Established in 1990 after a decision by the representative body of Ticino’s banking industry (Ticino Banking Association), the Centre for Banking Studies (the Centre), has been a registered Foundation since 2009, providing quality education and training for banking industry personnel in every segment of financial systems, namely:
- Local, international and foreign banks
- Fiduciary agencies
- Law firms
- Insurance companies
- Accountancy firms
- Hedge funds
- Institutional funds
The Centre offers about 300 courses a year, catering for approximately 6.000 participants and involving around 500 speakers and lecturers. Participating students are banking business professionals, who use the Centre’s services throughout their careers for in-service training. Alumni, as well as the banking system’s institutions and players, receive the Centre’s publications and newsletters. These publications deal with all kinds of industry changes which can affect each and every banking business branch, and is regarded as a regular and reliable source of first hand information.
The Centre currently provides a wide, intensive and on demand course portfolio of different types and levels, which are internationally acknowledged and certified. We also deliver Seminars and Annual Forums, and offer a Competence Centre for Legal & Compliance Issues. Our main services are organized in eight areas of expertise:
- Banking and Operations
- Credit and Financing
- Wealth Management and Cross-Border
- Finance and Corporate Finance
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Law, Taxation and Trusts
- Management and Relational Skills
- Insurance and Social Security.
The Centre has been chosen by many financial institutions - in Switzerland, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, to provide courses on demand which we develop to suit specific training needs. With a team of industry experienced experts and consultants, the Centre is in a position to provide in-depth assessments of training requirements, be it for managerial or technical personnel, and to subsequently engineer tailored courses aimed at remedying shortcomings resulting from anything highlighted in the assessment procedures against standard or in-house benchmarks. Ultimately, courses can be organized according to any given rationale to form an all-in-one package covering a spectrum of expertise areas as wide as deemed fit, thus shifting the emphasis from an on-demand course to an on-demand professional & personal development project.