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Upcoming Webinar: How to ensure employees meet fit and proper requirements under global accountability regimes

17 September 2024

Date: 17 September 2024
Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET
Duration: 50 minutes

Fitness and proprietary requirements for employees of financial institutions are not an option, but a regulatory obligation that calls on employers to regularly assess employees’ honesty, integrity and reputation, competence and capability, and financial soundness. In the UK, these requirements are a core element of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). They are also a factor of accountability regimes in other jurisdictions.

This webinar will review fit and proper requirements, discuss approaches to implementation, and consider how firms can ensure continual assessment of employees as part of compliance processes. It will also touch on the opportunities of getting fit and proper right and the potential damage of a break in compliance.

Register for the webinar to find out about:

  • The details of fit and proper requirements
  • Regulatory and global accountability regimes
  • Best practice implementation processes
  • Ongoing employee assessments and compliance
  • Benefits of getting it right, penalties of getting it wrong


Matthew Harris Head of Regulatory Conduct
Gayle Sparks Global Head of Conduct Risk
Former Citi
Sinead Egan Product Manager
MyComplianceOffice (MCO)
Moderator: Adrian Sharp Editorial Contributor
RegTech Insight

More about our speakers:

Matthew Harris

Head of Regulatory Conduct


An experienced conduct risk leader, Matthew focuses on leading firms’ approach to interpreting and implementing regulation and guiding firms through organisational change to ensure a compliant and efficient outcome. Matthew acts as the Head of Regulatory Conduct at Howden, leading the conduct risk teams in supporting multiple entities within Howden in delivering good customer outcomes and ensuring the entities approach to business is both compliant and pragmatic.

Gayle Sparks

Global Head of Conduct Risk

Former Citi

As the Global Head of Conduct Risk ICRM at Citi, Gayle leads the enterprise approach for managing and mitigating conduct risk across the organization. With an MBA and over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gayle has deep and broad expertise in risk management, regulatory compliance, strategic transformation, and organizational culture.

Sinead Egan

Product Manager

MyComplianceOffice (MCO)

Sinead Egan, with MCO since its inception, has over 30 years experience in financial services and software consultancy. She previously worked at INVESO and Fidelity Investments. Sinead holds a BBS from the University of Limerick, is an FCCA Fellow, and has a Professional Diploma in Project Management.

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