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AFB Senior Managers Development Programme 2024

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Following the success of our 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 at bank. 

This course consists of eight sessions which will be held in-person at BCLP’s offices over four mornings between March and May 2024. All sessions can be attended by a single person, or if preferred, a member firm can send a different employee to each session. 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.

Each session will provide an overview of:

  • Legal and/or regulatory issues
  • Recent developments and what is on the horizon
  • Regulatory expectations and requirements for authorised firms and their Senior Managers
  • 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 presentations, group discussions and Q&A. Detailed course objectives and outcomes are available for those who wish to record CPD. 

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.