulation Rundown. We discuss the latest developments affecting the industry, insights from our work with clients, and our perspective on industry talking points.

Welcome to the Risk & Regulation Rundown podcast series. In this monthly podcast, we discuss the latest risk and regulatory developments affecting the financial services industry, insights from our work with clients, and our perspective on industry talking points. Risk & Regulation Rundown is led by host and PwC Partner Sarah Isted, who’s joined by a range of guests each month.

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Episode 8: The regulatory response to COVID-19: In conversation with the FCA

This is a bonus episode from PwC’s COVID-19: Business in Focus podcast series, featuring Katie Fisher, Director of Strategy at the FCA. Katie joins series host Rowena Morris and PwC’s Financial Services Leader Andrew Kail to talk about the FCA’s priorities in its recent business plan, and how these are being impacted by COVID-19. Our guests also discuss how firms can remain operationally resilient and deliver fair value for their customers, in the current situation and beyond.

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Episode 7: Payments regulation – keeping pace with innovation

Episode 7: Payments regulation – keeping pace with innovation

In this episode, we discuss the regulation of payments. Regular host Sarah Isted is joined by Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director for Financial Markets Infrastructure at the Bank of England, and Jon Maskery, a PwC Partner who leads our payments team. We talk about the rapid pace of innovation in the sector and how regulation can keep up, what future market developments such as the use of stablecoins might mean for firms and regulators, and how payment firms are dealing with the current period of disruption.

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Episode 6: Adapting to change – skills and technology

In this episode, we discuss how firms respond and adapt to change. Regular host Sarah Isted is joined by Carol Stubbings, PwC’s Global Head of People and Organisation, and Jass Sarai, PwC’s Leader of Industry for Technology, Media and Telecommunications, to talk about the skills and technologies financial services firms need to be fit for the future, as well as what they can learn from the period of disruption we’re currently experiencing.

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Episode 5: Spotlight on financial crime and prudential reporting

In this episode, we discuss two areas of current regulatory focus: the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, and prudential reporting. Host Sarah Isted and guests Chris Cowin and Nigel Willis consider what the Directive means for firms, and discuss the PRA’s concerns over regulatory returns and what firms need to do to address them.

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Episode 4: Transforming compliance in a world of AI

How are artificial intelligence and machine learning transforming the way financial services firms do business, and how can firms ensure they’re meeting regulatory expectations? What might the compliance function of the future look like? Host Sarah Isted and PwC guests Leigh Bates and George Povall discuss these questions and many more, as we look at how the industry is set to evolve in the coming years.

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Episode 3: Vulnerable customers and the future regulatory agenda

Host Sarah Isted is joined by PwC guests Sarah Nield and Conor MacManus. We discuss how firms should navigate regulatory expectations around how they treat vulnerable customers, as well as looking ahead to what’s on the regulatory agenda for 2020 and beyond.

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Episode 2: Tackling operational resilience and climate risk

Host Sarah Isted is joined by PwC guests Stella Nunn and Jon Williams. We discuss how financial services firms are developing their approaches to operational resilience (and why impact tolerances are like being punched in the face), and the risks and opportunities presented by climate risk.

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Episode 1: Navigating disruption and LIBOR transition

Host Sarah Isted is joined by PwC guests Nassim Daneshzadeh and Arthur Hughes-Hallett. We discuss how firms are navigating the challenges relating to LIBOR transition, and how firms can maximise the opportunities arising from industry disruption more broadly.

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Sarah Isted

Sarah Isted

UK Financial Services Risk and Regulation leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7834 251 939

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