Governance, Risk and Compliance

As the UK's leading provider of integrated governance, risk and regulatory compliance services we specialise in helping the world's leading businesses to create value in a turbulent world. Drawing from a global network of specialists in risk, regulation, people, operations and technology we can help your business to capitalise on opportunities, navigate risks and deliver lasting change through the creation of a risk resilient business culture.
By taking an innovative approach to managing your governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities, we can help you transform a reactive, check-the-box approach into a more proactive risk mitigation, underpinned by powerful set of tools able to anticipate and mitigate risk to drive business performance.

Questions every management team and Board member should be able to answer:

Governance

How can I ensure the governance structure, including board effectiveness, facilitates robust risk management challenge and the business is more accountable for risk and control?

We work with our clients to assess, design and implement leading edge governance structures that address the effective oversight of clients by their Boards and management committees.

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Governance, Risk and Control Frameworks

How do I build and embed an effective risk management framework, which supports better decision making, and without disrupting the business?

We help our clients to evaluate, design and implement systems and operating models for effective ERM, leveraging a broad range of frameworks, tools and methodologies that we have developed and customise to clients’ specific needs and maturity.

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Enterprise Risk Management

How can I practically articulate risk appetites and effectively report organisation’s risk environment against them?

We support our clients articulate risk appetite statements, and Key Risk Indicator (KRI) based predictive monitoring. We also help implementing appetite reporting and escalation mechanisms, which ensure a clear path to raise significant risks to senior management and the Board, supporting transparency and agility in risk responses.

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Governance, Risk and Control Frameworks

How can we achieve a more integrated and efficient assurance model across the organization aligned with the three lines of defense model?

We have a clear framework that we can tailor and apply across all types of firm and function, designed to deliver a smooth and comprehensive transition to an integrated assurance model underpinned by an effective three lines of defence. The outcomes are solutions tailored to the organisation, and its needs, driving benefits.

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Process and controls optimisation

Are my internal controls and processes efficient, effective, and flexible and can adapt to change?

We use our market proven internally developed tools to test internal controls for design and operating effectiveness as well as confirm the control is appropriately embedded. Also, by utilizing leading ‘process discovery’ tools with process mining and machine learning techniques we help clients visualize processes quickly and understand how they are performing.

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Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Operational Resilience

Are my business processes resilient in the face of unexpected events? Where do my vulnerabilities lie and how can I monitor them?

We help our clients to develop and implement organisational hardiness to survive and create advantage during times of stress, disruption and crisis. We support our clients through complete assess-build-exercise lifecycles or at any stage along the way.

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Insights

Blockchain and governance in commodities risk management

Blockchain and governance in commodities risk management

Blockchain networks have the potential to revolutionise the way parties share and agree on data in the future. You might be familiar with the way it works, allowing parties who do not necessarily trust each other to reach an automated consensus on a shared set of data with potentially huge consequences for the way commodity markets will work in the future.

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Why pension schemes must act now on cyber risk

Why pension schemes must act now on cyber risk

Is your pension scheme at risk of a cyber attack? The unfortunate truth is, absolutely. The UK’s occupational pensions sector manages around £3 trillion worth of assets and each scheme holds exactly the sort of valuable data most coveted by hackers: names, national insurance numbers, dates of birth, bank details and a host of other personal information.

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Contact us

Nicola Shield
Partner, Banking and Capital Markets, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 793 138 8648
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