Kai Loon Loh and Patrick Phua at global law firm Ashurst sum up the key takeaways from the MAS response to consultative feedback and the now-finalised mandatory trading regulations.
Industry veteran Philip Keller explores the approach taken by regulators in the Philippines to encourage fintech innovation and financial sector digitalisation.
Security expert Pieter Danhieux discusses how firms can improve culture, training programmes and coding practices, to help the financial industry maintain leadership in cybersecurity.
In light of the OFSI's recent fine on Raphaels Bank, Eric Sohn at Dow Jones Risk & Compliance looks at other seemingly outsized penalties, and what they could mean.
KPMG's Simon Topping offers his views on how regulatory considerations can affect the attractiveness and competitiveness of Asia Pacific banking markets.
Regardless of the BMR compliance extension, it is important that LIBOR transition programmes continue to progress quickly, says Matthieu Sachot at Chappuis Halder & Co.
DTCC's Adrien Vanderlinden explores the biggest threats to financial stability 10 years after the financial crisis, and how Asia is responding to potential cyber-threats.
If the FATF Interpretive Note is adopted, virtual assets and their service providers could fall under the same level of regulatory scrutiny as seen in traditional banking, says ComplyAdvantage.
The outcome of the HKMA and TMA consultation will be a turning point for financial services firms preparing for life after LIBOR, says international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
Increased transparency in the banking sector has made other avenues for money laundering gain greater prominence, writes Claus Christensen at Know Your Customer Ltd.