Monthly Archives: September 2016

Culture and corporate governance

The FCA has explicitly stated that it wants to see firms managed in a way that promotes appropriate culture and behaviours. The regulator believes governance and culture play a pivotal role in delivering good outcomes for customers and market integrity … Continue reading

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Want to perform better in your CII exams?

Anyone seeking effective assistance in preparing for CII exams, should consider the following… Searchlight Insurance Training offers a range of single day revision/study courses structured to focus on the key elements of the syllabus. These provide candidates with a wide range of … Continue reading

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The FCA reviews the appointed representatives landscape

On 22 July this year, the FCA published its much anticipated thematic review on appointed representatives (ARs). TR16/6: Principals and their appointed representatives in the general insurance sector makes uncomfortable reading for many ARs and – perhaps even more so … Continue reading

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More new courses in our latest catalogue

Searchlight is proud to launch our latest Training Brochure for 2017.  We have worked hard over the past 12 months to bring you a wider than ever selection of high-quality, relevant training resources. We have included our top ten best sellers, along … Continue reading

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The new asbestos?

Nano particles are tiny atomic-scale man-made structures, often much smaller than the cells of the human body. There’s a lot of them about these days. Very little is currently known about the long term effects of introducing them into the environment. Yet … Continue reading

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Competency frameworks: what are they good for?

Put simply, a competency framework is a structure designed to codify the skills and knowledge (collectively known as competencies) employees need to perform effectively in their assigned roles within a business. If that sounds at all arcane or technical, it … Continue reading

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Understanding client financials

A good broker will always discuss their client’s needs as part of the sales process. The best brokers understand their client’s business in the round and can talk the same financial language. Company finances have a direct bearing on the right … Continue reading

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