Dennis Cox, Business Speaker, Business Leadership, Risk Consultant, Financial Risk, Operational Risk, Market Risk, Innovation, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contract Negotiations, Dennis Cox is a respected, high profile business professional with an international reputation for innovative thinking and commercial achievement. He has extensive experience of business leadership, operational risk, market risk, credit risk, financial risk and legal & compliance issues. Dennis is an accomplished chartered accountant with experience as both a strategy and quality management consultant. This is combined with holding senior positions within the professions and a reputation as a leading financial services thinker, lecturer and author.

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Background

Dennis Cox is a respected, high profile business professional with an international reputation for innovative thinking and commercial achievement.

He has extensive experience of business leadership, operational risk, market risk, credit risk, financial risk and legal & compliance issues. Dennis is an accomplished chartered accountant with experience as both a strategy and quality management consultant. This is combined with holding senior positions within the professions and a reputation as a leading financial services thinker, lecturer and author.

Areas of Expertise

He has considerable experience in the following areas:

• Business Leadership
• Business Development through innovative product development and international networking
• Strategic Vision & Strategy Implementation
• Use of Risk as a Business Driver
• Agent for and Manager of Change
• Team Building
• Customer Relationship Management
• Expertise in: Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contract Negotiations
• In-depth knowledge of the financial services sector


Career Experience to date:

Risk Reward Limited CEO

Developed new 5 division Risk and Strategy consultancy for the financial services sector

Developed new operational risk and credit risk material for major training organisation
Designing strategic plan for the development and exploitation of software products for the money laundering and trade surveillance market with leading UK software company

Designing analytic engine to meet gap in compliance market with another consultancy firm and a UK university

Raising loan capital for companies in various industries on a global basis

HSBC Operational Risk Consultancy - Director, Risk Management

Successfully created operational risk management consultancy

Developed strategy plans, marketing plans and budgets, all of which are now being adopted internally

Designed and launched a series of 21 risk management products, including innovative building block approach to risk management, and Monte Carlo operational risk simulation

Prudential Portfolio Managers - Director, Risk Management

Introduced risk management culture into the global business

Implemented counterparty credit system including limit monitoring and credit analysis

Designed and introduced control matrix, contractual review policy and control & actions policy

Negotiated sale of business and resolved contractual disputes

Responsible for corporate governance, insurance, security, fraud investigation, data protection and annual accounts provisioning

HSBC/Midland - Senior Audit Manager – Compliance (1993-1997)

Responsible for ensuring compliance with local rules and regulations on a global basis

Undertook series of high profile investigations with successful outcomes

Conducted strategic reviews for Group resulting in increased business efficiency and profitability

Senior Audit Manager

Responsible for treasury and securities audits on a global basis

Led major investigation into property lending in France

BDO Binder Hamlyn - Senior Audit Manager (Banking and Finance)

Developed a financial audit and consultancy practice

Undertook various assignments at the behest of the Bank of England to reposition financial institutions to take enable them to retain their regulatory approvals
Worked with major pawnbroking company, reviewing their business and assisting on integration of new activities

Successfully defended Managing Director of Savings and Investment Bank (IOM) against prosecution for theft, negligence and fraud

Ernst & Young - Various positions to Senior Audit Manager (Banking and Finance)

Developed financial service expertise for the firm including training programmes


Advised Distillers during Guinness takeover and repositioned food manufacturing and gas distribution businesses

Advised steel stockholder during acquisitive phase, including due diligence reviews

Assisted plastics manufacturer to full market listing including preparation of long form reports and investigations

Assisted acquisitive undertaking business during phase of major expansion

Developed approach for sovereign debt, derivative instruments and training for the firm and industry in financial services

Introduced fraud investigation practice

QUALIFICATIONS

Member of Securities and Investments Institute, Institute of Financial Services and Fellow of ICAEW. Member of GARP and PRMIA.

1981 Qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA), FCA 1991

1975–1978 Westfield College, London BSc. Mathematics

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

Elected Council Member of ICAEW (1995 to date) and Deputy Chairman of Financial Services Authorisation Committee of ICAEW (1997 to June 2002). Chairman of Pensions Review (2000 to 2004) One of the most senior business members on ICAEW Council

Member of Financial Service Authorisation Committee of Institute of Actuaries (1998 to date) and subsequently member of Designated Professional Body of Institute of Actuaries (2002 to date)

Developed quality scheme for ICAEW (Premier Practice) based on ISO 9004 model, including development of software and marketing plan (1998 to 2002). Chairman of Group devising advice best practice (2002)

Chairman Financial Planning Committee of London Society of Chartered Accountants (2005 to date). Formerly Deputy Chairman (2002 to 2005).

Chairman Risk Forum (2002 to date) and Member of Editorial Board for Securities and Investment Review (1997 to date) and Compliance Forum (1995 to date) for Securities and Investments Institute

Member of ICAEW money laundering deterrence committee and also member of relevant Joint Money Laundering Steering Group committee (2002 to date)

Member of Professional Standards Board (2000 to date), Remuneration Committee (1998 to 2004) and Chairman of Interim Management Group (2004 to date) for the ICAEW.

Regular lecturer and Chairman at prominent business events. Recent presentations given at Derivatives Risk 2003 (New York), DWT 2003 (London), Measuring and Managing Operational Risk (London, Kuwait, Beirut) 2004, Basel Accord (London) 2005, Money Laundering (Kuwait) 2004 and Corporate Governance (London) 2005

Regular writer and author, including author of Banking and Finance (Accounts, Audit and Practice) published by Butterworths (1993)

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