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Reaping the Rewards of Regulation - – a free seminar from the ifs School of Finance

By CreditMan Friday, October 6, 2006

On Wednesday 18th October 2006 the ifs School of Finance, an educational charity offering finance related qualifications to industry and the wider community, are holding a half-day seminar on regulation in the financial services industry. The seminar, supported by HP & Intel, is free for those working for banks, building societies and the insurance sector (a charge will made for those outside these sectors).

Regulation is a huge issue for the industry; Basel II, Know Your Customer (KYC), the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA), IFRS, Sarbanes Oxley, Treating Customers Fairly (TCF), and now MiFID will all be familiar to senior business managers in the industry.

The ifs School of Finance has commissioned research examining how financial companies are approaching these key regulatory issues to determine how they can “reap the rewards of regulation.” The findings of this research will be discussed at the seminar and will provide a useful starting point for an engaging debate.

The seminar will be chaired by Richard Curran, Director of the Digital Enterprise Group and will include presentations from Bob Giffords, the author of the ifs School of Finance White Paper 'Reaping the Rewards of Regulation 2006' as well as representatives from Barclays and SEB Stockholm.

Lorraine Lea, Head of Events at the ifs School of Finance said,

“We are grateful to both HP & Intel for their support in holding this seminar.

The event will help put compliance into context for industry managers and will also highlight how banks are applying best practice to meet their regulatory obligations and improve their competitive position.

I am sure attendees will find this event very worthwhile indeed.”

Although the event is free for those working for banks, building societies and the insurance industry, places are limited so it is essential that you e-mail: or telephone the events team on 020 7444 7139 for a booking form. Alternatively, more information can be found under the events section at