Advanced operational risk management for leaders

  • Operational risk
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Key reasons to attend

  • Understand regulatory expectations and evolving core operational risk tools

  • Apply a three-step approach to developing op risk appetite

  • Explore ways to develop successful risk teams

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About the course

This advanced course will give participants the opportunity to focus on the current issues facing operational risk management, from incorporating ESG into op risk frameworks to examining why risk control self assessments (RCSA) fail and how to derive value. It will aid risk professionals in adjusting practices to remain at the forefront of industry development and regulatory expectations.

The course have been structured to provide crucial knowledge and ample opportunity for group work and discussion to address emerging themes and benchmark solutions with peer firms.

The course is packed with practical information, and will end with a discussion in which attendees share the key takeaways that will impact decision-making and planning in their organisation.

Flexible pricing options:

  1. Early-bird rate: book in advance and save $400 

  2. 3-for-2 group rate: book three delegates for the price of two and save more than $2,000 

  3. Season tickets: book a team of 10 or more and save up to 50%

Learning objectives

  • Address current issues in op risk management

  • Find meaningful ways to incorporate ESG into op risk frameworks

  • Structure a value-added op risk appetite statement

  • Conduct a deep dive into why RCSAs fail and how to succeed in deriving value

  • Examine emerging risk identification and management processes

  • Understand the key skills modern risk professionals need to invest in your teams

  • Debate the future of op risk 

  • Review practical examples, case studies and industry benchmarks

  • Interact with fellow practitioners and benchmark the maturity of approaches against peers

Who should attend

Job titles may include but are not limited to:

  • Heads of op risk

  • Enterprise risk managers

  • Op risk managers

  • Operations managers

  • Compliance officers

  • Governance and control

  • Auditors

  • Directors and senior executives


November 27–28, 2023

In-person. Location: London, UK


  • Understanding, measuring and embedding risk culture

  • Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) into operational risk frameworks

  • Why risk control self-assessments (RCSAs) fail and how to derive value

  • Group discussion: cyber, third-party and operational resilience

  • Identifying and managing emerging risks

  • Creating an impactful operational risk appetite

  • Developing successful risk teams

  • Group discussion: the future of operational risk


  • Elena Pykhova, Director and founder, The OpRisk Company

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Elena Pykhova Risk Learning Faculty

Director and founder

The OpRisk Company

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Elena Pykhova is an op risk executive specialising in strategy, design and implementation of firm-wide risk frameworks. 

She is the author of a best-selling book, Operational risk management in financial services: a practical guide to establishing effective solutions.
Pykhova is a renowned educator, running public and in-house training courses in the UK and internationally for world-leading organisations including the London Stock Exchange Group Academy, the Moller Centre Cambridge University and 
She is a thought-leader, influencer and founder of a prominent industry think tank, the Best Practice Operational Risk Forum. 
Pykhova is a former director for education at the Institute of Operational Risk and chair of the expert panel for the Association of Foreign Banks.

Passionate about the discipline, she founded her training and consulting practice after 20 years of experience in senior roles at Fortune 500 companies.

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November 27–28, 2023

In-person, London, UK



Early-bird Price

Ends October 27
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