Operational Risk Management for Buy-side

Learn about: Key operational risk for asset managers and insurance fund managers; Operational risk measurement and Risk Appetite for buy-side; Stress and scenario modelling for operational Risk.

The uncertainty and challenges under the Covid-19 pandemic lead to the changing shape of buy-side risk management. From remote operation to the threat of cyber-attacks, the role of risk management in the asset management industry is of ever-growing importance. 

Large asset management firms and insurance company fund management arms are hiring risk management experts from trading and investment banking areas to help ensure that fund management operations understand and control operational risks. 

Delegates will consider the key operational risk management issues that exist within asset management as the industry continues to develop. The course will consider the impact of the COVID 19 crisis on asset management and areas where this is of greatest relevant to operational risk management.

Dennis Cox

Founder and Chief Executive

Risk Reward

Expert Profile: Dennis William Cox BSc BFP FCA FCSI


Dennis Cox is the Founder and Chief Executive of Risk Reward Ltd, where he oversees all consulting and training projects. An internationally recognized financial services risk management. compliance, internal audit and financial crime expert, he specializes in the interdisciplinary forward-looking impact of and opportunities of regulation, digital technologies, and the challenges surrounding credit, market, liquidity/treasury and operational risk, as well as successful compliance implementation techniques and model validation best practise.

Mr. Cox has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of risk, banking, financial crime, audit, and accounting. He has held senior management positions within the banking and accountancy profession as Director, Risk Management at HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited, and Director, Risk Management, Prudential Portfolio Managers. Formerly he held several roles within the audit profession, including Senior Audit Manager (Compliance) at HSBC Holdings PLC and Senior Manager (Banking and Finance) at both BDO Binder Hamlyn and Arthur Young (now Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young),

Regional and national regulators and regulated banks and financial institutions (traditional and Islamic)  worldwide (USA FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bank of England, the Central Banks of Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Singapore Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Bank of Japan, Bank Negara, Malaysia, Taiwan, the European Union), bank trade associations and their member banks plus national training organisations (British Bankers Association, Taiwanese Academy of Banking and Finance, Association of Cyprus Banks, et al) Cyprus), have benefited from the regulatory, technical and behavioural guidance and training afforded by Mr Cox through Risk Reward Ltd since 2002.

He is a Fellow, Co-founder and Chairman of the Risk Forum for the UK Chartered Securities and Investment Institute and administers the Risk Reward Global Risk Forum on LinkedIn. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA), he has also been a National Council Member for 17 years and a representative of the public as Council Member of the Institute of Actuaries (Insurance) for 10 years.

He holds an honours degree in Mathematics from the London University Westfield College.

A much in-demand speaker and trainer known for his highly-interactive, practical, job-role approaches, ease of communicating complex topics into an enjoyable  social learning experience with wit and personal attention to delegates, Mr. Cox is the author of Banking and Finance: Accounts, Audit and Practice, An Introduction to Money Laundering Deterrence and The International Handbook of Money Laundering Deterrence. He is the co-author of The Mathematics of Banking & Finance and is the senior editor and author of several chapters in The Frontiers of Risk Management.

What will you learn?
  • The impact of the crisis on operational risk in asset and insurance fund management 
  • The key techniques for measuring and managing operational risk
  • The role and use of stress testing and scenario modelling
  • The operational risk issues arising from the SWIFT requirements
  • The changing operational risk expectations of management
Who should attend?

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to: 

  • CEOs of Asset Managers and insurance fund managers 
  • COOs of Asset Managers and insurance fund managers
  • CFOs of Asset Managers and insurance fund managers
  • Operational Risk Manager
  • Operational Risk Analyst / Officer
  • Operational Risk Modelling 
  • Risk Appetite and Culture
  • Risk reporting
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers 
  • Internal Auditors 
  • Operations managers
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Administration, middle and back office staff 
  • Company Lawyers
  • Regulators

Live Virtual training courses


Our live virtual training courses have been designed to engage and inspire you. Much more than a webinar, our approach includes:

  • Technical content compressed into 60-minute interactive sessions and spread out over two, three or four days

  • Facilitated collaboration including Q&A, interactive polling and group workshops

  • Live interaction with subject matter experts – get your questions answered in real time

  • Receive comprehensive course materials and supporting content from Risk.net to reinforce your learning

  • Stay connected with other learners and extend your network by joining our dedicated LinkedIn group for course participants

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