“You do not have to be deluded to work in the financial services industry…”

Very interesting article in this weeks Evening Standard about the City not being ready for MiFID II: http://bit.ly/2yroHi0 BPP will help make sure you are ready for these big changes with our face to face course, MiFID II – New Requirements for Investment Managers, which offers the opportunity to prepare for these changes. The Markets in Financial more

Artificial Intelligence: How ‘New Thinking’ is Changing the World

Alongside the allure of croissants, our recent Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakfast event held in the heart of London managed to entice many on a rain-soaked Monday morning. We had over 100 people join the AI breakfast event and live webinar where our expert presenter, Pratish Sharma gave a fantastic overview of the fascinating developments in more

The arrival of the online court – a brave new world?

Amy Ooi is a GDL student at BPP, Waterloo campus. She is the new Justice Reform Analyst for the Pro Bono Centre, specifically reporting on the new online court. Amy completed a degree in English and German and has an interest in human rights and civil liberties groups. She is also interested in current reforms to more

The New Insolvency Rules – Are You Ready?

The new Insolvency rules come into force on 6 April 2017 and will see the biggest change in the insolvency regime since 1986. Here Insolvency expert Charanjit Uppal examines the industry impact and outlines the five biggest changes. more

Pro Bono Centre – Managing risks….The Streetlaw Project

Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono at BPP Law School. Rachael Kirkup is Streetlaw Supervising Solicitor. This article expands on their presentation delivered at the UK’s inaugural Streetlaw Best Practice annual conference held at Birmingham University on 7th to 8th September 2016. With up to eight Streetlaw presentations per week running across eight more

The new UK Financial Reporting framework

Update yourself with the new UK Financial Reporting framework. Significant changes are taking place in the UK with all current FRS and SSAP being replaced by a new accounting framework FRS 102. more

Margins, not market share

A fascinating survey entitled ‘Maintaining Margins While Staying Vigilant’ was recently released by FERF and Protiviti. FERF is the non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives International and Protiviti is a global consulting firm focusing on finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. These two organisation carry out insightful research each year as to what more

Leases on the Loose

Special report on leases concludes that the distinction between operating leases and finance leases that is required by present standards is arbitrary and unsatisfactory. The main deficiency being that they do not provide for the recognition in lessees’ balance sheets of material assets and liabilities arising from operating leases. Date: 1996 and published by the more

Going Long on The Big Short

The Big Short is Director Adam Mackay’s adaption of author Michael Lewis’ book of the same name.  In the book, Lewis tracks the fortunes of three fund managers who separately decide that the US housing market is fundamentally overvalued, and seek to short sell that market, i.e. bet on a nationwide housing price fall.  The more

The new leases standard: IFRS 16 Leases Finally published.

After many years of waiting, IFRS 16 Leases has finally been published in January 2016.  The new leases standard will have a significant impact on those with major assets under operating lease. Assets under operating lease will be capitalised resulting in both an asset and liability being recognised in the financial statements.  This could impact more

Alan Rickman: a week to Die Hard (in bonds)

This week we mourn the loss of 69 year old entertainment great: Alan Rickman. An accomplished stage and film actor, he may be most remembered for some of his villainous roles such as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Perhaps his greatest role is as the foil to the hero, John McClane more

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds The death of David Bowie reminded the world of finance that not only was he a very talented and justly famous musician, he was also the source of a significant financial innovation. In 1997 David Bowie securitised (or securitized) the rights to 25 of his albums.  This was the first more

Are you ready for FRS 102?

UK GAAP as we know it is changing. Any entity currently using UK GAAP now needs to transition to a new source of accounting guidance; the single standard FRS 102. BPP have developed a range of courses to help you develop knowledge of the topic, We are more than half way through the 2 year more

Hear it from the experts: Mark Spencer-Ellis and Dave Raywood

Students studying the MSc International Marketing programme at BPP University were able to utilise the knowledge of the experts in the latest assignment for their Advertising module. Mark Spencer-Ellis, Marketing Project Manager for BPP, and Dave Raywood, Head of International Marketing for BPP, both shared their highly experienced advice, giving the students an in-depth insight more

DISPATCHES: Brand Value boosts profit margins

Dispatches recently featured the Sports Direct story of profit and success. Whilst arguably some areas might need further clarification what is truly fascinating about the Sports Direct story is the extent to which the business is built on the premise of Brand Value. more

Three reasons to take another look at your Profit Margins

Neena Vivash presents on BPP’s ‘Creating Value through Margin Management’ programme, which has dates coming up in May and October in London. Here Neena gives us a flavour of what will be covered in the programme. more

Margin Management: Beyond the price/volume variance

Neena Vivash presents on BPP’s ‘Creating Value through Margin Management’ programme, which has dates coming up in May and October in London. Here Neena gives us a flavour of what will be covered in the programme more

How to grow business in a challenging environment

Companies, having experienced a recovery in business conditions are now seeking to grow. However the possibilities for organic growth are limited due to sluggish world economies, continuing economic downturn in China and the problems of the Eurozone. Accordingly, to continue the progress in their earnings and share prices, senior management has two options: more

Do you know your EBITDA from your Margins?

Financial Analysis courses for Banking & Finance Professionals more

Are you ready for FRS 102?

UK GAAP as we know it is changing! Any entity that is currently using UK GAAP will at some point over the next 12 months, have to transition to a new source of accounting guidance; the single standard FRS 102. The transition to FRS 102 will be a 2 year process, with restatement of financial more