The minimum prudential expectations for banks exposed to crypto-assets relate to due diligence, governance and risk management, public disclosure and supervisory dialogue.
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.
Data privacy, conduct & culture, cybersecurity and AML will be in focus in APAC for the next three years, according to a new report from Fenergo.
Financial services firms lack engagement from boards and risk and compliance functions, according to a new survey from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.
It aims to show where sanctions screening can be an effective part of a wider sanctions compliance programme, where it has limitations, and where a risk based approach is appropriate.
Banks will need to adapt existing AML programmes to include new monitoring scenarios and train staff to recognise human trafficking red flags, says Nick Turner at Clifford Chance.
Hong Kong is not obliged to enforce unilateral sanctions imposed by individual jurisdictions including the US, a senior official said in regards to Huawei's alleged dealings with Iran.
US officials have asked Hong Kong to bolster sanctions enforcement as Huawei's deputy chairwoman stands accused of violating Iran sanctions through a Hong Kong shell company.
A digital-first approach to customer onboarding can protect companies from internal delays, customer dissatisfaction, hefty regulatory fines and reputational risk, says Claus Christensen.
The probe has been ongoing since late 2017, where MUFG is alleged to have intentionally ignored internal controls meant to prevent it doing business with sanctioned entities.
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