The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sent 4,430 of its employees on compulsory cyber and information security courses over the past two financial years – (FY 19-20 and FY 20-21) – to help combat the growing threat of financial crime, such as money laundering and fraud, according to official figures.
Education & Training
Asset management firms have been accused of overlooking the wellbeing of their employees as a recent survey from Howden reveals that most firms have no strategy in place for addressing issues including mental health and work/life balance.
The CANDRIAM Academy, a free-to-access accredited training platform for sustainable and responsible investing, has launched a new module on climate change. This is the tenth module within The CANDRIAM Academy.
Essentia Analytics (Essentia), a provider of behavioural data analytics and consulting services for professional investors, has launched a series of workshops for investment professionals and asset management teams focusing on mitigating bias, improving decision making, and enhancing outcomes at an individual and team level.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched PMI academy, which will see the Institute expand its offering to include an easily accessible range of educational products and services all under one umbrella.
Pension schemes looking to make a real impact on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues should target their efforts in order to deliver better outcomes, according to Willis Towers Watson.
The Behavioral Investing Institute has partnered with with Syntoniq, creator of the my3B assessment tool and a provider of behavioural finance and risk assessment technology.
The Association for Corporate Treasurers (ACT), in partnership with Deutsche Bank, have releases “The Group Treasurer: An ACT guide to the first 100 days”, which provides valuable insights on the role of the treasury function – serving as an in-depth guide to those moving into senior treasury roles for the first time, as well as a valuable refresher on the latest developments for treasury professionals.
Sterling Trading Tech (STT), a specialist in trading solutions, compliance, risk and infrastructure solutions for equity, options and futures trading, has added Paraguay to list of 21 countries in which it has clients.
The CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, is transition to computer-based testing (CBT) for all three levels of the CFA Programme in 2021.