IFPR – Investment Firms Prudential Regime and ICARA

Course description

Learn about IFPR – Investment Firms’ Prudential Regulation, ICARA Capital Requirements and K-Factors


We offer a unique opportunity to complete this programme remotely via a live virtual and interactive class on 26 July 2024, from 9 a.m until 5 p.m. UK time. The course is conducted by a senior RegTech City expert with over 20 years of practical experience who is currently advising companies on reporting and compliance requirements. 

The EU Investment Firms Regulation and Directive (IFR/IFD) came into force December 2019, introducing a new prudential regime for investment firms and a material shift in the EU regulatory framework for investment firms currently authorised under MIFID. The IFR/IFD requirements vary by firm activities and asset size, but will replace the current Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive (CRR/CRD) for most investment firms. In addition, the ICARAInternal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment will replace the existing Internal Capital Adequacy and Assessment Process (ICAAP). We will be also examining the UK IFPR – Investment Fund Prudential Regime and its impact on funds in the UK.

This practical 1 day course taught by an expert with over 20 years of practical experience from the sector will examine the new regime and give you a chance to learn about compliance and regulatory capital requirements and their impact on firms’ liquidity, prudential consolidation, risk management and governance frameworks as well as remuneration requirements and regulatory disclosures.

What will you learn

This course will provide investment firm participants with the following key tools to help comply with IFR / IFD & UK IFPR – Investment Firm Prudential Regime: 

  • Classification of your firm and implications for non-EU domiciled entities
  • Calculation of the new Capital and Liquidity requirements, ICARA, K factors and own fund requirements
  • Setting up a Risk Management and Governance framework, changes to remuneration, and oversight committees
  • Regulatory disclosures and other considerations such as impact of Brexit and ESG requirements

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Main topics covered during this training

  • Regulatory Background
  • The three pillars of IFPR – Prudential, Governance and Remuneration
  • Capital Requirements – Own Funds and K Factors
  • Risk Management – ICARA, Liquidity and Concentration
  • ICAAP vs ICARA, and broader CRR Requirements
  • K Factors and calculation methodology differences
  • Remuneration Requirements
  • Governance
  • Implications for EU and Global Investment Firms
  • Timelines and Implementation
  • Other Considerations including regulatory reporting, impact of Brexit, and ESG requirements

Who should attend

This course is most useful for:

  • Chief Finance Officers and Finance control functions
  • Chief Risk Officers and Risk control functions
  • Heads of Legal and
  • Compliance and
  • Heads of HR

for investment firms within the EU as well as third country firms operating in the EU.

IFR / IFD & UK IFPR - Investment Firms Prudential Regime - 1 Day Course

Regulatory Background

  • The three pillars of IFPR – Prudential, Governance and Remuneration
  • Implementation timelines and the latest updates
  • What are the key prudential requirements?
  • Liquidity and concentration
  • Capital requirements and K Factors
  • Transitional Provisions and timelines
  • Reporting

Scope and Classification

  • Class 1, 2 and 3 Firms
  • 3rd Country subsidiaries and affiliates, SNIs
  • Implications for non-EU domiciled firms

Remuneration Requirements

  • Impact to Remuneration Policy
  • Material Risk Takers Identification
  • Malus and Clawback provisions
  • Proportionality Framework

Risk Management

  • Internal Capital and Risk Assessment (ICARA)
  • Liquidity and Concentration Risk
  • Capital and Consolidation Risk
  • Data, Procedures and Implementation

ICAAP vs ICARA, and broader CRR Requirements

  • Risk Provisions – Identifying and monitoring harms
  • Recovery action planning
  • Wind down planning
  • Capital Adequacy and Liquidity of own funds
  • Concentration Risk
  • Liquidity Rules
  • Wind down Plan reporting

Capital Requirements and K Factors

  • Transitional provisions for capital
  • IFPR vs EU IFR/IFD – K Factors and calculation methodology differences
  • K Factors capital requirements and thresholds
  • Reporting of Capital Requirements and K Factors for IFPR and IFR/IFD
  • Dealing on own account, trading and execution
  • Risk to client, risk to market, risk to firm
  • Capital and own funds


  • Entity Risk Committee
  • Entity Remuneration Committee
  • Gender Balance and Non Exec Directors

Other Considerations

  • Regulatory reporting
  • Impact of Brexit
  • Commodity and Emissions Allowances
  • ESG Requirements



The Training Director is an industry advisor and regulatory expert with over 20 years of experience in investment banking, asset management and Regulatory Technology (RegTech).  He is an industry expert in Financial Regulation, especially MIFID II, EMIR, CASS, SFTR, IFR/IFD, IBOR Transitions, SMCR, and ESG Regulations such as SFDR. 

His recent key engagements include banks such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Barclays and buy side firms such as Ruffer and Investec Asset Management. Subbu is also a member and advisor of Industry association committees for regulatory consultations with bodies such as ESMA, FCA, PRA/Bank of England and SEC.



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26 Jul 2024, Online / Virtual

Regular price £925 + VAT

10% discount for 3 people. There is no VAT charge for companies based outside of the UK and individuals based outside of the EU.

29 Nov 2024, Online / Virtual

Register by 31 Jul to save £100

Early bird price £895 + VAT

Regular price £995 + VAT

10% discount for 3 people. There is no VAT charge for companies based outside of the UK and individuals based outside of the EU.

This topic can be arranged on in-house basis. If you have a group of 4 or more we can customise it and deliver in any location worldwide. Contact us to discuss your requirements



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