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Jurisdiction Focus

Isle of Man unveils new code for life offices

In a new consultative paper (CP15-02) about the conduct of insurance business, the Isle of Man's Insurance and Pensions Authority is pressing ahead with its two-year-old plans to upgrade its rules. ...

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Fines and Punishment

The UK's second DPA and its implications for US banks

On 11 July 11 the UKs Serious Fraud Office announced that it had secured its second deferred prosecution agreement. A partner at the global law firm of Morgan Lewis examines it and its implications for US finan...

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Regulation of Products

SEBI produces new rules for investor protection funds

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Depositories and Participants) (Amendment) Regulations of 2012 require every depository to establish and maintain an investor protection fund or IPF, for which SEBI ha...

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Tax

The Turkish tax amnesty: a money-launderer's charter?

Dozens of nations use tax amnesties, sometimes called voluntary disclosure facilities, that plug leaks from their revenues. By a strange irony, embattled Turkey has become one of the latest countries to come up ...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The latest AML developments in Vanuatu

It took the Financial Action Task Force, the world's anti-money-laundering standard-setter, until February of this year to make the South Sea island state of Vanuatu promise to work with it and its proxies to li...

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Regulation of Products

MFSA authorisation process goes postal

The Malta Financial Services Authority has ceased to collect authorisation certificates or distribute authorisation certificates at its offices....

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People Moves

A new CEO for Cordium

Cordium, the provider of governance, risk and compliance services, has appointed Doug Morgan (pictured) as its chief executive....

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Fines and Punishment

Recent regulatory cases in the Guernsey courts

Guernsey's Financial Services Commission is conducting more investigations and handing out more punishments than ever. What happens when firms appeal against those decisions? ...