Lead Training Services

The Regulatory Framework within Financial Services

Starting: 9th February 2022

Modules Dates Time
The Regulatory Framework within Financial Services 09/02, 16/02 17:30 – 20:30

Trainer: Dr Stefan-John Berry

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will be able to:

  • Advise on the purpose of regulations within financial services
  • Carry out the duties that are required by a Money Laundering Reporting Officer
  • Prepare Company’s Policies that are required by regulations
  • Gain awareness of the purpose of the regulations and protections for savers and investors
  • Gain a general understanding of the regulatory framework for the various sectors within financial services
  • Gain a general understanding of the financial services regulations and European Union and the role of new players such as ESMA, EIOPA and the European Banking Regulator
  • Understand the role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer vis-à-vis the role of the Compliance Officer
  • Apply the financial services requirements as part of his/her company’s policies
  • Assess the roles of different players and regulators and identify the role of his/her Company within such sphere
  • Prepare Company’s policies addressing the functions of regulators and different roles the various players in financial services
    • The evolution of European integration
    • The European Treaties
    • European Institutions
    • European System of Financial Supervision
    • Post-Lisbon supervisory and legislative framework
    • EU Capital Markets Union
    • EU Common Market
    • Evolving Financial Services
    • EU Consumer Protection
    • An Intro to the Digital Single Market

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a powerpoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.


Dr Stefan-John Berry

By profession, Stefan is a lawyer with a specialisation in EU Commercial Law and over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He commenced his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and highly reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped set upand consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of the MAPFRE Group, Spain), where he has provided Compliance and Company Secretarial services to Maltese insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan served as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities.

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