On Thursday 26 March Collas Crill and Comsure will host their first Risk and Regulatory academy.

This is the first in the series of four interactive training sessions and will focus on the latest risk and regulatory issues with a particular emphasis on funds.

With 2015 looking to bring with it even more regulations and greater demands for transparency, putting pressure not only on compliance functions but everyone within a financial services organisation from the top down. The focus on boards and senior management within the financial services sector has never been stronger.

The academy has been designed to meet the growing demand for up-to-the minute training and information in the risk and regulatory space.

Comsure's Mathew Beale, a leading provider of compliance services in the Channel Islands, said "The JFSC believe that holding individuals to account is a key component of effective regulation. As a result the standards are high, with the number and range of enforcement actions against individuals

having risen sharply over recent years."

Mathew continued "Following the recent Horizon public statement the JFSC is clearly focussed on significant management functions (span of control) and the responsibility is no longer solely with board members and directors, but also other senior people in firms whose actions could cause

detriment to the consumer. For this reason it is important to stay up to date with what is expected of them and the firm they are responsible and accountable for."

Collas Crill Partner, Paul Wilson said: "No longer is it enough to just know the rules; leading financial services businesses need to stay two steps ahead – to do this they have to get into the mindset of the regulator and take proactive steps to make sure they can deal with the issues that really matter,

saving time and money for getting on with business."

The series of lunch time seminars will be of interest to all those involved in regulated business, including Directors, CEOs, finance officers, administrators, MLROs, Risk Officers and NEDs.

The topics and dates include:

1. General Round up with a focus on Funds (Thursday 26th March)

2. General Round up with a focus on Investment Business & Private Wealth (Tuesday 12th May)

3. General Round up with a focus on Trust and Company (Tuesday 22 September)

4. General Round up with a focus on Investment Businesses, Retail (Tuesday 20th October)

Details for the first seminar are:

When: Thursday 26 March 2015

Time: 11:45 Registration and buffet Lunch. 12:00 start for a 13:45 finish.

Where: The Royal Yacht


For more information on the seminars and to make a booking, please email info@comsuregroup.com

or visit www.comsuregroup.com