Topic: Conduct regulation

Danske warned over sanctions screening

Danish regulators have warned Danske Bank that failings in its AML procedures put it at risk of breaching sanctions, three years after the discovery of a record-breaking €200 billion money laundering operation flowing through the bank’s now-defunct Estonian branch.

24 November 2021

Fed governor casts doubt on plans for stablecoin regulation

Federal Reserve governor Christopher Waller has claimed that stablecoins should be left unfettered of traditional regulation, despite growing industry calls for treating stablecoin issuers like banks.

18 November 2021

Ex-JPMorgan VP says she was fired for raising compliance concerns

An ex-JPMorgan compliance executive has complained of “material misconduct” in a lawsuit directed at her former employer which alleges gaps in the bank’s compliance controls.

15 November 2021

“Real impact”: US Fed watchdog confirms trading probe

The United States Federal Reserve’s watchdog has commenced a probe into whether senior officials broke any laws by trading during the pandemic, as two senators call for separate SEC and Congressional investigations into whether the central bank’s vice chair engaged in insider trading.

06 October 2021

Qatar wins PwC report disclosure in market manipulation conspiracy claim

A report prepared for a regulator’s investigation of alleged market manipulation in aid of the 2017 blockade against Qatar does not have litigation privilege, an English court has ruled, granting a disclosure request from the state in its ongoing dispute with Luxembourg’s Banque Havilland.

19 August 2021

ASIC brings in royal commission reforms

Six “game changer” reforms will go live at the start of October in response to the Hayne Royal Commission, Australia’s securities regulator has promised, including breach reporting requirements and changes to product design and distribution requirements.

13 August 2021

“Persistent failure”: Paul Weiss report shows how Credit Suisse overlooked Archegos risks

Credit Suisse exercised a “persistent failure” to manage and remediate identified risks associated with Archegos Capital before its eventual collapse, according to an independent external investigation conducted by Paul Weiss.

29 July 2021

US banks defend themselves against “wokeism” charges

The CEOs of the six largest US banks have defended themselves from accusations that “stakeholder capitalism” was drawing their institutions into political meddling, in testimony before two US congressional committees.

28 May 2021

Singapore consults on corporate governance

Singapore’s regulatory authority is consulting on revised corporate governance guidelines for financial institutions, as regulators in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan emphasise sustainability and diversity in their own recent corporate governance overhauls.

12 May 2021

A crack of light into the FCA’s cum-ex approach

Corker Binning partners David Corker and Claire Cross discuss a busy year in relation to the fallout from the cum-ex trading scandal, as a new case sheds light onto the Financial Conduct Authority's "leisurely" approach to commencing regulatory hostilities.

15 March 2021

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