About Financial Services Faculty
The Financial Services Faculty is an authoritative voice on regulatory, financial reporting, audit, assurance and risk management issues affecting the financial services industry, and within the Banking, Insurance and Investment Management sectors.
We provide high quality, provocative thought leadership. Active members, together with faculty staff, work together to create first-hand knowledge and valuable resources to support members through changes and gives guidance on practical implementation and best practice.
Corporate Member Firms
BDO or Binder Dijker Otte is an international network of public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO.
BDO LLP is a partnership of chartered accountants in the United Kingdom. With offices throughout the UK, the firm offers auditing, consultancy and tax services to organisations in the private and public sectors.
In November 2018, BDO and Moore Stephens announced plans to merge their UK businesses, putting BDO ahead of Grant Thornton as the fifth-largest accountancy firm in the UK.
Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals.Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services with approximately 312,000 professionals globally.
Ernst & Young LLP
Ernst & Young (doing business as EY) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world.
By series of acquisitions and shift of market focus, EY expanded its market share in areas including operations services consulting, strategy services consulting, HR services consulting, financial services consulting & technology services consulting.
EY operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 270,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies.
Financial Reporting Council
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is an independent regulator in the UK and Ireland, responsible for regulating auditors, accountants and actuaries, and setting the UK's Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes. The FRC seeks to promote transparency and integrity in business by aiming its work at investors and others who rely on company reports, audits and high-quality risk management.
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the American member firm of Grant Thornton International, the seventh largest accounting network in the world by combined fee income. Grant Thornton LLP is the sixth largest U.S. accounting and advisory organization. The firm operates 59 offices across the US with approximately 7,000 employees, 550 partners, and produces annual revenue in excess of US$1.74 billion.
KPMG LLP is the UK member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss co-operative that serves as a co-ordinating entity for a network of independent member firms that provide professional services to a wide variety of public and private sector organisations.
Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. Operating in 89 countries and territories, as of 1st January 2019, the firm draws on the expertise of 23,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage in their development.
In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees, and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.
PKF Littlejohn LLP
PKF Littlejohn has been a trusted adviser to the UK insurance sector for over 100 years and has one of the largest and most experienced specialist teams of insurance industry experts within the accountancy profession.
In addition, our membership of PKF International, the eleventh largest network of accounting and business advisory firms, gives our clients access to insurance specialists in all the major financial services markets around the world.
We are known for providing commercial solutions to complex problems in assurance, tax and corporate finance. Our clients range from global carriers and multinational-owned Lloyd’s syndicates to specialist brokers and managing general agents.
As technology has changed the industry, we have become actively involved in the Insurtech space, working with entrepreneurs, funders and investors to support early stage and scale-up businesses, and with incumbent operators to help them to adapt.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (doing business as PwC) is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. PwC ranks as the second largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.