Polish up your skills with some of our Autumn Open Course highlights

FSTP Autumn 2018 Open Course

With the August bank holiday a near distant memory, and the heatwave giving way to the usual British Summer rain, it’s time to look ahead towards the rest of the year. For some of us, heading back into the office is always reminiscent of the first day back at school, catching up with classmates and starting a new academic year.

Have you managed to get cracking on your CPD points allocation this year and have you had time to review your knowledge and skill gaps?

We’ve put together some highlights of our upcoming courses over the next few months which look at regulatory knowledge and some softer skills too – all of which are essential tools in the day to day running of a compliant Financial Services professional.

Please have a read, take your pick and if you can’t make the scheduled date, don’t worry! We can also run tailored versions of these courses as in house workshops and put together a full training plan if needed.

Culture & Ethics:
“Culture is like DNA. It shapes judgements, ethics and behaviours displayed at those key moments, big or small, that matter to the performance and reputation of firms,” said Clive Adamson, Director of Supervision at the FCA.

The FCA will draw conclusions about a firm’s culture as part of its risk assessment. In the most serious of cases, the regulator has the power to withdraw a firm’s authorisation to operate. It’s down to your firm to create a culture that minimises conduct risk. This fast-paced two-hour briefing will provide the knowledge you need to be able to remain compliant.

Who should attend this course?

This informative, two-hour briefing has been designed for:

  • Senior managers
  • Board members
  • Staff in leadership roles
  • Heads of function

Course dates and times:

September 18, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Evidencing Effective Board Reporting:
The introduction of SMCR has put a focus on accountability like never before. Reporting and record taking in a regulated environment means that there is a need for high standards and reports which withstand scrutiny. Weak board packs place your firm at risk of fines, redress and reputational damage.

With the FCA also focusing on personal accountability at a senior level (and with the quality of board packs the responsibility of directors), it is no surprise there is a demand for higher standards.

Who should attend this course?

FSTP Board 2018 Open Course

This course is designed for anyone in Senior Management who receives or prepares board papers, including:

  • Chairman
  • Company Secretaries
  • Executive/Non-executive Directors
  • Significant Influence Functions holders in FCA regulated firms
  • Senior Compliance and Business Managers

Course dates and times:

September 25, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Directors Guide To Surviving An FCA/PRA Visit:

A regulator’s visit is now more difficult than ever, especially since the FCA and PRA have focused their attention on the leaders of financial firms of late. From looking at the items we’ve listed below, it’s clear to see that there is a lot at stake,

  • Section 166 and enforcement actions are up on last year
  • The FCA has new threshold conditions and stronger statutory powers
  • Parent companies of regulated subsidiaries now face tougher controls
  • Judgement-based supervision means it’s harder to predict regulator behaviour
  • The repercussions of compliance failures are more severe

With our expert insight and briefing on how you can be smart about preparation, you can make it much easier. Join us for this fast-paced, highly practical two-hour executive briefing.

Who should attend this course?

This specific course is designed for Senior Management:

  • CEOs
  • Senior Executives
  • Executive/Non-executive Directors
  • Heads of function

Course dates and times:

October 2, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Effective Report Writing:

The financial industry is awash with poorly written reports. No doubt you’ve read the bad ones before: they’re dull, ambiguous and unnecessarily wordy. You either don’t read them or feel completely unmoved to take any action (wasting your time and that of the author).

Writing clearly and persuasively is not an easy skill to master. Give us just one day of your time and we will help you become a more skilled report writer.

Who should attend this course?

This course will be useful for anyone who undertakes analysis and wishes to make their reports more professional and effective, including:

  • Compliance, audit and risk professionals
  • Senior managers
  • Heads of functions

Course dates and times:

October 3, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Risk Of Outsourcing In Financial Services:

Outsourcing reduces costs and improves the quality of non-core functions, but it can also transfer risk beyond your control. The FCA considers your firm accountable. Though the work may be outsourced, regulatory responsibilities remain firmly in-house.

Introducing the right processes is an essential part of managing third-party risk. From Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to termination contracts, the right documentation will safeguard your business and demonstrate best practice to the regulator.

Join us for this one-day training course where we’ll work through the outsourcing cycle, helping you develop the controls and contingency plans required to protect your firm.

Who should attend this course?

This one day course is designed for the specific requirements of these groups:

  • Professionals in outsourcing management
  • Outsourcing providers in need of regulatory knowledge
  • Compliance, audit and risk teams

Course dates and times:

October 9, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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See our courses page for a full list of what’s coming up.

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