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June/July 2011: Regulars Contents
Reflections on an odd state of affairsSIMON THOMPSON asks why the drive for professionalism isn’t at the top of our own regulators’ agenda compared with the lively interest in professionalism overseas.
News round-upTrends and happenings in banking and financial services, including a look at the reaction to the Sir John Vickers interim report from the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB).
Institute newsEvents, presentations, vacancies and awards – essential reading for Institute members.
Equity Cures*A LEX INNES of Semple Fraser continues to look at how banks can manage the risk of lending.
Don’t forget the VAT*VERONICA DONNELLY of Campbell Dallas takes a closer look at Value Added Tax and explains why people really need to understand what it’s all about.
Reset the moral compassBOB SOUSTER examines Nathan’s ethical dilemma, caught as he is between his job as a professional business banking adviser and his loyalty to a neighbour.
Caring about competenciesWe examine the basic structure of the Institute’s programme of Continuing Professional Development.
OK, Sir John – but what about wisdom, courage and ethics? Why are key questions around moral values and behaviours missing within the ICB interim report produced by Sir John Vickers, asks Roger Steare.
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