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June Courses by Castille Institute

over 2 years ago by Anne Marie Gilson
Castille Resources

Castille Institute will be running the following courses in June 2018:

EU Law - Basics on Financial Services

14 June 2018

The complexity of the financial regulation, decision-making processes about financial market supervision and regulation have long remained obscure or presumed to most (established) FinServ operators.” European Union legislation is of paramount importance to the FinServ industries throughout the EU Member States and others who participate (directly or indirectly) in EU financial markets (RegTech, FinTech, InsurTech, Big Data intermediaries). Indeed, the majority of all policy making regarding the regulation of banks, insurance companies, investment services firms and a wide range of other financial institutions, financial market activities and financial market infrastructure in the EU is now made at EU level. It is essential for those participating and, more especially, advising financial institutions to have a good working knowledge of the processes by which EU evolved, how it affects those institutions, activities and the general market infrastructure. 

EU - Basics on Financial Services will be delivered by Dr Stefan Berry, a lawyer with a postgraduate specialisation in EU Commercial Law.  Stefan is also involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities.  He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as a Board Member and General Secretary to both  the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and the Financial Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).

EU Law is a 2-part course with part 1 (EU Law - Essentials) taking pace on the 29 May 2018.

Advanced Forex Trading

19, 26 June, 10 and 17 July 2018

Through the use of classroom based teaching combined with computer based simulations and exercises, the agenda of this course will offer delegates a thorough practical understanding and solid technical coverage of the workings of the forex market. It begins by introducing the background and operation of forex trading, breaks down the basic forex market mechanics and introduces you to essential forex trading terminology, continues into looking at sample forex trades, by diving into specifics of technical and fundamental analysis, and concludes by including computer based simulations and exercises through the use of various trading platforms in use on the spot market.

Topics presented during the course include: models of success and historical evidence on buying and selling patterns, how to understand volatility of return on the foreign currency exchange, the price behaviour of currency, and technical tools for analysis including Japanese Candlesticks and Fibonacci numbers. Students will learn how to determine market movements through the correct use of various interpretive and analytical exercises including the interpretation of support and resistance levels, currency trend analysis on short and long term time frames, and the use of various fundamental and technical indicators. The importance of sound risk management will also be examined and reinforced throughout the course.

Advanced Forex Trading is being delivered by Michel Said, who lectures and consults on all aspects of forex and capital markets and is highly respected for his practical market approach, working with central banks, commercial and investment banks, institutional investors and hedge fund managers, and other official institutions. Michel holds an MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from the University of Reading in London, and the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London, and is a visiting lecturer in Forex, Islamic Finance, Corporate Finance and Financial Services Law and dissertation examiner & supervisor at the University of Malta.

Basel III - Regulatory Updates 

20 June 2018

On 7 December 2017, the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) endorsed a package of amendments to the "Basel framework", the internationally agreed prudential standards for banks developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), with the intention to finalise the post-crisis reforms known as the "Basel III" reforms. This agreement is the result of a strategic review of those international reforms, which was conducted by the BCBS with a view to improving the balance between simplicity, comparability and risk-sensitivity. 

The EU Commission has just published a consultation paper on the finalisation of Basel III, which considers the amendments to current banking regulations required, in particular to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), following implementation of this agreement. 

Apart from analysing the amendments, the seminar will also cover the potential impact that amendments may have on the EU banking sector and the wider economy, as well as possible implementation challenges. 

Basel III - Regulatory Updates will be delivered by Robert Ancilleri, Chief Accounting Officer at HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Malta and is a Certified Public Accountant with a practising Certificate in Auditing. Prior to HSBC he occupied senior management positions, responsible for finance at Banif Bank (Malta) p.l.c. and Volksbank Malta Group. Prior to moving into banking into 2003, Robert worked in audit and business advisory MSD & Co. (used to represent ArthurAndersen in Malta) and Ernst & Young. 

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  

For further information or to book a seat contact Castille Institute on 20933280 or send us an email on institute@castilleresources.com.