Training

Training that hits the spot quite literally saves you time and money with the bonus side effects of making people feel more on top of things and smarter. But we’ve all had the Near-Death-By-Powerpoint experience where the opposite happens. It needn’t be this way...I offer tailored training on MiFID II and the EU

About my training services

One of my main aims in setting up Moxie Rules is to raise the bar in the way financial regulation is explained – making it more approachable and appealing content-wise and aesthetically. This includes providing the context behind the rules, finding creative ways of explaining theoretical concepts and giving real-life examples for illustration.

I offer tailored training on MiFID II and the EU, from one-on-one to larger groups. I can create and deliver it or work with you to create your in-house training for you to deliver, with as much support as you want. Please call or email me to discuss.

All about MiFID II

MiFID II has been compared to War and Peace in size but this undersells the scale of it and whilst it came into force on 3 January 2018 it’s far from done and dusted. In fact, we’ve only just begun, with some rules still to come into force and EU policy makers and national regulators watching the impact of the rules closely to see whether they need tweaking or something more. So where do you start?

As a veteran of MiFID II, with roles which include training regulators (see my bio), I can break it down, focus on the areas relevant for your business, explain the links with different rules, and how it applies to countries outside the EU. Successful training means meeting the audience where they’re at, pitching it from introductory to sophisticated level and anywhere in between. Sometimes a couple of clear explanations of concepts at the outset are all it takes to makes things click into place. Read my article Understand what pre- and post- trade transparency means in less than 8 minutes, using the housing market for an example.

If you want some training or creative input into your MiFID II training, then please call or email me to discuss.

All about the EU

The European Union – love it or hate it – is a truly remarkable creation.

How it works and makes financial rules may be second nature to those involved in the process but it’s as obscure as the Enigma code for most other people. Skeptical? Read my article Looking for the MiFID II Rules? This will save you time! for an insight into the jigsaw of rules and authorities which contribute to the EU process.

However, whether your business is based in the EU or you’re located outside and want to do business in the EU, knowing how this unique construct works is a must. Why?

  • Because the EU is the creator of most financial rules now applied in EU countries.
  • The EU is increasingly looking to set a more unified approach to how financial services firms outside the EU should access its markets.
  • As a block of 28 countries with a further three countries making up the European Economic Area, the power of the EU as a force to shape rules in other jurisdictions shouldn’t be underestimated.

If you want to get a handle on the EU, understand what it does, how it works, how it makes rules, and what’s coming down the pipeline (besides Brexit of course) from someone who’s worked at the heart of the new post financial crisis order, then please contact me to discuss.

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Financial services regulatory consultancy, specialising in MiFID II: resources, training & tips