During this webinar the speakers will provide an outline of the implications of the amendments to the Company Service Providers Act as well as the MFSA’s expectations from company service providers in the light of the updated regulatory framework applicable to such service providers.
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Emily Benson was appointed Head of Conduct Supervision in March 2020. Emily is a UK regulatory lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services sector.
After qualifying as a solicitor in private practice, her career has included senior positions with the UK’s financial services regulator, then the FSA, and in-house with a high profile bank and a leading insurer. She has also worked for private firms and with a global consultancy firm. Her clients have been from all retail sectors and she is highly experienced in all forms of regulatory investigations and reviews, including leading reviews commissioned by the FCA under its skilled persons regime.
Recently as Department Head in a leading UK law firm, she has advised on all types of regulatory processes including authorisations, compliance and corporate governance requirements for investment firms, intermediaries and banks and has led complex investigations and remediation projects.
In addition to leading the regulator’s cross sectoral supervision of conduct, Emily will be continuing the regulator’s supervision of trustees and corporate service providers.
Dr Petra Camilleri graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta and also completed a Masters of Laws with specialisation in commercial and corporate law with the University of London. She joined the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) in 2012, forming part of the Trustees and Company Service Providers Supervision Team which is now within the remit of the Conduct Supervision function since 2015. Apart from being involved in the regular offsite and onsite supervision of trustees and company service providers, she often contributes to legal and regulatory drafting projects relating to the frameworks applicable to such entities.
Alison Cortis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta and later on obtained the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma in International Trust Management. She started her professional career over twenty years ago in the private sector with an international company specialising in the administration and management of trusts. She also worked with a local investment firm specialising in brokerage. Alison is the Senior Technical Expert within Conduct Supervision at the Malta Financial Services Authority. She joined the MFSA in 2010 and has since been mainly involved both in the supervision of Trustees and Company Service Providers, as well as managing the team and ensuring that the team was able to deliver in a timely and efficient manner. She is currently involved in the amendments to be carried out to the regulatory framework applicable to Trustees and the one applicable to Company Service Providers, providing technical assistance and/or training to staff and participating together with senior management in meetings held with national and international stakeholders.
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Day 1: 02/02/2021
Start time: 14:00 CET
End time: 17:15 CET
Venue: Online Live Session
Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560