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Course 127: Understanding Corporate Risk and Crisis Management

Date: 20-09-2022 to 20-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course, which will be spread over two sessions, is intended to educate and train professionals within Corporate Service Providers on the role of a risk manager and the main requirements of a risk management function emanating from the MFSA’s CSP Rulebook. The course will look into the practical implementation of the function, highlighting the main areas of risk which should be assessed.

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Course 216: Fund Accounting and Administration

Date: 22-09-2022 to 22-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Bonds are one of the most popular assets classes  for many investors since they are generally seen as  a reliable source of income with a defined investment  term. This course will cover the basics of investing in  bonds as well as the more complex features of this type  of instrument. Participants will also learn about the key  principles of bond pricing mechanisms, the structure of  the fixed income markets, building a portfolio of bond  instruments, and how to select bonds based on their  characteristics such as yield and issuer credit analysis.    

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Course 144: The Role of the MLRO and Reporting Procedures

Date: 23-09-2022 to 23-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The MLRO is a key member of an organisation’s management team and has serious responsibilities to manage and supervise anti-money laundering activities. As a contact person between the subject person and the FIAU, the MLRO is responsible for handling internal reporting and deciding when to submit an STR to the authority.

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Course 307: Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

Date: 28-09-2022 to 28-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The Compliance Officer is the regulator’s invisible arm in that it ensures that the institution’s business is being conducted in line with regulations, internal policies and procedures.  Checks are carried out primarily through compliance monitoring programmes; be they on-site or desk based reviews. The fulcrum of the findings prompted by the reviews is in bringing these to the attention of senior management. Senior management is ultimately responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the compliance function and in ensuring that the business is carried out in line with regulatory requirements.

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Course 219: AML/CFT - Spotting the Red Flags

Date: 29-09-2022 to 29-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course aims at providing attendees with the  necessary tools and techniques aimed at identifying  money laundering machinations and in combating the  funding of terrorism. The course has been developed  in an engaging and comprehensive format in order to  provide attendees with the appropriate training to meet  the regulatory requirements of subject persons whilst  providing a practitioner’s insight. The course shall focus  both on the applicable legislative framework as well as  on practical case studies.

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Course 147: An Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering

Date: 30-09-2022 to 30-09-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) concepts will be covered extensively within financial services entities. This course is designed to familiarise attendees with techniques to detect money laundering. Robust AML policies are necessary to safeguard a business’s reputation. The MLRO (money laundering reporting officer) is a key member of an organisation’s management team and has serious responsibilities to manage and supervise anti-money laundering activities. This course will enable participants to design and influence a compliance culture within an organisation.

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Course 103: Company Law Fundamentals

Date: 03-10-2022 to 04-10-2022 Venue:Malta Stock Exchange Category:Education Overview:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an overview of the fundamental precepts of Maltese company law. Following an analysis of the distinction between the various types of corporate vehicles available in terms of Maltese law, the course will focus on private and public limited liability company, from creation to dissolution. Fundamental doctrines such as separate legal personality, limited liability, and the lifting or piercing of the corporate veil will be analysed. The various types of share capital, the increase, reduction and transfer of share capital, and the doctrine of capital maintenance will also be discussed. This is followed by an analysis of the regulatory and practical implications of the governance of companies, in the context of a global trend towards more regulation and the need of companies to adhere to strict ethical and legal business practices so as not to jeopardize their corporate brand and business in general. Particular focus will be laid on the duties and responsibilities of directors and, specifically in respect of listed companies, the need to instil a governance culture aligned with the Code of Principles of Good Corporate Governance set out in the Listing Rules. In the final part of the course the substantive and procedural aspects of dissolution, winding up and insolvency, as well as the procedures of company rescue and corporate recovery will be examined.

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Course 136: The Whistleblower Directive – a Maltese Perspective

Date: 05-10-2022 to 05-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Whistleblowing is one of the largest forms of detection of occupational, fraud, bribery and corruption and one of the best methods for the prevention of commercial crime. Yet, there are still individuals who, due to fear of retaliation, do not report any wrongdoings as there is a perception that these whistleblowers are not afforded enough protection. With the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (also known as the “Whistleblower Protection Directive”, the EU is sending a strong message that those employees seeking protection or retribution from exposing and disclosing wrongdoing, will receive it. The Directive, which was entered into force on 16th December 2019 with an implementation deadline of 17th December 2021, sets out the requirements for EU members states regulations in relation to the protection of whistleblowers and disclosures. Amongst other things that will be impacted by the Directive and its transposition into local legislation, the Directive will be applicable to various entities in the public and private sector. This course is intended to provide some insights on what to expect with the upcoming local legislation, which entities would fall within scope and what procedures should be put in place to ensure entities remain in compliance of the legislation.

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Course 301: VAT in the Financial Services Industry

Date: 06-10-2022 to 07-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The course will examine the key VAT considerations which are relevant for businesses operating in the financial services sector, specifically banks and financial institutions and investment services providers. Most, but not all, services supplied by operators in the financial services sector are exempt from VAT. This requires analysis of definitions and scope of the exemption, and understanding the treatment of outsourced services as well as mixed transactions. In the absence of legislative definitions, these have evolved through case-law of the CJEU, as well as domestic practice and guidelines. As a result of the broad scope of the exemptions, VAT is, to varying degrees, a cost to operators in the sector, with the restrictions on input tax recovery potentially resulting in a competitive disadvantage, in particular for those operating on a cross-border basis.

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Course 306: Financial Markets Compliance and Regulation

Date: 10-10-2022 to 13-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course aims to offer participants an overview of the regulatory and compliance landscape by introducing elements of the AIFMD, MIFID, and UCITS directives. Students will be provided a foundation to be able to understand financial regulation and compliance requirements of an MFSA licensed company. The course will explore the optimal compliance structure of a fund or management company including their basic legal structure, the fiduciary duties of a board of directors, investment committee, MLRO, and compliance officer. Furthermore various AIFMD policies will be discussed including risk management, remuneration, valuation, insider dealing polices, etc.

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Course 100: An Introduction to the Financial Markets

Date: 10-10-2022 to 12-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Participants will learn the basic investing concepts, the many different variations of traditional investments available and which type of investments are most suitable for their needs. The course will delve into the history of the capital markets, their role in the economy, the different types of markets, and the activities of exchanges. Participants will also learn about the difference between bonds and equities, what they are, their special characteristics and terminology, how they are priced and the risks of owning such investments. Students will also learn about various investment styles such as value, growth, and fund investing. Students will be taught how to and why they should take a critical look at all investing options based on sound risk/reward assumptions.

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Course 311: Understanding Trusts

Date: 17-10-2022 to 18-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Students will learn how trusts are legal relationship created by one party and places assets under the control of another party referred to as the trustee for the benefit of the beneficiary. Participants will learn the intricacies of trusts, and the legal and tax ramification of their setup. There will also be discussions related to how to properly craft trust deeds and articulate the powers of trustees. Also students will learn why trusts are formed such as for the protection of assets or estate planning and why trustee independence helps avoid any suggestion that the settlor  continues to have control of the trust assets.

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Course 321: Securitisation – Key Facts and Opportunities

Date: 17-10-2022 to 18-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course covers the fundamentals of securitisation and key features of structures typically adopted, following a brief introduction setting the context for the prevailing state of affairs over a decade after the global financial crisis from which securitisation as an alternative method for financing emerged severely bruised. The course will delve into the different types of securitisation transactions and the players involved, as well as provide an overview of the relevant regulatory framework at both European and local levels. The lecturer will then explore the more intricate elements of securitisation, including the advantages inherent in securitisation transactions, such as true sale, bankruptcy remoteness and the possibility of forming securitisation cell companies and innovative structures, such as reinsurance special purpose vehicles. The course will conclude with a commentary on what the future holds for securitisation in Malta.

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Course 118: Effective Business Writing

Date: 19-10-2022 to 19-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Whether at top executive, middle management or even  junior administrator level, conveying information, a message  or even intent clearly, flawlessly and in appropriate detail  is critical for getting the message across, establishing  attention, winning business and building continued success.  Business writing must form a credible basis upon which  sound decisions may be taken. In this regard, besides  communicating information accurately in an appropriate  format, effective business writing demonstrates rationale,  enhances credibility, carries influential impact, and conveys  suitable courtesy. All powerful determinants for maintaining  interest, rapport and enhancing sustainable achievement in  the world of business.  This short course gives practitioners, managers and  administrators insights into sharpening and enhancing their   business writing and communication skills in multiple and  varied business contexts such as writing with impact and  garnering results, drawing up reports as a sound basis for  decision-making and outcome reporting, minute taking as  well as delivering and presenting to an audience.

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Course 126: Going Public: An Introduction to Stock Exchange Listings

Date: 20-10-2022 to 21-10-2022 Venue:Malta Stock Exchange Category:Education Overview:

This course will provide an introduction to basic capital  markets concepts and terminology, the fundamental  considerations (and quid pro quo analysis) that any  company offering securities to the public to the first  time needs to keep in mind. Participants will be given a  general understanding of the listing process, the various  parties involved and all the relevant Maltese and EU  legal and regulatory requirements that issuers must  comply with, both prior to listing and on an ongoing  basis. Practical examples will be provided throughout the  course to better illustrate the issues being discussed.

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Course 134: Taxation of Capital Gains and Property Transfers

Date: 20-10-2022 to 20-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Many individuals hold investments in property as well as shareholding in companies. There are several instances when shares exchange hands for one reason or another, and of course property is an asset that is easily and often sold or transferred to a third party for one reason or another. This course will delve into the capital tax treatment on the transfer of shares in companies, as well as the tax implications of property transfers. The capital gains tax rates that apply depending on the circumstances, their calculation, and any exemptions that may be applied will be explained in ‘plain English’ and non-technical terms.  

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Course 132: The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA): A Risk-Based Approach

Date: 24-10-2022 to 24-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Participants will be introduced to the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). The European Commission (EC) prioritised making Europe fit for the digital age by building a future-ready economy. The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) supports a new digital finance strategy to ensure that the EU embraces the digital revolution and drives it with innovative European firms in the lead. The regulation covers a range of financial institutions that are regulated at the EU level to ensure consistency among the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) risk-management requirements that are applicable to the financial sector. This course will explain the objectives of DORA and cover the key obligations under this new directive.

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Course 316: Structured Products Explained

Date: 24-10-2022 to 26-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course covers material relating to structured products also known as market linked investments or synthetic investment instruments which are designed to facilitate highly bespoke risk and return objectives. Students will learn how investment banks pre-package financial instruments using derivatives, a basket of securities, single securities, and other capital market products. Participants will learn that structured products are normally used as a low cost alternative to a direct investment as part of the asset allocation process or to hedge risk found within an investment portfolio. 

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Course 212: Due Diligence in Practice “Getting your Hands Dirty”

Date: 25-10-2022 to 25-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course is designed to familiarise attendees with the practical and real life circumstances of implementing  a robust due diligence process. The Customer due diligence process (CDD) involves much more than  carrying our research using the passport or other customer data available using one of the various  monitoring systems and a ‘Google’ search. There are clear responsibilities that are related to AML/CFT, and  this course will give a practical and hands-on approach on how to carry out the various CDD checks, how to deal  with practical issues that are encountered on a day-today basis, and provide a practical insight to help subject  persons, including compliance officers, compliance teams and MLROs, carry out their duties.

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Course 133: Coping with Stress and Anxiety

Date: 27-10-2022 to 27-10-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This interactive course will help attendees to understand what anxiety is and will outline some simple yet very effective ways of managing anxiety. The attendees will also  learn about the various causes of anxiety, the cycle of anxiety and the difference between anxiety and stress. There will be an in depth discussion on how to find ways of breaking the cycle, with a spotlight on mindfulness, and challenging unhelpful thoughts. This very useful course is ideal for persons who are trying to cope with the current pandemic circumstances and will help them to cope with the current environment as well as with life’s stressful everyday circumstances.  

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