Beyond Wishful Thinking: Create a Thriving Culture of Compliance

There’s no question that fostering an ethical compliance culture is a regulatory imperative. Regulators and compliance experts have been talking about it for years. And while terms like culture of compliance and tone from the top are often used in discussion, maybe even to the point of cliché, it remains a real challenge for many firms to apply the concepts in a practical way.

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Keeping Up With the SEC: Understanding Proposed Rules and Priorities

A glance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Rulemaking Index shows activity on over a dozen rules before the first half of 2023 is even over. That level of activity continues the momentum from 2022, which saw 34 rules proposed or finalized. With so much activity across a wide range of regulations, how can firms keep pace?

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Exam Deficiencies for Private Fund Advisers

The SEC Division of Examinations, formerly known as the Office of Compliance Investigations and Examinations (OCIE), provided a discussion of key risks and trends in its 2021 Examination Priorities document.

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FCA Compliance to the Market Abuse Regulation

MCO has partnered with CeFPro to deliver a complimentary Webinar to discuss FCA compliance to Market Abuse Regulation: Identifying conflicts to prevent market abuse.

The Market Abuse Regulation states that firms must take all appropriate steps to identify and prevent or manage conflicts of interest between the firm’s employees, managers, and clients. The regulation was created to make financial markets safer and transparent and further maintain market integrity, increase investor protection and encourage global cooperation.

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MAS Conduct Guidelines in Singapore with Thomson Reuters

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) recently updated its guidelines focusing on five high-level outcomes that financial institutions should achieve on individual accountability and conduct. The guidelines wants financial institutions to promote ethical behaviour, responsible risk-taking, accountability of senior managers and reinforcement of good conduct among staff and business.

Understanding the new the MAS guidelines is primordial for firms and senior managers to ensure accountability, improve ethical standards and governance to better protect consumers.

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