Welcome to the latest edition of The Standard, which has a mix of regulatory news, in-depth interviews and policy reports.
The chief executive of the Chartered Banker Institute Simon Thompson adds perspective to the changing face of banking in Britain as he makes a passionate argument about the need make banking a true profession.
With students in 108 countries on courses with the oldest banking institute in the world - that has grown from 87 countries in the past 12 months it is encouraging times ahead.
The fact that the CBI anticipates delivering 15,000 or more exams internationally across an increasing range of countries, excluding our own FINSIA courses, is proof of a desire to enhance banking skills across the board.
AFCA’s praise of the way banks reacted to COVID-19 while the way the crisis has highlighted the shortage of cyber security skills are covered in two industry-focused reports.
One of the takeouts from an Australian Gender Equality Council webinar is how COVID-19 could improve workplace flexibility. Have a read, but don’t forget to watch the webinar which covers a wide range of topics.
We’ve also got this informative webinar in our on-demand catalogue covering institutional markets.
Looking forward to the end of the month, we will be holding a special series of sessions looking at Superannuation.
With Australians dipping into their super at $1bn a day, FINSIA will be taking a deep dive into the subject during our Future of Super series.
What will be the long term impacts to the economy and how can financial services practitioners help clients navigate through the testing times that lie ahead?
The series starts with Conexus Institute Director David Bell talking about the impact of this early access to the $2.7trillion fund.
Then we will have a view from the top as the CEOs of IOOF and REST alongside the Superannuation Executive Director from APRA discuss industry direction, integrity and stability.