Continuing Professional Development CPD
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.
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 products for structured and unstructured CPD and we are delighted to be able to offer access for individuals via our services for Friends of Grahambishop.com - details
These services are extremely cost-effective for CPD purposes: Our Standard service provides 6 hours of structured CPD at €20+VAT per hour and the Gold service gives a total of 10 hours at €24+VAT per hour. (Attending the Brussels 4 Breakfast meeting can reduce these per-hour costs even further.)
Our monthly webcast broadcast by CISI provides 30 minutes of structured CPD per month
Our weekly newsletter provides a suggested 4 hours of unstructured CPD per year
Our content is being reviewed by various professional bodies with a view to further accreditation, however our services are already accepted by: