Upcoming Sapphire webinars

Our next training session for our appointed representatives and related funds occurs in:

Sharon A. Mertz, PhD

Principal, Red Salt Advisory


The importance of strategy

04 Feb.

02:00 PM

Business decisions and the future success of your firm are driven by strategy. This webinar seeks to help you identify the key elements in setting your strategy, and how these elements drive subsequent choices on allocating resources and focusing your efforts. Creating the appropriate strategic framework is critical to ensure your business is both profitable and sustainable in the future.


You'll learn:

  • The importance of strategy to your business.
  • Critical aspects - setting the intended strategy.
  • Where key elements of strategic development drive downstream business decisions.
  • How to decide where to focus your efforts.
  • Executing against realized and emergent strategies.
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Sharon A. Mertz, PhD

Principal, Red Salt Advisory


Sharon Mertz is a consultant, research analyst, and graduate business instructor focused on evaluating and setting strategy in the high-tech markets and other industry sectors. Sharon worked with industry-leading executives from companies such as SalesForce.com, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, UPS, and other firms from start-ups to large enterprises to evaluate their businesses and plan for future growth.

Dr Mertz is an international business professional with more than 30 years of experience in strategic consulting and management and has held leadership positions at Gartner, IBM, KPMG, HP, and the former Digital Equipment Corporation. She also instructs courses and seminars at programs including Harvard, the University of Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire University, focusing on strategic management, leadership, and technology within multinational corporate environments.

Vince Harvey

Founder & CEO at Compliance Cubed


Investment Promotions and Social Media Training

25 March

02:00 PM

Each online communication that in any way promotes (e.g., Twitter tweet, Facebook post, LinkedIn post, YouTube video or web page) needs to be considered individually and must comply with the latest FCA rules. This webinar seeks to explain those rules and ensure compliance.


You'll learn:

  • What is a financial promotion?
  • Background to the FCA requirements.
  • Email, social media and other communication tools.
  • Videos on social media.
  • Appropriate risk warnings.
  • Current FCA position.
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Vince Harvey

Founder & CEO at Compliance Cubed


Compliance Cubed is an experienced team of compliance specialists who guide financial service professionals in meeting their regulatory requirements. From planning the FCA authorisation process to due diligence on an exit strategy.

Compliance Cubed is Bristol-based and employs only experienced consultants with a track record for successfully working with financial services professionals. 

 

Past webinars


Johnty Morgan

Cyber Risk Consultant at Gallagher


Mitigating and managing cyber threats

Nov 2020

Johnty Mongan supports new and existing clients to identify and remediate cyber exposures.  


Topics covered:

  • Background into cybersecurity breaches.
  • How hackers are able to access your organisation's systems.
  • Potential risks to your organisation.
  • What actions you can take in order to mitigate these risks.
Johnty Morgan

Cyber Risk Consultant at Gallagher


Sean Allan

UK & Ireland Manager at the UN PRI


Introduction to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Dec 2020

Sean provided guidance as to how investors can integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their decision making processes.


Topics covered:

  • Background to the UN PRI.
  • Why are the PRI important today.
  • What the current PRI signatory trends are showing.
  • How to become a PRI signatory, including the associated requirements.
  • The advantages of becoming a PRI signatory.
  • Why ESG investing is increasing exponentially.
Sean Allan

UK & Ireland Manager at the UN PRI