Wednesday 19 December 2012
On 10 December 2012 Andrew York, former Group Head of Risk and Compliance at HSBC UK, gave a lecture to postgraduate students of the University of West London's International School of Business entitled 'Risk and Regulation in the Banking Sector.'
Addressing the recent history of the finance industry in the UK, with a strong focus on the build-up to the Financial Crisis and its aftermath, Mr York looked at how the biggest banks have fared in this transformed economic climate. From the sub-prime mortgage crisis to the recent fines for the Libor scandal and UBS, the guest lecturer detailed the troubled recent history of his industry and looked at the regulatory reforms that are in the pipeline for the UK as a result.
This lecture was attended by postgraduate students reading Finance, and marks the second in a series of lecturers by professionals and entrepreneurs visiting the International School of Business after Dr Indjic of Sunnigdale Capital LLP began the program.
Suresh Gamlath, Acting Head of the International Business School, said: 'Mr York brings to the classroom a wealth of senior management experience from some of the biggest names in banking. Andrew's lecture was of particular interest to students whose are conducting research into retail banking for their masters dissertation.'
Cristian Bunduc, MSc student in Finance and Risk Management, said: 'I enjoyed listening to someone with such a wealth of industry experience, Mr York offered real insight into a bankers perspective of what has happened in the past five years in his industry.'
Andrew York is a chartered accountant, his career in banking has spanned four decade. His last appointment was as Group Head of HR Risk and Compliance at HSBC. He has also held senior management positions at the Bank of Bermuda, Prudential Assurance and Midland Bank.
For more information about undergraduate and postgraduate study at the UWL International Business School please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/business