MiFID 2 and Deceptive Advertising

MiFID 2; Investor Protection and Fair Advertising Rules. Many details concerning the MiFID 2 regulation have yet to be clarified by ESMA and AFM the coming months as a part of the “Level III”…


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KYC is not a project – five points to get right

inancial institutions continue to be fined for failures to comply with AML/CFT regulations and continue to fail in remediation of these errors. See for instance this article…


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Offshore Financial Centres – Dogs May Bark But the Caravan Moves On

Tax Optimisation & Offshore Financial Centres: Dogs May Bark, But the Caravan Moves On, Part 2[1] One of the interesting aspects in the current discussion about multinational corporations and…


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The ugly truth about compliance and…..what to do about it

This article 7 ugly truths for compliance officers is not new but the observations still hold. Compliance is not a favorite topic for many in financial institutions and it’s still extremely hard ‘to…


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Q3 Trend Letter

We are pleased share with you the third i-KYC Trend Letter for 2017. In this quarter’s publication, we bring the following Financial Economic Crime insights and developments to your attention. Will…


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RegTech in Asia Pacific

RegTech is a buzzword that’s used more and more often. Essentially it is a field in which technology companies, (financial) institutions and regulators cooperate to use technology – think big data,…


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The Far-reaching Impact of Corruption

The first-ever household survey on bribery in Nigeria, launched recently in Abuja, revealed the scope and impact of bribery on citizens when in contact with public officials. Conducted by UNODC and…


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Trade Based Money Laundering Update: A Solution is in the Air.

Over the years, banks have become more savvy about detecting and preventing money laundering and terrorism financing. Better education and awareness, policies and technology have successfully closed…


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MiFID II and Investor Protection

Since the 2008 financial crisis, equity markets around the globe have recovered impressively and are hitting new records. What has not recovered in the past decade however, was the trust of the…


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How to achieve operational compliance and reduce your cost of compliance – continued

In one of our previous articles we ended with a plea for a more fundamental approach to look at the operational compliance processes in the 1st line of defense itself. Even big international…


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Unscrambling MiFID II

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID”) consists of a framework of EU legislation that regulates financial institutions. Banks, brokers and asset managers who provide investment…


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2017 Q2 i-KYC Trend Letter

Welcome to this second i-KYC Quarterly Trend Letter for 2017. From the many interesting developments over the last couple of months we cherry picked a couple to bring to your attention. Read on!…


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