Category Guru in a Bottle
Under Section 166, Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the FCA has the power to order an independent “skilled persons report” that focus on specific issues that have been identified by the FCA as requiring investigation at the regulated firm.
Whilst it’s the FCA that requires the undertaking of a report by a skilled person, it’s the regulated firm being investigated that commissions it in agreement with the FCA and also and bears the cost of this report. The ‘skilled person’ will normally report directly to the FCA as well as to the firm being investigated.
Normally a skilled person’s report will focus on specific regulatory issues, such as the protection and processing of customer data and the correct policies, procedures and processes required to be implemented in ord...
The Council of Ministers has just published its FINAL TEXT of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its statement for reasons for the biggest shake up in data protection and privacy for nearly two decades.
In an official communique, dated 4 April 2016, the General Secretariat of the Council said:
At its 3445th meeting on 12 February 2016, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council reached political agreement on the Council’s position at first reading on the (GDPR). After finalisation by the legal/linguistic experts, the text of the Council’s position at first reading (5419/16) will be available in all official languages of the European Union by the end of the day on 6 April 2016...Read More
Guest blogger David Pearson shares his thoughts on the significance of the 800th year anniversary of the Magna Carta.
This weekend marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede by King John on 15thJune 1215. On 14th June church bells will peel across the land to celebrate the occasion. (That happens to be my birthday so I’ve told my lunch guests that I’ve arranged the bell ringing in my honour.) Magna Carta was effectively a peace treaty between King John and the Barons who opposed him to avoid a civil war.
Most of its 63 clauses constitute a deal restoring or granting rights to the Barons. King John had no intention of honouring these clauses and within eight weeks had persuaded Pope Innocent III to annul it.
So why has it come to be so significant in wo...Read More
Spacey, whose charity work has earned him the support of the Prince of Wales, is named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published today.
The star of The Usual Suspects and House of Cards said: “I am honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen. I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son.”
As a US citizen, Spacey, 55, will be able to wear the insignia of the award, but will not be called Sir Kevin. His citation says he has done much to secure the long-term future of the theatre.
The list also sees a knight...Read More
Kolah is a senior lecturer on sponsorship at Cass Business School, Henley Business School, Kingston Business School and London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law.
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Where there has been a very public break down in the trust accorded to major organisations – such FIFA, the world ...Read More
The clock is ticking for reaching agreement on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, according to the European People’s Party (EPP) Group that brings together centre and centre-right pro-European political forces from the Member States and represents the largest group in the European Parliament.
Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2015
The Council of Ministers will meet in Luxembourg to agree the adoption of a general approach to GDPR.
In effect, the Council will declare its own view on the preferred draft for GDPR and GDPR watchers the world over will be able to compare and contrast the various differences that will exist between this version and the one favoured by the European Parliament.
What started life as an ambitious proposal for reform by the European Commission that was amended ...Read More
On the 26 March 2015, the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University London was host to a delegation of students from the University of Berlin that were on an exchange visit.
Part of the itinerary, organised by Dr Amelia Au-Yeung was to explore whether students are adequately prepared for life in the world of commerce and whether business schools are doing enough to equip them to be effective salespeople.
To help stimulate debate as to whether it’s ‘nature or nurture’, I was asked was asked to pull together a panel of experts to debate the issue with our visitors from Germany.
Fatima Annan-Diab, Associate professor at the Faculty of Business and Law referred to research that tended to indicate that a successful salesperson is someone who has the innate ability to influence ...Read More