The ACOI are starting two new specialist diploma courses for students to gain certification in Data Protection and Financial Crime Prevention. This could be a great asset to your C.V. and worthwhile considering. An update on Packaged Retail Investment Products Proposals (PRIPs) can be expected in March when it is due to be discussed by the European Parliament and Council. Additionally, we can expect the Insurance Mediation Directive II (IMDII) and the Market in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFIDII) to come to the fore in 2014 as they are also on the agenda for discussion. High calibre candidates were in strong demand in 2013 preparing for the implementation of Solvency ii and the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Strategy. Experienced candidates are still in demand to finalise preparations and manage these projects on an on-going basis. If you are experienced in these areas we would like to hear from you.