Principles of Operational Risk

Expand your knowledge on key principles of successful operational risk management practises and disciplines.

Build on your understanding of the essential operational risk management tools and practices and how theses have developed during recent market changes and volatility.  

During this 4-day, virtual course led by subject matter expert Elena Pykhova, participants will have the opportunity to explore successful use of risk assessments as key instruments for operational risk management, how to define the horizon scanning process to identify emerging risks and increasing the effectiveness of core framework tools for scenario analysis and operational risk losses. 

This interactive learning experience will discuss the principles of effective operational risk management through sessions examining the role and significance of KRIs, the challenges of integrating operational resilience practices and managing culture, conduct and people risk.  

Sessions will cover practical solutions for successful report writing and how to utilise the changing roles and responsibilities for developing successful risk teams and their capabilities. 

What will you learn?
  • Understand lessons learned when using risk assessments as a key instrument during the pandemic  

  • Identify emerging risks financial services firms should have on their radar  

  • How scenario analysis has transformed from a traditional to an enhanced approach 

  • Best practices for developing KRIs that help in decision making  

  • Successful integration of risk and resilience disciplines 

  • Practical solutions for successful report writing 

Who should attend?

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:  

  • Operational risk 

  • Enterprise risk 

  • Compliance 

  • Governance and control 

  • Audit  

  • Directors and senior executives 

Pricing Options

We offer flexible pricing options for this course:

  • Early bird rates 

  • Group rate

  • Enterprise rates

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In-house option
Would you like this course delivered to your team in-house? 

We adjust agenda to your specific needs and run the course at the time that suits you.

Your team and organisation will benefit from:

  • Expertise

  • Customisation

  • Efficiency and convenience 

  • Cost-effectiveness

Elena Pykhova


The Op Risk Company

Elena Pykhova is an expert in risk and resilience matters and author of a best-selling book, Operational Risk Management in Financial Services: A Practical Guide to Establishing Effective Solutions. 

Based in London, she is a renowned educator, who for many years has run public and in-house training courses in the UK and internationally for world-leading organisations including the London Stock Exchange Group Academy, The Moller Center, Cambridge University and Elena is also a thought leader, influencer and founder of a prominent industry think tank, the Best Practice Operational Risk Forum. She is a former Director for Education at the Institute of Operational Risk and chair of the Operational Risk Expert Panel for the Association of Foreign Banks. Elena founded her training and consulting practice, The OpRisk Company Ltd, after 20 years of experience in senior roles at Fortune 500 companies, such as Citigroup, American Express, Deutsche Bank and Banco Santander.

She is a frequent speaker at conferences and writes articles for Thompson Reuters, Advantage Talent Inc, Risk & Compliance Platform Europe and other publications. 



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 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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