PwC’s Financial Services risk and regulation podcast, discussing the latest developments affecting the industry, some insights from our work with clients, and our perspective on industry talking points. Led by host and PwC Director Andrew Strange, who’s joined by a range of guests each month.
Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E11 - Duty calls amid the changing face of UK regulation
In this episode we discuss the FCA’s proposals for a new consumer duty, as well as how the UK’s regulatory framework is evolving outside of the EU. PwC Manager Tessa Norman is the host for this episode, with regular host Andrew Strange joining as a guest to discuss how a consumer duty would impact both firms and customers, alongside PwC Director Conor MacManus, who covers the changing shape and increasing scope of UK regulation.
We discuss how the consumer duty proposals could impact product design, business models and accountability. We also consider how the proposals fit within the broader shift towards a more outcomes and principles-based approach to regulation – and the benefits and challenges that brings for firms.
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Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E10 - From diversity to data – ESG flashpoints
In this episode we discuss ESG, or environmental, social and governance issues – returning to the subject of one of our most popular episodes (check out Series 2 Episode 1: Finding purpose through ESG). Regular host Andrew Strange is joined by Jon Williams, a Partner in our sustainability and climate change team and a member of the FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and Luke Nelson, a Senior Manager in our Regulatory Insights team.
We discuss the packed regulatory agenda, how firms are tackling issues such as social purpose, diversity and net zero strategy, and the challenges and opportunities that ESG initiatives bring.
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Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E9 - Operational resilience – the end of the beginning
In this episode we discuss the UK authorities’ finalised approach to operational resilience. Regular host Andrew Strange is joined by Adam Stage, who leads PwC’s regulatory insight on operational resilience, and Kelechi Igboko, a Director who leads the operational resilience work we deliver to a range of clients. We cover what firms need to do to comply with the policy and how they can overcome some of the challenges it brings.
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Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E8 - Vulnerable customers – from expectations to action
In this episode we discuss the FCA’s final guidance on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers. Regular host Andrew Strange is joined by PwC Partner Angus Goldie and Conor D’Arcy, Head of Research and Policy at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, to discuss how the guidance will impact both firms and consumers. We cover how the guidance will be supervised and enforced, the challenges firms face in meeting regulatory expectations, and the extent to which the guidance will help consumers.
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Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E7 - Re-articulating risk - preparing for the IFPR
This episode explores one of the first post-Brexit regulatory initiatives to hit financial services firms: the Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR). Regular host Andrew Strange is joined by PwC Partner David Croker and PwC Director Jill Townley to discuss how the regime will impact the way firms approach risk and remuneration; what firms need to do to prepare for implementation; and how the UK and EU regimes compare.
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Risk & Regulation Rundown S2E6 - Cryptoassets - regulating the future of money
In this episode, we discuss the rapidly evolving cryptoassets market. Regular host Andrew Strange is joined by Henri Arslanian, PwC’s Global Crypto leader who’s based in Hong Kong, and Sharon-Marie Fernando, a Senior Manager in PwC’s UK Financial Services Regulatory Legal Practice. We cover how regulators are developing their approaches to cryptoassets, both in the UK and elsewhere, and the challenges and opportunities that cryptoassets present for financial services firms.
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