Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Our famous "Brussels Finance Watchers weekly" e-mail provides a suggested 4 hours of unstructured CPD per year - subscription details
(Our CPD services are approved by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI))
MiFID II came into force in 2018 and requires many investment professionals to be knowledgeable and competent - by holding a qualification; having proper experience; verifying that they undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and that firms record all this for their Competent Authority.
GrahamBishop.com analysis targets the interaction of the driving forces of politics and economics as they force the required changes in financial regulation – at the macro level rather than covering the micro aspects of detailed implementation. These are precisely the topics where a well-informed financial professional should remain competent – as part of their CPD. Our website structure maps easily onto the ESMA requirements within our field of expertise.
When reflecting upon such a brief `scan of the horizon' each week, the alert professional should notice anything particularly relevant to their own daily business and use the links to drill down into the more detailed article on the subject. The surrounding material in our knowledge centre should enable that professional to research the new development and initiate any appropriate follow-up action such as attending a course on that specific subject. The weekly "read" is a simple yet effective way of allocating a total of one business day per year to spotting some directly relevant news, rather than attending a seminar for a day which may well be on entirely different subjects thus missing the vital clue.