Bringing you the information you need

We are an alternative consultancy solution you could get used to

Knowledge, breadth of experience and delivery capability at competitive rates

Governance | Risk | Compliance | Conduct | Scenario Analysis | financial reporting and valuations | Resilience | Response and Recovery | ANTi-financial crime | Training | Situational leadership

We work with clients to distinguish between effective risk management and simply having a risk management department

We design and implement frameworks that are commensurate with a firm's scale, complexity and ambitions, ensuring our clients risk management response is proportionate

Effective risk management is not a box ticking exercise, good risk management practices help firms avoid problems and maximise opportunities

We help our clients take practical steps to understand and articulate their risk profile

Who are our clients ?

Payments and eMoney institutions

Broker Dealers, Inter-dealer Brokers, Market Makers, Energy and Commodity Traders

Investment Managers and Banks

How have we helped our clients ?

1st and 2nd line operational risk and compliance control frameworks

Market, credit or liquidity risk management, financial reporting and other valuation challenges

Internal Capital or Liquidity Adequacy Assessment Process ("ICAAP", "ILAAP"). Scenario Analysis and Stress Testing

Interim management solutions for Risk, Compliance, Finance and HR


Preparing for upstream regulation and regulatory visits such as, SREP, Client Money, and those conducted by regulators with respect to outsourced services or third party risk management

Assistance with deep dives and thematic reviews in specific business areas or across multiple lines of business

Supporting clients when they face challenges relating to SMCR, third party risk management, and security



Get the information you need

How can we help you?

Governance | Risk | Compliance | Conduct | Scenario Analysis | financial reporting and valuations | Resilience | Response and Recovery | ANTi-financial crime | Training | Situational leadership

We give advice that considers current business needs and the current market conditions

We understand that good risk management practices need to enable business agility

Bringing you the information you need

Simon Tweddle founded Risk Shapes in 2015 he brings perspective to risk and compliance activities based on real world experiences drawn from over 20 years as a practitioner in financial services at well known organisations including Citigroup, Barclays Capital, Mizuho and ICAP


Risk Shapes is a team sport. Solène Sharpe and Damon Flaxbeard bring another 40 years of combined experience in risk management, financial reporting and valuations from institutions such as Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Rabobank, Bank of America and Mizuho.


David Ward brings 20 years to the table too, and supports our Invesment Management clients. He has a wealth of experience gained from F&C Investments, Threadneedle Asset Management, Janus Henderson Investors and ICAP

Since 2015 Risk Shapes has acted as a trusted adviser supporting senior stakeholders to manage complex issues


We take our strap line "bringing you the information you need" seriously


you can look forward to dealing with credible individuals that can articulate an idea and do the work to make it happen

Advice for other suppliers: Risk Shapes collaborates with other suppliers where their product or experience is complimentary and/or where we believe their product or experience will augment or accelerate a client project. If you would like to discuss how we might collaborate contact Simon direct. st@riskshapes.com