Course Summary:

This course will provide a detailed introduction to the role of the Central Bank and how financial services are regulated in Ireland. This course is designed to enable people working in financial services to understand the European regulatory framework, how it fits with domestic regulations and how your business is affected. The course looks across various industry sectors and highlights the common themes and likely future developments as well as giving practical guidance on current requirements.

Course Details: 

This course is designed to provide an overview of financial services regulation in Ireland and the work done by the Central Bank. This course will be invaluable for persons new to management in the field as well as those working as lawyers, auditors, external advisors and regulatory staff. The course also shows latest trends and developments in financial services regulation and will be valuable to all working in the area, regardless of industry sector.

“It is also recognised that the regulatory approach that had been adopted in Ireland needs to be enhanced.” 

Central Bank 2008 Annual Report

"The burden of proof has shifted between financial firms and their regulators in terms of making the case for intervention and new rules. Financial regulators are no longer prepared to wait for a market failure to manifest itself and then cautiously weigh up the costs and benefits of a response."

Matthew Elderfield, Head of Financial Regulation, Central Bank of Ireland

European regulation now underpins the majority of Irish financial services legislation. Recent initiatives such as MiFID, the Reinsurance Directive and the Prospectus Directive have provided significant opportunities for export-led business. Forthcoming major initiatives such as Solvency II and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive will also have significant implications for the way business is conducted and is regulated. The Central Bank itself is facing a period of major institutional change and continues to enforce significant domestic regulations such as the Consumer Protection Code and Client Asset Requirements.


By attending this course, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The EU Financial Services Action Plan;
  • National transposition and non-compliance;
  • The role of the EBA, ESMA and EIOPA;
  • European initiatives – Banking, Investment business, Insurance and Funds regulation;
  • Capital adequacy;
  • Principles based approach;
  • Financial Regulator’s Strategic Plan;
  • Fit & Proper and minimum competency requirements;
  • Central Bank Acts;
  • MiFID Regulations;
  • UCITS Regulations;
  • Insurance Rulebooks;
  • Insurance Mediation Regulations;
  • Investment Intermediaries Act;
  • Prospectus Regulations; and
  • Market Abuse Regulations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Directors (Executive and Non-Executive)
  • Management of Regulated Firms
  • Compliance Officers
  • Lawyers
  • Auditors
  • Regulators



€380 per attendee
(All training fees are VAT exempt)


Date  Time    Venue   
Tuesday 28th November 2017 9.15 am- 1.15 pm 38/39 Baggot Street, Dublin 2  

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CPD details:

Institute of Bankers: Formal CPD Hours

QFA: 2 hours
CPD Member: 2 hours
RS CPD Member: 2 hours
LCOI: 3.5 hours
Chartered Banker: 3.5 hours
CeB (Certified Banker): 3.5 hours

Insurance Institute of Ireland: Formal CPD Hours

CPD Member: 2 hours for MCC Product Categories 4,5,6
ACII/FCII Chartered Insurance Institute CPD Scheme: 2 hours

Life Association of Ireland (LIA)

2 Formal Hours

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