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AFB Senior Managers Development Programme 2022

Following the success of our first Senior Managers Development Programme (SMDP) which was launched in 2020, the AFB has partnered with international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (“BCLP”) to provide this bespoke eight-session development programme designed to highlight some of the current key issues facing foreign banks operating in the UK and provide practical advice on what members need to do to ensure compliance and minimise their exposure Back@Bank.

This course consists of eight sessions which will be held in-person at BCLP’s offices over four mornings between March and May 2022. All sessions can be attended by a single person, or if preferred, a member firm can send a different employee to each session. To aid attendance, we have where possible, grouped sessions with a similar theme on the same day. The course will conclude with a networking lunch after the last session where attendees will have the opportunity to meet other delegates and the BCLP speakers.

The 2022 SMDP will again focus on those areas which are subject to regulatory change in the UK and follows a similar structure to the first programme but will contain updated content and will focus on the latest developments in each area.

Each of the eight sessions will provide an overview of:

  •       The legal and/or regulatory issues
  •       Recent developments and what is on the horizon
  •       Regulatory expectations and requirements for authorised and their Senior Mangers
  •       Practical tips to help member banks ensure compliance and minimise risks
  •       Written material highlighting key concepts and ‘takeaways’

The structured sessions will take the form of presented material, group discussions and Q&A. Detailed course objectives and outcomes are available for those who wish to record CPD. Further information can be found in the brochure here.

BCLP has extensive experience in working with Senior Managers, including helping proposed Senior Manager Function holders prepare for regulatory approval interviews, including situations where an application is contested by the regulator. In these situations, BCLP has worked closely with individual Senior Managers to produce a tailored training programme, combining interactive learning sessions with mock interviews. This approach has resulted in a 100% track record of people receiving FCA approval. BCLP will draw on this experience and practical approach to deliver this development programme.