Regulation Asia: Top Ten Contributed Articles for 2019

This list presents the most-read contributed articles published by Regulation Asia in 2019, based on aggregated user traffic analytics.

Human Trafficking and AML: 2019 Could Be a Turning Point for Asian Banks (3 Jan 2019)
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.

The Rise of Digital Banks in Asia Raises Compliance Questions (16 Jul 2019)
The entrance of FinTech and BigTech firms into banking is forcing incumbents to adapt, but it should not come at a cost to compliance obligations, writes Claus Christensen at Know Your Customer Ltd.

Open Banking Security Risks May Open Pandora’s Box (9 May 2019)
The open banking initiative could be put in jeopardy if data is not sufficiently secured, say Peter Lancos, Jonathan Naismith and Suraj Nittoor at Exate Technology.

BCBS 239 – What Lies Ahead? (27 May 2019)
There is clear fatigue in the industry around BCBS 239 compliance, but the exercise has also enabled other capabilities, say PwC’s Irene Liu, David Yakowitz and Catherine Lee.

Regulatory Trends: Behavioural Science in Culture & Conduct Supervision (15 Aug 2019)
Regulators are adopting behavioural science tools pioneered by the Dutch central bank in their supervisory efforts, and firms are taking notice, says Stephen Scott at Starling.

Regulatory Reporting Pressure in APAC: A 2019 View (9 Jan 2019)
When preparing for the raft of regulatory change across APAC, banks would be well advised to focus on ensuring seamless data integration in the face of regulatory calls for ever more granular data, says Wouter Delbaere at Wolters Kluwer.

Philippines Fintech Push Makes it a Compelling Market to Watch (12 Mar 2019)
Industry veteran Philip Keller explores the approach taken by regulators in the Philippines to encourage fintech innovation and financial sector digitalisation.

Artificial Intelligence – the Ultimate Weapon to Fight Financial Crime (3 Apr 2019)
Getting buy-in from senior management is one of the biggest hurdles to adopting AI in the fight against financial crime, indicating a need for a shift in mentality, says Fenergo’s Karl Seagrave.

EU Benchmark Regulation – Not Just a European Problem (29 Jan 2019)
APAC benchmark administrators hoping to retain or grow their user base in the EU must take action now to gain approval before 2020, say PwC’s Gregory Campbell and Daniela Bunea.

Singapore: Progressing the Culture and Conduct Risk Agenda (13 Jun 2019)
MAS is equipping itself with advanced tools that will allow for culture and conduct to be evaluated in a more systematic way, say Jeff Kupfer and Stephen Scott at Starling.

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