About us
Sicsic Advisory is a boutique consultancy focusing on financial services risk and regulation.


Michael Sicsic, Managing Director

Michael Sicsic is a senior executive in the field of risk and regulation in the financial services sector, with a strong focus on Insurance. He has a deep understanding of business models in the insurance sector and its related risks.

Michael has recently left the FCA, where he was the head of supervision for the general insurance retail sector for almost 4 years.

Formerly, Michael spent five years at Aviva Plc. as Global Operational Risk Director covering Life Insurance, Asset Management and Non-Life insurance.
Previously, he worked over 10 years at GE Capital in various senior risk and finance positions across commercial and corporate finance activities.

He has extensive international experience covering credit risk modeling and capital allocation, financial risk and ALM, operational risk management and quantification, conduct of business, financial crime compliance and M&A activity across multiple jurisdictions.

Michael Bartholomeusz, Senior Advisor

Michael is a senior advisor and mentor to Boards, Senior Management and Private Equity Funds. His focus is on governance, culture, conduct and prudential risk and regulatory relationship management.

His career spans over 35 years in the Financial Services industry,  with  executive Board and current independent NED experience. He has chaired and served as a member of Risk, Audit, Investment and Remuneration Board committees across general insurance, life & pensions, investments, mortgage, consumer and SME credit sectors.

Michael has been a risk and finance executive (CRO, Finance Director, Strategy Director) in blue chip firms (AIG, Flood Re, Prudential, GE Capital, Abbey National) and a senior consultant (KPMG and Promontory).

He has experience in setting up regulated firms, new authorisations and new management functions, including business plans and ensuring regulatory threshold conditions are met. He also has both M&A and business turnaround experience.

Michael is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant a member of the Institute of Risk Management.