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Anti-Money Laundering

Basel AML index puts Iran at top of danger list

The Basel Institute of Governance has published its sixth annual anti-money-laundering index since the first one appeared in 2012. It begins by admitting that no reliable quantitative data on money laundering ar...

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Cross Border

When compliance surveys combine

The international law firm of Baker McKenzie has done the gruelling job of combining the results of various surveys by Kroll, AlixPartners, PwC and others into one super-survey of attitudes at compliance departm...

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New systematic internalisers: the full list

In preparation for the European Union's second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, many banks and other financial institutions have set up systematic internalisers, nearly all of them this year and most ...

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Tax

BVI allows yet more time for CRS

The British Virgin Islands' Financial Account Reporting System has put off the deadline for the submission of Common Reporting Standard reports until 1 September....

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Fines and Punishment

Court orders Blazer to pay almost $2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a final judgment against a financial advisor from Pittsburgh who has been accused of taking money without permission from the accounts of several professional ...

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Anti-Money Laundering

Guernsey bans two for money laundering

The Royal Court of Guernsey, with the help of the Guernsey Financial Services Authority, has banned two people who did regulated business from being directors....

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Regulation of Products

FCA opens MDP portal

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has made its Market Data Processor (MDP) entity portal available for firms that have to obtain samples of transaction reports from it for data reconciliation purposes. ...