Moving on up… PRA raises the Op Res bar to HoldCo level

When the UK authorities published their final policy on operational resilience at the end of March 2021, it was broadly acknowledged – including by the PRA itself – that the operational resilience landscape would continue to develop. The latest act on the UK stage is the PRA's proposals to apply the group provisions in the Operational Resilience Part of the PRA Rulebook relevant to Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) firms to holding companies. Read more

PRA Deputy CEO Lyndon Nelson makes the case for operational resilience: “There is no operator of last resort function in Threadneedle Street”

With the UK regulators' operational resilience policy package finalised at the end of March, an early May speech from Lyndon Nelson, PRA Deputy CEO & Executive Director of Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists was well-timed. Mr Nelson's authoritative voice has guided the evolution of operational resilience as a regulatory – or perhaps more particularly, a supervisory – concept for a number of years on both the UK and the global stages. Read more

The PRA’s expectations on outsourcing and third party risk management

At the end of March, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the Policy Statement (PS7/21) and the Supervisory Statement (SS2/21) which set out its expectations of PRA-regulated firms regarding outsourcing and third party risk management. The publications are part of the wider operational resilience policy package released jointly with the Bank of England (the Bank) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In this post, we briefly explain the background to these publications and review the implications for both PRA-regulated firms and service providers. Read more

UK regulators release final operational resilience policies

In this post, we revisit the background to development of operational resilience in the UK, review the publications issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the PRA, and the Bank of England (the Bank) in March, and briefly discuss the wider context. Read more