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Technology

FINMA ready for fintech!

What is technological neutrality? Why is FINMA, the Swiss federal financial regulator, proposing to waive it for financial IT start-ups? The answers are here. ...

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Jurisdiction Focus

WMA expects high level of regulation after Brexit

The British Wealth Management Association has discounted the belief of some wealth managers that the UK's departure from the European Union will reduce the overall burden of regulation and legislation in financi...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The onshore consequences of the Panama Papers – an update

An almighty flurry of activity, both in investigations and embarrassment on the part of 'politically exposed persons,' attended the massive data leak of Mossack Fonseca’s files in April. A slow tidal wave of rev...

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Anti-Money Laundering

FATF glosses over Delaware once more

Delaware is mentioned only four times in the Financial Action Task Force's latest 266-page 'mutual evaluation' report on the United States. Critics believe that the anonymity in which Delaware companies operate ...

Latest News

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Technology

Three US regulators propose cyber-standards

The Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are inviting comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding cyber risk management s...

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Fines and Punishment

SEC makes PIMCO sign cease-and-desist order over ETF

PIMCO, the US investment giant, has agreed to hire an independent compliance consultant and pay nearly $20 million to settle charges that it misled investors about the performance of an exchange-traded fund, whi...