SFE Young Professionals Event with Aberdeen Standard Investments | Manging Risk in Financial Services

Date: Thursday 4th March

Time: 11am - 12pm

Have you ever wondered how Financial Services institutions navigate the complex legislative and regulatory requirements placed upon every aspect of their business, and how they cope with risk?

Join us for a discussion on how firms handle these challenges, with strategic support based on technical expertise.  Our speakers, Matt Pinnons and James Marsden, both of Aberdeen Standard Investments, will reflect upon their own career experiences, give us the basics on their respective roles within Legal and Risk & Compliance, and explore the successful management of risk within the increasingly volatile Financial Services landscape.
Matt Pinnons
Matt is Senior Legal Counsel at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Matt began his career as a corporate lawyer at international law firm CMS mainly advising financial services institutions, he also spent time on client secondment at both RBS and Lloyds. Matt joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2016 and his current role is in the Public Funds team where he primarily provides legal support in relation to European domiciled pooled funds and investors, new product developments and engagement with global regulators. Matt has also worked on a number of regulatory projects including MiFID II, Brexit and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
Matt graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Law and also has a European Masters in Law and Economics from Aix-Marseille University and University of Bologna. He is a qualified solicitor in Scotland and a notary public.
James Marsden
James is a Product Risk Oversight Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments.  In his role, James provides challenge and oversight of risks across the product lifecycle globally with a particular focus on new product development including segregated client mandates, IMA’s, investment trusts, and pooled funds. This includes assessing the Conduct, Operational, Regulatory and Investment risks, advising the Global CRO on product related matters and ensuring the provision of high-quality Risk & Compliance guidance to the business. 
James graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Finance, and has worked in the Financial Services Sector for over 10 years.  James has obtained the IMC and CFA Level 1 designations and is certified by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRIMIA).
Matt and James first met in 2017 when representing their respective teams through the introduction of MiFID II, the largest piece of regulatory change they had ever seen before comprising of almost 3000 different EU standards in addition to more detailed local regulatory requirements.

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