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Lisette Mermod

Managing Director

Risk Reward Limited

T. +44 (0)20 7638 5558

F. +44 (0)20 7638 5571

LM@riskrewardlimited.com

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Who We Are

Risk Reward is a leading supplier of tailored training services to the banking, financial and corporate sectors in developed and emerging markets. Our consulting and training services are delivered directly to banks and financial institution,  as well as via trusted and respected intermediaries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.  With a Head Office in the City of London we apply the highest standards of service internationally to all of our assignments.

Advisory Services

Our business offers a wide range of strategic and practical advisory services delivered by more than 750 consultants. Each of our consultants are experts in their fields with years of relevant industry experience, ensuring that our services add value from day one and eliminate the usual consultant learning curve delays. In every case our consultants are able to make suggestions based on their own considerable experience of dealing successfully with similar challenges in their own careers.

Accredited Training Services

The growing regulatory oversight of businesses beyond traditional banking has created a need for a single source for education and training to the most prestigious and internationally recognised professional qualifications for the banking, finance and insurance industries. As the leading global banking and financial services training producer Risk Reward is licensed by the following professional bodies and institutes:

  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


and conducts training to more than 60 accredited and certified programmes and qualifications in addition to over 800 courses.

To date we have helped over 1000 banks and financial institutions, including central banks, to train and improve the performance of their staff. Our trainers and courses are considered to be among the best in the industry.

Risk Reward's Key People

Dennis William Cox, BSc FCSI FCA is a leading financial services risk management specialist and CEO of Risk Reward Limited, a capital raising, risk management, internal audit, recruitment and consulting firm serving banks, insurance companies, regulators and alternative financial institutions in developed and emerging markets globally from their offices based in the City of London and Miami.
He has held senior management positions within the banking and accountancy profession as Director, Risk Management at HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited and Director, Risk Management, Prudential Portfolio Managers. Formerly he held a number of roles within the banking and audit professions including Senior Audit Manager (Compliance) at HSBC Holdings PLC and Senior Manager (Banking and Finance) at both BDO Binder Hamlyn and Arthur Young. He has significant expertise in enterprise risk management, risk-based internal audit, forensic accounting, money laundering deterrence, treasury, credit risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and market risk.
He is also an expert on international regulation including the rules promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements and the Financial Actions Task Force. Specific areas of expertise include model risks, the ICAAP, the ORSA, the ILAA, stress testing, scenario modelling and living wills.
He is a Fellow, Co-founder and former Chairman of the Risk Forum for the UK Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), he was a National Council Member for 18 years. He holds a BSc Honours degree in Mathematics from London University. He also represented the public interest in the review of the Institute of Actuaries for 10 years.
Dennis is an accomplished international conference chairman and lecturer, and is the author of a number of publications including: Banking and Finance: Accounts, Audit and Practise (1993 Butterworths), The Mathematics of Banking and Finance (2006 Wiley Finance) and Frontiers of Risk Management (2007 Euromoney), An Introduction to Money Laundering Deterrence (2010 Wiley Finance) and The International Handbook of Money Laundering Deterrence for Wiley Finance to be published September 2014 on the topic of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations and techniques in global markets.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has over 30 years experience as a board-level consultant/advisor in commercial, financial and compliance issues.
After qualifying, he spent the first part of his career as a manager and partner in a traditional medium-sized Accountancy Firm. He changed direction in the mid-1990’s and established his own Business Advisory Practice specialising in Small and Medium-sized entities operating in a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, retail, distribution, leisure, waste management and green energy.
Regular assignments undertaken include Business Planning, Setting up Management Information System, Raising Finance, Company re-structuring, Succession Planning, Business Acquisition and Disposal.
David is a long-standing proponent of accountants being Business Advice Professionals in addition to operating in the traditional areas of Financial Accounting, Audit & Taxation. He has spoken on this topic at conferences both in the UK and overseas and was the editor and major contributor to a bi-monthly newsletter on the subject published by the ICAEW for its members.

Lisette is an international business leader with more than 30 years global commercial and public sector experience. After post graduate studies in New York City, and following an early career in the United Nations she joined Thomas Cook International on Wall Street as an executive director in global services.
After 3 years Lisette left TCI to establish her own corporate business. Having established solid financial credibility within the retail luxury Home sector she joined the Federated Group in 1989. Within seven years she progressed to a directorship role covering the Tri-State area responsible for division productivity, sales and customer service.
In 1996 Lisette took senior management roles with American architecture and engineering firms in London serving the European hotel sector and later European pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, with Pfizer and Merck accounts.
Following September 11, 2001 she established her own US - UK pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare consortium providing facilities investment and technical advisory services to pre-EU Accession countries of Central/Eastern Europe and India.
In 2006 she was headhunted by Risk Reward Ltd (UK), as head of Business Development to promote the export of UK financial services advisory and training in rapidly emerging markets of Africa, the MENA and GCC regions, and Asia. As a result of the rapid growth in the business she took on the role of Managing Director in July 2009.
Following the successful growth of the EMEA unit she was appointed President of the new Americas division In July 2014 and took up the Miami posting where she is responsible for the current USA and Brazil business and driving Risk Reward’s expansion into the wider Latin America financial markets.

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