Regulation Asia: Top Ten Contributed Articles for 2022

This list presents the most-read contributed articles published by Regulation Asia in 2022, based on aggregated user traffic analytics.

Hong Kong VASP Regime to Take Effect on 1 March 2023 (26 Jun 2022)
The government acknowledges that the VASP regime will be more rigorous and comprehensive than those in Singapore, UK and Japan. By Natalie Curtis.

AML in Japan: Looking Back to Look Forward (9 Nov 2022)
The FSA’s Hiroshi Ozaki and Daisuke Mamba look back at the last four and a half years in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in Japan.

COSMIC Will Yield Significant and Far Reaching Benefits (26 Jan 2022)
Singapore is taking a leap forward in how its financial services industry detects and combats financial crime, says Jamil Ahmed.

China’s Overseas Listing Rules Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty (9 Feb 2022)
The rules will reduce regulatory uncertainty but they may present challenges for some firms and intermediaries while raising the cost of compliance, say Daniel Tang and Joyce He.

HKMA’s Operational Resilience Standards: An ‘Adapt and Learn’ Approach (19 May 2022)
Lisa Huang and Shannon Wong offer guidance on making a timely start to compliance with HKMA’s new operational resilience framework.

Hong Kong as a Legal Centre of Excellence for Digital Finance (26 Jul 2022)
Many crypto exchanges and institutions already choose Hong Kong as the place to resolve their disputes, but more need to be done, says Troy Song.

SFC’s New Rules on Bookbuilding & Placing Activities: What to Know (2 Mar 2022)
Alan Linning and Susanne Harris explain the new requirements and offer guidance on next steps for intermediaries to prepare for compliance by August.

Preparing for New Russia-Related Sanctions, Export Controls (2 Feb 2022)
Nick Turner and Steptoe partners summarize noteworthy US proposals for imposing Russia-related sanctions over the situation in Ukraine.

How Asset Managers Are Using New Sustainability Taxonomies (8 Feb 2022)
Mark Uhrynuk and Alexander Burdulia discuss taxonomies that have been developed, how asset managers are already applying them, and the associated challenges.

A Radical Re-think of Financial Crime Compliance (18 Feb 2022)
A fundamental rethink of FCC is needed to move away from tick-box compliance and ensure greater focus on effectiveness and outcomes, says Kelvin Toh.

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