09 November 2011
More than 110 financial experts attended Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) for the first annual conference to be held in Scotland by the Institute of Operational Risk.
The all-day event - the biggest gathering of operational risk experts ever assembled in Scotland - attracted senior staff from more than 40 national and international financial institutions to GCU’s Glasgow School for Business and Society.
They including Standard Life Plc, Ignis, Sainsbury’s Finance, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte and Royal London, and building societies and banking groups including Tesco, RBS, Lloyds, Skipton, Scottish Widows and Clydesdale.
The theme of the conference was Operational Risk brought to life and delegates were given the opportunity to hear from GCU’s experts in the field, including Dr Cormac Bryce, plus several world-renowned speakers, including Andrew Sheen from the FSA, Tony Blunden from Chase Cooper, risk consultant Kenneth Aitken and risk strategist Roger Miles.
Dr Cormac Bryce said: “It is an honour for GCU to be involved in the first ever IOR conference. An event of this stature, with the calibre of speakers involved highlights the importance of truly engaging with industry, a reflection of this engagement being the 70 MSc Financial Services Suite students in attendance for the morning plenary sessions.
“The feedback from the event has been extremely positive and will set a benchmark by which all other IOR conferences will be judged.”