Blogger Archives: Jagdev Kenth

Jagdev Kenth

Jagdev Kenth is Director of Risk & Regulatory Strategy in Willis Towers Watson’s Financial Institutions Group, where he advises clients about financial regulation, emerging risks and trends. Prior to joining Willis, Jagdev worked in the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority), investigating investments banks and senior directors and officers within the financial services industry.

Conduct risk and culture

Culture matters “Culture” within the financial sector has received significant attention since the financial crisis. As we have seen in several high-profile examples, poor culture within the financial sector can and does have a significant impact upon revenue, reputation, regulatory … Continue reading →

Robo-advisers – an iron giant

At the beginning of June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its Advice Unit, designed to help “robo-advisers” – firms offering automated advice through online platforms to deliver cheaper advice to consumers. Advice gap I’d give you advice, but you … Continue reading →

Wearable Technology: Going Out On a Limb

Contactless payments are a relatively new but well known phenomenon; in the U.K. consumers spent more than £2.5 billion via the technology in the first half of 2015. Transport for London adopted the technology in September 2014, and in the … Continue reading →

The Future of Financial Institutions – And Risk

The financial sector has changed hugely since the financial crisis. In order to understand the pressures shaping the financial sector, we interviewed more than 150 C-suite executives of global banks, insurers, reinsurers, asset managers, hedge funds and financial technology firms. … Continue reading →

New Relationships in the Financial Sector – and New Loyalties

Uber seems to have become the poster child for disintermediation and disruption. The app has eliminated the need to stand on a street corner waiting for a cab. No need to hand over any cash. No need for a wallet; … Continue reading →

Tackling Economic Crime

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The UK Government has placed the fight against economic crime firmly on its agenda in 2015. Financial institutions and senior management should ensure it is also high up on their agenda. Continue reading →

Safeguarding Asset Managers Against Mounting Cybersecurity Threats

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On 15 April 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a cybersecurity initiative risk alert announcing it would be examining 50 registered broker-dealers and investment advisors to assess their cybersecurity preparedness. The announcement … Continue reading →

Financial Fraud: Learning from Each Other

On Wednesday September 17, Eric Holder, the US Attorney General gave a speech about prosecuting corporates and senior individuals within the banking industry for financial fraud. Continue reading →

Changes in Banking are Affecting Employees’ Wellbeing

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Regulation is creating change and uncertainty within the financial services industry—and impacting the wellbeing of a bank’s greatest asset: its people. Continue reading →