MANAGED TRAINING SERVICES FOR THE BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR
The Financial Services Industry (the “Industry”) is one of the most heavily regulated industries and whether by design (Regulations) or fortune (2008-2009 Financial Crisis), it is often fraught with challenges.
These challenges have witnessed seismic shifts and over the decades, the Industry has transformed into the following Sector specialisms:
Credit Card Companies
Financial Consulting Firms
Pension Fund Managers
Retail Foreign Exchange Brokers
GP Strategies primarily focuses on the Banking Sector, which includes:
Retail Banking (including Challenger Banks)
Non-bank lending institutions
- REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
- RISK MANAGEMENT
- FINANCIAL CRIME
- GENERAL BANKING AND FINANCE
- BUSINESS SKILLS
Understand the regulatory landscape
Regulation & Compliance is a set of guiding principles and rules (often laws) which govern what the Financial Services Industry can do.
Financial Regulations are generally publicised by government Regulators or international entities, and are implemented by the Financial Services Industry in order to protect investors, maintain discipline in the Financial Markets and promote financial stability therein.
Because of the sensitive nature of Financial Regulations (the rules governing money), the Financial Service Industry needs to adhere to the guiding principles therein (non-compliance can result in various penalties and ultimately, reputational risk).
At GP Strategies, our Regulatory & Compliance workshops ensure that employees are up to date with the most recent developments and are clear on their future responsibilities.
Risk Management is the process of identifying, quantifying, and managing organisational risks. Among others, these risks include strategic failures, operational failures, financial failures, market disruptions, environmental disasters, and regulatory violations. Risk is a statistical concept that is measured using statistical concepts that are related to the unknown future and in the Financial Services Industry, almost all investments are exposed to it.
While it is impossible to remove all risk from an organisation, it is important to understand and manage risk in the context of an overall corporate strategy. As such at GP Strategies, we look to create workshops that enable your employees to:
- Identifying risk exposures
- Measure the potential risks
- Propose ways for hedging against
- Understand Risk Management policies and procedures
- Insure or mitigate some of the risks
- Estimate the impact of various risks on the future earnings
Build awareness and financial crime investigative skills
With the extreme regulatory pressure to create standardised Financial Crime functions within organisations, employees must have the most up-to-date, in-depth knowledge and developments within those functions.
At GP Strategies, our Financial Crime workshops use in-depth case studies and metrics in order to raise awareness of Financial Crime risks, laws and regulations therein; they deliver the right tools and processes required to detect, report, and prevent Financial Crime.
Our workshops cover:
- Identity theft
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Forgery and counterfeiting
- Cyber security
Expanding an individual’s knowledge to internationally recognised standards
We equip banking and financial professionals with the acumen required to navigate the local, national, regional and international financial markets. Our workshops provide employees with knowledge of how the banking system operates from: accepting deposits and making loans, to the capital markets, trading, and issuing currency.
We believe participation in General Banking and Finance courses afford your employees the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the Banking Sector and wider Financial Services Industry. Participating in these courses benefits the Financial Services Industry while at the same time restoring trust within the wider population.
The ability to communicate internally with employees is just as important as building and maintaining solid relationships with customers.
Business skills (interpersonal skills) influence business cultures because they affect job performance. Such skills include: interaction with others, good communication skills, listening skills and attitude. These skills are vital to business culture because they determine not only how a person interacts with others, but also the success of an organisation’s relationships.
Often referred to as “Soft skills”, these skills allow people to communicate effectively, handle conflicts and respond to others' needs accordingly. In an ever-changing job market, these skills teach workers and business owners how to be agile, solve complex problems, perform critical thinking on their feet and manage diverse relationships both internally and externally.
At GP Strategies, we understand Business Skills and have created strong workshops to address, business interpersonal skills, listening skills, problem-solving, decision-making and, negotiation skills.