Supporting the industry through COVID-19

As New Zealand’s largest integrated training and compliance provider to the financial services industry, we have an obligation and a commitment to support our clients plus the wider industry through these trying times.

We have tested and activated our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and have moved to what we call our COVID-19 operating rhythm

This enables us to continue working and increase the tempo to support our people and clients. We will constantly monitor our delivery capacity and adjust to meet changing demand levels. 

We will post announcements on this page around how we can support you and the wider industry.

We have developed a resource section specifically relating to operating in the COVID-19 pandemic environment. We will update this as we develop additional content.

Announcements

  • Cancellation of classroom courses- alternative solutions available: Download to read options for study. 
  • Delay to start of financial advice regime. Read more here.

Resource section

  • Practical business solutions for operating in the COVID-19 environment: Download our Guidance Note: Handling flu outbreaks, epidemics and pandemic
  • Covid-19 guidance from the government. Read more here.
  • Guidance: Complying with AML/CFT verification requirements during COVID-19 Alert Levels. Download here.
  • Attackers using COVID-19 themed scams. Read more here.
  • Tips for building your COVID-19 operating rhythm. Download here.
  • Guidance note: The advice process during COVID-19. Download here.

Capacity

Team size: Our due diligence kit provides the latest information on our expanding team

AML/CFT audits: The AML/CFT audit team can currently handle 12 audits/wk but we can reallocate resources and increase to 20 audits/wk if necessary. At this point, we are only providing ‘remote’ audits with supporting zoom calls. We have simplified the process for booking an AML/CFT audit.

NZCFS5 qualification: All classroom-based courses are cancelled until further notice. Your study needs are our priority and we are here to help. Three options are immediately available:

  • Move to online or distance solutions. We will refund the difference in price.
  • Move to Zoom facilitated live training. A facilitator led online course delivery. We will commence this at the beginning of April. 
  • Defer the facilitator led classroom-based course to an alternative date. These dates will be published when we are certain the risk is reduced. This could be late in 2020 and may not meet your regulatory compliance needs.

For information, ring 09-4141300 or email support@strategi.ac.nz

CPD: We know clients will be hungry for relevant CPD as they work from home. The Radar team is updating and increasing the number of CPD modules on Radar-our online education platform. Tell us what sort of modules you need, and we will look to deliver.

FAP licensing: Our dedicated FAP licensing team is expanding. We have standard templates for FAP operations manuals and licence applications, plus a bespoke solution for larger businesses. Download brochure.

Compliance reviews and compliance consulting: Our experienced team can handle all your financial services compliance needs. Email selvan.naidoo@strategi.co.nz or ring Selvan Naidoo 021332086

Key contact details

Daniel Relf: CEO
daniel.relf@strategi.co.nz
022 244 4888

David Greenslade: Executive director
david.greenslade@strategi.co.nz
021 400 600

Selvan Naidoo: Head of risk and compliance
selvan.naidoo@strategi.co.nz
021 332 086

Altaf Shaikh: Strategi Institute- operations
altaf.shaikh@strategi.ac.nz
021 913 728

Hristina Velkovska: Course registrations
hristina.velkovska@strategi.ac.nz
021 988 962

Nicole Greenslade: Radar enquiries
nicole.greenslade@strategi.ac.nz
021 333 316

Alex Rafe: All AML audit bookings
alex.rafe@strategi.co.nz
021 332 564