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12 - 14 October 2021
Hilton BanksideLondon

12 - 14 October 2021
Hilton Bankside,
London

12th Annual Client Assets Protection Forum

The Premier CASS Event

Your one-stop-shop for updates on CASS Audits, Resilience, SMCR, FCA Updates and much more!

BOOK NOW WITH CONFIDENCE

If you book and pay now but, for any regulatory or company policy reason, you cannot attend we will issue you with:

       - a credit note for you, or a colleague, to attend another event
       - or a full refund

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sessions

  • The Auditor's Panel with;
    • KPMG
    • EY
    • Grant Thornton
    • Deloitte
    • PwC
  • CASS Awareness – Embedding CASS Knowledge in other Functions

    • Training 

    • What level of CASS knowledge is necessary?
    • Which functions are key?

Key Reasons for Attendance

This concise conference is a perfect opportunity to get up-to-date on the latest developments affecting client assets protection, such as operational resilience, virtual assets, and the recent Charles Schwab case. 

With comprehensive industry and auditor insight into the intricacies of the banking exemption and how to embed CASS awareness in the business this is the premier event for anyone working with client assets or money.  

Key Themes

  • Getting your CASS Controls right for IT, Operations & Change
  • Insight into the latest breach trends
  • What are the implications and lessons from Covid-19?

Pre-Conference Workshop - CASS Fundamentals - Getting the Basics Right

This workshop is designed for risk and compliance professionals and those responsible for CASS oversight such as CF10a’s and Senior Managers with CASS responsibilities; however, whilst the principles demonstrated have a CASS focus they can of course be applied to any area of the business.

 



MORNING SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meeting expectations for effective CASS oversight
  • Oversight and governance requirements
  • FRC expectations – beyond CASS
  • Insourcing vs outsourcing
  • Outsourcing, Offshoring & fourth parties
  • Contractual requirements


AFTERNOON SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Books & records
  • Internal & external reconciliations
  • Acknowledgement letters – common mistakes
  • CASS resolution pack
  • Management information – are you getting this right?

ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP WILL INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN

  • Current best practice in third party management
  • Adopting a risk-based approach to oversight and monitoring
  • Lessons learned from FCA enforcement actions
  • Current best practice in outsourcing
  • A deeper understanding of the FCA’s expectations from a CASS perspective

Post-Conference Workshop - CASS Governance - Committees, Quality Assurance & CMAR

This workshop is designed to act a refresher to those involved in CASS for a period of time and as insight to those new to CASS. As a refresher, the workshop should act as a stimulus for delegates to go back to their firms and examine Governance processes within their organisations. 

A key focus will be on "Challenge processes” and their fundamental importance for sound governance. 

MORNING SESSION

  • How does CASS Governance fit into the wider governance framework?
  • What is Governance?

  • Running an effective CASS Committee - The roles, attendees, and agenda
  • How to constructively challenge - what does good process(es) look like?

AFTERNOON SESSION

  • Quality Assurance in CASS
  • What activities fall into Quality Assurance & what does good look like?
  • CMAR Governance
  • CMAR Purpose

ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP WILL INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN

  • CASS Governance
  • How to run an effective CASS Committee
  • CMAR reporting 
  • Challenge processes and their importance for sound governance

BECOME A 2021 PARTNER

The 12th Annual Client Assets Protection Forum 2021 offers a variety of commercial opportunities to raise your profile to our focused audience of asset management professionals.

We tailor specific packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business now and in the future. 

With a clear understanding of your overall marketing strategy, we will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke solution to meet your objectives. 

Get in touch with Luke Davies to discuss speaking and exhibition opportunities.