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  • Understanding the Risks of Fintech

    The term “fintech” is undefined and its scope is far from always clear. Lithuania recently announced a tender for a private blockchain as part of its developing fintech strategy and more widely this raises concerns for risk, compliance and regulators both in that country and beyond.

  • High-risk customers and PEPs: Maintaining a good customer experience while mitigating risk

    This article takes a look at why it is necessary to take a proportionate view of the risks individual PEPs actually pose versus their need to access financial services. To this end, a careful balance between managing financial crime risk and client relationships is essential to business...

  • Petrobras corruption scandal provides anti-bribery policy lessons

    Brazilian state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said in early June 2017 that it had agreed to settle a shareholder lawsuit by The Vanguard Group, an investment management company, to recover corruption-related losses. The case offers notable lessons in anti-bribery...

  • In the ongoing fight against financial crime, is AI rising to the challenge

    Global regulatory efforts to combat financial crime have resulted in ever more stringent KYC and AML regulations being imposed on organizations. This expert talk explores the knock-on effect on compliance departments and how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to lighten the load.

  • Are cryptocurrencies playing into the hands of money launderers?

    As the global use of cryptocurrencies continues to gather momentum, this Expert Talk examines what the potential risks and implications for compliance professionals are and how they can stay a step ahead.

  • Asia Pacific Insurance Roundup: January 2018

    January saw the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority set out its policy priorities for the insurance and superannuation sectors in the year ahead.

  • Iran and P5+1 JCPOA rendered fragile on the second year of implementation

    This article takes a look back at 2017, the second year of implementation for the Iran and P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was a mix of highs and lows especially for Iran and the U.S.

  • Innovation and KYC Compliance Amidst Regulatory Change: Focus on APAC

    Dominic Mac, Global Head of KYC Industry Solutions, at Thomson Reuters discusses challenges remaining compliant with comprehensive Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements while managing regulatory change in the APAC region.

  • Five Key Risks 2018

    For financial services firms and their regulators much of 2017 was devoted to implementation programmes with the impending deadline for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II and associated Regulation (MiFID II/R). For the most part this came into effect on January 3, 2018

  • Ten regulatory insights for Asia in 2018

    2018 will be the year when compliance officers in the Asia-Pacific region come into their own, as financial institutions become more dependent on their compliance staff to guide them through competing regulatory complexities.