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Continuing Professional Development CPD

MiFID II comes into force in January 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.  The drive to deepen EMU and complete Financial Union suggests that ESMA will become the single supervisor of capital markets and will enforce a single rulebook in this field within a few years. has now revised our website structure so that it maps easily and directly onto the ESMA requirements within our field of expertise. In autumn 2017, we will launch our CPD Weekly “10 Minute Read ‘n Verify” to meet all these requirements for up-dating news. Graham Bishop personally will draw upon his experience of more than 130 “Brussels4Breakfast” monthly events to select the 30-40 most important and relevant news items each week - in a succinct, verifiable format. (Full detail including a sample with the test of the week)

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.

Our CPD services are approved by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) and the monthly "Brussels for Brunch" webcast is initially broadcast live by CISI to its members. It is available on-line afterwards to our clients.

We offer a variety of products for structured and unstructured CPD and we are delighted to be able to offer access for individuals via our `Friends' services as well as via a corporate subscription that enables a firm to meet its record-keeping obligations. 

Subscription Services

  • Our monthly webcast broadcast by CISI provides 30 minutes of structured CPD per month
  • The associated monthly Workbook provides a further 30 minutes of structured CPD per month
  • 10 x 1 hour online lectures providing 1.5 hours of structured CPD Contact us for more information
  • CPD Weekly: "10 Minute Read 'n Verify" provides 7.5 hours of structured CPD to meet ESMA Guidelines (Autumn 2017 launch)
  • Our weekly newsletter provides a suggested 4 hours of unstructured CPD per year
  • Initial subscription to the 'Friends of' please click here
  • Add CPD services to your existing Friends subscription click here

Off the Shelf

Graham Bishop's series of online lectures also provides a Foundation Course for those new to the EU Financial Services arena - each lecture offers 1.5 hours of structured CPD - read more and Brief Overview (3.13 minutes) 







The Politics and the Economics






Milestones in European Monetary Integration: 1945-2015



Governance of the EU



Politics of EU Financial Services Regulatory Architecture: 1992 onwards



The Great Crash: Driving Current Developments



The Cost of Ethical Scandals and Governance Failures



Global Drivers for Change



The EU Response Unfolds



The Regulatory Components



Markets: Banking Union



Markets: Capital Market Union



Markets: Clients' Union



The Crystal Ball: Opportunities to 2025



Looking into the Crystal Ball

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