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Blackout Periods and Insider Trading Risk for Listed Companies

Insider trading cases have seen a variety of sentences over the years. However, some jurisdictions have recently increased their focus on these cases, seeing more convictions and higher sentences. Blackout periods are a critical component of any public company’s trading policy to minimise the risk of insider trading occurring.

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HK SFC to Bolster Enforcement of Cross-Border Insider Trading

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published its consultation conclusions on proposed amendments to enforcement-related provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) (Note 1).

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4 Conflicts of Interest Examples (and Solutions) Across APAC

A conflict of interest happens when a person with multiple interests serves one to the detriment of another. For example, an individual may seek to create personally-beneficial outcomes at the expense of fairness and competition. They may engage in activities that put the confidentiality of their firms’ information at risk or put personal financial gains ahead of their firms’, clients’, or broader financial market’s interests.

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A Spotlight on SGX-Listed Companies’ Regulatory Compliance

Recent enforcements by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) highlight the need for SGX-listed companies to actively work against conflicts of interest within their organisations and maintain robust corporate compliance processes.

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The Top 5 Compliance Executives’ Priorities in 2023 (APAC Edition)

At a recent compliance round-table event in Hong Kong, compliance experts, executives, and chief compliance officers shared their firms’ challenges in keeping pace with regulatory change within the financial sector. They also discussed the increasing demands placed upon compliance teams, emerging opportunities, and the role of technology in more effectively managing regulatory risk and upholding compliance obligations.

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