Sunday 17th February 2019
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Data Protection: Firms warned about inevitable data breaches

DATA Protection Week 2019 got under way with a stark warning that every organisation will at some point suffer a data breach. The Jersey Opera House was the venue for the opening conference, which was organised by the Jersey Data Protection Association, the Office of the Information Commissioner and the States of Jersey and sponsored […]

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JFSC Dear CEO re Brexit

The JFSC and the Jersey government have issued a joint Dear CEO statement on Brexit [8 February 2019]. You can read it here  also you can find a version below. This letter highlights the following matters:- Information and resources Jersey’s financial services Data flows EU Nationals Other Government departments Expectations of firms Introduction No Deal […]

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Student’s Funds Seized After Paying $500,000 Rent on Penthouse

A London student who pre-paid 390,000 pounds ($500,000) in rent for a Knightsbridge penthouse must hand over nearly half a million pounds, following an investigation by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency. Three bank accounts for Vlad Luca Filat, 22, were frozen in May 2018 after NCA financial investigators suspected the funds derived from illegal activity […]

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JFSC appoints new Commissioner

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has today announced the appointment of a new Commissioner to its Board. Tracy Garrad will be sworn in by the Royal Court for a five year term on Friday 8 February. A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSBC Channel lslands and Isle of Man, Tracy’s career spans 14 […]

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UK law firms disciplined over money laundering

In march 2018 it was reported in the FT that following a review of 50 firms two-thirds found lagging in compliance procedures. In a review of 50 firms designed to test the sector’s compliance with new, tougher anti-money laundering regulations, the watchdog found only a third had carried out a mandatory risk assessment of their […]

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‘Sloppy, lazy and careless’: tribunal raps ex-compliance officer

A former law firm compliance and money laundering reporting officer has been fined £10,000 for the way he handled five conveyancing transactions. A judgment from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal said the case should serve as a warning to lawyers to ensure they ‘discharge’ their senior duties. Anthony Gale, former partner at Yorkshire firm Maurice Smiths […]

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The Rise of Kleptocracy: Laundering Cash, Whitewashing Reputations

Kleptocracy and grand corruption are now under scrutiny as never before. With renewed global attention on these abuses, a relatively clear picture has emerged of the domestic political economies shaped by kleptocratic rule. Analysts have shown how state institutions are set up to allow elites and their families to systematically loot, while protecting these elites […]

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Illicit Financial Flows are Significant and Persistent Drag on Developing Country Economies

Trade misinvoicing undermines the impact of international trade in developing nations WASHINGTON, DC – A new analysis of illicit financial flows (IFFs) due to trade misinvoicing in 148 developing countries demonstrates that trade-related IFFs appear to be both significant and persistent features of developing country trade with advanced economies. As such, trade misinvoicing remains an obstacle […]

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