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Ben O'Brien

Ben O'Brien

Managing Director at Jaywing
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Bio Ben is an expert in credit risk management, providing analytical consultancy to financial services organisations. His expertise spans stress testing, IFRS 9, loss forecasting, portfolio monitoring, modelling and capital management. Career History Prior to Jaywing, Ben was a consultant at Experian, where he started out developing the Delphi suite of risk models and systems to a diverse client base, including the introduction of credit scoring methods to the building society sector.


Banking Regulations

The PRA’s new ‘Simpler regime’ – Is your firm in or out of scope?

25 Jul 2022

The Prudential Regulation Authority have taken another step towards implementing their vision of managing prudential risk for smaller financial institutions through the publication of CP 5/22, “The Strong and Simple Framework: a definition of a Simpler-regime Firm”. As the name suggests, this latest publication outlines the proposals for the defin...


The IFRS 9 deadline is closer than you think...

21 Jan 2016

As we enter 2016, the IFRS 9 deadline draws even closer, and the countdown is putting pressure on firms who need to comply with the new requirements. In less than two years, on January 1st 2018, IFRS 9 will take effect. Although the deadline isn’t until 1 January 2018, the reality is that the changes need to be in place at least a year before in or...


7 banking trends to watch in 2016

23 Dec 2015

In 2015, we have seen increased regulatory scrutiny as supervisory bodies look to reform the banking industry and a new culture of supervision and best practice continues to be set by the Bank of England. The aim of this increased crackdown is to support resilience of individual institutions and the system as a whole. Over the course of 2015, we’v...



BoE expect significant investment in stress testing models

07 Dec 2015

Although the latest stress testing results revealed there has been significant improvement in stress testing processes since last year, the results also identified considerable variation across banks. During the 2015 stress test, the Bank of England (BoE) undertook a review of banks’ stress testing model frameworks – having found that they were wea...