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Sovereign Wealth Funds – we are experts!


Thanks for all the great feedback regarding my Sovereign Wealth Funds half-day course. Not many courses on this topic on the market and almost none taught by someone who has actually worked for a SWF. I have been enjoying working with groups of graduates on this topic from within…

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Questions With Attitude – Graduate Training


  Running an AML course for a retail bank graduate group recently, it was fascinating to compare the questions they asked with those I would normally get from more senior staff. Here is a sample: “Given AML & Terrorist Financing are such big issues, why have so few people…

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Anti-Money Laundering


I have just been in the Gulf teaching AML for 5 days to a regulatory body. Not surprised to find the challenges they face are the same as elsewhere but was encouraged by the willingness to learn and how they identified the particular issues to be worked on. I…

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Compliance – Banking’s only growth industry?


I was at the ICA Members Assembly this week and, while networking with some great people, it became apparent that many banks are still understaffed in their compliance, AML, IA and Financial Crime areas. ┬áSeemingly, there is a severe shortage of qualified, well trained and experienced staff who have…

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An Introduction to Investment Banking – Training Course


Thanks for the great response to my ‘Introduction to Investment Banking’ course last week. The client has allowed me to share their comments: “Thank you for the session yesterday. The feedback that we are getting is excellent”. It is always good to show what really happens within an investment…

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