Ten years after Lehman Brothers became insolvent, additional work is needed to fully address financial system vulnerabilities, while at the same time new risks have emerged.
MiFID II and GDPR have been the biggest European regulations to impact asset management firms in Asia, according to FundForum panellists last week.
The HKMA's guidance note expressly signals its desire to encourage and facilitate cooperation in investigations and enforcement proceedings, noting time, cost and resource savings for the regulator and institutions or individuals concerned.
Asia presents a unique mix of technological advancements and interconnected economic and regulatory systems, which makes it the perfect environment for rapid business growth for fintech/regtech companies with ambitious goals.
The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) will come into force on the 10 January 2020, with far-reaching impacts aimed at addressing weaknesses in the EU's AML/CFT regime that have come to light since the enactment of 4MLD in June 2017.
Digital transformation of financial services is well underway, driving the demand for new and innovative solutions such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. These technologies require an ever-increasing set of computational power, storage, and analysis that can be seamlessly provisioned by...
Equity crowdfunding may not have specific regulations in Hong Kong, but it is potentially subject to restrictions and barriers to entry under existing rules. Yet, there is room to work alongside regulators to develop and test new products in this...
In a new report, Quinlan & Associates suggests successful adoption and effective utilisation of cloud technology can help banks achieve a 1-2 percent revenue boost and a 2 percent reduction in overall costs.
Cryptocurrency is fast establishing itself as a mainstream asset class, evident from the emergence of several new crypto hedge funds. However, given the complex regulatory and operational issues involved, it is important for firms to review crypto-related projects carefully and engage with...
The challenges GDPR introduces around Cross Border Data Transfers are not necessarily new problems. They do however make an existing problem just a bit more complicated.