It has been a busy few months for Midshore Consulting, and we would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of our achievements and appointments.
FinTech Awards & GFSC’s Soundbox Sprint
Firstly, in the FinTech Awards given by Wealth & Finance International, Midshore have won “Best Fintech Consultancy 2018 – Channel Islands”. These awards showcase the talents of those who have played a vital role in shaping the Fintech industry, in our case moving to integrate reg-tech into our consultancy work – an area that has historically been purely people-driven.
Secondly, and more importantly in the local environment, we competed in the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s Soundbox Sprint on Friday 22nd June. Against some serious competition from some much bigger firms we took home the Silver Bailiwick Innovation Award following our pitch to the judges for our solution to using technology to improve innovation. Our solution involved optical character recognition, artificial intelligence and application programming interfaces in a new application that would be an overlay to legacy systems.
Bill Green Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
Following nomination by the Past President of the Young Business Group, we were shortlisted and invited to give a short presentation to the Bill Green Award judging panel. The winner was announced at the YBG Ball on 30th June, and whilst we didn’t win (congratulations to the School of Popular Music) it was an honour to be a finalist for this award.
New Committee Positions for Christopher
In May 2018, following his re-election as Vice-Chairman of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA) the previous month, Christopher was selected to be one of the GIFA representatives on the Council of the Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA). Furthermore, last week Christopher became the Vice-President of the Guernsey Branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Midshore Moving Forward
Remaining in key positions within the financial services sector is key to Midshore’s positioning as a leading innovative consultancy. We have access to the right people, and can marry this level of access to our unique team composition to bring a technological approach to compliance and anti-money laundering. One of our key goals is to use technology to reduce the cost of compliance and assist Guernsey financial services businesses with being more competitive in today’s international market.
MOT provides many great and useful features such as the ability to list users as Students and Teachers, making it easy for us to help you set up your very own “online classroom” for your business / organisation.
Teachers will be able to access reports on their students which will allow them to not only view how far through the course their student is but also see what grades have been achieved and who by, plus much more.
NOTE: The amount of Teachers / Students is up to you (example: 1 Teacher + 100 Students / 3 Teachers + 25 Students etc)
All of our training is now available to take via MOT and includes courses such as:
Any student that passes a course with the maximum grade will be awarded with an Online “Badge” which is not only designed for “bragging rights” but also to prove that the student has fully understood the materials provided during the course. (These badges can only be obtained by achieving the maximum grade for the relevant course)
Each course has a test / quiz to complete at the end. A Certificate of Completion will be provided on completion of any course on request (CPD provided).
AML Training is a requirement under Article 46 of the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (AML4D) and The Channel Islands (both the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey) have also made training a requirement within their AML / CFT Handbook’s.
With this in mind, Midshore have prepared AML Refresher Modules of which a certificate of completion will be awarded, you can view further details below.
Bulk discounts are available if booking any of the following modules for multiple staff members, if you are interested in this option please contact us with your requirements.
With GDPR creeping ever closer to it’s implementation date of 25th May 2018, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you some of the topics that Christopher covered whilst talking about GDPR with Fintech Finance in 2017.
Please watch the video below to see Fintech Finance “speak with Christopher Jehan and Sam du Feu from Midshore Consulting, to talk about some of the challenges associated with a digital transformation, and how to best use the tools of technology to respond to this.”
If you would like to speak to either Christopher or Sam about any GDPR questions you may have, please contact us.