Leading Swiss regtech Indigita SA and the regulatory knowledge provider BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA welcomed over hundred fifty participants in Zurich and Geneva. At the events, the hosts shared their combined expertise on regulatory requirements regarding the training and continuing education for professionals working at financial institutions in Switzerland and the EU.
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The seminars, which took place on 26 August at Zurich’s Park Hyatt hotel and on 1 September at the Fairmont hotel in Geneva, attracted a high-profile audience of senior managers and executives from banks and external asset managers, as well as decision makers from the HR, legal and compliance, and risk functions. In a series of presentations, representatives from Indigita and BRP Bizzozero & Partners, joined by Baum FSLT Attorneys for the Zurich event, shared their insights on current requirements and expectations of the Swiss financial regulator FINMA as well as the European Securities and Markets Authority ESMA when it comes to the training and continuing education of staff working in specific roles.
The seminars outlined the relevant regulatory concepts and definitions, before focusing on training and education for key topics, such as AML, financial services, market abuse, cyber security, fraudulent instructions and cross-border business, among others. The presentations distinguished between the different roles that occur in financial institutions and highlighted the training requirements for senior managers, front office personnel as well as for specific roles in risk prevention, legal, compliance and finance.
The seminars concluded with a presentation on the BRP Group Global Offer, which combines different online and in-person training formats with artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a holistic, one-stop-shop training solution. The Global Offer covers the regulatory education requirements for the different roles at financial institutions in a single package to help organisations prevent business, administrative, civil and criminal risks.