Keith Davies joined as Head of Strategic Risk & Compliance in July 2020, and became Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in September 2021. Within this role he is responsible for ensuring that the risk and compliance frameworks support the achievement of the firm’s strategic objectives in a risk controlled and regulatory compliant manner. Keith is a member of the Federated Hermes Limited Senior Management Team and advises the board on risk, compliance and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining, Keith had a long, varied and successful career within the M&G/Prudential Group, where he was a member of the Executive Committee that successfully prepared M&G for de-merger from Prudential and listing as a stand-alone FTSE 100 company. His most recent role at M&G was Chief Risk & Resilience Officer, where he transformed the function to increase its focus on financial and operational resilience and on a variety of emerging risk types including reputational, behavioural and sustainability risk. Before that, Keith was M&G plc's Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, and the Head of Internal Audit for the Prudential Plc Group, where he was responsible for audit services across the group’s insurance and asset management businesses globally. He also served as the Chief Risk Officer for Prudential's Treasury and Portfolio Management entities.
Before joining the Prudential Group, Keith had a long career across financial services, including roles in risk management and audit at Standard Chartered, Standard Bank and Deutsche Bank. He was also Lead Economist for the Americas for Standard Chartered (based in the US), and spent two years within the Policy team at the Financial Services Authority.
Keith has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Bristol, and passed the FT Non-Executive Diploma in 2019. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk & Audit Committee for Admiral Insurance’s UK underwriting subsidiaries.