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About the course: 

There can be no doubt that the new Payment Services Directive (2015/2366/EC) (PSD2) is set to revolutionise banking services throughout the European Union (EU) and usher in a whole new host of unique and innovative payments systems and ideas. Given the sheer breadth of Payment Institutions affected by PSD2, the complexity of this new payments landscape should not be underestimated.

Firms need to not only become PSD2 compliant, but without a shadow of a doubt they also need to arm themselves with strategic insights that will allow them to successfully navigate and thrive in this newly forecasted complexity of payments systems and institutions. This new and innovative training course seeks to provide firms with highly comprehensive yet logical guidance through the new PSD2 framework, in addition to presenting insights into
new strategic regulatory challenges and opportunities following the 13th January 2018 implementation date.

PART II of the PSD2 Transformation Series aims to provide a training course that provides unprecedented training and insights that are not available anywhere else. The PSD2 Technology, Strategy, and Innovation training course ventures far beyond the PSD and PSD2 operational frameworks and provides highly extensive and in-depth coverage of strategic approaches to PSD2 markets, technologies, and marketing and sales strategies
for payment services firms. It is precisely what PSD2 payments services firms have been waiting for.

A comprehensive analysis of PSD2 competitors, market commentary on current market developments in different EU jurisdictions, as well as strategic analysis of a broad range of market studies that highlight the compelling need for PSD2 payment firms to undertake both extensive market research and market education initiatives in order to successfully capture new PSD2 markets. PSD2 is no longer simply about compliance and it should not be viewed as a threat, but a one-of-a-kind strategic revenue opportunity to develop unprecedented offerings to consumers and businesses across the EU.

Key Takeaways:

• Comprehensive 200+ page Training Manual and Training Reference Materials Manual, and four electronic copies of the session PowerPoint presentations
• Post-course follows up to ensure all key course objectives have been met
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) HoursCertificate for all training course attendees
• Advanced Knowledge and Understanding of a Range of Key Technological, Operational, Tactical, and Marketing Strategies pertaining to PSD2
Developments and Firm Initiatives

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The Trainer:

Rodrigo Zepeda
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Storm-7 Consulting

Rodrigo Zepeda is an expert consultant who specialises in derivatives and banking and financial services law, regulation, and compliance. He is an expert in a very broad range of regulatory compliance frameworks such as FATCA, the OECD CRS, MiFID II, MAD 2 MAR, PSD2, CRD IV, Solvency II, OTC Derivatives, CCP Clearing, PRIIPs, BRRD, AML4, and the GDPR. He holds a LLB degree, a LLM master’s degree in international and Comparative Business Law and has passed the New York Bar Examination.

He was an Associate (ACSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from 2004 to 2014 and is now a Chartered Member (MCSI). He has created and delivered numerous conferences and training courses around the world such as ‘FATCA for Latin American Firms’ (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama), ‘MiFID II: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance (London), and ‘Market Abuse: Operational Compliance’ (London), ‘AEOI (FATCA & CRS)’ (Manama, Bahrain). He has also delivered numerous In-House Training Courses around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London), CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the-counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru), Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London) and Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt).

He is a Reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has also published widely in leading industry journals such as the Capco Institute’s Journal of Financial Transformation, the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, as well as e-books on derivatives law. Noted publications include “Optimizing Risk Allocation for CCPs under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation”; “The ISDA Master Agreement 2012: A Missed Opportunity”; “The ISDA Master Agreement: The Derivatives Risk Management Tool of the 21st Century?”; “To EU, or not to EU: that is the AIFMD question”; and “The Industrialization Blueprint: Re-Engineering the Future of Banking and Financial Services?”.