In a globally competitive environment, and with a high level of exposure over recent money laundering activities, Jersey is under pressure as a jurisdiction to keep whiter than white.

As we continue to develop business with new markets it is essential that the Island keeps investing in its skill base. In fact, we need to ask whether there is actually sufficient investment by firms, industry, the regulators, and government in the international financial sector in Jersey. And the same question can be asked of Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Chris Usher, Senior Lecturer comments,
“It’s vitally important that financial services businesses recognise the importance of investing in their people. As Jersey competes globally, it becomes ever more necessary to have well trained and motivated employees. During these tough economic times it will be the businesses that invest in their people that have the highest chance of success”

With an ever changing regulatory landscape, staying up to date and suitably qualified becomes more and more challenging. It’s sometimes difficult to understand the wide range of qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) options available to individuals when they are considering their training and education options.

Chris Usher, Commercial Director at the Jersey International Business School, is offering free consultation sessions on Friday, 1 February from 12pm-4pm for professionals who would like to discuss their training needs, and to understand better how they can help to maintain best practice. Additionally, Chris is running consultation sessions for RDR/RFA requirements on Wednesday 30 January from 1pm-6pm. Appointments can be made by contacting Chris on 816333.

The Business School is the exclusive provider of a significant number of professional qualifications from the ICA, CLT and STEP amongst others, which are recognised globally by the financial services industry, along with three degrees. The School specialises in training delivery for Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Prevention, Leadership & Management, and Wealth Management. Whichever direction you need to take with your professional and personal development we can provide training that is relevant and effective at every stage of your career.

If you would like to book a place on any of the qualifications or courses (see the full Prospectus online at, or have a private consultation session with Chris Usher then email or call 816338.