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Yessentials designs, develops and delivers customised trainings in different fields of the financial services industry.

Yessentials'  training philosophy:

  • Courses tailor-made to company's requirements and participants' needs
  • Strong network of talented and experienced trainers
  • Balanced mix of theoretical fundamentals, exercises, workshops and case studies
  • Up-to-date and well-researched course documentation

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Certification of Yessentials by the FSMA


Yessentials (YBS Services) is since September 2013 formally certified by the FSMA (Financial Services and Markets Authority, the Belgian supervisor), as certified training provider in banking and inve ... more

ESMA advises Commission on equivalence of non-European derivatives rules

Securities and Market Infrastructure

The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Commission on the equivalence of the regulatory regimes for OTC derivatives clearing, central counterpartie ... more

Trade Repository registration approval not expected before 7 November 2013, reporting to begin February 2014

Securities and Market Infrastructure

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated version of its EMIR implementation timetable. more

Valuing public pension liabilities deficits… A bleak outlook


The EDHEC-Risk Institute published a study on pension liabilities in EU countries. Due to the variety of national systems, getting a clear view of pension liabilities is not straightforward. The recen ... more

Occupational Pensions – EIOPA launches quantitative impact study


The QIS assesses the impact of the different options included in EIOPA’s advice on valuation and security mechanisms for the financial requirements for IORPs. The exercise will involve IORPs from ni ... more

Article: A Fully Integrated Liquidity and Market Risk Model (Attilio Meucci)

Asset Management

An excellent and practical paper by Attilio Meucci more

Article : Fewer, richer, greener - The end of the population explosion and the future for investors (Laurence B. Siegel)

Asset Management

An interesting article, bringing an original perspective and sometimes contrarian views on global trends… more

Bank Resolution – FDIC and Bank of England issue a joint paper


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the US and the Bank of England (BoE) issued a joint paper on practical issues related to the resolution of globally active, systemically important f ... more

Intraday liquidity - BIS launches consultation on intraday liquidity management


Intraday liquidity can be defined as funds that are accessible during the business day, usually to enable financial institutions to make payments in real time. The Basel Committee's consultation is in ... more

Bank recovery and resolution – European Commission issues its legislative proposal


The European Commission (EC) issued yesterday its proposal for bank recovery and resolution. Under this proposal, the European Commission could require that banks write-down or "bail-in" certain senio ... more

Liikanen Group – The “High-Level Expert Group” issues its report on the recommendations for reforms in the EU banking sector


A “High-Level Expert Group” was set up in November 2011 to examine the need for possible reforms of the EU banking sector. The Liikanen Group (LG) formulated five recommendations in its report: (i ... more

Shadow banking – FSB issues consultation on oversight and regulation of shadow banking


The FSB recently published - for public consultation - an initial integrated set of policy recommendations to strengthen oversight and regulation of shadow banking. More specifically on repos and secu ... more
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