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UK Regulator Wins Landmark Supreme Court Identity Case

Britain’s markets watchdog did not wrongfully identify a former JPMorgan (JPM.N executive in the “London Whale” scandal, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a landmark case that endorses a regulatory policy of speedy corporate settlements. The majority ruling by the UK’s highest court overturned a Court of Appeal decision that the Financial Conduct Authority […]

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Pastor, Programmer Convicted of Conspiracy and Bribery in Bitcoin Exchange Scheme

A former employee of an unlawful bitcoin exchange web site and a pastor who ran a New Jersey-based credit union have been found guilty in connection with a bribery scheme to allow the exchange to take control of the credit union in furtherance of its fraud scheme. Yuri Lebedev helped operate the bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx. […]

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Tick, tick, tick; June 26 2017 & AMLD 4 is Coming Up Fast.

Tick, tick, tick; June 26, 2017, is coming up fast. If you are in Europe and work in compliance, you know that is the full-implementation date for the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD 4). As with any compliance regulation, there are many factors to consider, so let’s take a look at some of the main […]

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Canadian Marijuana Investors Targeted by US Law Enforcement?

The article…”U.S. DEA ‘most interested’ in U.S. investors in Canadian marijuana firms” offers the following highlights:- Marijuana still illegal on a federal level in the United States and US investors in Canadian medical marijuana; can be seen as violating the Controlled Substances Act and the use of the banking system to transfer the proceeds of […]

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Good News for Trustees of French Trusts as the French Courts Clarify Tax Penalties for Past Failures to Disclose

 At the time of writing [March 2017], Article 1736 IV bis of the French Tax Code (FTC) has imposed very high penalties for trustees who fail to comply with filing requirements imposed by French tax legislation applicable to trusts. Following a decision of the Constitutional Court dated 22 July 2016, the French tax authorities made […]

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PwC Faces £6m Fine Over Connaught Audit

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has recommended that PwC should pay a record £6m fine over its audit of the collapsed social housing maintenance firm, according to reports The accountancy watchdog, which conducted a five-year investigation, suggested the fine in a public hearing on Thursday after the Big Four firm admitted to failings in the […]

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Culture in Financial Institutions: It’s Everywhere and Nowhere – Speech by Andrew Bailey (FCA)

Andrew Bailey (Chief Executive – FCA) has given a speech on culture in financial institutions at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority conference for independent non-executive directors. Mr Bailey set out his view of the respective roles of firms’ governing bodies and management and public authorities and used two case studies – concerning remuneration and governance […]

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FCA Consults on Guidance on the Treatment of PEPs Under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017

The FCA has published a consultation on proposed guidance (GC17/02) on the treatment of politically exposed persons (PEPs) under the proposed draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (see daily news 16 March 2017). The proposed guidance clarifies who should be considered a PEP and sets out the requirements on how firms can take a proportionate, risk […]

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