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What Spooked Compliance Officers this year

2020 has been a scary year and there have been a few things that have spooked the most experienced compliance officer. Covid-19 compliance, regulatory updates and deadlines,  and a few large fines and sanctions haunted firms throughout the year. In this blog, we share our thoughts about recent events that unnerved normal compliance operations and should be considered as we move towards 2021.

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Singapore: MAS Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released its guidance on the 10th September 2020 on the five high-level outcomes that financial institutions should achieve on individual accountability and conduct.

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FCA Consults on Extending SMCR Deadlines

The FCA is consulting on extending the deadlines for the SMCR for solo-regulated firms until 31 March 2021. This delay will give firms, significantly affected by the Covid-19, time to make the changes they need. 

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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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Compliance during COVID-19 - Regulatory Update

In this period of uncertainty and pressure on firms, regulators around the world have been quickly changing their strategies to support firms, so they all can manage the situation at best.

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