London (UK), June 2018 - Adding to an already market-leading portfolio of learning solutions for the financial services and associated industries, Unicorn has unveiled its latest unique offering in the form of regulatory meetings training.
Developed in partnership with industry experts Metidian, the learning is aimed at improving firms’ preparation for important regulatory visits, giving staff the chance to participate in mock interviews and make mistakes in an interactive, but crucially risk-free environment.
Metidian was founded in 2017 by Lydia Bailey after an extensive career in financial services regulation. As the regulator at a number of major firms, she has been involved in many thousands of regulatory meetings from the perspective of interviewer, interviewee, and one who prepares others.
Lydia explains, "Firms and individuals often fail to come over effectively in regulatory visits and meetings. Staff shouldn’t just be expected to cope without appropriate training. The challenge is that the best way to acquire the right skills and understanding is through seeing, experiencing, and participating in meetings - then getting feedback and guidance. Partnering with Unicorn has enabled us bring this into an online training environment in a way that is very immediate and compelling."
Having been recognised repeatedly as offering an excellent LMS for financial services, Unicorn already has a strong market presence and is an industry-leading service provider of digital learning to regulated businesses. Working with Metidian to develop and launch regulatory meetings training is an opportunity to further enhance their overall offering to existing and new customers alike.
Mark Jones, Unicorn Director, said, "I believe what we have is a truly unique product, and it’s been developed in response to us recognising the potential cost to businesses of not getting their people ready for regulatory visits. The partnership with Metidian allows us to combine the capability of our team with the expertise that Lydia brings, and we’re really excited about the finished product."
Lydia added, "It is great to work with Unicorn. Through this partnership, we have been able to create something truly unique. The course brings vibrantly to life the skills and understanding needed to perform well in regulatory meetings. I am really looking forward to seeing it used and making a difference!"