Regulations & Operational Compliance for Funds

Course description

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We offer a unique opportunity to complete this programme online via a webinar which will be delivered on 9 of October  by a senior expert with over 20 years of experience.  

We will  cover the same material as during our course in London but you will benefit from an attractive price and additional savings on travel and, if you are based outside of the EU – also VAT.

It’s a virtual classroom-like experience where you will see the trainer and other participants and be able to take part in discussions and Q&As. All sessions will be recorded so you can watch them later if you can’t make one of the sessions.

They are conducted by a senior expert with over 20 years of practical experience and are very practical and interactive and will include discussions, Q&As. You will receive a set of course materials and certificate on completion.

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Fund Managers together with their service providers need to ensure that their funds are operated in a compliant manner. However this is a greater challenge today than ever due to the increasing demands of regulation and the greater complexity of funds. Demands for increased efficiency and robust risk management processes only add to the complexity.

This practical one day workshop will equip you with the most up-to-date knowledge about the latest regulation requirements which apply to the operations of authorised funds.

You will have a chance to explore the impact of MiFID and the latest developments in UCITS Funds as well as the key regulations in the COLL sourcebook.

You will also learn about the transfer agency and fund accounting, concentrating on high risk areas where mistakes frequently occur, such as fund pricing and will examine case studies. Finally, you will work through the techniques and examples of “intelligent oversight” which can greatly simplify the identification and resolution of administration. Examples are provided of due diligence questionnaires and oversight reports.

What will you learn

By the end of this training you will:
  • Have a great understanding of all the major regulations affecting fund management today
  • Learn about UCITS Funds and the latest developments under UCITS V Directive
  • Assess the impact of MiFID 2
  • Explore the requirements of the key COLL regulations
  • Get a thorough understanding of processes required to provide effective fund oversight
  • Learn about the fund governance procedures
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved
  • Explore the development of effective controls for fund accounting
  • Understand the impact of the RDR – Retail Distribution Review
  • Learn how to manage risks and set up appropriate compliance monitoring frameworks including high risk areas in fund accounting and transfer agency
  • Explore the fund pricing errors and investment and borrowing power breaches
  • Learn about the challenges of overseeing offshore funds
  • Learn how to structure third party agreements and oversee third parties
  • Understand the aspects of particular concern from the FCA

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COVID NOTE

Safety of our clients is the most important for us and we are taking all precautions to observe recommended measures. Our classroom courses in London are conducted in small groups allowing to maintain social distance. All the common areas and surfaces in the venue are constantly cleaned and disinfected and our staff is regularly monitored for any symptoms.

In case of any traveling or gathering restrictions at the time when a course is scheduled we will convert it into a webinar or you will be offered a transfer to another edition at no extra charge. We have also relaxed our cancellation policy in order to accommodate any unexpected changes. Please Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

 


Main topics covered during this training

  • UCITS Directives and AIFMD
  • Impact of MiFID 2 on fund management
  • Key COLL regulations
  • Main parties involved
  • Fund governance
  • Fund documentation
  • Fund administration – the Transfer Agent and accountant
  • Developing effective control environment for fund accounting
  • Pricing errors
  • Investment & borrowing powers of UCITS vs NURS funds
  • The RDR & share classes
  • Oversight of offshore funds
  • Third party agreements and oversight
  • Risk management and compliance
  • FCA Review of Outsourcing Oversight

Who should attend

The course is relevant for Managers and Team Members from the Fund Management, Investment Banking and Institutional Investors and third party  with the following background:

  • Fund Management
  • Fund Oversight
  • Fund Administration and Governance
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Lawyers

You may be also interested in one of the following programmes: 

Register for any 2 public courses at the same time and save £100 + VAT (in total, not per course)

Regulations & Operational Compliance for Fund Management Training Course

UCITS
  • UCITS directives
  • UCITS I, II, III, IV, V, VI
  • Master feeder structures
  • AIFMD
The Key Regulations
  • The FCA handbooks
  • COLL
  • COLL extracts – prospectus, dealing, fund accounting
MIFID II
  • The impact on fund managers
  • Retrocessions
  • Dealing commission
  • Product suitability
  • Timescale
The main parties
  • Transfer Agent
  • Fund accountant
  • Custodian
  • Depositary
  • Investment manager
  • Auditor
  • Legal adviser
  • Who requires oversight?
Fund governance
  • Oversight by the Board
  • TCF
  • Risks
  • Oversight of third parties
  • The importance of challenge
  • Fund governance and UCITS IV
Fund documentation
  • The prospectus
  • KIID
  • Investor documentation
  • Report & accounts
  • TER & OCF
Fund administration – the Transfer Agent
  • Dealing
  • Settlement
  • The register
  • Box management
  • What is client money?
  • Where can things go wrong?
Fund administration – the Fund Accountant
  • NAV calculation
  • Income & expenses
  • Distributions
The RDR and Share Classes
  • RDR
  • Distribution of income
  • Monitoring for share class divergence
  • Developing effective control environment for fund accounting

Controls over valuation of individual securities

  • Income and expense accruals
  • Daily fund level checks
  • Periodic checks
Pricing errors
  • What is a pricing error
  • How pricing errors arise
  • Key controls for early identification
  • Process for resolution of pricing errors
  • Compensation calculations
Investment & Borrowing Powers
  • UCITS vs NURS
  • Eligible assets
  • Investment restrictions
  • Advertent and inadvertent errors
  • Monitoring investment & borrowing powers
Offshore funds
  • UK -v- Ireland & Luxembourg
  • Issues when overseeing offshore fund ranges and third parties
  • Reporting fund status
  • Taxation in the UK
Third party agreements
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Identification of key SLAs
  • Key Risk Indicators
  • Key Performance Indicators
Risk management
  • What are the key risks?
  • The Integrated Risk Assessment
  • Portfolio risk management
  • Risk mitigation
  • Heat maps
Compliance monitoring
  • Compliance monitoring plans
  • Risk based reviews
  • Key concerns of the FCA
  • Evidence of good fund governance
  • Expectations of fund oversight teams

Oversight of Third Parties

  • Key Issues
  • Three lines of defence
  • Fund oversight teams
  • Visits to the administrator
  • Risk based reviews

FCA Review of Outsourcing Oversight

  • TR 13/10
  • Key concerns of the FCA
  • The Outsourcing Working Group response

 

Trainer

Paul is a regulatory expert with 20 years of experience in the financial services. Previously a Compliance Director with one of the country’s largest Investment Management firm, before moving into consultancy and holding interim roles as Head of Compliance and MLRO as well as leading a number of projects that took firms such as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Axa and Deustche Bank through authorisation and responding to the FCA sanctions. 

His professional experience includes the development and implementation of compliance processes and procedures that include areas such as: governance and oversight, effective systems and controls, client on-boarding and market conduct projects. His area of expertise includes Financial Crime, Client Assets, Conduct Risk, Governance and Oversight, Senior Management Regime and Effective Compliance Monitoring.

He has worked closely with the FCA, Financial Ombudsman Service and the Finance and Lease Association on complaint handling and management and continues to work with Financial Service firms in negotiations with the FCA. He has recently taken on Head of Compliance, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Client Money Client Assets positions for a Portfolio Management firm and an emerging Peer to Peer platform.

 

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If you are a full time student or unemployed, we offer a 25% discount of the full price of the training. Student ID or unemployment status confirmation is required to claim this discount.

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Webinars

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Classroom Courses

If there is any official travel restriction or difficulty related to the COVID pandemic around the time of the course we will convert the training into a webinar or offer to attend the next classroom edition at no extra cost.

If you are unable to attend the course, you can either send a replacement at no extra charge or, up to 10 days before the training, you can transfer your booking to another edition within the next 6 months paying administrative fee of 20% of the full course price. For any cancellation requests received between 11 days and 4 weeks from the course we offer 50% refund or reregistration to another edition for 25% of the value of the booking. For any cancellation requests received more than 4 weeks before the course date we will offer a refund less an administration fee of 10% of the full course price.

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All our trainers have been working for many years in their respective sectors before they begun to teach so they bring a wealth of practical experience to the classroom.

Most of them used to work for 15 or more years in the financial sector and corporate world, and were holding positions of Directors, VP and Senior Managers. Some of them have published books and have written articles for specialised magazines and newspapers including FT, The Independent, The Times etc. You can find detailed biography of each trainer on the page of the course you want to register for.

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9 Oct 2020, Online / Virtual

Register by 31 Aug to save £70

Early bird price £650 + VAT

Regular price £720 + VAT


5% discount for 2 and 10% for 3 people. There is no VAT charge if you are based outside of the EU.


23 Nov 2020, London

Register by 31 Aug to save £225

Early bird price £695 + VAT

Regular price £920 + VAT


10% discount for 3 people


This topic can be arranged on in-house basis. If you have a group of 4 or more we can customise it and deliver in any location worldwide. Contact us to discuss your requirements


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