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This course focuses on a common operational risk topic and the difficulties in converting the data obtained into real business value. Operational risk management is much more difficult to link to clear business benefits than market risk management and credit risk management. However, for those that manage it, there are many business benefits including aligning your risk profile with your risk appetite and ensuring that your control profile fits your cost budget and your resources budget.

The course covers its subject in depth in around three hours. The course is based on the very successful post-graduate rated Operational Risk Professional course which RiskLogix has run for over six years. Jargon is avoided (or explained where it is necessary to use it). No prior risk management experience is necessary, although an open and enquiring mind is essential. Questions from delegates at any time are encouraged and the course is deliberately open and participative.  

The ability to evaluate, design and monitor risk appetite is fundamental to a firm’s well-being and successful growth. Many firms find it difficult to clearly state their operational risk appetite, preferring to use terms such as ‘we have a low overall appetite’. This course will show you how to state your operational risk appetite both qualitatively and quantitatively, clearly and precisely on a risk-by-risk basis. The course will also review the easier-to-grasp concept of control appetite and show how control appetite is the more straightforward part of risk appetite.

Operational Risk Programme:

This workshop forms part of the Operational Risk Programme and includes the below sessions. All sessions are standalone, so they can be attended independently.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Design risk appetite frameworks, statements and limits
  • Differentiate between risk appetite and control appetite
  • Appraise different methods of describing risk appetite and control appetite
  • Contrast causes appetite and effects appetite, and their different components
  • Benchmark your appetite reports
Area of expertise:
Professor Tony Blunden

Professor Tony Blunden

Hon. Professor at GCU and Head of Consulting at RiskLogix

Professor Tony Blunden has worked in the City of London for over thirty years primarily within risk management and related areas in financial services...

Professor Tony Blunden has worked in the City of London for over thirty years primarily within risk management and related areas in financial services organisations. Prior to joining Risk-Logix, he spent four years as Director of Operational Risk within the Financial Services Risk Management Practice at Ernst & Young. Tony's area of focus is the identification and development of clients? needs in risk management. 

Client consulting engagements have included advising and guiding on risk frameworks, governance and culture, risk and control assessments, indicators of key risks, loss databases and their use, scenarios and stress tests, modelling of operational risk and risk reporting as well as risk appetite, the use of six sigma, ICAAP, ILAAP and enterprise wide risk management.  Risk appetite frameworks and model validation have been a particular feature of Tony's work in the last few years.

Tony is a frequent conference and bespoke training speaker having spoken at over 150 international risk and compliance conferences.  He is also a well-known author of articles, chapters and books on risk management and compliance.  His latest book is ?Mastering Operational Risk? which has sold over 12,000 copies, been translated into Chinese and is published by Financial Times Prentice Hall. He has been appointed an Honorary Professor by Glasgow Caledonian University.  Tony is also a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Tony is recognised throughout the industry as a world leading authority on operational risk and brings deep domain knowledge and the practical experience of advising a considerable number of blue chip companies on risk management.

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RiskLogix Solutions

RiskLogix Solutions

Founded and built by risk professionals with significant hands-on financial services industry experience, RiskLogix is known for its deep expertise, i...

Founded and built by risk professionals with significant hands-on financial services industry experience, RiskLogix is known for its deep expertise, innovative approaches and partnership culture. Focused explicitly on the financial services industry, RiskLogix has built an international client base from its home near Old Street, in the heart of London's FinTech and RegTech quarter. 

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