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Unfavourable demographics to worry about

Populations are getting older. And, in economic terms, they are not growing older gracefully. In doing so they are creating problems says David Smith, Economics Editor for the Sunday Times in his monthly editorial for the Financial Services Faculty.

Bank of England climate stress test targets financial sector

New stress tests to reveal the level of exposure and resilience of the UK’s largest financial institutions to climate change have been announced by the Bank of England, as it looks to beef up the sector’s ‘relatively immature’ experience and expertise in modelling climate-related risks.

Unfavourable demographics to worry about

Populations are getting older. And, in economic terms, they are not growing older gracefully. In doing so they are creating problems says David Smith, Economics Editor for the Sunday Times in his monthly editorial for the Financial Services Faculty.

Technical news in brief March 2021

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics. Please note Only Audit and Assurance Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers have access to these technical updates.

Unfavourable demographics to worry about

Populations are getting older. And, in economic terms, they are not growing older gracefully. In doing so they are creating problems says David Smith, Economics Editor for the Sunday Times in his monthly editorial for the Financial Services Faculty.

ESG webinar series

Brought to you by ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this is a series of events and resources to help appreciate the challenges and opportunities of better understanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk through provision of better information.

Webinars and virtual events

Did you know you get specialised webinars as part of your ICAEW Financial Services membership? With topics ranging from IFRS17, Climate Change, and opportunities to hear direct from UK regulators such as the FRC, FCA or the Bank of England.

Upcoming features

Date and time Webinar title Accessibility and cost  Booking 
8 September 11:00 - 12:00 
ESG risk series - The Science behind climate change, net zero transition and planetary health and its implications to FS organisations  Complimentary to Faculty members Email us at fsf@icaew.com
15 September 11:00 - 12:00  ESG risk series - Data: What data is necessary and available and what are the alternatives   Complimentary to Faculty members
Email us at fsf@icaew.com
22 September 11:00 - 12:00  ESG risk series - Physical risk: What can be modelled and how is it relevant? How does it affect risk and its management?  Complimentary to Faculty members
Email us at fsf@icaew.com

See the full list of available events and webinars.

On-demand webinars and recordings

Date and time of event Webinar title Access your learning
26 May 2021 LIBOR Transition: The Regulators' View
This webinar is a fantastic opportunity to hear direct from the FCA and the Bank of England, on their perspective of LIBOR. Ideally suited to SMEs, but for all those involved in LIBOR 
Watch and listen here
01 March 2021

CASS Audits 2021 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members, this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.

Watch here
11 February 2021
COVID-19: A scientific perspective - looking to the future
Brought to you by the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this webinar provides a conversation with Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor on COVID-19 Research & Innovation.
Watch here

See the full list of on-demand webinars and recordings.

Female student and professional

LIBOR Transition: are you ready?

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR. Find out what you need to know.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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