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Course 210: Beyond Compliance: A Practical Approach to CSR and Business Ethics

Date: 01-11-2022 to 02-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

‘Compliance’ has become a contemporary business obsession.  However, we know that the fundamentals for success, engaged  growth and sustained competitiveness lie soundly beyond the  threshold of compliance. This applied masterclass goes beyond,  addressing the core of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and  business ethics – today critical differentiators for enduring success for  any business or organisation. Globalisation and internationalisation,  the quest for growth and increasingly intense competitive  environments, coupled with pervasive media presence and calls  for responsibility, transparency and accountability have universally  heightened the impact and implications of ethics and regulatory  pressures for businesses and organisations. Effective ethical  engagement and corporate social responsibility are instrumental  for sustainable competitiveness and continued growth - enduring  competitive advantage, and arguably, survival. This short course  equips practitioners with strategic and decisional insight and provides  interested persons among the general public a sound understanding  of key fundamentals underpinning ethical issues in human interaction  and managerial decision making - also within the broader context of  organisational behaviour and responsible corporate citizenship.      

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Course 101: An Introduction to Funds and ETFs

Date: 07-11-2022 to 09-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Open-ended funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become a very popular, cost effective and efficient way for investor to build diversified portfolios. Funds are widely used by investors and include a wide variety of assets including bonds equities, real-estate and commodities. This course will focus primarily on the different types of funds available to investors ranging from Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), to open-ended and closed-ended funds. The course will contrast ETFs versus traditional funds, differentiate between active and passive management, explain the prospectus, expense ratios and other key points.

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Course 317: Derivatives and Asset-Backed Securities Explained

Date: 07-11-2022 to 09-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course offers students an introduction into the exciting and complex world of derivatives, securitisations and asset-backed securities. Students will learn about the pros, cons and structure and operations of the securitised bond markets. Fixed-income securities, credit risk, securitised lending, and asset-backed securities will be covered extensively. The basic processes of structuring ABS deals, including how to value them as well as the risk management process required to manage a portfolio of these instruments, will also be covered. 

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Course 135: Corporate Sustainability

Date: 10-11-2022 to 10-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course will delve into the concept of sustainability, its importance and the different ways one can look at unlocking this powerful tool. Sustainability can be looked at from a financial perspective, through appropriate cost management, cash flow management and diversification. The importance of branding and marketing and the environmental, social and governance impact on the brand as well as the sustainability of human capital. Finally, the attendees will learn about how sustainability is achieved in other jurisdictions and lessons learnt from exploring the development of sustainability from a global perspective.

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Course 412: Fundamentals of Financial Markets Risk Management

Date: 11-11-2022 to 22-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course covers material relating to the understanding of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. Participants will gain a solid foundation in risk management by learning how to identify, asses and to mitigate risks. They will learn how risk managers manage risk relating to equity, fixed income and other financial products, and appreciate the evolution of derivatives as risk management instruments. Financial and operational risk will be covered extensively as will hedge techniques using futures, forwards and options.

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Course 143: The Customer Due Diligence Process

Date: 11-11-2022 to 11-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is a rigorous process that most businesses and customers alike have become accustomed to. This course will deal the CDD process that subject persons are required to carry out upon entering a business relationship and/or when carrying out an occasional transaction, the different types of documents that are to be obtained and at what stage, scrutinizing customers’ source of wealth and source of funds and when the application of Simplified and Enhanced due diligence is permitted.

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Course 144: The Role of the MLRO and Reporting Procedures

Date: 14-11-2022 to 14-11-2022 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 206: The Role of the Company Secretary

Date: 15-11-2022 to 15-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course focuses on the pivotal role, duties and obligations  of the company secretary.  The company secretary is an important link between the board of directors and the management arm of the company.  There is also a duty to ensure good corporate governance. It is important that company secretaries are familiar with their obligations to the board, shareholders and management.  The lecturer will also outline best practice and real life case studies.

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Course 218: Company Services Providers - a Practitioner's Overview

Date: 16-11-2022 to 16-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course aims to offer participants an overview of  the regulatory and compliance landscape in relation to  Company Service Providers (CSPs) in Malta. Attendees  will be provided with a foundation to be able to understand  the plethora of requirements imposed by law, regulations  and other rules in force. This course will tackle the duties  of key officers of a CSP such as the Compliance Officer  and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer. The course  will suggest approaches as to how one may draw up a  sustainable CSP practice.

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Course 130: Mergers and Acquisitions Explained

Date: 17-11-2022 to 17-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

This course aims to cover the key steps in the mergers and acquisitions process from the kick-off/initial discussions up until the final agreements/conclusion of the transaction and will cover the various arrangements available for the parties involved and the practical aspects of the various transactions.   This course is suitable for anyone involved in the identification, planning and execution of a mergers and acquisitions opportunity, including management, directors, strategy planners and in-house counsel.

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Course 225: The Salient Points of an AML/CFT Visit: What to Expect

Date: 18-11-2022 to 18-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) Administrative penalties issue several administrative measures related to contraventions on AML/CFT shortcomings. The aim of this course is to highlight the main findings stemming from the administrative measures enforced on subject persons who contravened their AML/CFT obligations emanating from the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) and the FIAU Implementing Procedures issued thereunder, taking also into account the FIAU enforcement factsheet published in May 2021.

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Course 226: GDPR and Data Protection - Practical Issues and Best Practice

Date: 21-11-2022 to 22-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

GDPR has empowered data subjects by providing them with  specific rights over their personal data and individuals have  a right to obtain the information that an organisation holds on  them. Organisations have a one-month window within which  to respond and many fail to understand how to deal with  such requests in an effective and compliant manner. Another  main talking point of GDPR is its new data breach notification  requirements. Whilst the act of failing to notify a breach when  required to do so can result in significant consequences,  many organisations still tend to only look into their incident  response practices if and when a breach occurs. There are  numerous incidents such as cc’ing the wrong person on an  email or theft of an employee’s laptop out of his vehicle and  these types of incidents are certainly important. Assessing  the severity and quantifying the level of risk for each incident  against the complex breach notification regulations can be  rather challenging for organisations. This course is intended  to provide some practical insights into how to meet the  personal data requests and help your organisation overcome  the challenges involved, as well as provide a breakdown of  the actions required for a streamlined and consistent incident  response management plan.

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Course 307: Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

Date: 23-11-2022 to 23-11-2022 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 320: The Role of The Board

Date: 23-11-2022 to 25-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

Participants will gain a clear and focused understanding of the key role of directors and corporate secretaries in the management and administration of the company. Today, directors are being constantly evaluated and scrutinised by regulators and shareholders and is therefore essential directors appreciate the responsibility of the office, their duties, rights, obligations and the relationship with other stakeholders within the company. Participants will also be exposed to the liability directors face in the event of a breach or non-compliance with any applicable law. Recent judgments will also be considered. this course will also emphasise on corporate governance principles, best practices and the interpretation of various provisions of the Companies Act.

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Course 149: Withholding Tax Obligations for Payors and Financial Intermediaries

Date: 25-11-2022 to 25-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The Income Tax Act places a withholding tax obligation on payers of defined categories of investment income. Withholding agents / financial intermediaries have an obligation to determine which categories of investment income are taxable, to assess how much tax is due, and to remit the tax to the Office of the CfR within a stipulated deadline. Failure to meet such obligations may result in criminal sanctions. This session is designed to help the participants understand the scope and provisions of the Act, as well as practical issues that are often faced by practitioners.  

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Course 138: The Risk Management Function: A Practical Implementation for Corporate Service Providers

Date: 28-11-2022 to 29-11-2022 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 107: Data Protection - What You Need to Know (and Do)

Date: 28-11-2022 to 28-11-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a previously  existing role that has been rendered mandatory in certain  instances by the General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR).  DPOs are responsible for overseeing data protection  strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with  GDPR requirements. Now that the GDPR is in force, it is  important that organisations are compliant with the many  regulations and operational requirements provided by  the GDPR.  This course is designed to help DPOs fully understand  their role, assisting them in setting up of the right  processes and procedures as well as control measures  and helping DPOs determine whether the appointment  of a DPO is mandatory for their organisation. In view of  this and the significant possible consequences of noncompliance,  it is recommended that DPOs attend  this course.

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Course 147: An Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering

Date: 30-11-2022 to 30-11-2022 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 236: AIFMD - The Maltese Perspective

Date: 01-12-2022 to 02-12-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is an EU Directive regulating managers of Alternative Investment Funds which are either licensed in, or marketed into, the EU. This course seeks to de-mystify the AIFMD, giving a practical account of the Directive, Maltese rules and regulations transposing the Directive, and structural and operational considerations for AIFMs.

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Course 227: Tax and VAT Reporting Issues

Date: 01-12-2022 to 02-12-2022 Venue:ONLINE Category:Education Overview:

The course aims at providing participants with the fundamentals of income tax regulations in order to enable them to understand the process of arriving at the chargeable income for tax purposes. It will look into allowable and disallowable deductions, reporting obligations as well as an overview of the refund mechanism for companies. It will also address VAT which is bound to affect us at some point in our business lives; what may seem as straightforward often hides unexpected complications. The session will seek to address the basic concepts that underpin the application of Value Added Tax in a day to day context. It will delve into various aspects of VAT which include the place of supply rules and the application of the reverse charge mechanism; recovery of input VAT and partial attribution as well as other practical aspects including invoicing, reporting obligations and applying for VAT refunds.  

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