Courses

Course 106: How to Value Your Business

Date: 27-05-2024 to 27-05-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Financial reporting, tax and vat Key Subject Category 2:General Overview:

Shareholders of private companies often may encounter difficulty when it comes to establishing a value of their business. This course will address the concept of valuations, through company and goodwill analysis, financial modelling and valuation based on net asset values, all of which may come up with different results! This is an interesting and thought provoking course for 'non accountant' shareholders who are interested to learn more about company financial analysis with special focus on how to value a company.

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Course 236: AIFMD Explained

Date: 28-05-2024 to 29-05-2024 Time:10:00 AM Course Duration:6 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Regulations and Compliance Key Subject Category 2:Funds Overview:

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is an EU Directive regulating managers of Alternative Investment Funds which are either licensed in, or marketed into, the EU. This course seeks to de-mystify the AIFMD, giving a practical account of the Directive, Maltese rules and regulations transposing the Directive, and structural and operational considerations for AIFMs.

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Course 180: Debt Recovery Procedures in Malta: A Comprehensive Guide

Date: 30-05-2024 to 31-05-2024 Time:09:30 AM Course Duration:5 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Legal Issues Key Subject Category 2:General Overview:

This comprehensive 3-hour session provides a detailed overview of debt recovery procedures in Malta, empowering creditors to reclaim unpaid debts effectively. The course delves into the legal framework, pre-action procedures, formal mechanisms, alternative dispute resolution options, and strategies for successful debt recovery. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the context and objectives of debt recovery.  

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Course 208: Understanding Financial Statements

Date: 04-06-2024 to 06-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:6 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Financial reporting, tax and vat Key Subject Category 2:General Overview:

Directors and executives of companies operating in all sectors need to have a clear understanding of the financial statements that their companies prepare and which they would be signing off.  This course is aimed at directors and executives who are not accountants or have a strong financial background.  With the many responsibilities and level of accountability that these executive positions hold, it is suggested that persons in these important positions are well versed in the understanding of financial statements.

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Course 218: The Role of the MLRO

Date: 05-06-2024 to 05-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:AML Key Subject Category 2:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

As far as the creation of AML and Financial Crime Compliance policies is concerned, the gatekeeper, controller and the place where the “buck stops”, is the MLRO. This is a critically important position within any firm covered by AML Rules. When it comes to the identification, detection, escalation, reporting, managing and training of staff on Anti-Money Laundering procedures, it is the responsibility of the MLRO to ensure this all happens as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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Course 147: AML/CFT Fundamentals

Date: 10-06-2024 to 11-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:7 hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:AML Key Subject Category 2:Compliance Overview:

Complying with the AML/CFT framework is an increasingly important regulatory requirement for all subject persons. This course, two-part session will outline the applicable Maltese AML/CFT laws and regulations, provide in-depth coverage of key ML/TF obligations of subject persons and discuss the effective implementation of risk-based policies, procedures, controls and measures. Following this course, participants should have a much better understanding of the key concepts of ML/TF, typologies, trends, safeguards and measures.

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Course 132: The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA): Update on RTS and Guidance Notes

Date: 12-06-2024 to 12-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Regulations and Compliance Key Subject Category 2:Cyber Security Overview:

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is a new regulation aiming to establish Digital Operational Resilience for the Financial Sector and compliance with this new regulation comes into effect in January 2025. The Act aims to create common EU rules on digital operational resilience, ensure safeguards for ICT risk management and mitigation against cyber-attacks and other risks are in place, provide oversight in terms of critical ICT Third party services and dependencies and reduce financial and administrative burden on organisations. This course will help attendees to learn more about the updated Regulatory Technical Standards and associated guidance notes in preparation for compliance with this Act in January 2025

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Course 178: Calculating the Return on Investment from Training and Development

Date: 14-06-2024 to 14-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:General Overview:

Training and Development into Human Resources Post-evaluation of training and development represents a significant investment that is made by all organisations, be this at induction stage, as well as during the course of employment. Like all investments made, the question always arises as to whether the investment made is providing the necessary return that was expected, irrespective of who was provided with such training and development opportunities. During this training session we will be looking at determining the need for training and development, and identifying and evaluating the different alternatives for training and development employees. Attendees will also understand the assessment of the cost and benefits of the selected alternative(s) and measuring the return on investment. Post-evaluation of training and development and evaluating further points of consideration will also be addressed.

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Course 179: Costs and Benefits of Managing Employee Health and Safety

Date: 17-06-2024 to 17-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:General Overview:

One common legal requirement that is present in all legislation related to employees’ Health and Safety is that the Employer is always ultimately responsible for Employees’ proper health and safety at the workplace. With today’s work flexibility and work-life balance options that have been embraced by society, questions related to the safeguarding of employees’ health and safety have become as blurred as the distinction between when one is working and one is not working. This course will address Health and Safety issues and challenges and the importance of having a healthy working environment.

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Course 150: Cyber Security – End User Security Awareness

Date: 19-06-2024 to 19-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Cyber Security Key Subject Category 2:Risk Management Overview:

Cyber security is a key issue that affects everyone in the digital environment we live and work in. The aim of this course is to ensure that the end user has enough security awareness to turn them into a strong last line of defence in identifying cyber-attacks and protecting your organisation. This interesting and practical course will help you and your staff in an interactive course. The key benefits will be the change in users’ behaviour to reduce risk from phishing and other cyber attacks, prioritisation and improvement of incident response and reporting of incidents and ultimately the reduction of successful phishing attacks and malware infections.

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Course 181: PEPs: The risk-based approach

Date: 21-06-2024 to 21-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:2 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Compliance Key Subject Category 2:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

While PEP status itself isn’t indicative of criminal behaviour, the heightened risk prompts subject persons to adopt stringent AML/CFT precautions. This webinar seeks to provide a pragmatic approach as to ‘when’ and ‘how’ to conduct appropriate levels of due diligence, while shedding light on the intricacies that make this process less than straightforward.

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Course 108: Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

Date: 24-06-2024 to 24-06-2024 Time:01:00 PM Course Duration:2.5 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Compliance Key Subject Category 2:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

The Compliance Officer is the regulator’s invisible arm in that it ensures that the institution’s business is being conducted in line with regulations, internal policies and procedures. Checks are carried out primarily through compliance monitoring programmes; be they on-site or desk based reviews. The fulcrum of the findings prompted by the reviews is to bring these to the attention of senior management. Senior management is ultimately responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the compliance function and in ensuring that the business is carried out in line with regulatory requirements.

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Course 182: Regulatory Developments in AML/ CFT in 2024 - The new EU AML package and the FIAU Enforcement Factsheet 2024

Date: 26-06-2024 to 26-06-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Compliance Key Subject Category 2:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

The webinar shall focus on the recent regulatory developments on an EU and local level. The aim of the webinar is to provide participants with an overview of the new EU AML package and the incumbent obligations and changes which shall be implemented in the near future. The webinar shall also delve into the recently published FIAU Enforcement Fact Sheet providing an overview on the most serious and material breaches identified by the FIAU between the years 2021 and 2022 as well as with practical examples which should help in their day to day operations in combatting ML/FT.

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Course 235: AML/CFT Risk: The BRA, CRA and the JRA Explained

Date: 27-06-2024 to 27-06-2024 Time:09:30 AM Course Duration:2.5 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

In terms of the PLMFTR, subject persons are required to identify and assess the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing their businesses are exposed to. In doing so, subject persons need to reflect these risks in their BRA, taking into consideration any risk exposure identified during the assessments of the JRA and any client risks identified in the CRA. These 3 important documents need to be linked so that a subject person can understand the risk exposures and take mitigating measures as necessary.

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Course 173: Feasibility Assessment

Date: 01-07-2024 to 01-07-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Financial reporting, tax and vat Key Subject Category 2:General Overview:

Feasibility assessments are commonly performed in business, project management, and strategic planning contexts. This assessment is an evaluation conducted to determine the practicality, viability, and potential success of a proposed project, initiative, or plan. It typically involves examining various factors such as financial, technical, operational, legal, and environmental considerations to assess whether the proposed undertaking is realistic and achievable. The aim is to assist stakeholders in recognizing potential challenges, risks, and opportunities, thereby enabling informed decision-making prior to resource allocation. In this session, we will explore the fundamental tools of feasibility assessment by examining practical examples that professionals encounter in their day-to-day activities.

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Course 174: Mastering Automation for Data-Driven Decision Success

Date: 02-07-2024 to 02-07-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:General Overview:

In today’s data-centric business landscape, the ability to harness the power of automation is crucial for making informed, data-driven decisions. As industries evolve, the sheer volume and complexity of data present both challenges and opportunities. This course aims to provide practical insights into using automation to streamline processes, extract valuable insights, and enhance decision-making in data-driven environments. 

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Course 171: Transitioning from ISO27001:2013 to ISO27001:2022: Ensuring Cybersecurity Compliance in the Digital Age

Date: 18-09-2024 to 18-09-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Cyber Security Key Subject Category 2:Financial reporting, tax and vat Overview:

This new course will give an overview of ISO 27001, its importance in information security management, and its relevance in the digital age. It will highlight the key changes from ISO 27001:2013 to ISO 27001:2022 and explain the implications of the transition, and give a practical overview of the best practices to be used for the transitioning phase.

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Course 205: How Bonds Work

Date: 23-09-2024 to 24-09-2024 Time:01:30 PM Course Duration:5 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Capital Markets Overview:

Bonds are one of the most popular assets classes  for many investors since they are generally seen as a reliable source of income with a defined investment term. This course will cover the basics of investing in bonds as well as the more complex features of this type of instrument. Participants will also learn about the key principles of bond pricing mechanisms, the structure of the fixed income markets, building a portfolio of bond instruments, and how to select bonds based on their characteristics such as yield and issuer credit analysis.  

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Course 127: Understanding Corporate Risk and Crisis Management

Date: 24-09-2024 to 24-09-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Risk Management Key Subject Category 2:Corporate Risk Overview:

The intent of this course is to help professionals better understand the link between risk and crisis management. The mantra of no risk, no reward still holds true, yet decision makers need to be fully aware and prepared for the various foreseen and unforeseen risks that can lead to crisis scenarios.This course is highly recommended to individuals that are new to the world of risk management and professionals that would like to better understand crisis management and recovery scenarios.

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Course 139: Introduction to the Market Abuse Regulation

Date: 25-09-2024 to 25-09-2024 Time:09:00 AM Course Duration:3 Hours Venue:ONLINE Key Subject Category 1:Capital Markets Key Subject Category 2:Regulations and Compliance Overview:

This course will provide a high-level overview of the Market Abuse Regulation and will serve as an introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the Regulation. The course will include an overview of the three offences of insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information, and market manipulation, the various obligations imposed on market participants by the Regulation, as well as central key themes such as inside information. Participants will also be given a general understanding of the MFSA’s oversight function in respect of market abuse and applicable sanctions. Practical examples will be provided throughout the course to better illustrate the issues being discussed.

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