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FCA releases Anti Money Laundering report

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released its first annual report into Anti Money Laundering (AML).  The report covers the FCA’s rights and responsibilities with respect to AML as well as looking at trends and emerging risks. Some sections … Continue reading

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When Operational Risk becomes a way of life

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In a timely reminder that we can never become complacent about the consequences of operational risk the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has announced that two brokers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the rigging of LIBOR … Continue reading

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Shining the spotlight on Corporate Governance

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IFSB (the Islamic Financial Services Board) and INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance) have just announced the confirmed speakers for their second Executive Forum on Islamic Finance.  Entitled “Towards Strengthening Corporate and Sharī`ah Governance in Islamic Banks” the forum … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance practices in the UAE

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In 2007, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) issued the Corporate Governance Code expanding the governance rules and regulations to any company, domestic or foreign, whose shares are listed on UAE stock exchanges. Two years later, the Minister of Economy issued a … Continue reading

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OTC Derivatives Markets are predicted to grow in Asia

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The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets are poised for further growth in Asia, according to a report published today by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) at the outset of its 28th Annual General Meeting, which is being held in Singapore. … Continue reading

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Why Managing Operational Risk is so important?

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By Stanley Epstein One of the most misunderstood terms, especially when one relates it to banking, is that little word “risk”. Banks, like any other firms or even individuals are exposed to many different forms of risk. This short article … Continue reading

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Need for higher spending on risk management and compliance in the financial sector

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According to the latest study conducted by Kinetic Partners and published on Private Equity Wire, nearly one third of financial service CEOs think that senior management should be spending more on risk management and compliance. When it comes to CROs this … Continue reading

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