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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 ...

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Regulation of Products

Retrospect and prospect: the New Year in regulation

MiFID II is the latest in a series of regulatory changes that are affecting the European financial services industry. With so many different sets of regulation coming into play, the EU is feeling the need to sta...

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Regulation of Products

Denmark unveils regulatory strategy for the future

With the uphill task of establishing public confidence in the financial sector on its mind, the Danish regulator Finanstilsynet has unveiled a new seven-point plan that it hopes to accomplish by 2020. ...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The UK's PSC register: how it is supposed to work

As one of several initiatives designed to subject more and more people’s affairs to public scrutiny, the United Kingdom has, since 6 April, been requiring all companies by law to maintain a register of the peopl...

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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...

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Anti-Money Laundering

EU's AML supranational risk assessment to come out in June

The European Commission, the nearest thing that the European Union has to an executive branch, has almost completed its analysis of the risks of money laundering and terrorist finance that affect its 'internal m...

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Jurisdiction Focus

IoM regulator to raise fees modestly

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority is consulting interested parties about increasing fees from financial institutions to support its efforts....