Philip Deeks is a director within KPMG’s EMA Region Financial Services Regulatory Insight Centre (RIC) with a specific focus on issues and matters relating to retail conduct and culture. The RRIC plays a key role in helping KPMG professionals stay abreast of the regulatory developments and enabling member firms to provide insights on the potential business and regulatory impact for clients. Philip has over 22 years of experience in relation to compliance, conduct and culture across a range of sectors. He has held a number of senior roles within industry working for an insurer, platform, asset manager as well as financial advice firms. He has also worked as a Technical Specialist at the FCA where he was responsible for identifying and assessing risks, both emerging and existing, to drive Supervision’s risk prioritisation and mitigation strategy. Philip has worked as a regulatory consultant for over six years and has supported a large number of firms on a wide range of retail conduct related topics including compliance effectiveness, product governance, conduct culture assessments, regulatory due diligence, conduct risk frameworks, suitability reviews, authorisations, corporate governance, conflicts of interest, financial promotions and large scale remediation projects. In Philip’s previous role, he was a nominated FCA Skilled Person responsible for conducting Section 166 reviews in relation to Conduct of Business issues.