Now in its 9th year, the CPD Plus Seminar Series, organised by the Jersey International Business School, is regarded as a trusted source of topical updates for professionals in the finance industry. Delivered by internationally recognised experts, the series provides valuable insight across a range of topics including investment, risk, enforcement, trusts and human factors.

The 2012-2013 series consists of 12 monthly sessions, two of which offer extremely engaging formats with high profile speakers:
 ‘An Evening of Film and Discussion’ with Paul Moore, The HBOS Whistleblower, at the Jersey Arts Centre on 4 July. This event will involve a screening of the award-winning documentary film ‘Inside Job’ followed by a Q&A session with Paul Moore, the most controversial figure to emerge from the ‘credit crunch’ era

 ‘Symbiots or Parasites? The Role of OFCs in the Global Economy’. Richard Shaxson*, British author, journalist, and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London) will be debating the role of Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) with Richard Hay, an international tax expert from Stikeman and Elliott in London.
*Shaxon is best known for his investigative books Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil (2007) and Treasure Island: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World (2011); he also works for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens.
The next series commences on Wednesday16 May with Nicole Harvey, Group Risk Director at Christie’s the Auction House, who will be taking a look at the ‘Opportunities and Risks Presented by Emerging Economy Wealth’.

Other speakers in the series include:
• Barry Faudemer, Director, Enforcement JFSC: ‘ Lessons for Industry from Recent Enforcement Action’
• Stephen Platt, Principal, Stephen Platt & Associates LLP: ‘Examining Directors Duties Through Case Studies’
• Alan Binnington, Private Client Director, RBC Wealth Management: ‘What Challenges will Jersey Trust Companies Face in the Future?’
The series of 75 minute monthly seminars will be held at the centrally located Royal Yacht Hotel, The Weighbridge, with each talk being followed by an open floor question and answer session. Seminars run from 4pm-5.15pm and can be booked with the flexible option of places being interchangeable between delegates from the same organisation.
Sara Clews, Head of Marketing, comments:
“This is an extremely popular series offering local professionals the opportunity to gain a well structured CPD by listening to both local and visiting experts. The new format this year allows a more dynamic handling of industry detail and updating through debate, film and discussion.”
For a chance to book the last few places on the series (book five places and get one free) contact Gemma Renfrey on 816338 or email