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April '19 Courses by Castille Institute

22 days ago by Anne Marie Gilson
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Castille Institute is organising the following courses during the month of April 2019:

 

COMPANY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ONGOING OBLIGATIONS

Stefan-John Berry - 5 April 2019

Gone are the days where providing a company-administration or management service is side activity conducted in a dodgy manner and with little to no accountability. Nowadays, Company Service Providers (CSPs) are regulated persons and required to strictly adhere to a plethora of requirements imposed by law, regulations and other rules in force. What are the main requirements to be satisfied? What is expected from key functions, such as the Compliance Officer and the MLRO? How can the Compliance Officer ensure that all of these obligations are being met? The MLRO needs to ensure that AML/CFT obligations are fulfilled at all times. In the session, we will focus on the duties of both Officers and suggest approaches how one may put together good and sustainable CSP practice. Above all, following registration, what are the various ongoing obligations?

 

PREVENTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Roberta Lepre - 11 April 2019
 

Workplace Harassment is a situation in which employees suffer discrimination, isolation or mistreatment by Managers, Executives or other employees. The work environment is a dynamic setting in which disagreements are frequent, however those disagreements can only be constructive when they’re based on professional opinions. Harassment begins when an employee faces continual offensive behavior by others and when this offensive behavior contains actions severe enough to create a hostile workplace climate.

Workplace harassment has a wide range of negative effects that compromise individuals and undermine productivity. Harassment can also result in expensive legal fees and can ultimately damage the Company’s reputation. Employers and Unions have a common, shared interest in preventing harassment and violence.

This training course is designed to outline the Employer’s responsibility in determining the appropriate measures to prevent and deal with harassment and violence in the workplace and existing Laws governing harassment and violence at work.

 

FINTECH: THE EUs REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

Stefan-John Berry - 12 April 2019

FinTech has developed significantly over recent years and is impacting the way financial services are produced and delivered. FinTech sits at the crossroads of financial services and the digital single market. The financial sector is the largest user of digital technologies and represents a major driver in the digital transformation of the economy and society. There are important synergies between the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, the EU’s cybersecurity strategy, the eIDAS Regulation and financial services initiatives such as the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan and the CMU mid-term Review. FinTech also presents challenges such as cyber-related risks, data, consumer and investor protection issues and market integrity issues. The GDPR and the AML Directive provide fundamental safeguards for the protection of personal data and the integrity of the EU financial system against money laundering and terrorism finance. The EU aims to respond to the calls by various parties for a more future-oriented regulatory framework embracing digitalisation and creating an environment where innovative FinTech products and solutions can be rapidly rolled out across the EU to benefit from the economies of scale of the single market, without compromising financial stability or consumer and investor protection. This is where it starts!

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN THE BUSINESS INDUSTRY

Denise de Gaetano - 24 April 2019

Discover the power of business blockchains and distributed ledger technologies with an overview of Hyperledger and introductions to its key frameworks. All over the global market there are ledgers that organizations and individuals alike must trust. Blockchain technologies record promises, trades, transactions or simply items we never want to disappear, allowing everyone in an ecosystem to keep a copy of the common system of record. 

The course covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects. We'll start with ‘what is blockchain’ and open the discussion to identifying suitable blockchain use cases for your business requirements. We will then take a deep dive into the enterprise-ready Hyperledger blockchain frameworks by guiding audience through implementation of various blockchains. 

 

IFRS 15 & IFRS 16

Mark Abela - 25 April 2019

The first part of the course provides an in-depth understanding of IASB's framework for revenue recognition, built around the core principle that is applied in the new five-step process under IFRS 15. Understanding the changes in the requirements of the new standard is critical for successful implementation of IFRS 15. In addition to outlining the five steps for revenue recognition, this course provides guidance on how to account for transactions and arrangements unique to revenue recognition, including warranties, bill-and-hold arrangements, sales returns and allowance, principal versus agent relationships, and consignments. 

The second part of the course provides an in-depth look at IFRS 16, the new lease standard, which requires organisations to recognise lease assets and liabilities on the balance sheet and to disclose key information about lease arrangements. This part provides comprehensive guidance on identification, recognition, measurement, and presentation and disclosure requirements of lease accounting. Both the lessee and lessor accounting models will be addressed. Real-life examples and helpful illustrations will be provided to ensure proper understanding of the new requirements. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO RISK MANAGEMENT FOR NON-SPECIALISTS - A STRATEGIC AND DIGITAL APPROACH

Stefano Capodagli - 29 April 2019

Risk is a strategic asset for each and every organization who aims at achieving longterm sustainable growth. This one-day full-time Risk Management workshop will engage participants from different non-expert backgrounds, in a journey to discover how the sustainable business results could be met, if modern risk management is adopted and implemented in each and every organization. 

The journey will guide the attendants through the actual and innovative risk management approaches, techniques, providing several practical applications. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to understand and know how to apply basic risk management techniques. 

The workshop is aligned with best practice and global standards of enterprisewide risk management and international regulatory principles.

 

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