SMCR For Asset / Fund Managers (All you need to know)

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SMCR For Asset / Fund Managers (All you need to know)

May 31, 2018

The stated objectives of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’ Senior Managers Regime are threefold: to raise standards of governance, increase individual accountability and help restore consumer confidence in the financial services sector. At the heart of the SMCR regime is the perception of the FCA that the central problem with the financial services industry has […]

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GDPR: Are you Compliant?

May 24, 2018

On May 25, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, and Brexit will not affect its application in the UK. The intent is to enable individuals to make active choices about how their personal data are used. The result will be a significant regulatory burden for all firms across the EU, […]

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IFRS 16 – Are you Ready?

May 3, 2018

On 1 January 2019, IFRS 16 will come into effect, sounding the death knell for operating leases and starting the long process of bringing an estimated $2 trillion of off-balance sheet assets onto corporate balances sheets worldwide. The new standard will apply to all companies applying IFRS, and eventually also to those using UK GAAP […]

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Financial Crisis: Repeat or Never Again

April 27, 2018

They say generals always expect to fight their last battle again. By contrast, all those attending Redcliffe Training seminars will get to realise the importance of good strategic forecasting. Nothing is more important to business than the overall future of the global economy. But opinion is divided. Notwithstanding the generally successful global policy response to […]

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Commercial Property: Is there a shortage in the EU?

April 24, 2018

What is actually happening in EU commercial property markets? In real estate courses throughout the EU, questions of supply and demand are being urgently asked about changes in commercial markets. Step forward German research analyst Andreas Schulten from Bulwiengesa, who claims that there has been a striking lack of construction in the German office sector, […]

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The latest trends and developments in Commercial Real Estate

April 3, 2018

Commercial real estate courses have over the past few years become spectacularly interesting places to be. All the perennial concerns of real estate finance have not disappeared – far from it. But now, technology has become central to developments in Commercial Real Estate, especially construction and greenfield investment generally, and the world of real estate […]

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Banking Management in Brexit

September 19, 2017

Banks had to submit their Brexit plans to the Bank of England by 14 July. The time is now opportune to start the process of observation: how are banks actually reacting to Brexit, as opposed to the speculation that has dominated the last eighteen months. Turbulent times are expected for financial compliance too: MiFID II […]

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Due Diligence in Banking

July 11, 2017

Following the announcement that four senior bankers at Barclays will be charged with fraud relating to the raising of funds to help the bank throughout the financial crisis in 2007. Regardless of the guilt or innocence of those charged, the media and public have large will naturally question the banking industry, its transparency and the […]

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Financial Crime Compliance in the Supply Chain

June 23, 2017

Financial crime compliance has been a huge issue across not only the banking world, but the nation with the recent hacking of the NHS. This identifies a need for banking and corporate finance professionals to understand the complexities of being compliant within their supply chain, as well as their own operations. Since the evolution of […]

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CFCT gives approval to London Stock Exchange

November 29, 2016

The London Stock Exchange plc (LSE) has announced that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued it with an Order of Registration as a Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT), allowing LSE to provide participants in the US with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system. Four other FBOTS also […]

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