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Red Deer and Cappitech combine MiFID II and MAR services for the buy-side

Compliance technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech will offer each other’s services to their respective clients for a more integrated solution. Technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech have teamed up to combine their services to provide investment firms with a holistic regulatory compliance solution. The partnership will see Red Deer and Cappitech offer each other’s…
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22nd January 2020 0

FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities

UK businesses conducting cryptoasset activities must register with the FCA. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for businesses engaging in certain cryptoasset activities under the amended Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLRs). Any UK business conducting specific cryptoasset activities falls…
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17th January 2020 0

How to build a culture of compliance

Regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively mitigate their exposure to risk. With scrutiny around regulatory compliance increasing, regulated financial institutions need to ensure that they are putting policies and procedures in place to effectively respond to, and mitigate, their exposure to risk; with substantial…
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16th January 2020 0

Security in the supply chain – a post-GDPR approach

A year and a half after the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Fieldfisher’s James Walsh reviews the fundamentals of supply chain security. Not that long ago, businesses were rushing to put in place contractual terms with their processors to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR’s) requirements for the appointment of…
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18th December 2019 0

EU Agrees Steps Toward Tighter Money-Laundering Supervision

European Union finance ministers on Thursday backed plans for greater powers to combat money laundering after a series of revelations about large amounts of dirty money flowing through European banks. The EU last year experienced its largest money-laundering scandal when it emerged that 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspicious payments were made between 2007…
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13th December 2019 0

BIS wants central banks at center of digital cash revolution

Central banks must embrace the revolution underway in digital money to ensure they remain at the heart of the global payments system, according to the head of the Bank of International Settlements. Agustin Carstens’s argument is that while the private sector “excels at customer-facing activity,” central banks provide the basis for trust, ensure liquidity and…
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12th December 2019 0

Future Compliance Careers: The Artificial Intelligence Compliance Officer

Innovative technologies transform the financial industry at all levels and the role of the compliance officer is no different. We have covered the subject of the Future of Compliance Jobs on several occasions over the years and the bottom line is fairly simple: while less complex jobs would be replaced by automated systems, other aspects…
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6th December 2019 0

Protiviti and International RegTech Association study sets out roadblocks to effective KYC

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of shared platforms. KYC processes involve…
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25th November 2019 0

Innovative Technology That Works for Compliance

Most organizations think their compliance training efforts reduce regulatory fines; however, a 2016 survey found only 66 percent of organizations measure the effectiveness of their compliance training. Considering the cost of compliance violations, you would think more organizations would want definitive performance improvement data. So, why not measure? Often, it’s simply a lack of infrastructure.…
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24th October 2019 0

How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms

Regulation technology spurring changes within departments aimed at meeting financial rules Just as digital technology is forcing advisers to evolve their business, it’s also impacting compliance departments across the financial services industry. At a recent technology event in New York hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, regulatory and compliance experts discussed the…
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7th October 2019 0