Compliance Newsletter
  Given the current regulatory landscape, it is important to be informed of key developments that may affect your organisation. I am delighted to share our latest Compliance Communiqué to apprise you of the latest regulatory changes and updates so your institution will have the necessary policies, procedures and processes in place to ensure compliance.

Jehan Jeyaretnam – Head of Compliance Operations

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Know how evolution in the investment advisory and management space is providing ample opportunities to end investors to grow their financial portfolios through investments in opportunities other than the traditional financial services”?

  Learn why it is important that offshore financial centres (OFCs) do not become a breeding ground for tax evaders and money launderers.

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Investment in ESG funds is trending. Bloomberg forecasts ESG AUM could grow to USD53tn by end-2025 after reaching the target of USD30.6tn by end-2021.

  Know how Acuity Knowledge Partners helped a global asset manager save USD1m in operational cost through real-time review of breaches.

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Conducting deep-dive reviews and providing data optimisation to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your compliance testing and forensic investigations programme.

  Our know your customer (KYC)-managed services enable organisations to stay ahead of the regulatory curve by bringing deep domain expertise and industry-led capabilities to provide integrated KYC life-cycle management.

Regulatory update
  • The FCA has published a new strategy aimed at giving consumers the confidence to invest, supported by a high-quality, affordable advisory market, which should lead to fewer people being scammed or persuaded into investing in products too risky for their needs. The FCA will publish metrics to assess whether these outcomes are being met. Read more.
  • The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – the EU’s securities market regulator – launched a consultation paper (CP) on the review of short selling regulation. Read more.
  • The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued the first government-wide priorities for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Policy, which was mandated by the AML Act of 2020. FinCEN also issued a statement to guide covered non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs), including broker-dealers, on ways to approach the AML/CFT priorities. Read more.
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Money Laundering from Environmental Crime report, detailing the definitions, processes, parties and disruptions involved in money laundering from environmental crime. Read more.

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