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Corporate Governance and Culture
Attending the course will help you:
  • Look at the key issues of corporate governance
  • Cover the main issues arising from the key corporate governance codes
  • Consider what a positive corporate culture looks like and how it can be encouraged

Course background

The programme examines what corporate governance is and who the stakeholders are.  It discusses why it is important to regulators and what an effective culture looks like.  The course includes a number of case studies to provide practical examples.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone occupying a senior business, management or control function within a regulated financial services firm.

Course Tutor

Peter Haines
Peter is a visiting fellow at the University of Reading and is a freelance compliance consultant. From 1986-2006, he occupied senior roles in regulation and compliance, including being Head of Compliance at Paribas, UBS Warburg and Bank of America. Since 2006, Peter has provided independent advice and training on compliance, risk and governance to banks and investment firms. He is also a non-executive director at a UK bank and chairs its audit and risk committees.

Course Outline

Session 1: The importance of governance
  • What is corporate governance?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • Why is it important to regulators?
  • The dividend of good control

Sessions 2 and 3: Principles of corporate governance
  • Consideration of the Basle Principles
  • The challenges facing boards and senior management under these principles
  • Case Study: XYZ Banking Group
  • Chart analysis of FX, global stock indices and US Treasury bond market

Session 4: The importance of good governance to regulators
  • The UK regulators’ views of governance
  • The role of non-executive directors
  • Case study: interaction between Chair, CEO, NEDs and senior executive management

Session 5: Culture – what does an effective culture look like?

  • Key elements of an effective culture
  • The interests of different stakeholders

Session 6: Regulators’ views of culture
  • Post-crash views from the FSA
  • Impact on conduct risk
  • The prudential view

Session 7: Different roles within a firm
  • The importance of the Chair
  • The CEO’s balancing act
  • How can you ensure that culture is embedded?
  • The role of the compliance function

Session 8: Culture in practice
  • Case study: ManU Bank

Details of the next seminar


ICE Education
5th Floor Milton Gate
60 Chiswell Street
London EC1Y 4SA
United Kingdom

Please email education@icmagroup.org to register your interest to attend our next publicly scheduled course.

Based at ICE Education London offices: IntercontinentalExchange® (NYSE: ICE), is a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets.


£1,400.00 for members and £1,850.00 for non-members

Should you require a hard copy of the course materials, there is a charge for printing off and sending the course materials to the training venue.  Please contact education@icmagroup.org a minimum of two weeks before the course start date for further details on this.

Payment can be made by secure online credit card or by invoice. 

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