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FCA Priorities for the Year Ahead

The FCA has stated that a primary focus in 2020 is to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the markets and protect consumers. However, firms should not think that means that the regulator will adopt a light approach to current investigations and regulatory enforcement.

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Regulators Expectations of Institutional Governance

You might have asked yourself “what governance expectations do regulators have?”. Well, regulators seek good governance and deem it critical that businesses deliver effective management to support and strengthen compliance. Regulators understand that firms affected by the COVID-19 crisis must adapt and review their actual governance, as necessary. 

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FMSB Final Conflicts of Interest Statement of Good Practice

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) published the final version of a Statement of Good Practice on the issue of Conflicts of Interest in early October. The guidance is intended to give organizations practical, working level direction and examples to learn from as they determine how to prevent and mitigate conflicts of interest that arise within their enterprises. 

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AML News Roundup: The Past 21 days in Corruption News

We have selected some of the AML news highlights from the past 21 days across the globe and condensed them into this short blog post.

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Supervision – Stormy seas on the horizon?

Dodd Frank, Volcker, MiFID, Sponsor rules, Market Abuse Directives….and the list goes on.  All very complicated and no doubt taking up a lot of your time.  But the one storm on the horizon that really should be keeping you up at night?  Yep, it`s that regulatory staple, Supervision. 

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