Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

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APCC Autumn Conference 2020

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

09.30 – 09.55 Registration and Breakfast
09.55 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction – Ian Beardmore, APCC Chair
10.00 – 10.40

Morning Keynote – Caroline Rainbird; CEO, Financial Services Compensation Scheme    

Caroline will provide an update on the work undertaken at FSCS and the day to day challenges faced by them when the industry has failed its clients and how they plan and react to large failures within the Insurance markets.

10.40 – 11.05

Andy Agathangelou; Founder, Transparency Task Force Limited

Looking at the industry and how we can help protect consumers’ financial interests, by reforming the financial services industry, through harnessing the transformational power of transparency.

11.05 – 11.25

Martin Lines; Business Development Director, Just Group Plc

Just Group Plc are one of the UK Leading Providers of retirement plans, and they will look at the issues faced in advice given by regulated firms and how to ensure that this is handled correctly when dealing with vulnerable clients.

11.25 – 11.40


Morning Coffee Break
11.40 – 12.10

Dr Roger Miles; Faculty Lead, UK Finance Academy (Conduct and Culture)

What are the new indicators of ‘good Conduct’ and how should firms produce them?  This session examines the nature of the new MI for Conduct, guiding consultants to include in clients’ Conduct reports more of the elements that ‘behavioural regulators’ now expect.

12.10 – 12.40

Craig Weston; Senior Associate Barrister, Irwin Mitchell LLP

Back by popular demand! Craig will give a barrister’s perspective of their activities within enforcement and supervision. Craig will look at how their work is impacted by the regulator and how this shapes the outcomes of future ‘regulatory guidance’.

12.40 – 13.05

David Mellor; David Mellor Mentoring

“Changing Tack”

Making the transition from working full-time to semi-retirement.

13.05 – 14.05 Lunch sponsored by RPost
14.05 – 14.45

Afternoon Keynote Speaker – Graham Barrow

Graham is well known in the industry as one half of “The Dark Money Files” podcast which has rapidly acquired pre-eminent status within Financial Crime Compliance departments and beyond for explaining a wide range of technical subjects in a light-hearted and easy to understand manner.

14.45 – 15.15

Peter Ewing; Technical Specialist, FCA

Peter will be providing an update on SMCR since its implementation on 9th December 2019 and looking at how this will progress in the forthcoming months.  This is also a great opportunity to raise an issues as we will allow for a Q&A session.

15.15 – 15.35

Simon Collins; Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory, Konexo (a Division of Eversheds Sutherland)

“Lessons learned in implementing SMCR.” Looking at how firms managed the implementation and meeting the deadlines and some of the challenges along the way – what worked well and what didn’t.

15.35 – 15.50 Afternoon Coffee Break
15.50 – 16.20

Dr David Doyle; EU Policy Expert, Financial Services Regulation, Brussels

A review of the current and prospective EU regulatory developments in the financial services compliance space, drawing on perspectives from the European Council, European Parliament, Council and the ESA’s.

16.20 – 16.50

Matthew Tyrrell; Senior Manager, Accountable Executive Future of Data Collections, FCA Gabriel Project Team

Providing an update and overview of the work and timescales for the Gabriel replacement system, showing what has been concluded to date and looking at the functionality it will provide to users, this will be followed by a Q & A/feedback session.

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To register: Complete the delegate details section and send the registration form(s) and your cheque (if paying by cheque) to: Mrs Bev Robertson, The APCC, 15 Birkdale Business Centre, Weld Road, Birkdale, PR8 2DT or here if completing the form and paying online.

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October 8
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Eversheds Sutherland
1 Wood Street
London, EC2V 7WS United Kingdom
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