This is a unique opportunity to complete this programme remotely via a virtual online class which organised on 28th June, from 9 a.m until 4.30 p.m. UK time.
The course is conducted by an expert with over 20 years of practical experience. The sessions are very practical and interactive, and will include discussions, Q&As and exercises. You will receive a set of course materials and certificate on completion.
The collapse of Lehman Brothers exposed a multi-billion shortfall in segregated client accounts, forcing much stricter rules on how a firm should separate client money from its own cash.
In 2014 the FCA reviewed the client assets regime and made material changes to the rules. The aim was and is to continue to offer better protection and speed up the recovery of client assets if the business collapses.
The subject of Client money and Client assets remains high on the FCA's agenda, actions against firms continue to be taken by the FCA. Most notably the £126 million fine of a US banks London branch for failure to segregate client and company cash. Fines and their reputational damage aside, the new rules post significant commercial and operational challenges.
This very practical 1-day course conducted by an expert with over 20 years of experience within the sector will provide a thorough overview of the CASS regulation, its scope and requirements and prepare participants to effectively comply with it.
You will learn about the principles of clients' money and asset protection, how to segregate and hold funds and keep records. You will also learn about the reporting requirements and how to set up all the processes and operations in order to stay compliant.
What will you learn
Recognise the FCA's concerns regarding Client Assets
Understand your firm's responsibilities when handling Client Money
Assess the practical implications of your firm's Client Asset responsibilities
Consider the effectiveness of your current processes in the light of the enhanced regulation
Identify the work required to comply with the regulation
Investigate the application of the rules, drawing on lessons learned and good industry practice
Main topics covered during this training
The background to client asset protection
CASS rules, scope and significance
Defining client money and assets
Defining CASS firm
CASS Resolution Pack
Common issues with managing clients money and assets
Record keeping and reporting requirements
Key Topics Covered:
Understanding the background and drivers to CASS?
An insight into FCA principles and objectives
CASS rule and Guidance
Protection of clients' needs
Identification of money and assets
Segregation of accounts and required documentation
Acknowledgment of trust letters
Reporting requirements and responsibilities
Practical application of the rules
Client money distribution
Client assets and custody reconciliation
Mandates (written and non-written)
The importance of oversight and reporting
The FCA CASS unit
Allocating CASS operational oversight functions - CF10a
Client money and Asset return (MAR)
CASS resolution pack
Introducing systems and controls
Implementing policies and procedures
Third-party agreements: service level agreements and KPIs
The governance role
Consider how your firm's policies, processes and procedures can be enhanced to ensure they continue to support an effective and compliant CASS regime
Summary and course close
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