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Compliance Clarified – a podcast by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence

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Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
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Season 11, Episode 1: Under the Finfluence: the many forms of social media financial promotions

In the first episode of Season 11, Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor, is joined by Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London and Todd Ehret, senior regulatory expert in New York to discuss the growing impact of finfluencers – financial influencers – on the public’s investment decision-making. According to research from the CFA Institute, some found that 37% of Gen-Z investors in the United States and 38% in the United Kingdom cited social media influencers as a major factor in their decisions to invest. But who are these people? They are not just celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Tom Brady, but also bloggers sitting in their bedrooms. The discussion moves on to discuss how regulators are attempting to clamp down. And the limitations on what regulators can be expected to achieve. Links: FCA finfluencer infographic: https://www.fca.org.uk/multimedia/fca-and-asa-team-warn-finfluencers-risks-promoting-illegal-get-rich-quick-schemesEuropean Securities and Markets Authority finfluencer research: https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/2024-02/ESMA74-1103241886-912_Warnings_on_Social_Media_and_Investment_Recommendations.pdfFINRA M1 Finance fine:https://www.finra.org/media-center/newsreleases/2024/finra-fines-m1-finance-850000-violations-regarding-use-social-mediaCFA Institute research:https://rpc.cfainstitute.org/en/research/reports/2024/finfluencer-appealOff message: EU and UK approaches to social media promotions and finfluencers Paywall: http://go-ri.tr.com/jSgT5bOpenweb: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I12480010110211EF9891F1C9B4067FAC/Off-message:-EU-and-UK-approaches-to-social-media-promotions-and-finfluencers-15-05-2024UK-registered cryptos still advertise with non-compliant UK affiliate marketer; FCA has not issued new warnings: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IBF8E49A00D5111EF8367C78DC6A8BA08/UK-registered-cryptos-still-advertise-with-non-compliant-UK-affiliate-marketer-FCA-has-not-issued-new-warnings-09-05-2024 Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
5/16/202445 minutes, 37 seconds
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Season 10, Episode 9: European Central Bank and EU lawmakers add to sustainability workload for compliance officers

In this episode Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor, is joined by Trond Vagen, senior editor for European Financial Markets Regulation, to discuss the mounting sustainability-related workload for bank and investment compliance officers. Trond discusses the European Central Bank’s (ECB) expectations for banks to accurately assess the climate and environmental risks on their balance sheets. With just nine months remaining before the deadline and the possibility of daily fines, increased capital requirements and a fit and proper assessment for institutions that get it wrong, time is running out.Lindsey runs through the additions to sustainability legislation made in the last few weeks. The EU parliament’s five-year term is drawing to an end and there has been a wave of regulations and directives in the sustainability space that will impact the work of compliance officers for years to come.There has also been some tinkering with regulations that have already passed as politicians seeking re-election strive to appease some of their more vocal voters. Links:Frank Elderson speech: https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/press/speeches/speaker/vice-chair/html/index.en.html Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/21/202420 minutes, 44 seconds
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Season 10, Episode 8: Ongoing Ukraine war, global tensions add export controls to sanctions compliance complexity

In this episode Rachel Wolcott, senior editor, welcomes special guest Justine Walker to the podcast. Justine is the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists' (ACAMS) global head–sanctions, compliance, and risk and its vice-president for thought leadership. She is an expert on sanctions, counterterrorism, and financial crime she has held specialist positions within the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, HM Treasury, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and UK Finance.Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 ushered in a new set of unprecedented sanctions, including the imposition of a novel oil price cap, meant to stop Russia selling oil above $60 a barrel. But Russia seems to be able to get everything it needs to keep the war going. Justine expects enforcement action to unfold as the year progresses."We're entering into a much more aggressive phase regarding the price cap, we've got new price capacitation requirements, we've had a flurry of new guidance. We're probably going to see this play out in terms of more enforcement, and I think this year is going to be pretty informative in terms of how the oil price cap will end up being in terms of a longer-term tool," Justine told Compliance Clarified.Justine emphasized the importance of Executive Order 14114, signed last year by President Biden, which ratchets up secondary sanction risk for non-U.S. financial institutions which give direct support to Russia's military-industrial base but also for indirect assistance, such as facilitating customers' dealings or providing services to customer transactions related to Russia's military-industrial base.Justine explained the convergence of export controls with anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance. She emphasized the need for financial institutions to be proactive in identifying sensitive technologies and strategic trade, which are increasingly becoming a focus for the Group of Seven governments."One of the big challenges is this merger between export control requirements, AML and sanctions. There's been more of a nexus between AML and sanctions, but the nexus with export controls has not been there to what we're now seeing is being asked. We're seeing much greater expectations from governments, that financial institutions will become more proactive in their thinking around their role in sensitive technology, strategic trade, export control, and that is a whole area of speciality in itself" Justine said.Links:ACAMS's Global Threat Report: https://www.acamstoday.org/global-afc-threats-report/INSIGHT: Latest U.S. warnings to foreign banks doing significant Russia business may herald sanctionsenforcement action Inside Paywall: http://go-ri.tr.com/3ZIw6BOutside Paywall: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I899083B0DCA811EE925AD4411E508A2D/INSIGHT:-Latest-U.S.-warnings-to-foreign-banks-doing-significant-Russia-business-may-herald-sanctions-enforcement-action-07-03-2024U.S. targets Russian "malign activities" linked to Wagner Group in Central African Republic: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I87D16B80DD8D11EE985CDDFFB3F5522A/U.S.-targets-Russian-'malign-activities'-linked-to-Wagner-Group-in-Central-African-Republic-11-03-2024EU sanctions: new rules to crack down on violations | News | European Parliament: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240308IPR19002/eu-sanctions-new-rules-to-crack-down-on-violationsPrevious episodes:Season 10, Episode 5: How Mekong region organized crime built a global cryptocurrency money laundering network: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-10-episode-5-how-mekong-region-organized-crime/id1548510826?i=1000646371712Season 9, Episode 8: Hamas, terrorist financing and the U.S. response to the 7 October attack: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-9-episode-8-hamas-terrorist-financing-and-the-u/id1548510826?i=1000635015943Series 9, Episode 3: North Korea, Russia, crypto and changing attitudes to sanctions in Asia: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/series-9-episode-3-north-korea-russia-crypto-and/id1548510826?i=1000631061413Contact us:[email protected] information about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/14/202433 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 10, Episode 7: International Women's Day 2024: Navigating the backlash

Welcome to Compliance Clarified's 100th episode!This week Rachel Wolcott, senior editor and Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor in London speak to a specialguest Ann Francke Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute in London, a professional body for management and leadership. This International Women's Day podcast looks at the backlash that's hit efforts to get women into the workplace and on an equal footing. We focus on financial services, but this is an issue that reverberates throughout society. In financial services, there has been a backlash against environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and despite a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion, such efforts have stalled. Fear of ESG and D&I has been conflated into an anti-woke and in some places, anti-woman agenda and with some politicians and pundits describing measures to tackle climate change and inequality as a societal risk. Equality initiatives are also some of the first to get cut when things get tough.The Chartered Management Institute, for example, found that one in three male managers (31%) think that too much effort is going into ensuring workplace gender balance. So, how do companies, financial services firms and regulators who want to take D&I or ESG forward stand up to the political and societal backlash?More on Ann:She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. In 2020, Ann was awarded an OBE for services to workplace equality. Ann is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. Her book (https://amzn.eu/d/bCRewdP) on gender balance - Create a Gender-balanced Workplace, published in September 2019.Links to previous International Women's Day podcasts:2023 Season 7, Episode 7: International Women’s Day special: How to ensure diversity and inclusion initiatives deliver meaningful outcomes - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-7-episode-7-international-womens-day-special/id1548510826?i=10006032625242022 Season 4, Episode 6: Celebrating International Women's Day -https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-4-episode-6-celebrating-international-womens-day/id1548510826?i=1000553278776 Contact [email protected]@thomsonreuters.comMore information about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/7/202426 minutes, 51 seconds
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Season 10, Episode 6: Insider dealing lists: lessons from a conviction

In Episode 6 of Season 10, Helen Parry, senior Regulatory Intelligence Expert speaks to Rachel Wolcott, senior editor about the UK Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) recent success in securing an insider dealing conviction. The FCA's enforcement co-heads—Therese Chambers and Steve Smart --have used this conviction to reassert the regulator's intention to get tough on insider dealing. A previous enforcement head said the same thing in 2015. Rachel asks Helen what is different this time.Helen explains some of the issues the recent conviction raises about insider dealing list managementand the loopholes those convicted of market abuse or insider dealing think they are taking advantage ofwhen trading illegally. For example, Mohammed Zina, whom the FCA convicted this month, argued hewas not insider dealing, because he was not on an insider list. That argument did not stand up in courtand Helen offers listeners examples of other similar failed defence arguments. Helen and Rachel talkthrough two recent FCA Market Watch newsletters related to market abuse and insider dealing andtouch on some updates to the UK's criminal insider dealing regime.LinksHelen on the Zina/Goldman case: COLUMN: Ex-Goldman Sachs conflicts resolution group analystconvicted of insider dealing http://go-ri.tr.com/b4UU6KHelen on Insider dealing and organised crime:COLUMN: More connections emerge between criminal insider dealing cases in courts in the UK, US andFrance ( January 2020) http://go-ri.tr.com/Oc83BsCOLUMN: Insider dealing appeal throws more light on international networks of convicted day traderhttp://go-ri.tr.com/Q3SjuhRex vs Mohammed Zina sentencing remarks: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/R-v-Zina.pdfEXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE INSIDER DEALING (SECURITIES AND REGULATED MARKETS)ORDER 2023 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2023/582/pdfs/uksiem_20230582_en_001.pdfMarket Watch 76, flying and printing https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/newsletters/market-watch-76Market Watch 77, insider dealing by organized criminal groups: https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/newsletters/market-watch-77Compliance Clarified Series 9, Episode 1: UK Financial Conduct Authority's enforcement arm: "all basescovered"or "highly unsatisfactory"?: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/series-9-episode-1-uk-financial-conduct-authoritys/id1548510826?i=1000629486982 Contact [email protected]@thomsonreuters.comMore information about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/29/202427 minutes, 11 seconds
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Season 10, Episode 5: How Mekong region organized crime built a global cryptocurrency money laundering network

Industrial scale money laundering originating in Southeast Asia's Mekong region has gone global. It's the infrastructure that handles the proceeds of pig butchering scams, child pornography, trade in human body parts, illegal gambling, drug trafficking and people trafficking. Cross-border crime networks fueled by cryptocurrency is linking the world's most dangerous criminals and allowing them to scale up and automate money laundering. This activity is increasingly linked to terrorist financing as well as sanctions evasion.In this episode Helen Chan, Regulatory Intelligence expert joins Rachel Wolcott, senior editor to discuss the scale and scope of crypto money-laundering-as-a-service and its origins in Southeast Asia's gambling industry. Helen and Rachel talk listeners through how crypto exchanges may be using regulatory arbitrage to get licensed, which in turn can open the door to organized crime groups. To date China and the U.S. have mounted the strongest regulatory and enforcement response, while other jurisdictions like the UK and the European Union seem to be operating on an outdated assumption that crypto money laundering is low risk. Links:UN Office on Drugs and Crime report: Casinos, Money Laundering, Underground Banking and Transnational Organized Crime in East and Southeast Asia: A hidden and accelerating threat: https://www.unodc.org/roseap/uploads/documents/Publications/2024/Casino_Underground_Banking_Report_2024.pdfANALYSIS: Highspeed wash: how organized crime's global crypto, gambling networks automated money launderingInside paywall: http://go-ri.tr.com/09c1JaOutside paywall https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I7F1F59A0CF4811EE95DBBC91F36F90D4 KYC: Firms marketing super-fast customer onboarding vulnerable to account-opening, mule attacks: https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/investigation-fraud-and-risk/kyc-update-customer-on-boarding/ IMPACT ANALYSIS: Fake regulators and VATPs surface on new fraud front in Hong Kong: http://go-ri.tr.com/VYGpP2 COLUMN: China’s crackdown on "pig butchering" invites domestic crypto scrutiny: http://go-ri.tr.com/kRawN7 Reuters report on Alvin Chau, Macao gambling tycoon: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/macau-court-sentences-junket-mogul-18-years-jail-tvb-2023-01-18/Connecting Chinese and American Scam Victims: https://www.chainargos.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Connecting-Chinese-and-American-Scam-Victims-9-January-2024.pdfCrypto exchange HTX's Seychelles strike off complicates asset recovery efforts, increases compliance risk for partner firms: http://go-ri.tr.com/htRT2h https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7118129918885961729/ Contact us:[email protected]@thomsonreuters.com Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/22/202435 minutes, 38 seconds
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Series 10, Episode 4: Bribery and corruption outlook in the U.S. and UK for 2024

Bribery and corruption are set to head the agenda for law enforcers and corporate compliance departments in 2024, with a raft of new statutes and orders making for a particularly demanding environment. The UK's Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, passed in October 2023, is the most important British legal reform on economic crime, fraud, bribery and corruption in more than a century.In the United States, the Treasury Department in December 2023 outlined plans to target corruption in 2024. To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, Treasury published a fact sheet detailing its plans to tighten the U.S. anti-money-laundering regime. It will also continue providing guidance to help financial institutions detect and report corruption-linked activity.In this episode, Brett Wolf, U.S. anti-money-laundering reporter for Regulatory Intelligence, and Nick Kochan, a freelance journalist, join Alexander Robson, managing editor, to discuss the legislative agenda and its implications for anti-corruption professionals. They also address the likely direction of the Serious Fraud Office under its new director, as well as upcoming elections in the UK and United States.Regulatory Intelligence published outlook pieces throughout January, including one on bribery and corruption.LinksEconomic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2023/56/enactedH.R.4737 - Foreign Extortion Prevention Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4737?s=1&r=29Behind the Regulatory Intelligence paywallOUTLOOK 2024-Bribery and corruption high on law enforcement agenda in UK, U.S.: http://go-ri.tr.com/VpZMGsFACT SHEET: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACTIONS TO PREVENT AND DISRUPT CORRUPTION: http://go-ri.tr.com/vPjf5OContact us:[email protected]@[email protected]://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/8/202422 minutes, 43 seconds
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Series 10, Episode 3: See you in court! The SEC and spot bitcoin ETFs

When it comes to crypto regulation the United States is a global outlier because the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Gary Gensler its chief executive, steadfastly believe crypto assets are securities as defined by current legislation. Where the SEC sees issues, it pursues crypto businesses through the courts and in turn, sometimes companies sue the regulator.Litigation, not regulation, is how spot bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF) came to launch in mid-January despite SEC objections. Grayscale Investments sued the SEC last year after it refused its application to convert its Bitcoin trust into an ETF. The SEC declined to appeal and ultimately approved 11 ETF applications at the same time.In this episode, Todd Ehret, senior regulatory expert in the U.S. and Rachel Wolcott senior editor in London discuss spot BTC ETFs' launch, the SEC's Twitter fail, ETF fee wars, custody and what firms selling these products should be aware of in terms of customer suitability.Regulatory Intelligence published outlook pieces throughout January, including for crypto. Please see the link below for our rundown of crypto regulatory developments in the U.S., UK, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong.LinksINSIGHT: Compliance considerations for broker-dealers and investment advisers surrounding Bitcoin ETFs: www.regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IA098EF20BA3E11EEAE81D84738F78F00OUTLOOK 2024-Litigation vs regulation; divide opens between U.S. and rest of the world on approach to crypto: http://go-ri.tr.com/kiapX5Compliance Clarified Season 9, Episode 10: Cross-border crypto fraud enforcement and the globalization of money laundering as a service: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-9-episode-10-cross-border-crypto-fraud-enforcement/id1548510826?i=1000637022734Tether and pig butchering: chainargos.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Connecting-Chinese-and-American-Scam-Victims-9-January-2024.pdfCasinos and cryptocurrency: Major drivers of money laundering, underground banking, and cyberfraud in East and Southeast Asia: unodc.org/roseap/en/2024/casinos-casinos-cryptocurrency-underground-banking/story.html Contact us:[email protected]@thomsonreuters.com Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/1/202431 minutes, 18 seconds
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Series 10, Episode 2: The state of sustainability regulation in the U.S. in 2024

In this episode, Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor at Regulatory Intelligence is joined by Henry Engler, senior editor, to discuss what is happening with climate reporting for U.S. financial firms.Uncertainty looms large over sustainability regulation at the Federal level. The possible return to the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump and two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and their likely effect on climate rules in the financial sector are discussed.At the State level it is a different picture. California lawmakers passing California SB-253 Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB253) and SB-261 Greenhouse gases: climate-related financial risk Act (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB261) mean there is a lot for compliance, legal and risk professionals to be getting on with.Henry sets out what firms need to be doing now to ensure they are ready for the new rules by 2026. LinksRecording of Henry Stern speaking on a panel at COP28: www.youtube.com/live/lGTasIEUmzA?feature=shareESG: Navigating past the noise by Henry Engler, Lindsey Rogerson and Yixiang Zeng can be downloaded here: www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/esg/esg-navigating-past-the-noise/Green House Gas Protocol: https://ghgprotocol.org/scope-3-calculation-guidance-2 Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
1/25/202421 minutes, 4 seconds
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Series 10, Episode 1: 10 things compliance officers must consider in 2024 – EU and UK

In this episode, Trond Vagen, European correspondent at Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert, to discuss the challenges that face compliance officers in 2024.2023 was a mix of geopolitical unrest and economic instability. The conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East continued to influence world economies. The year started with a mini banking crisis as Silicon Valley Bank, First Republic, Signature Bank and Credit Suisse all failed resulting in changes to regulations to prevent future failures.Emerging risks added new dimensions to a compliance officer’s workload. The development of cryptoassets continued with the headline event being the collapse of crypto exchange FTX and the prosecution of its owner Sam Bankman Fried. Regulators pursued the achievement of environmental targets and preparations for operational resilience regulations within firms progressed at pace.The rapid development of artificial intelligence solutions acted as a “double-edged sword” for compliance officers. On the one hand, the regulatory environment developed at different speeds in different jurisdictions and on the other, the use of AI solutions to streamline compliance tasks cannot be ignored by compliance officers, at a time when investment in the compliance function may be limited.All this set against changes to the more traditional compliance areas of culture and conduct, product development and financial promotions, financial crime prevention, trading and selling regulations and post-sale customer-focused operational processes.These issues remain regulatory risks in the new year with the outcome of regulatory developments due in 2024.Links:OPINION: 10 things compliance officers must consider in 2024 – EU and UK: https://regintel.thomsonreuters.com/#accelus/ri/%7B%22location%22%3A%22%23ri%2Fdocument%2FI38B04440AEDF11EE869FF1A8839232E7%2Fview%22%7D Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
1/18/202423 minutes, 20 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 11: Key takeaways from Week 1 of COP28 for financial firms

The United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28) is underway in Dubai. Past COPs have led to governmental initiatives that have real consequences for financial services businesses in their day-to-day operations. Transition plans and internationally agreed sustainable reporting standards are two examples of this.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Alexander Robson, managing editor of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, is joined from Dubai by Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, to discuss the key initiatives emerging from COP28 and what they will likely mean for financial market participants.The discussion includes the methane pledge and what that will mean for asset managers and banks' lending books, and the significance of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCOs) consultation of 21 good practices for integrity in carbon markets. It also considers some of the emerging winners in terms of asset managers winning multi-billion-dollar investment mandates.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics that affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often challenging regulatory environment. It considers the significant challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.The podcast is available on Google, Apple & SpotifyAdditional resources:Navigating Past the Noise Report from Thomson Reuters: www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2023/12/ESG_Navigating-Past-the-Noise.pdfAsset managers with proven green credentials to benefit from wall of money: http://go-ri.tr.com/qEbXTICentral banks announce task force on adaptation finance: http://go-ri.tr.com/tZIsYMNet Zero Banking Alliance unveils transition finance metrics to help banks better report on decarbonisation efforts: http://go-ri.tr.com/J9bIfxCFTC consults on voluntary carbon derivatives, as voluntary framework reached on environmental offset standards: http://go-ri.tr.com/WWCVNtIOSCO consults on good practices to promote integrity in voluntary carbon markets: http://go-ri.tr.com/2qPwFgIFRS launches sustainable knowledge hub at COP28: http://go-ri.tr.com/gEoJIo Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
12/7/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Season 9, Episode 10: Cross-border crypto fraud enforcement and the globalization of money laundering as a service

Former crypto chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried's guilty verdict stemming from the FTX fraud and collapse already seems like old news in a period of serious enforcement action related to crypto scams and industry misconduct.This tenth episode of season nine brings together Helen Chan, regulatory intelligence expert in Hong Kong and Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in the UK to unpack themes emerging from recent initiatives from Chinese law enforcement, Europol, and U.S. regulators as well as the Department of Justice and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen).There has been that $4 billion Binance mega enforcement in the U.S. which saw the chief executive forced to step down, pay a $50 million fine, and potentially face jail time. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week brought charges against Kraken, adding to the number of crypto exchanges facing U.S. enforcement action.Not to be left out, Europol recently issued a big report on money laundering that focused in part on crypto. It too has been busy working with EU member states as well as the U.S. to take out crypto mixers and deal with crypto-related money laundering and fraud.Helen and Rachel also discuss the proliferation of money laundering as a service amongst organized crime gangs and their use of crypto. The episode starts with a look at Chinese law enforcement's efforts to take down pig butchering gangs and ends with Helen's advice to compliance officers navigating this increasingly complex landscape.LinksChina's crackdown on "pig butchering" invites domestic crypto scrutiny: www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_chinas-crackdown-on-pig-butchering-activity-7135118841197576193-K62M?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktopHong Kong's SFC silent on HTX legal troubles as banished exchange operates freely in the city: www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_htx-operations-hong-kong-activity-7123519728999927808-0FJI?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktopUK FCA signed off registered crypto's change-in-control to e-money firm fined for sanctions breaches, linked to Ukrainian PEPs and fraud: www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7120708996084195328/Crypto exchange HTX's Seychelles strike-off complicates asset recovery efforts, increases compliance risk for partner firms: www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7118129918885961729/SPECIAL REPORT-How "pig butchering" scams have emerged as a billion-dollar crypto industry: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I0E082C3089FA11EE8156BA093D3C55E7The other side of the coin: Europol analysis of financial and economic crime: www.europol.europa.eu/cms/sites/default/files/documents/The%20Other%20Side%20of%20the%20Coin%20-%20Analysis%20of%20Financial%20and%20Economic%20Crime%20%28EN%29.pdfSEC charges Kraken for Operating as an Unregistered Securities Exchange, Broker, Dealer, and Clearing Agency: /www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2023-237 Contact us:[email protected]@Thomsonreuters.comFor more information about Regulatory Intelligence, click here: legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
11/30/202333 minutes, 47 seconds
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Season 9, Episode 9: OPBAS plus? UK professional body supervisors and AML supervision reform

This episode features a special guest Michelle Giddings, head of anti-money laundering at the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Giddings joins Rachel Wolcott, senior editor at Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence in London.TRRI usually covers anti-money laundering (AML) strictly from a financial services viewpoint. However, with the focus on accountants' and law firms' role in preventing financial crime like money laundering and sanctions evasion since the advent of the Ukraine war and now the war in Gaza, it is instructive to look at how these professionals are supervised in the UK.Five years ago, the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervisors (OPBAS) was established to supervise the 25 professional body supervisors in the legal and accountancy sector of which the ICAEW is one. OPBAS is part of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).The OPBAS approach has been criticised from lawmakers as not being robust enough to manage AML risks arising from accounting and law firms. The most recent OPBAS report in April, however found improvements but said many professional body supervisors were falling short of expectations.The UK government is considering changing its approach to supervising professional services firms like accountants and lawyers for anti-money laundering purposes. One of the options on the table is eliminating OPBAS and moving to a single regulator or a consolidated professional body supervisor—which could see one regulator supervising 100,000 firms.Giddings talks Compliance Clarified through the ICAEW's response to the government's consultation on professional body supervisory reform, criticism of professional body supervisors' performance, ICAEW thematic review of money laundering reporting officers (MLRO) as well as its annual review of AML supervision. LINKS:ICAEW Consultation response: Supervisory Reform consultation response (icaew.com) Role of the Money Laundering Reporting officer: www.icaew.com/regulation/aml-supervision/aml-thematic-reviews/the-role-of-the-money-laundering-reporting-officer2022/23 anti-money laundering supervision report: www.icaew.com/regulation/aml-supervision/anti-money-laundering-supervision-reportUK Government consultation: Reforming anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing supervision: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-anti-money-laundering-and-counter-terrorism-financing-supervision AML: UK professional body supervisors focused on boosting SARs quality, information sharing http://go-ri.tr.com/nRE5uKContact [email protected] more information about Regulatory Intelligence, click here: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligenceCompliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer. Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion. Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
11/23/202344 minutes, 22 seconds
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Season 9, Episode 8: Hamas, terrorist financing and the U.S. response to the 7 October attack

This episode of Compliance Clarified brings together Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London and Brett Wolf, senior anti-money laundering editor for the Americas to discuss Hamas, terrorist financing and the U.S. response to the 7 October attack.It has been a little over a month since Hamas fighters launched a brutal attack on Israel, unleashing a war, and leaving thousands of civilians dead. The attack took Israel and the world by surprise and raised questions about whether enough attention is being paid to terrorist financing in the Middle East and beyond.In this episode, Brett and Rachel talk through actions various U.S. agencies have taken in response to Hamas' attack to address and describe their financing activities to financial institutions and others who unwittingly or willingly are enabling funds to flow to Hamas.Topics covered include:Hamas’ current fundingNew U.S. sanctions and policy responsesHamas money flows red flagsDisputed role of crypto in financingThis episode was recorded before the UK imposed new sanctions on Hamas on 14 November.Links:Outside paywallU.S. Treasury issues additional Hamas sanctions alongside UK, meets with the private sector:https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IDC26C880832211EE918ACE7D4282A8B3U.S. Treasury, Commerce Departments urge financial institutions to police export control evasion worldwide:https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IFD79AB107CDD11EE918ACE7D4282A8B3Inside paywallU.S. Treasury Department issues alert on Hamas money flows, shares 'red flags': http://go-ri.tr.com/XhT6BPU.S. Treasury official lays out a three-pronged approach to combat Hamas financing, including financial institutions' role: http://go-ri.tr.com/wA1rvN U.S. Treasury targets Hamas 'secret investment portfolio' in response to attack on Israel: http://go-ri.tr.com/PmPeXZU.S. Treasury moves to designate crypto mixers a 'primary' laundering concern under PATRIOT Act authority: http://go-ri.tr.com/ST0DV1 Contact [email protected]@thomsonreuters.com Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
11/16/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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Season 9, Episode 7: Singapore police unveils S$2.8 billion biggest money laundering ring

Singaporean police conducted a nationwide raid (http://go-ri.tr.com/7Nm3aO) and arrested 10 ethnic-Chinese businessmen on Aug. 15. The police seized more than S$2.8 billion, making it one of the world's biggest money laundering cases (https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/assets-seized-singapore-money-laundering-case-now-2-bln-minister-2023-10-03/). In this episode, Nathan Lynch, Asia managing editor, and Yixiang Zeng, reporter in Singapore, discuss how the case began back in 2021 when the authorities were alerted by banks via suspicious transaction reports (http://go-ri.tr.com/0Aeefi) and then the police started investigating these alerts.This case is also part of a broader campaign by Asian governments to counter a huge surge in money laundering linked to organised crime. Against this backdrop, the Singaporean government is setting up an inter-ministerial committee (http://go-ri.tr.com/K6Q9E8), which will help revamp the country's financial system and strengthen its anti-money laundering regime.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics which affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.Programme notesSingapore says $2 billion in assets seized in money laundering case (Reuters): https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/assets-seized-singapore-money-laundering-case-now-2-bln-minister-2023-10-03/#:~:text=Simultaneous%20raids%20in%20mid%2DAugust,jewellery%20worth%20S%241%20billion.Suspects back in court over Singapore's swoop on major money laundering ring (Reuters): https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/suspects-back-court-over-singapores-swoop-major-money-laundering-ring-2023-08-30/Bungalows, cars seized in Singapore's billion-dollar swoop on money laundering (Reuters): https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/bungalows-cars-seized-singapores-billion-dollar-swoop-money-laundering-2023-08-17/MAS will not tolerate the abuse of our financial system for illicit activities (MAS press release): https://www.mas.gov.sg/news/media-releases/2023/mas-will-not-tolerate-the-abuse-of-our-financial-system-for-illicit-activities Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
11/9/202314 minutes, 32 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 6: Whistleblower protections demand scrutiny in separation and confidentiality agreements

Whistleblower cases have re-emerged in a growing share of enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC Chair Gary Gensler and Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal have emphasized the need to protect individuals who report misconduct. Last week, Grewal said, "The SEC's whistleblower program is a critical part of our enforcement efforts. Each year we receive thousands of whistleblower tips, and throughout the history of the program, those tips have resulted in billions in monetary recovery."In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Todd Ehret, senior regulatory intelligence expert for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Richard Satran, senior correspondent for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, where they discuss the current round of whistleblower enforcement actions from the SEC.Since the implementation of the SEC's whistleblower program under Section 922 (http://go-ri.tr.com/iEXjLU) of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2011, the SEC has awarded more than $1 billion to whistleblowers who have submitted tips regarding securities violations that have resulted in numerous enforcement actions.Securities Exchange Act Rule 21F-17(a) (http://go-ri.tr.com/N6wOnr) states, "No person may take any action to impede an individual from communicating directly with the Commission staff about a possible securities law violation, including enforcing, or threatening to enforce, a confidentiality agreement with respect to such communications."The SEC Office of Examinations (http://go-ri.tr.com/Q8XtDG), in a 2016 alert, warned that, at minimum, in any examinations, it will review for whistleblower rule violations in compliance manuals, codes of ethics, employment agreements, and severance agreements.Many of the enforcement actions involve the language used in separation and non-disclosure agreements. In a 2016 enforcement action involving Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company allegedly included very broad non-disclosure language in its separation agreements, asking employees to "keep in strict secrecy and confidence any and all unique, confidential and/or proprietary information" belonging to the company. Even though this agreement did not prohibit whistleblower communications with the SEC expressly, the lack of a carve-out citing whistleblower protections was still enough for the SEC to flag it as a Rule 21F-17(a) violation.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics that affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the significant challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.The podcast is available on Google, Apple, and Spotify.Additional Resources:Loophole in FCA whistle-blowing rules leaves regulator "disconnected," says lawmaker: http://go-ri.tr.com/2OkJvjSEC targets separation and severance agreements that impede whistleblowers: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IB012302073DE11EEB0FFC2B000B13E50For more information about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence head to: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/ Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
11/2/202317 minutes, 10 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 5: Does Australia's senior management accountability go FAR enough?

Australian financial institutions and their senior executives are preparing for a new Financial Accountability Regime, which will bring in a UK-style framework for senior management accountability. Under the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR), institutions will need to establish an accountability map for their directors and senior executives along with an array of conduct and compliance obligations. The object of the FAR is to impose a tougher accountability framework for the banking, insurance and superannuation industries and their directors and most senior and influential executives. Financial institutions will need to understand the requirements of the legislation and executive need to understand how they may be held accountable for their decisions and compliance failures. But will the laws be effective? Do they lack teeth? And will they genuinely improve conduct across the financial sector, in line with the recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission. In this episode of Compliance Clarified we have Nathan Lynch, Asia-Pacific manager for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence (TRRI), in discussion with Niall Coburn, a TRRI regulatory expert based in Brisbane, Australia.Related Reading:IMPACT ANALYSIS: Financial Accountability Regime looming for Australian firms and their senior executives: http://go-ri.tr.com/HxMybvIMPACT ANALYSIS: Australia regulators preparing for Financial Accountability Regime — firms on notice: http://go-ri.tr.com/He0KT6Regulators to continue focus on holding individuals to account, despite mixed results of previous years: http://go-ri.tr.com/s65YX4PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Poking the BEAR - Australia striving for executive accountability: http://go-ri.tr.com/VzqezaDevelopments in individual accountability: UK, Australia and Hong Kong: http://go-ri.tr.com/bDgqX1OPINION: Senior manager regimes: reasonableness the flaw to accountability: http://go-ri.tr.com/UH1x7U Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
10/26/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 4: The FCA and its difficulties of dealing with whistleblowing

The Financial Conduct Authority mistakenly told a whistleblower they were "no longer entitled to the protections offered under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998," (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/23/contents) after it gave permission for their name to be disclosed to their former employer. The mistake went uncorrected for six months and was overlooked by the Complaints Commissioner in August.In this episode, Alexander Robson and Lindsey Rogerson discuss the regulator's apology and the FCA's apparent lack of enforcement action against firms which have acknowledged failures in their whistle-blowing procedures, as well as how the regulator could be more transparent in the quarterly data set it produces on individuals who have made protected disclosures.They close out the podcast with an assessment of the likelihood of an update to the UK's 25-year-old employment protections for whistleblowers.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics which affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.Programme notesFCA apologises to whistleblower admits PIDA mistake article: http://go-ri.tr.com/rz6ot5Protect's draft bill: https://trten-my.sharepoint.com/personal/lindsey_rogerson_thomsonreuters_com/Documents/Draft-WB-Bill-v16-June-2021.pdf%20(amazonaws.com)The APPG for whistle-blowing's draft bill: https://trten-my.sharepoint.com/personal/lindsey_rogerson_thomsonreuters_com/Documents/4d9b72_4490728b5bc747e28770ed8efbe475e3.pdf%20(appgwhistleblowing.co.uk)Wells Fargo employment tribunal article on Regulatory Intelligence: http://go-ri.tr.com/2OkJvj2019 article on FCA probing Royal Bank of Canada over employment tribunal article: http://go-ri.tr.com/1YInqdRegulatory Intelligence special report on whistle-blowing July 2023: http://go-ri.tr.com/1YInqd Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
10/19/202319 minutes, 27 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 3: North Korea, Russia, crypto and changing attitudes to sanctions in Asia

This episode of Compliance Clarified brings together Helen Chan, Regulatory Intelligence's regulatory expert in Hong Kong and Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London to discuss what closer ties between North Korea and Russia mean for sanctions and compliance officials. Helen and Rachel delve into the growing entanglement between secondary sanctions risk and cryptocurrencies. Crypto exchanges and services—Tornado Cash, Bitzlato-- have been sanctioned or closed for helping sanctioned entities launder assets. North Korean cybercriminals use the crypto universe to generate income, hide it and then cash it out with impunity. All those assets are going into the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme. It is not just crypto though. North Korea is adept at using shell companies and exploiting corrupt officials to access the international financial system to supply the country with what it needs to further its WMD ambitions. Helen talks through British American Tobacco's recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for North Korean sanctions violations and other cases that demonstrate what is at stake for companies and financial institutions. At the same time, Asian countries like Singapore and Japan are implementing their own unilateral regimes. Japan for example has implemented trade and economic sanctions against Russia which it intends to enforce robustly. That is a departure from the status quo that compliance officers need to consider carefully. Links Closer Russia/North Korea ties merges two sanctions worlds, creates refuge for stolen cryptoassets: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I3A612A40620C11EEA33AE89A432BD9D5 COLUMN: Unilateral sanctions regimes take off in Japan, Singapore: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IFB452A40681511EE80EAED51AC57F6AF OFAC Sanctions: https://ofac.treasury.gov/recent-actions/20230831 UN Panel of Experts North Korea reports https://www.securitycouncilreport.org/un_documents_type/sanctions-committee-documents/?ctype=DPRK%20%28North%20Korea%29&cbtype=dprk-north-korea DPRK Reports Database (free to use!)https://dprk-reports.org/ Contact us! [email protected] [email protected] For more information about Regulatory Intelligence, click here: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
10/12/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 2: Fincen's U.S. beneficial ownership database--inching closer to transparency

Compliance Clarified's second episode of season 9 brings together Rachel Wolcott, senior editor and Brett Wolf, senior anti-money laundering editor for the Americas to discuss the state of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FINCEN) beneficial ownership register. The register has been years in the making as the United States has slowly come around to implementing the Financial Action Taskforce's (FATF) recommendations 24 and 25. Those address transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and legal arrangements. That includes ensuring that accurate and up-to-date basic and beneficial ownership information is available to competent authorities in a timely fashion.The U.S., like other countries, has resisted complying with these requirements. Lawmakers and special interest groups have lobbied against the register, but reporting beneficial ownership will become a requirement as 1 January, 2024. Companies formed in 2024 will have a little extra time.There are still questions to be answered in terms of how compliance will be achieved and what kind of access FINCEN will provide to the register.LinksU.S. Treasury 'going all out' to inform firms about beneficial ownership reporting requirement -officialOutside paywall: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IFA40F5D0622411EEA33AE89A432BD9D5U.S. Treasury proposes extended beneficial ownership reporting deadline for companies formed in 2024: http://go-ri.tr.com/6crkwfOutside paywall: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I432105405D6D11EEA33AE89A432BD9D5U.S. Treasury bureau releases beneficial ownership reporting guide, industry displeased: http://go-ri.tr.com/RVuobmU.S. Treasury's 'beneficial ownership' rulemaking harshly criticized during House hearing: http://go-ri.tr.com/GgTKOqContact [email protected]@thomsonreuters.comFor more information about Regulatory Intelligence head to: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
10/5/202325 minutes, 59 seconds
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Series 9, Episode 1: UK Financial Conduct Authority's enforcement arm: "all bases covered" or "highly unsatisfactory"?

Compliance Clarified's first episode of season 9 brings together Alexander Robson, managing editor, Helen Parry, senior regulatory expert and Rachel Wolcott, senior editor to discuss the state of UK Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) enforcement and markets oversight division.Does it have "all bases covered" as Therese Chambers, its new co-executive director for enforcement said in a speech? Or is its approach and execution of enforcement cases, to use the words of an Upper Tribunal judge, "highly unsatisfactory"?Chambers and Steve Smart, the other co-executive director, have their work cut out for them. The 621-strong department is currently running 577 cases and 200 odd investigations. Cases are taking years to complete and a few recent Upper Tribunal judgments have gone against it and highlighted the department's errors and issues. Will the FCA close cases and focus, or open even more investigations?For more information about Regulatory Intelligence please see: www.legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence Links:Julius Baer story: http://go-ri.tr.com/qQc7wABlueCrest storieshttp://go-ri.tr.com/qQc7wAhttp://go-ri.tr.com/0olu4Nhttp://go-ri.tr.com/fWunnjhttp://go-ri.tr.com/hGFF7rGopee judgment: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2023/881.htmlOutside the paywall:UK FCA closed 37 enforcement cases in Q1; new leadership faces big challenges https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I838002305C6911EEA33AE89A432BD9D5Contact [email protected]@[email protected] Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
9/28/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 10, Series 8: Artificial Intelligence in compliance: opportunities, pitfalls, and the regulatory response

In episode 10 of season 8 of Compliance Clarified, Helen Chan, Regulatory Intelligence's Hong Kong-based expert and Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London discuss artificial intelligence in compliance. To say there has been a lot of hype around AI and generative AI is an understatement. ChatGPT, in particular, has captured the public's imagination. It is simultaneously hailed as transformational technology and a weapon of mass destruction. So what's in it for compliance officers? Helen and Rachel take listeners through some of the trends and use cases they are seeing in financial services and compliance for both deterministic and generative AI. They sketch out how regulators globally have responded to AI. Finally, they set ChatGPT for some simple compliance tasks to see how it performs. Spoiler: Chatbots are not going to take over compliance departments anytime soon. This is the last episode of season 8. We'll be back in September! Links: Impact Analysis: Regulators in Asia lay down the foundation for regulation of AI ethics:  http://go-ri.tr.com/aWnKkV Insight: China, EU and U.S. regulators ponder generative AI regulations, offer compliance considerations for businesses: http://go-ri.tr.com/JDlPO1 Generative AI: Five use cases for compliance: http://go-ri.tr.com/aeOBkB Expert AI is needed to deliver the accuracy required to automate compliance tasks; ChatGPT applications are limited Outside paywall: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I563E94301B4111EEBE2AEF7C693C2154 Ten things new AI apps such as ChatGPT can do to 'augment' compliance -FINRA conferencehttp://go-ri.tr.com/Z0fFDU Contact us: Helen Chan (HK):[email protected] Rachel Wolcott (UK):[email protected] For more information about Regulatory Intelligencehttps://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence   Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
7/20/202332 minutes, 37 seconds
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Series 8, Episode 9: The UK FCA's Consumer Duty, what does it all mean?

The Financial Conduct Authority's much-trumpeted Consumer Duty comes into effect on July 31. An amendment to the Financial Services Act in 2021 in the House of Lords gave the regulator a year to bring in rules concerning the level of care firms provide to consumers. This turned into the Consumer Duty and last July the FCA set out its rules. The FCA has issued an unprecedented set of guidance on the duty.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, managing editor Alex Robson talks to senior editor Lindsey Rogerson and Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert, about what the duty is, what it means for firms and whether the industry is ready and what is next. The critical question is whether the lives of consumers will be improved and how quickly will the regulator move to enforcement where it finds failings.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics which affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.Programme notesFrom behind Regulatory Intelligence paywall: Open banking tech helping financial firms with Consumer Duty compliance -vendors: http://go-ri.tr.com/g6jPrPDecades' high interest rates, Consumer Duty put focus on vulnerability assessments: http://go-ri.tr.com/g1vU0DFCA publishes 10 key questions for firms to test Consumer Duty readiness: http://go-ri.tr.com/k3RqIiNo paywallOne month to go for the Consumer Duty: https://www.fca.org.uk/news/news-stories/one-month-go-consumer-duty Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
7/13/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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Series 8, Episode 8: PwC in damage control following Australian tax policy "corruption" scandal

The Australian arm of consulting firm PwC is embroiled in an unprecedented political scandal following revelations that senior staff sold confidential information on government tax reforms to its multinational clients. PwC is defending allegations that it engaged in a deliberate multi-year strategy to cover up a breach of confidentiality in the tax leak scandal. The form stands accused of "monetising" confidential information that it obtained as a consultant to the government on laws to target multinational tax avoidance. The scandal has led to investigations from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the prospect of a referral to the new National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). PwC is also navigating a probe from the national accounting body, numerous Senate inquiries, and three internal reviews within PwC, including one led by its global leadership.The case has also cast a cloud over the firm's 900 partners in Australia and 10,000 staff, leaving the organisation in damage control mode. Peter Collins, PwC Australia's head of international tax, has been banned by the Tax Practitioners' Board (TPB) for his involvement in the scheme.In a bid to stem the losses, PwC now plans to sell off its government consulting business, which generates A$600 million in annual revenue, for A$1 to private equity group Allegro. It is estimated that 130 partners and 2,000 staff will leave to join the new entity.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Nathan Lynch discusses this unfolding corporate disaster with Niall Coburn, a lawyer and regulatory risk expert with Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence in Australia.IMPACT ANALYSIS: Consulting firms warn staff about ethics as PwC misconduct is referred to police: http://go-ri.tr.com/WAlKdrCOLUMN: Australian Senate hands down PwC report, as firm sells government consulting arm for A$1: http://go-ri.tr.com/UKcnL3OPINION: Culture crisis at PwC Australia offers uncomfortable reminders of past accounting scandals: http://go-ri.tr.com/jUlpM6COLUMN: Australian regulatory body investigates PwC over unethical conduct involving U.S. tech giants: http://go-ri.tr.com/7a6KopCOLUMN: Evidence reveals PwC's Australian partners and staff profited from unscrupulous tax leak: http://go-ri.tr.com/27gXDz Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
7/6/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Series 8, Episode 7: U.S. bank regulators step up stress testing post-SVB

U.S. banking regulators are homing in on more effective stress testing after admitting they were behind the curve in their supervision of Silicon Valley Bank.The bank collapsed in March, alongside Signature Bank, and was later joined by First Republic. Further problems are expected for smaller, regional banks, but regulators have to date seen off fears about a 2008-style financial crisis.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Alex Robson, managing editor in London, is joined by Henry Engler, senior editor in New York. They discuss recent comments by Michael Barr, vice chair of supervision at the Federal Reserve, about the steps that regulators are taking. The U.S. central bank is at the beginning of exploring how it can move more swiftly when its supervisors spot problems at banks outside crisis periods, he said."We're not an institution that moves quickly on supervisory issues," Barr told a recent panel in New York.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics which affect compliance officers at financial institutions and aims to help them navigate the often challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices.NY Fed official argues for tougher supervision after SVB collapse; bank executives need 'devil advocates' to challenge decisions (behind a paywall):http://go-ri.tr.com/D1HKvqhttps://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/speeches/2023/ost230617Federal Reserve’s review of Silicon Valley Bank failure (free to access): https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/bcreg20230428a.htmhttps://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/svb-review-20230428.pdfFed’s Jerome Powell on higher capital costs (free to access): https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/powell-strong-capital-is-central-importance-banks-2023-06-21/ Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
6/29/202316 minutes, 41 seconds
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Series 8, Episode 6: Suspicious activity reports surge; 2023 filings on pace for another record

Financial institutions in the United States are filing an exceptionally high volume of suspicious activity reports (SARs), with more than 3.6 million SARs submitted in 2022, a 57% increase over pre-pandemic (2019) levels. Additionally, suspicious activity reporting is on pace to set another annual record in 2023.A special report published recently by Thomson Reuters takes a deeper dive into the data offering valuable insight into critical areas of financial crime.A link to the report is available here:www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/investigation-fraud-and-risk/special-report-suspicious-activity-reports/In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Todd Ehret, Senior Regulatory Intelligence Expert at Thomson Reuters is joined by Brett Wolf, Senior AML Correspondent for Thomson Reuters. As co-authors of the report, Todd and Brett discuss some of the high-level findings of the report and probe critical issues such as financial crime, elder fraud, human exploitation, Covid-19 pandemic-related fraud, and terror financing.While SAR filings soared across virtually all categories of criminal activity, data shows significant spikes in check fraud, elder financial abuse, human exploitation, and government-related benefit scams. Vulnerable populations have grown in both size and susceptibility during the pandemic, especially migrants and the elderly.Although some observers attribute the SAR filing surge to advancements in detection technology and vigorous regulatory communication, data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) corroborates sharp, real-world increases in fraud across many categories.The report relies on data from January 2014 through the end of the first quarter of 2023, and was obtained from the FinCEN SARs database. The data is a helpful benchmark for financial institutions' risk, compliance, and anti-fraud leaders. It can be used to contrast internal data against broader market-affecting industry peers.The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers a wide range of topics which affect compliance officers at financial services firms and aims to help compliance professionals make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging best practices. Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
6/22/202322 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 5, Series 8: The FCA's track record on whistle-blowing

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it views whistleblowers as a valuable source of intelligence. But whistleblowers feel far from valued by the FCA, according to the findings of the regulator's own survey. In 2019, the FCA board commissioned a review of its whistle-blowing offering, which was delayed by the pandemic and published in May this year. The self-assessment found whistleblowers were dissatisfied with the FCA's offering. In response it has set out some changes it is going to make to improve whistleblowers' experience. In this episode of Compliance Clarified Alexander Robson is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott to discuss their special report on the regulator's approach to whistle-blowing and whistleblowers. The discussion covers the UK regulator's Principle 11 rethink over when firms are required to notify it of claims involving mistreatment of whistleblowers at the Employment Tribunal and the lack of enforcement cases taken under SYSC18. Programme notes: Link to special report outside the paywall: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I83AB3640FFB611EDBEBCFA0963B51F96 Link to special report for Regulatory Intelligence subscribers: http://go-ri.tr.com/OjIOEz Link to article on FCA backlog in assessing whistle-blowing reports from May 2022, http://go-ri.tr.com/5NBLVp Link to article setting out FCA’s previous stance on notification of Employment Tribunals, http://go-ri.tr.com/2OkJvj Link to article confirming RBC was under investigation in relation to treatment of John Banerjee http://go-ri.tr.com/1YInqd Link to article on Government review of whistle-blowing, http://go-ri.tr.com/0YKmSO Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. Listen to discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We cover the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk — anything and everything affecting the compliance function is up for discussion. Contact us: Alexander Robson: [email protected] Lindsey Rogerson: [email protected], or on Signal (07787270363) Rachel Wolcott: [email protected] Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
6/15/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Series 8, Episode 4: The case for reengineering KYC and the latest on sanctions screening challenges

Firms need to re-engineer their anti-money laundering (AML) systems and controls to refocus on know-your-customer (KYC) processes to prevent the inevitable pile-up of transaction monitoring alerts. Firms' pivot to digital onboarding has prioritised speed over collecting enough information to determine whether transactions are suspicious. It has created an inefficient, expensive process where AML analysts are sifting through thousands of alerts looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. The problems raise important questions about the ways that banks conduct AML controls today.Some banks, in an aim to onboard customers digitally in less than 24 hours, rely on tools that verify identity-based on existing information. These verification tools use customer addresses, credit bureau information, previous bank account details to risk score applicants. Some banks do not ask for photo identification, like a driver's licence or a passport, for customers deemed to be low risk.In this episode, Alex Robson, managing editor, Regulatory Intelligence, talks to Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London, about KYC processes and how they should be done. Also under discussion is Russia, Iran, the UK Financial Conduct Authority's latest sanctions compliance work, together with that of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.Programme notesOutside Regulatory Intelligence paywallFirms should invest in KYC, model "good" customer transactions to reduce transaction monitoring alerts pile-up: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I42A1B9D0F8A911EDBEBCFA0963B51F96UK FCA finds gaps in firms' sanctions testing; ACAMS highlights complex evasion and Wagner Group risks: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I26903170FB2111EDBEBCFA0963B51F96U.S. imposes counter-terrorism sanctions on Iranian operatives over alleged overseas assassination plots: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/IDFB1330000A511EE8F64E998879AFF30 Inside Regulatory Intelligence paywallU.S. imposes counter-terrorism sanctions on Iranian operatives over alleged overseas assassination plots: http://go-ri.tr.com/aR6rOIU.S. government issues broad new Russia sanctions, shares new export control evasion 'red flags': http://go-ri.tr.com/REz0nuUK FCA finds gaps in firms' sanctions testing; ACAMS highlights complex evasion and Wagner Group risks: http://go-ri.tr.com/8svY1kUK FCA using home-grown tool to check sanctions compliance: http://go-ri.tr.com/3khGhRGovernment intelligence sharing vital to help banks spot Russian sanctions evasion -U.S.,UK officials: http://go-ri.tr.com/Q9urHj Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
6/8/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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Season 8, Episode 3: Navigating the Asia-Pacific cyber risk landscape

Financial services firms in the Asia-Pacific region have been shocked out of their complacency in the past year, with scams, frauds and other cyber-related crimes increasing exponentially. In Australia alone, consumers reported a record A$3 billion in losses last year — up from A$850m just two years earlier. The rapid pivot to digital financial services and non-face-to-face business during the pandemic has been cited as a major driver for this trend. The economic turmoil in developing economies has also played a role, with vulnerable people being more likely to be recruited into cybercrime or online fraud syndicates. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, we discuss this complex area with Helen Chan, a lawyer and regulatory risk expert with Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence in Hong Kong. IMPACT ANALYSIS: Compliance response from banks needed as human trafficking fuels proliferation of online scam syndicates: http://go-ri.tr.com/bEUean COLUMN: SFC interest in market manipulation could cast scrutiny on influencer social media content: http://go-ri.tr.com/4YOqiq Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
6/1/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Season 8, Episode 2: The Cost of Compliance Report

Compliance officers are operating with limited sets of resources while simultaneously managing a diverse and expanding range of subject areas where the volume of regulatory change is expected to increase. The 14th annual Cost of Compliance, published by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, found costs are expected to increase with difficulties recruiting appropriately skilled staff also reported.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, managing editor, Alex Robson, is joined by Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert, on the findings of the report. The research was carried out before the latest developments in generative AI, which they also discuss.In 2022, the number of regulatory events monitored by TRRI was 61,228, the third-highest annual total since 2008. This figure covered 1,374 regulators in 190 countries, equivalent to an average 234 daily alerts. And in the coming year 73% of respondents said they expected an increase in regulatory activity.This increase in regulatory activity was also seen as a compliance challenge for both corporate boards and compliance officers were keeping up with the volume and implementation of regulatory change and managing growing regulatory expectations featured prominently in many respondents' responses.The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms and aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.Programme notes:Visit the Thomson Reuters Institute to download a free copy of the report: www.thomsonreuters.com/en/institute.htmlSubscribers to Regulatory Intelligence can find a copy on the home page. Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
5/25/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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Season 8, Episode 1: Santander, the Post Office and money laundering for Columbian cartels

Anti-money laundering (AML) control failings at Santander Bank UK opened the door to a financial intermediary with links to Colombian drug cartels operating in Britain. Beltcastle, a payments service provider, is "Customer A" featured in the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) final notice in December 2022 to illustrate the failures behind Santander's £107 million fine.Beltcastle, which was authorised by the UK regulator for eight years, put about £1.3 billion in cash through the UK Post Office. The firm had accounts at Barclays, NatWest, and Ghana International Bank. The Post Office was used in the suspected laundering scheme, passing thousands of pounds regularly from Beltcastle through its cash collection and processing service.The case has raised serious issues about adverse media searches and information sharing, as Rachel Wolcott, senior editor in London, tells Alexander Robson, managing editor, in this episode to kick off the new series.The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.Programme notesSPECIAL REPORT: Santander AML failures opened door to intermediary linked to Colombian drug cartels; UK Post Office, banks used to move £1.3 billion: https://www.reuters.com/article/bc-finreg-santander-aml-failures-drug-ca/special-report-santander-aml-failures-opened-door-to-intermediary-linked-to-colombian-drug-cartels-uk-post-office-banks-used-to-move-1-3-billion-idUSKBN2WO1W8From behind Regulatory Intelligence paywallUK Companies House reports few operational incidents, employs no dedicated risk managers: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I118F6F40EB2A11ED9DA6D001824C624BCompanies House's new identity verification measures fall short of minimum standards, MPs hear: http://go-ri.tr.com/I2JILVUK admits hundreds of millions laundered through Post Office annually, FCA sets out "current expectations" to address risk: http://go-ri.tr.com/RcNc1qFor further information, contact [email protected] or [email protected] Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
5/18/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Season 7, episode 10: The curious case of Credit Suisse (AT1) bondholders

The triggering of a complete write-down of the nominal value of all Credit Suisse AT1 debt has come as a shock to some investors. Regulators took what some saw as an irregular move to write down 16 billion Swiss francs of Credit Suisse bonds, known as Additional Tier 1 or AT1 debt, to zero, during UBS's rescue of Credit Suisse on the weekend of March 18/19.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Alexander Robson, managing editor of Regulatory Intelligence in London, is joined by Helen Parry, senior regulatory intelligence expert in London to discuss contingent convertibles, otherwise known as CoCo bonds, and the reasons why regulators acted the way that they did.Under the deal, holders of Credit Suisse AT1 bonds will get nothing, while shareholders, who usually rank below bondholders in terms of who gets paid when a bank or company collapses, will receive $3.23 billion. The news hurt AT1 bonds issued by other European banks and they came under fresh selling pressure.If AT1s are converted into equity, this supports a bank's balance sheet. They also pave the way for a "bail-in", or a way for banks to transfer risks to investors and away from taxpayers if they get into trouble, according to rules that policymakers passed after the 2008 financial crisis.In Switzerland, the terms of the bonds stipulate that in a restructuring, the regulator is not obliged to stick to the traditional capital structure, which has spelt bad news for Credit Suisse bondholders. It has also raised eyebrows among other regulators elsewhere. PROGRAMME NOTESFINMA approves merger of UBS and Credit Suisse: www.finma.ch/en/news/2023/03/20230319-mm-cs-ubs/Factbox: Credit Suisse's troubles - spies, money laundering and takeover: www.reuters.com/business/finance/credit-suisses-troubles-spies-money-laundering-central-bank-cash-2023-03-16/How Credit Suisse has evolved over 167 years: www.reuters.com/business/finance/how-credit-suisse-has-evolved-over-167-years-2023-03-18/ (From behind the Regulatory Intelligence paywall)UBS faces huge cultural challenge in integrating Credit Suisse, say consultants: http://go-ri.tr.com/YI8NM3OPINION: Scale of U.S. banks' unrealized losses, distressed borrowing and central bank actions point to wider problems: http://go-ri.tr.com/oyHrxD Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/30/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 9: SVB collapse: what were the regulators doing?

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank sent shockwaves through the venture capital and technology industries. It has had uncomfortable echoes of the 2008 financial crisis with regulators and other policymakers working through the weekend to engineer solutions to avoid further contagion and possible systemic risk. And that was the weekend of 11/12 March; this weekend just gone, regulators and policymakers were busy with the shotgun wedding of UBS and Credit Suisse.In the UK, HSBC has bought SVB and its liabilities to the tech sector for £1, but the situation is different in the United States where the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has stepped in to protect all deposit holders, even though most of them (mainly venture capital firms and tech companies) have way more in their accounts than the insured amount of $250,000. The collapse of the specialist lender has raised plenty of questions about risk management and the role played by regulators.Most of SVB's balance sheet was in longer dated bonds and the value of these fell as rates rose, which caused the subsequent run on the bank. Few seem to have questioned why no one at the bank appeared to hedge their risk.Events are still unfolding but with different results on either side of the Atlantic. There are many unknowns directly related to possible compliance and risk management concerns. As more facts surface, regulators and lawmakers are sure to investigate any failures in these areas. Such inquiries often lead to new regulations or regulatory change in the future. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Alexander Robson, managing editor of Regulatory Intelligence in London, talks to Henry Engler, senior editor in New York and Mike Cowan, senior Regulatory Intelligence expert in London.Program notes:Silicon Valley Bank collapse: What you need to know now: https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/silicon-valley-bank-collapse-what-you-need-know-2023-03-13/SVB Financial files for bankruptcy protection after swift implosion: https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/how-svb-financial-group-imploded-two-days-2023-03-14/SVB is largest bank failure since 2008 financial crisis: https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/global-markets-banks-wrapup-1-2023-03-10/Behind the Regulatory Intelligence paywallINSIGHT: Five important regulatory aspects of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse: http://go-ri.tr.com/S5LTLfOPINION: Scale of U.S. banks' unrealized losses, distressed borrowing and central bank actions point to wider problems: http://go-ri.tr.com/oyHrxDU.S. lawmakers to hold first hearing on SVB, Signature Bank collapse: http://go-ri.tr.com/7AcwNS Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/23/202322 minutes, 56 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 8: Governance failure at the Perth Mint

The world's largest primary bullion producer, Australia's Perth Mint, has found itself at the centre of one of the country's biggest risk and compliance failures following a six-month investigation led by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. The government-owned entity has found itself defending regulatory spot fires on a range of fronts. These include a major money laundering audit, answering parliamentary questions about sub-standard gold deliveries to Shanghai, defending a failure to register as a remitter in breach of criminal laws, and explaining a 25-year failure to comply with U.S. commodities laws.The internationally renowned mint has also come under scrutiny from the world's largest gold market, following allegations that the Perth Mint failed to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing through its precious metals supply chain. The London Bullion Market Association's review into Perth Mint will look at a range of "responsible sourcing" concerns, including compliance with international anti-money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions laws. The state-owned Perth Mint has exposed taxpayers to a potential billion-dollar penalty for systemic anti-money laundering compliance breaches of federal law on thousands of occasions. This includes at least 5,000 strict liability cross-border funds transfer reporting offences. The penalty for the international funds transfer instruction (otherwise known as IFTI) reporting breaches carries a theoretical A$105 billion upper limit if AUSTRAC, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, chooses to litigate. AUSTRAC has ordered an independent expert to examine a raft of other breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006. The case has now become a major political issue, with Opposition politicians and media commentators calling for an urgent royal commission into the mint's governance failures.From Regulatory Intelligence (behind paywall):Perth Mint in breach of U.S. commodities laws for 25 years, says internal report: http://go-ri.tr.com/kUtsCpPerth Mint's woes deepen as London Bullion Market Association investigates supply chains, laundering: http://go-ri.tr.com/BrpH9eOUTLOOK 2023-Australian regulators begin year with huge enforcement case load: http://go-ri.tr.com/sJ1aR3EXCLUSIVE: Perth Mint knew about AML problems in March 2021 -internal documents: http://go-ri.tr.com/gRjcODPerth Mint in AUSTRAC's crosshairs over suspected money laundering breaches: http://go-ri.tr.com/gqGstxANALYSIS: How a government became embroiled in a billion-dollar criminal gold laundromat: http://go-ri.tr.com/CPkOrZPerth Mint may have exploited registration loophole in AML/CTF Act, says WA government: http://go-ri.tr.com/W4Kw6JPremier speaks out on WA government's gold laundering scandal: http://go-ri.tr.com/sLwEEXGovernment taking gold laundromat allegations "very seriously", says WA Premier: http://go-ri.tr.com/sLwEEX Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/16/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 7: International Women’s Day special: How to ensure diversity and inclusion initiatives deliver meaningful outcomes

This special episode of Compliance Clarified was recorded for International Women’s Day. Rachel Wolcott and Lindsey Rogerson, both senior editors at Regulatory Intelligence in London, are joined by Dr Louise Ashley of Queen Mary University’s London School of Business and Management and Centre for Research on Equality and Diversity. Louise has spent a decade researching social inclusion in the City of London. Her book Highly Discriminating: Why the City Isn't Fair and Diversity Doesn't Work is based on interviews with more than 400 city leaders and workers was published last year. She was a working group member of the City of London Corporation Taskforce on Socioeconomic Diversity andled research for the government's Social Mobility Commission.City firms have been trumpeting their diversity and inclusion programmes, but in this episode, we look at what is actually happening. What Dr Ashley illustrates in her work, is a complex situation where D&I programmes have achieved some incremental change, but at a cost to individuals. To "make it" women and individuals from ethnic minority and lower socio-economic backgrounds must assimilate to the prevailing financial services culture, which is white, middle-class, and male. D&I programmes have been sanitised politically and co-opted to serve City firms' reputational and marketing needs. Regulators should take another look at these programmes with a more critical eye, she argues. Programme notes: Louise Ashley's article for The Conversation can be found here: https://theconversation.com/class-and-the-city-of-london-my-decade-of-research-shows-why-elitism-is-endemic-and-top-firms-dont-really-care-199474 Link to Highly Discriminating: Why the City Isn't Fair and Diversity Doesn't Work, by Louise Ashley https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/highly-discriminating Lindsey’s article Employment tribunal orders BNP Paribas to carry out equal pay audit, after £2 million judgmenthttp://go-ri.tr.com/K30qUZ Rachel & Lindsey’s articleUK regulators plan pilot diversitydata collection, regular reporting to followhttp://go-ri.tr.com/sRJpVd Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/8/202331 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 6: Culture is King — When regulators fall short of their own expectations

"Do as I say, not as I do," is an adage that will echo through the ages. But rarely do we hear it uttered within the hallowed halls of financial regulators. In Australia, this month, the adage is ringing loudly and clearly at the financial conduct regulator. A misconduct investigation involving the most senior staff at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has highlighted the challenges of building and maintaining a strong organisational culture — even for the regulator itself. A Senate hearing in Canberra has unearthed a complaint about allegations that a deputy commissioner behaved in a manner that was "disrespectful and contemptuous" towards other staff. The case has underscored the importance of culture, including at the nation's financial conduct regulator, said Deborah O'Neill, a Labor senator. "I think that this indicates some cultural challenges that are being faced by ASIC. We know that culture matters," she said. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Nathan Lynch speaks with Niall Coburn, Thomson Reuters' senior regulatory expert for the Asia-Pacific region. Follow the links below for more coverage from Regulatory Intelligence on the importance of regulatory culture. Bad blood between ASIC commissioners highlights challenge of culture: http://go-ri.tr.com/abwqdn ASIC 'narrowly' avoided misleading parliament over Chester investigation, says Liberal senator : http://go-ri.tr.com/TQmSxc Opinion: ASIC in government's crosshairs as chair apologises for outburst, Senate wants change: http://go-ri.tr.com/sEqYZd Regulatory Insight: Top ten risks for the Asia-Pacific region in 2014: http://go-ri.tr.com/OLUaA3 Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
3/2/202318 minutes, 40 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 5: The UK enforcement outlook for 2023

This episode of Compliance Clarified looks at the UK enforcement outlook for 2023 and, notably, the work of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Change is in the air with the arrival of Ashley Alder as chairman from Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission and the upcoming departure this spring of Mark Steward, the FCA's long-serving enforcement director.In this episode, Alexander Robson, managing editor, is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Lindsey Rogerson, senior editors in London, to consider the likely impact of the FCA's work on compliance professionals this year.The regulator has had a busy start to 2023, completing historic enforcement actions and imposing big fines for infractions of anti-money laundering rules, as well as filing criminal charges in an alleged insider dealing and money laundering case. Steward would surely like to complete as many cases as possible before he goes, particularly the ones started under his watch.Programme notes:OUTLOOK 2023 - Financial Services and Markets Bill to set stage for post-Brexit financial regulation, new FCA chair and enforcement head arrive (paywall): https://regintel.thomsonreuters.com/#ri/resolve/shorturl/%7B%22shortUrl%22%3A%22Krs7La%22%7DFirst statutory notice Campbell and Associates Independent Financial Advice Limited: www.fca.org.uk/publication/supervisory-notices/first-supervisory-notice-campbell-associates-independent-financial-advice-limited-2023.pdfDetails of the ClientEarth judicial review of the Financial Conduct Authority: www.reuters.com/business/energy/uk-watchdog-faces-lawsuit-climate-group-over-energy-company-prospectus-2023-02-16/Saranac (Tom Kalaris) decision notice: www.fca.org.uk/publication/decision-notices/saranac-partners-limited-2022.pdfOPINION: Money laundering fines for Guaranty and Al Rayan: examples of warnings going unheeded (paywall): http://go-ri.tr.com/Jf43y4 The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and it aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment.Compliance Clarified covers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.
2/23/202320 minutes, 19 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 4: “Tumult and change” and new rules shape U.S. SEC’s exam priorities this year

The U.S. SEC’s annual list of examination priorities is a key document setting the agenda for financial services compliance professionals on Wall Street and Main Street.This year the regulator signals it will be examining investment advisers and broker-dealers in light of the “tumult and change” caused by geopolitical and economic events, as well as by rule changes it has imposed in recent years.In this episode, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America for Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Jason Wallace, senior editor, to review the latest priorities list issued in February, and talk about how compliance professionals can best prepare. The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and aims to help make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.Follow these links for more coverage by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence of the exam priorities and related compliance issues.Marketing, private-fund advisers lead list of SEC exam priorities for advisers: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I89B0B8C0A80011EDB628EC1DFA8C5BEDSEC 2023 exam priorities shaped by 'tumult and change' of recent years: https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/document/I58648520A74811EDB628EC1DFA8C5BEDTo learn more about Regulatory Intelligence: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/forms/contact-sales-regulatory-intelligence Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/16/202336 minutes, 33 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 3: Top trends for risk and compliance professionals in the Asia-Pacific region

If there is one certainty for compliance professionals in the year ahead, it's that they need to be ready for the unexpected. This episode looks at the top regulatory trends for financial services firms in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023. Discussion topics include cyber risk, the war in Ukraine, the post-pandemic economic recovery, and emerging market economic crises, which all set the stage for a volatile and challenging year ahead. Geopolitical tensions have risen to a level not seen since the Cold War. This is affecting the Asia-Pacific economy amid the escalation of sanctions and other tools of economic warfare. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Nathan Lynch speaks with Niall Coburn, Thomson Reuters senior regulatory expert for the Asia-Pacific region. Follow the link below for more coverage by Niall Coburn Coburn, of Regulatory Intelligence, on the outlook for 2023: http://go-ri.tr.com/OLUaA3 Compliance Clarified is a podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer.  Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion.
2/9/202322 minutes, 20 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 2: Top concerns for U.S. compliance professionals in 2023

This episode looks at top concerns for U.S. financial services compliance professionals this year. Among the biggest emerging issues: Regulatory scrutiny over Wall Street’s involvement in the crypto sector, a proposed revamp of the securities market structure, increased scrutiny of private equity and accounting, and new regulatory exam priorities.In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America, is joined by Todd Ehret, senior regulatory intelligence expert, to consider how these issues can impact the work of compliance professionals this year.Follow these links for more coverage by Regulatory Intelligence of the regulatory outlook for 2023:Cyber danger tops risk agenda, AI and cyber-enabled financial crime pose complex threat: https://tmsnrt.rs/3wGozbdBeneficial ownership registers; improvement is glacial despite sanctions spotlight, EU seeks privacy solution: https://trten-my.sharepoint.com/personal/randall_mikkelsen_thomsonreuters_com/Documents/bit.ly/3wJKgXMTop concerns for U.S. compliance professionals (paywall): http://go-ri.tr.com/VugNZKU.S enforcement targets fraud hidden in emerging, unregulated finance (paywall): http://go-ri.tr.com/1CTQU9For more information about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, please visit https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence  The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and it aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often challenging regulatory environment.Compliance Clarified covers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.
2/2/202333 minutes, 35 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 1: 10 things UK and EU Compliance officers need to consider in 2023

In the first episode of the new series of Compliance Clarified we discuss 10 things UK and EU Compliance officers need to consider in 2023.In 2022, the financial services sector was influenced by many different factors. On a global level geopolitical, climate and economic risks dominated government’s agendas. Financial services firms were having to find new and innovative ways to address these challenges and the regulatory landscape flexed with more regulations in diversified areas to address the emerging risks.For compliance officers, the increase in regulatory activity, meant an increased workload to be dealt with, at times, by stagnant or reduced budgets.And 2023 show no sign of “let up” with some significant regulatory initiatives being developed to implementation.In this episode, Lindsey Rogerson, Senior Editor Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert in London, to discuss the challenges that face compliance officers in 2023. The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms.The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk.Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
1/26/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 10: Testimonials and Yelp -- U.S. ad rule opens new era for investment advisers

This episode of Compliance Clarified explores the obligations of U.S. investment advisers under a new regulation that gives giving them more opportunities to advertise. The marketing rule adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took full effect in November. It is designed to let advisers use many methods long practiced in other industries, including testimonials, endorsements, performance reporting and third-party ratings. It also establishes new compliance obligations, and the SEC has made clear that it will scrutinize advises closely for adherence to the rules. In the episode, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America for Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Jason Wallace, senior editor, to review the new marketing rule and how investment advisers can comply. We also take a quick look at how an adviser might answer a client who wants to invest in cryptos. Follow these links for more coverage by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence of the FTX failure and digital-asset regulation: IA BRIEF: Commitment to new U.S. adviser marketing rule is essential as exams start - http://signon.thomsonreuters.com/?productId=TRRIP&returnto=https%3A%2F%2Fregintel.thomsonreuters.com%2F%23login%2F%257B%2522redirect%2522%253A%2522ri%252Fresolve%252Fshorturl%252F%25257B%252522shortUrl%252522%25253A%252522UH7XVn%252522%25257D%2522%257D IA BRIEF: As SEC ad rule takes effect for advisers, 'objective and testable' compliance is vital - https://regintel.thomsonreuters.com/#ri/resolve/shorturl/%7B%22shortUrl%22%3A%22SeeEmT%22%7D SEC Marketing Rule - https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-03-05/pdf/2020-28868.pdf To learn more about Regulatory Intelligence, please click here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/forms/contact-sales-regulatory-intelligence?cid=9065363&chl=gem&sfdccampaignid=7014O0000016qiiQAA The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.
12/22/202223 minutes, 21 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 9: The 'Edinburgh Reforms'. Big Bang 2.0 for UK financial regulation?

The first significant post-Brexit changes to UK financial services regulation were announced on December 9 by Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The so-called 'Edinburgh Reforms' represent an attempt to honour government election manifesto promises and include possible changes to the Senior Mangers Regime, short selling, Solvency II and research rules under MiFID 2, among others. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott, senior editors in London, join Alexander Robson, editor-in-chief in London, to discuss the reforms and their potential impact. Wholesale markets review https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1057897/Wholesale_Markets_Review_Consultation_Response.pdf Securitisation review https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1040038/Securitisation_Regulation_Review.pdf Hill Review https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-listings-reviewShort selling https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1122840/SSR_CfE_-_Official_Publication.pdf National AI strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-ai-strategy-ai-action-plan/national-ai-strategy-ai-action-planFCA board minutes mentioning Regulatory Decisions Committee annual report (section 6) https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/minutes/fca-board-minutes-28-october-2022.pdfAvailable only to subscribers of Regulatory Intelligence (behind a paywall) ANALYSIS: Edinburgh Reforms leave much for finance firms to engage with in Hunt's post-Brexit rules overhaul http://go-ri.tr.com/tAS9ij Senior managers regime sets accountability bar high, few are rejected or punished http://go-ri.tr.com/46kAH4 The Regulatory Intelligence podcast series "Compliance Clarified" covers the range of topics that affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The podcasts have been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation which is now overlaid with expectations that are not in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges faced, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
12/16/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 8: “Let crypto burn”? Or regulate it?

This episode of Compliance Clarified considers the regulatory future of digital assets following the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The failure has turned as many as 1 million customers from account holders into bankruptcy creditors, and cost its backers hundreds of millions of dollars. Regulators around the world are investigating what FTX’s new CEO called a “complete failure of corporate control.” Policy makers are calling with increasing urgency for new rules, but others say there is no point saving a sector of questionable purpose. In the episode, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America for Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Todd Ehret, senior regulatory intelligence expert, and Richard Satran, senior correspondent, to consider the outlook for a new regulatory framework, or whether it is time to “Let Crypto Burn.” Follow these links for more coverage by Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence of the FTX failure and digital-asset regulation:https://regintel-content.thomsonreuters.com/all-news-and-analysis-articleshttps://ri-int.thomsonreuters.com/current/#ri/document/ID0E642306A8111ED962BC132E7932FFA/view/%7B%22searchId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%22%2C%22resultId%22%3A%22i0ad6066700000184ed27f3ddabaecf52%22%2C%22contentType%22%3A%22News%20And%20Analysis%22%2C%22contentTypeSearchId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed27f38c90bd9e26%22%2C%22returnText%22%3A%22backToSearch%22%2C%22returnTo%22%3A%22ri%2Fsearch%2Fi0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%2Fpaginated%22%2C%22resultsToInclude%22%3A%22SUBSCRIBED%22%2C%22originType%22%3A%22Search%22%2C%22originId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%22%2C%22highlightTerms%22%3A%22ftx%22%2C%22page%22%3A2%2C%22pageSize%22%3A20%2C%22order%22%3A%22DATE%22%2C%22originPosition%22%3A37%7Dhttps://ri-int.thomsonreuters.com/current/#ri/document/I5EE367706A9B11EDBEEDAED0E2772415/view/%7B%22searchId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%22%2C%22resultId%22%3A%22i0ad6066700000184ed27f3ddabaecf52%22%2C%22contentType%22%3A%22News%20And%20Analysis%22%2C%22contentTypeSearchId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed27f38c90bd9e26%22%2C%22returnText%22%3A%22backToSearch%22%2C%22returnTo%22%3A%22ri%2Fsearch%2Fi0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%2Fpaginated%22%2C%22resultsToInclude%22%3A%22SUBSCRIBED%22%2C%22originType%22%3A%22Search%22%2C%22originId%22%3A%22i0ad69f0500000184ed2801ee90bd9e38%22%2C%22highlightTerms%22%3A%22ftx%22%2C%22page%22%3A2%2C%22pageSize%22%3A20%2C%22order%22%3A%22DATE%22%2C%22originPosition%22%3A39%7D The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance at financial services firms, and aims to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging regulatory environment. It considers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.
12/8/202243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 7: EU Digital Operational Resilience Act

The EU Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) aims to ensure that all participants in the financial system have the necessary safeguards in place to mitigate cyber-attacks and other risks. The legislation will require firms to ensure that they can withstand all types of ICT-related disruptions and threats. It complements existing laws such as the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this episode, Alexander Robson, managing editor, Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Trond Vagen, senior editor in Oslo, and Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert in London, to discuss DORA, the impact of the legislation on financial services firms and ways for them to prepare. Programme notes DORA Regulation full text https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/PE-41-2022-INIT/en/pdf EU Council press release 28/11/22 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/11/28/digital-finance-council-adopts-digital-operational-resilience-act/ For subscribers to Regulatory Intelligence (behind paywall) EU plan for digital operational resilience could lead to conflicting compliance requirements, says ECB http://go-ri.tr.com/pYUZdv Outages focus UK regulators on market infrastructure operational resilience http://go-ri.tr.com/4YUKUQ Operational risk regulation needed urgently due to geopolitical uncertainty, warn EU supervisors http://go-ri.tr.com/CVyQFA OUTLOOK 2022-Digital operational resilience work lines up European regulators, cloud providers for supervisory showdown http://go-ri.tr.com/TeOsCs The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
12/1/202215 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 6: Casinos, gambling and money laundering risks

Australian gambling giant Star Entertainment Group was last month fined A$100 million for failing to stop money laundering at its Sydney casino. The group's licence to operate the casino has also been suspended. Casino operators in Australia have been under great pressure to reform their gambling operations following reports of widespread criminal activity. The record penalties were announced in response to a damning inquiry in New South Wales (NSW) earlier this year. The Star is not alone. There has been misconduct at various casinos around Australia in recent years, including at those owned by the country's largest gaming and entertainment group - Crown Resorts. It was fined A$80 million by Victorian gambling authorities earlier this year for its failures to stop criminal activity. It is also in litigation with the country's feared AML/CTF agency, AUSTRAC, which is known for handing down billion-dollar penalties. In this episode Alexander Robson, managing editor, Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Nathan Lynch, APAC managing editor in Perth, and Niall Coburn, senior regulatory intelligence expert in Brisbane, to discuss the failures at the casinos, what needs to happen next and they offer lessons well beyond Australia. Articles on Regulatory Intelligence (subscription needed) COLUMN: Star casino report highlights gaps in Australia's criminal intelligence http://go-ri.tr.com/PeqrM3 COLUMN: Queensland Star casino inquiry will consider compliance problems exposed in other states http://go-ri.tr.com/4BKu4c IMPACT ANALYSIS: Australian casinos – no consequences for directors despite widespread corporate governance failings http://go-ri.tr.com/Y8hCKO Star inquiry slates casino's Chinese payment card AML workaround http://go-ri.tr.com/B44iIm AUSTRAC defends billion-dollar penalties as crucial deterrent against corporate apathy http://go-ri.tr.com/VOkA5B No paywallAustralia casino operator Star found unfit for Queensland licence https://www.reuters.com/business/australia-casino-operator-star-found-unfit-queensland-licence-2022-10-06/ Money laundering through the gambling industry https://baselgovernance.org/sites/default/files/2022-09/QG28%20gambling.pdf Junket tour operations in Australia https://www.austrac.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-12/JTO_2020_FINAL.pdf The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
11/24/202214 minutes, 34 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 5: COP27 and the impact on ESG financial services regulation

This episode examines two consultations published by securities regulators at the COP27 climate conference designed to foster fair and efficient carbon markets. One deals with voluntary carbon credits and the other deals with so-called CCMs (compliance carbon markets) and aims to assist with the establishment and supervision of national/governmental schemes. In this episode, Alexander Robson, managing editor, Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor, EMEA wholesale financial markets regulation in London, and Henry Engler, senior editor in New York. Lindsey assesses the implications of the consultations for investment banks, asset managers and exchanges. Henry discusses the recent mid-term elections in the United States and their likely effect on the legislative agenda, and the Securities and Exchange Commission's ESG disclosure rules. Show notes:Link to IOSCO consultation on Compliance Carbon Markets https://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD719.pdf and Voluntary Carbon Markets https://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD718.pdf Link to International Capital Markets Association Climate Resilient Debt Clauses term sheet https://www.icmagroup.org/assets/CRDCs-November-2022.pdf Link to Financial Conduct Authority https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/consultation/cp22-20.pdf Link to HM Treasury Transformation Disclosure Framework https://transitiontaskforce.net/get-involved/ Link to U.N. High Level Expert Group recommendations https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/high-level_expert_group_n7b.pdf The Compliance Clarified podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
11/17/202224 minutes, 3 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 4: Criminal gangs target sports to launder money, ill-gotten gains

Financial crime teams are being urged to pay greater attention to illicit transactions linked to money laundering, illegal betting and corruption. The problem is particularly endemic in the Asia-Pacific region, where gambling is a major way of life. Banks, casinos and other reporting entities are largely oblivious to the extent that organised crime groups have infiltrated the sector, according to sports integrity officials. Some estimates suggest that around a quarter of professional sports has been linked to organised crime. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Nathan Lynch, Asia managing editor, joins Alexander Robson, editor-in-chief in London, to discuss the problem. Programme notes: UNODC Global Report on Corruption in Sport https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/safeguardingsport/grcs/index.html A log in needed for non-RI subscribers Bad sports: Global financial crime teams must target industry's illegal betting, laundering http://go-ri.tr.com/dfjIxt Sports betting in Australian regulator's crosshairs as AML crackdown continues http://go-ri.tr.com/yDvMwj The Regulatory Intelligence podcast series "Compliance Clarified" covers the range of topics that affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The podcasts have been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation which is now overlaid with expectations that are not in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become true polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges faced, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
11/10/202220 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 3: Underwriters of the storm: the insurance industry after Hurricane Ian

This episode examines the impact of Hurricane Ian and, more broadly, climate change, on the insurance industry. The September storm killed at least 119 people and caused at least $50 billion in damage in Florida alone. It may be the state’s costliest storm ever but is only the latest in a series of increasingly severe storms, droughts and wildfires that scientists say are consistent with predicted effects of climate change. Such natural disasters have taxed the insurance industry, and one industry lawyer called Hurricane Ian a “death knell” for property and business interruption insurance in Florida. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America, is joined by Antonita Madonna, insurance correspondent for Regulatory Intelligence, explore the challenges new-style risks including natural disasters are posing for the insurance industry and U.S. insurance regulators. Follow these links for more coverage by Regulatory Intelligence of the insurance aftermath of Hurricane Ian: https://www.reuters.com/article/bc-finreg-low-flood-insurance-florida-hu/low-flood-insurance-uptake-in-florida-poses-tough-challenge-after-hurricane-ian-idUSKBN2RS1G2The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the big challenges of the day and offers practical ideas for emerging good practice.
11/3/202225 minutes, 6 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 2: the UK Economic and Corporate Transparency Bill

This episode examines the UK Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, now before the House of Commons. The legislation is the second part of the government's economic crime plan, announced under the then Cameron government, and which was given fresh impetus by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a determination to crack down on dirty and kleptocratic money in London. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Alexander Robson, global managing editor, Regulatory Intelligence, is joined by Helen Parry, senior regulatory intelligence expert, and Rachel Wolcott, senior reporter. They assess the implications of the bill for anti-money laundering professionals, the powers of the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office, and the crucial role of Companies House, the UK corporate registry, in identify verification. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Timetable: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3339 Committee information https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/618/economic-crime-and-corporate-transparency-bill-programming-sub-committee/ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-crime-and-corporate-transparency-bill-2022-factsheets https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-crime-and-corporate-transparency-bill-2022-impact-assessments?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=94c70d27-d4bd-43b9-847d-949d0a95fc18&utm_content=immediately Parliament TV for October 25. Committee https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/c77273cd-ad46-44e9-b51c-acd0220411b6 Regulatory Intelligence links (subscription needed) COLUMN: Money laundering, enhanced due diligence and high-risk countries — increasingly demanding compliance requirements http://go-ri.tr.com/TGQm4w COLUMN: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill – a new fishing licence for the National Crime Agency? http://go-ri.tr.com/0gjw3S COLUMN: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill – thresholds, ring fencing and defence against money laundering SARs http://go-ri.tr.com/VZsc3b The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
10/27/202227 minutes, 44 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 1: $2 billion in fines, for texts

This episode examines a crackdown by U.S. regulators against “off-channel” communications on Wall Street. In September 11 major firms including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America were fined a total of $1.8 billion for regulatory violations involving the use of unauthorized communications including texts and WhatsApp instant messages. The violations involved tens of thousands of messages sent or received by senior trading desk managers and their staff, raising the prospect that they could be used to evade protections against misconduct such as insider trading. In this episode of Compliance Clarified, Randall Mikkelsen, managing editor for North America, is joined by Henry Engler, senior regulatory intelligence expert for Regulatory Intelligence, to examine the roots of the problem and the challenges compliance professionals face in combating it. The "Compliance Clarified" podcast series covers the wide range of topics which affect compliance officers in financial services firms. The series has been designed to help compliance officers make sense of the often-challenging world of financial services regulation, which is now overlaid with expectations not found in the black and white of any rulebook. The role and remit of the compliance officer is ever-growing, and senior compliance officers have had to become polymaths, mastering not only detailed subject matter expertise but also the qualitative mysteries of culture and conduct risk. Compliance Clarified covers the hot topics of the day and the challenges they bring, and aims to offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice.
10/20/202228 minutes, 22 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 10: Personal Liability

In the tenth and final episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Helen Chan and Lindsey Rogerson to take another look at personal liability and accountability in financial services. Many jurisdictions have introduced personal accountability regimes in order to drive better risk aware behaviours by senior managers. The practical impact of which was highlighted in our recently published cost of compliance report for 2022 in which nearly half (45%) expected the personal liability of compliance professionals would increase in the coming year. In another stat 56% of respondents thought that the regulatory focus on culture and conduct risk would increase the personal liability of senior managers. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Cost of Compliance 2022 report can be downloaded from https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/cost-of-compliance-2022-competing-priorities Governance scrutiny, pandemic risks heighten personal liability stakes for senior managers in Hong Kong https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_senior-liability-enforcement-in-hong-kong-activity-6953537396344860673-jl_i?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_webReport on introduction of Irish Individual Accountability Framework by Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach, April 2022 https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/committee/dail/33/joint_committee_on_finance_public_expenditure_and_reform_and_taoiseach/reports/2022/2022-04-05_report-on-pre-legislative-scrutiny-of-the-general-scheme-of-the-central-bank-individual-accountability-framework-bill-2021_en.pdf European Central Bank report on climate stress test results July 2022 https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/ecb/pub/pdf/ssm.climate_stress_test_report.20220708~2e3cc0999f.en.pdf Article on UK SMCR's lack of enforcement https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/senior-managers-regime-sets-6886025/ The survey for the TRRI annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report – if you would like to take part in that please click the below link https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HckOjpJJTOp3EO Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/19/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 9: Cost of Compliance 2022 report

In the ninth episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by her co-author of the Cost of Compliance report Mike Cowan to take a look at the key findings from the 2022 report. The 2022 cost of compliance report is 13th annual survey report focusing on the challenges expected to be faced by risk and compliance functions at financial services firms around the world. This year’s survey had almost 500 responses from practitioners from banks, insurers, asset and wealth managers, regulators, broker dealers and payment services providers. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Cost of Compliance 2022 report can be downloaded from https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/cost-of-compliance-2022-competing-priorities Link to TV slot with Susannah Hammond discussing the Cost of Compliance report A look at the findings of the 2022 cost of compliance report (kaltura.com)https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/html5/html5lib/v2.96/mwEmbedFrame.php/p/2363721/uiconf_id/46526623/entry_id/1_83kge8uc?wid=_2363721&iframeembed=true&playerId=kaltura_player_1598883065&entry_id=1_83kge8uc&flashvars%5bstreamerType%5d=autoThe survey for the TRRI annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report – if you would like to take part in that please click the below link https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HckOjpJJTOp3EO Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/12/202235 minutes, 11 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 8: Future regulatory change

In the eighth episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson, Todd Ehret and David Bickley (from Thomson Reuters Practical Law) to take a look at the future of financial services and the sheer breadth of the regulatory change agenda. Compliance officers will be all too familiar with regulatory change – it is the gift that keeps on giving and regulatory change management is a core competency for all risk and compliance functions. So what are the hotspot areas likely to need compliance attention in the coming months and years? Well as a short but dense list there is ESG, sanctions, the shift of the regulatory perimeter to capture more crypto marketplace activity, the focus on increasingly vulnerable customers as the cost of living crisis bites as well as shifting regulatory expectations when it comes to all aspects of operational resilience. And that is before considering the how of financial services regulation and the spectre of personal liability. Links to content referenced in the discussion: UK Treasury: Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review: Proposals for Reform https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1032075/FRF_Review_Consultation_2021_-_Final_.pdf Queen's Speech 2022: background briefing notes https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1074113/Lobby_Pack_10_May_2022.pdf European Parliament's economic and Monetary Affairs Committee's work in progress list https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/250180/ITER0002_EN_20220623.pdf Brexit Opportunities Catalogue https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/governmentreporting/viz/UKGovernment-RetainedEULawDashboard/Guidance Regulatory Initiatives Grid https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/corporate/regulatory-intitiatives-grid-may-2022.pdf Dear CEO letter to 3,500 lenders on improving customer outcomes https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/correspondence/dear-ceo-letter-rising-cost-of-living-acting-now-support-consumers.pdf PRA Consultation Paper The Strong and Simple Framework: a definition of a Simpler-regime Firm (CP5/22) https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/prudential-regulation/publication/2022/cp522.pdf Bufferati - speech by Sam Woods https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/speech/2022/april/sam-woods-speaking-at-city-week-2022-developments-in-prudential-regulation-in-the-uk SEC Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPub=true&agencyCode=&showStage=active&agencyCd=3235&csrf_token=ABBAA84824C29E01B566B0472A6E99E59C730916821A14613C79DE7F48AC8EAEF4CA3A7C929E9B10E667F119BAA4958D5293The survey for the TRRI annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report – if you would like to take part in that please click the below link https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HckOjpJJTOp3EO Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/5/202250 minutes, 28 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 7: Data governance

In the seventh episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan to look at the compliance challenges posed by data governance. In a digital age more than ever, firms need to embrace the fact that data is a vital strategic asset and from there build a business-wide approach to data aggregation, management, storage, security, retrieval, and destruction — in other words, build a business-specific approach to data governance. The successful governance of data will have multiple benefits one of which will be a direct improvement in the compliance function’s capacity to have line of sight to the regulatory risks being run by the business. Links to content referenced in the discussion: UK FCA portfolio letter warning on reporting https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/correspondence/portfolio-letter-data-reporting-services-providers.pdf BIS Paper No 124 - The design of a data governance system https://www.bis.org/publ/bppdf/bispap124.pdf UK Department of Culture Media & Sport - Data: a new direction - government response to consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/data-a-new-direction/outcome/data-a-new-direction-government-response-to-consultation#ch1 The survey for the TRRI annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report – if you would like to take part in that please click the below link https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HckOjpJJTOp3EO Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
6/28/202237 minutes, 41 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 6: All things financial crime

In the fifth episode of season 6 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Brett Wolf to look at the compliance challenges posed by financial crime in general and sanctions in particular. Links to content referenced in the discussion: European Banking Authority new guidelines for MLROs which come into effect on December 1 2022 https://www.eba.europa.eu/sites/default/documents/files/document_library/Publications/Guidelines/2022/EBA-GL-2022-05%20GLs%20on%20AML%20compliance%20officers/1035126/Guidelines%20on%20AMLCFT%20compliance%20officers.pdf MEPs present plans to crack down on financial crime with new Anti-Money Laundering Authority https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20220613IPR32836/meps-present-plans-for-new-anti-money-laundering-authorityACAMS Ukraine crisis hub https://www.acams.org/en/ukraine-crisis-rapid-response-resources#rapid-response-briefs-6c1b6814 https://www.moneylaundering.com/news/hunt-for-russian-wealth-exposes-eus-sanctions-shortcomings/ 'Reputation launderers,' disinformation campaigns hinder sanctions and financial crime compliance efforts https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/reputation-launderers-disinformation-8673225/ Amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of funds (information on the payer) regulations 2018 statutory instrument 2022, response to the consultation https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1082704/MLRs_SI_2022_-_Consultation_Response.pdf New Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) penalty guidance https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1081195/OFSI_Enforcement_guidance_June_2022.pdf Putin's People by Catherine Belton https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/09/catherine-belton-putins-people/614212/ Lazarus Heist: North Korean hacks https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvg9/episodes/downloads Superyachts: https://news.sky.com/story/pr-stunt-captain-of-38m-superyacht-seized-in-london-says-govt-has-got-the-wrong-guy-12634728 U.S. Treasury defines ‘new investments’ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_treasury-defines-new-investment-activity-6942883691002019840-Alqm?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=ios_app The survey for the TRRI annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report – if you would like to take part in that please click the below link https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HckOjpJJTOp3EO Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
6/21/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 5: The challenge of increasingly vulnerable customers

In the fifth episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott Engler to look at the compliance challenges posed by increasingly vulnerable customers. Compliance officers are used to the concept of vulnerable customers and the need to take additional care to ensure consistently good customer outcomes but with a cost-of-living crisis, digital transformation and a new UK consumer duty the challenges are growing. Links to content referenced in the discussion: UK Finance vulnerability academy https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/events-training/vulnerability-academy-october-2021 Article on giving FCA a "have regard to" financial inclusion https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/call-for-fca-to-be-required-to-have-6787510/ Firms & individuals getting it wrong in past: Lloyds mortgage customers 2017 https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/lloyds-banking-group-redress-scheme-mortgage-arrears-customers Moneybarn fine https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-fines-moneybarn-277m-unfair-treatment-customers-arrears Steven Martin of Quick Purchase https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/final-notices/final-notice-steve-martin-quick-purchase.pdf Wonga redress notice https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/wonga-pay-redress-unfair-debt-collection-practices#:~:text=Wonga%2C%20the%20UK's%20biggest%20payday,and%20misleading%20debt%20collection%20practices. Useful FCA guidance: Guidance on fair treatment of vulnerable customers https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/finalised-guidance/guidance-firms-fair-treatment-vulnerable-customers Persistent credit card debt https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-tells-credit-card-firms-review-their-approach-persistent-debt-customers Arrears, payment shortfalls and repossession chapter of Handbook https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/MCOB/13.pdf FCA speeches https://www.fca.org.uk/news/speeches/keeping-pace-rising-costs-improving-financial-inclusion-consumers https://www.fca.org.uk/news/speeches/supporting-consumers-challenging-times Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
6/14/202242 minutes, 13 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 4: ESG under strain?

In the fourth episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joinedby Lindsey Rogerson and Henry Engler to look again at ESG – that is environmental, social andcorporate governance and the strain the good intentions are coming under from an uneven globalapproach, the war in Ukraine and increasing economic challenges.Links to content referenced in the discussion:Article on ISSB standards and how they link to EU and US proposals http://go-ri.tr.com/SZiOMZLink to ISSB consultation IFRS - Open for commentLink to EU sustainability reporting standards consultationPublic consultation on the first set of Draft ESRS - EFRAGLink to EU Commission Q&A on SFDRhttps://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/c_2022_3051_f1_annex_en_v3_p1_1930070.pdfLink to SEC enforcement action against BNY Mellon Investment Adviser on ESG considerationshttps://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2022-86Link to SEC proposed rule on company climate disclosureshttps://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2022/33-11061.pdfGary Gensler, chair of SEC, video explainer on climate-related disclosure proposalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MacoRZSLzTc Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
6/7/202241 minutes, 4 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 3: Evolving conduct risk standards

In the third episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Helen Chan and Mike Cowan to consider the evolving supervisory approach to conduct risk which is a feature of a principles-based approach to financial services regulation and is seeking to ensure that firms put, and are seen to put, the customer first. Firms need to be aware that many regulators around the world are trying to stamp out a tick-box and overly legalistic approach to compliance together with the issues that come from complying with only the letter (rather than the spirit) of the rulebook. Links to content referenced in the discussion:UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) new consumer duty to drive ‘fundamental shift’ in mindsethttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-introduce-new-consumer-duty-drive-fundamental-shift-industry-mindset FCA five conduct risk questions for firms https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/5-conduct-questions-programme Impact Analysis: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_sfc-complaints-handling-compliance-deficiencies-activity-6935401566321418240-M-5R?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
5/31/202239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 2: Operational resilience through a cyber lens

In the second episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Mike Cowan looking again at operational risk with, in particular, a focus on the impact of cyber on operational risk and resilience. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Operational resilience: next steps on the PRA’s supervisory roadmap − speech by David Bailey, UK Prudential Regulation Authority https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/speech/2022/april/david-bailey-speaker-at-uk-finance-event-operational-resilience-beyond-2022 SS2/21 Outsourcing and third party risk management: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/prudential-regulation/publication/2021/march/outsourcing-and-third-party-risk-management-ss SEC Charges Five Russians in $80 Million Hacking and Trading Scheme https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2021-265 SEC Announces Three Actions Charging Deficient Cybersecurity Procedures https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2021-169 EU NIS 2 Directive https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_2985 The European Banking Authority's (EBA) Report on Convergence of Supervisory Practices in 2021 https://www.eba.europa.eu/sites/default/documents/files/document_library/Publications/Reports/2022/1032485/Report%20on%20convergence%20of%20supervisory%20practices%20in%202021.pdf Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
5/24/202242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 1: Cryptos on the rise 2022 – a complex regulatory future emerges

In the first episode of season 5 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Todd Ehret and Joe Raczynski to discuss the latest Thomson Reuters special report on all things crypto and the complex regulatory future which is beginning to emerge. Links to content referenced in the discussion: A digital version of the special report ‘Cryptos on Rise 2022’ can be found here https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/reports/cryptos-on-the-rise-2022.html The takedown of Hydra https://www.linkedin.com/posts/todd-ehret-91827264_takedown-of-darknet-market-hydra-rise-of-activity-6930176733211979776-mfyq?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web The increasing U.S. political awareness around cryptos https://www.linkedin.com/posts/todd-ehret-91827264_cryptos-enter-politics-the-emergence-of-activity-6930181643701764096-ucCE?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web Further background and articles by Joe Raczynski can be found below https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/profiles/joseph-raczynski.html https://joetechnologist.com/ https://www.josephraczynski.com/ Mind-shifting into blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the future of asset ownership in the metaverse https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/careers/careers-blog/mind-shifting-into-blockchain-cryptocurrency-and-future-of-asset-ownership-in-metaverse.html Bye-bye, banks! Hello DeFi… Our bankless society has officially begun https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/defi-bankless-society/ Non-fungible Tokens: Asset ownership via blockchain rockets into legalhttps://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/non-fungible-tokens-legal/ TV interview with Susannah chatting about the cryptos special report: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/2363721/embedPlaykitJs/uiconf_id/49993563?iframeembed=true&entry_id=1_vy1ibvbm Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
5/17/202246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 10: Sanctions – intended and unintended consequences and how to deal with them

In the tenth, and last, episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Brett Wolf to take a look at the current state of play with sanctions and the intended and unintended consequences emerging from the response to the conflict in Ukraine. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Imposition of sanctions deemed to be symbolic https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_putin-sanctioned-activity-6904888722626871296-9Swn?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=ios_app Banks with cryptos exposure need to act to mitigate sanctions invasion risk https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_managing-russia-sanctions-evasion-tied-to-activity-6907361899344994304-yumm?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=ios_app UK FCA statement https://www.fca.org.uk/news/statements/new-financial-sanctions-measures-relation-russia#revisions Operational resilience impact https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/operational-resilience/russian-invasion-ukraine Use of side pockets for asset managers https://www.fca.org.uk/news/statements/fca-consult-use-side-pockets-retail-funds-exposure-sanctioned-and-suspended-russian-assets UK Treasury report on sanctions https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmtreasy/1186/summary.html Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
4/5/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 9: The potential of Islamic finance

In the ninth episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson to take a look at look at all things Islamic finance. Not every financial services firm is going to choose to consider Islamic finance as a strategic opportunity, but it is an area with substantial global potential both in terms of growth and in its ‘green’ credentials. It is also one in which risk and compliance functions would be required to play a critical role. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Link to TRRI Islamic finance quarterly roundup: Q4 2021 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_islamic-finance-quarterly-update-q4-2021-activity-6912316840622891008-ByB-?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web Link to UK Islamic Finance Council and UN Development Programmes joint paper on Innovation in Islamic Finance: green sukuk for SDGs https://www.ukifc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UKIFC21_Green_Sukuk_v1-2_20210927.pdf Link to House of Commons briefing paper on Islamic alternative to student loans https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/sharia-compliant-alternative-student-finance/ Link to Fitch article on Garuda Airlines sukuk default https://www.fitchratings.com/research/corporate-finance/garuda-airlines-sukuk-default-resolution-could-set-precedent-in-indonesia-06-07-2021 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
3/29/202226 minutes, 46 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 8: Corporate Investigations

In the eighth episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Helen Chan to take a look at look at the challenges for risk and compliance functions posed by corporate investigations particularly with a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and with examples from, in the most part, Asia. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Impact of China’s ‘unreliable entity’ list https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_unreliable-entity-list-overview-activity-6907901406703943680-pzit Compliance risks for overseas listed Chinese companies https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_compliance-risks-for-overseas-listed-chinese-activity-6876078181410058240-BmHK New draft measures from the Cyberspace Administration of China on security assessments for cross-border data transfers is expected to impact business https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_cac-draft-measures-activity-6869223709106946048-C-j5 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
3/22/202223 minutes, 34 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 7: The threat of Big Tech

In the seventh episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Michael Cowan to take a look at the challenges and indeed threat posed by Big Tech to mainstream financial services. The perceived benefits of allowing tech firms to operate with a banking licence are seen to be ‘compelling but require scrutiny’. Unburdened by legacy infrastructure, tech firms often offer superior technology and user-friendly apps that may allow them to reach more consumers and perform various aspects of the banking business (onboarding, deposit-taking, lending, payments) more efficiently than incumbents. Links to content referenced in the discussion: Financial Stability Institute ‘Gatekeeping the gatekeepers’ paper (link is: https://www.bis.org/fsi/publ/insights39.pdf ) Kelly report on Co-op Bank (link is: https://assets.ctfassets.net/5ywmq66472jr/3LpckmtCnuWiuuuEM2qAsw/9bc99b1cd941261bca5d674724873deb/kelly-review.pdf )Link to Department of Culture, Media and Sport statement on adding paid-for advertising to Online Safety Bill https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-law-changes-to-protect-people-from-scam-adverts-onlineLink to article on joint Parliamentary committee draft report on the Online Safety Bill https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6907301343145693184/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
3/15/202235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 6: Celebrating International Women’s Day

In the sixth episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Hedwige Nuyens who is, among other things, the chair of European Women on Boards to celebrate International Womens Day. “Any workplace that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world." Links to content referenced in the discussion: World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap report https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Missions/14537/World-Economic-Forum-Global-Gender-Gap-Report-showed-equality-99-years-away LeanIn and McKinsey & Co Women in the Workplace report reveals over 1 in 4 women may downshift or leave their careers https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Missions/15573/LeanIn-and-McKinsey-Co-Women-in-the-Workplace-report-reveals-over-1-in-4-women-may-downshift-or-leave-their-careers Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, the Gender Diversity Index report for 2021 and other useful presentations https://europeanwomenonboards.eu/portfolio/2021-gender-diversity-index/ Link to my article on Menopause in the Workplace report https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/banks-need-menopause-policies-to-retain-4772441/#:~:text=October%2018%2C%202021-,Banks%20need%20menopause%20policies%20to%20retain%20pipeline%20of%20talent,senior%20ranks%2C%20Standard%20Chartered%20says&text=Financial%20services%20firms%20are%20losing,a%20study%20published%20October%2018 Link to FCA pilot diversity data https://www.onlinesurveys.fca.org.uk/CP/File.php?F=F_6A9kXyooLnFWJ7g Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
3/8/202237 minutes, 9 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 5: Where are we now with Brexit?

In the fifth episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott, to discuss where we are now with Brexit. In one sense Brexit seems a pre-pandemic age ago – Brexit day was 31st January 2020 before COVID became headline news and before the world went into lockdown. So, a couple of years on from Brexit while there hasn’t been the ‘bonfire of the regulations’ what we have seen is incremental granular creeping change. Links to content referenced in the discussion: AFME letter to ECOFIN https://www.afme.eu/Events/Detail?eventId=c198d973-a37a-ec11-8d21-00224843337e#event-agendaFCA Regulatory Initiatives Grid, November 2021 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/corporate/regulatory-intitiatives-grid-november-2021.pdf EFAMA paper on MiFIR reform https://www.efama.org/newsroom/news/efama-position-mifir-review-buy-side-view-consolidated-and-market-structure-reforms Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
3/1/202249 minutes, 52 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 4: Continuing regulatory challenges of hybrid working

In the fourth episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Stacey English, director of market intelligence at Theta Lake, to discuss all things hybrid working – what we were all bounced into at the start of the pandemic has, in some shape or form, become the new normal with many, if not all, financial services firms adopting some sort of flexible working going forward. Links to content referenced in the discussion: 10 compliance risks of using Zoom, Microsoft Team and other collaboration platforms: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stenglish_compliance-risks-of-using-zoom-teams-webex-activity-6895341224052801536-Ogzk Compliance and security for modern communications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex: https://thetalake.com/ Theta Lake 2021 Modern Communications Survey Report: The Security And Compliance Risks Of Collaboration Tool Usage In Financial Services: https://pages.thetalake.com/2021-modern-communications-survey-report European Commission declaration on digital rights: file:///C:/Users/u6067039/Downloads/Commission_puts_forward_declaration_on_digital_rights_and_principles_for_everyone_in_the_EU.pdf UK Information Commissioner's Office feedback statement on employment practices and data protection: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultation-responses/4019364/employment-call-for-views-summary-report-v1_0.pdf UK FCA risk management checklist for remote or hybrid working https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/remote-hybrid-working-expectations The Thomson Reuters 2022 cost of compliance survey is open – to take part please click here https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SmwDAc25WrncsC Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
2/22/202235 minutes, 56 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 3 - Outlook for 2022 - a focus on financial crime

In the third episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Alex Robson, Rachel Wolcott and Brett Wolf to take a fresh look at how the implications of tackling financial crime are beginning to shape up. There is a wide swathe of financial crime challenges for 2022 with both the European Union and the UK seeking to breathe life into their anti-money laundering regimes which are perceived to be ‘weak’. On the other side of the pond the U.S. there are warnings of swift economic penalties and sanctions should Russia intervene in Ukraine. And of course, if imposed, they would need to be applied suddenly in the middle of a crisis, thus creating even sharper challenges for compliance, risk, and legal departments. In January 2022, the UK FCA published ‘Heads of compliance and MLRO applicant competency and capability’ https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/approved-persons/heads-compliance-mlro-applicant-competency-capability. INTERVIEW-Ransomware a top crypto AML risk in 2022; NFTs a potential fraud threat - https://reut.rs/3uxwhUT Banks, money transmitters, must prepare as FinCEN plans new anti-laundering, risk assessment rules - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_fincen-regulatory-planning-prompts-industry-activity-6895483060864065537-pd3G U.S. Treasury Department works to help human trafficking victims access banks, Yellen says - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_bank-access-for-human-trafficking-victims-activity-6892168193054781442-PeHt UK's inadequate economic crime response has allowed fraud, money laundering to flourish, MPs say - https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/uk-s-inadequate-economic-crime-response-1760888/ The 2022 cost of compliance survey is open – to take part please click here https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SmwDAc25WrncsC Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
2/15/202249 minutes, 9 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 2: Five key risks for financial services firms in 2022

In the second episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan to discuss the five key risks for senior managers in financial services firms in 2022. Now at the start of 2022, financial institutions need to consider the changes they might need to make permanent after their largely successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A combination of flexibility, deployment of technology and, in the case of banks, balance sheets which had been substantially bolstered following the financial crisis, all helped meet the unprecedented challenges in early 2020. It is likely that for many firms, work is already underway to reassess the strategic approach, together with associated policies, procedures and control infrastructure. The risks financial services firms run are institution-specific but there are some high-level risks applicable to all firms, irrespective of geography or sector. The full five key risks for firms in 2022 can be downloaded from here: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/5-key-risks-for-firms-in-2022 TV interview with Susannah discussing the five key risks can be viewed here: https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/2363721/sp/236372100/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/49465922/partner_id/2363721?iframeembed=true&playerId=kaltura_player_1643735688&entry_id=1_cryd0pq8 The 2022 cost of compliance survey is open – to take part please click here https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SmwDAc25WrncsC Special reports mentioned in the podcast: ESG: Fast-emerging challenges for financial institutions report https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/esg-report-2021/ Cryptos on the rise report https://www.thomsonreuters.com.sg/en/resources/cryptos-on-the-rise.html Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance in 2022 report https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-and-the-role-of-compliance-in-2022/form Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
2/8/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 1: Ten things compliance officers need to consider in 2022

In the first episode of season 4 of the Compliance Clarified podcast, Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan to discuss the ten things the compliance officers of financial services firms need to consider in 2022. Heading into 2022, the pandemic should have been in the rear-view mirror, but instead the world is dealing with the impact of another variant of COVID-19. Many financial services firms had scheduled post-pandemic reviews but those have morphed into a rolling review of the efficacy of hybrid working arrangements. As ever, risk and compliance officers will play a central role in preparing their firms for all eventualities. The list of issues for compliance officers to consider will of course be firm and business specific but there are number of areas which all compliance officers regardless of jurisdiction or sector will need to consider in the coming year. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: The full ten things compliance officers need to consider in 2022 can be downloaded from here: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/10-things-compliance-officers-need-to-consider-in-2022. The 2022 cost of compliance survey is open – to take part please click here https://reuters.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SmwDAc25WrncsC Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
2/1/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 10: Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance in 2022

In the tenth, and last, episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan her co-author on the report Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance in 2022. The subtitle of the report is “challenges arising from technological opportunities” which gives a sense of the findings. It is clear that digital transformation has been a fundamental enabler for financial services firms particularly in navigating the pandemic. Indeed, it is hard to underestimate the opportunities firms can derive from the robust implementation of technological solutions but maximising their potential can present challenges. And the most significant challenges highlighted by respondents to this year's survey concerned four key areas - data, operational resilience, the management of third parties and skill sets. The Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report 2022 can be downloaded from: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-and-the-role-of-compliance-in-2022 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
12/7/202132 minutes, 30 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 9: The ‘G’ of ESG essential after COP26

In the ninth episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Henry Engler to revisit ESG – that is environmental, social and corporate governance with a particular focus on the ‘G’ – governance together with the ramifications for financial services firms coming out of COP26. For the last couple of weeks practically every headline has been about COP26 and the agreements reached or indeed not reached. Those agreements and the governance element of ESG are inextricably linked – without robust corporate governance financial service firms (among others) will simply not be able to deliver on the environmental and social challenges. As mentioned in the podcast some additional resources: Formation of International Sustainability Standards Board "pivotal moment" https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6869302667005571072/ COP26 Deforestation & methane pledges will help banks, asset managers get to net zerohttps://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/news-and-media/cop26-deforestation-methane-pledges/?utm_source=TRI&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Govt_COP26_Deforestation_Methane_Pledges_Social Link to prototype ISSB climate standardhttps://www.ifrs.org/content/dam/ifrs/groups/trwg/trwg-climate-related-disclosures-prototype.pdf Link to prototype ISSB general standardhttps://www.ifrs.org/content/dam/ifrs/groups/trwg/trwg-general-requirements-prototype.pdf Oliver Wyman - Climate And Compliance The Time To Engage Is Now!https://www.oliverwyman.com/content/dam/oliver-wyman/v2/publications/2021/oct/Climate_and_compliance_.pdf Special report: ESG report highlights new challenges for financial institutionshttps://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/esg-report-2021/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
11/30/202138 minutes, 49 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 8: Is crypto regulation mission impossible?

In the eighth episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Todd Ehret to take another look at cryptos. In a wide-ranging discussion, we update on both developments in the U.S. and the evolving picture for Central Bank Digital Currencies together with a debate as to whether or not all things crypto are actually regulatable. Or is that mission impossible? As mentioned in the podcast, here are some additional resources: INSIGHT: Coinbase proposal for U.S. crypto regulatory framework may kickstart processhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/todd-ehret-91827264_coinbase-proposal-for-a-regulatory-framework-activity-6867108724322918400-N-sl G7 public policy principles for retail CBDCshttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_g7-public-policy-principles-for-retail-cbdcs-activity-6867035415677816832-whqM Blog U.S. crypto framework begins to evolvehttps://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/investigation-fraud-and-risk/us-crypto-framework-evolves/ Special report: Cryptos on the rise https://www.thomsonreuters.com.sg/en/resources/cryptos-on-the-rise.html Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
11/23/202141 minutes, 9 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 7: Operational resilience and the supply chain

n the seventh episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Mike Cowan to consider operational resilience with a particular focus on the supply chain, outsourcing and third parties. The discussion will cover the latest regulatory developments, the timeline to a raft of new reporting obligations and the need for compliance functions to be, and stay, involved in all things operational resilience. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: Outages focus UK regulators on market infrastructure operational resiliencehttps://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6864862477658669056/ Operational resilience risk posed by third parties, cloud will be a post-pandemic focus, central bankers sayhttps://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6864863665368129536/ IOSCO updates outsourcing principles to ensure operational resilience https://www.linkedin.com/posts/michael-cowan-00768049_iosco-principles-on-outsourcing-activity-6864602910722936832-nwS8 FSB calls for standardisation of cyber incident reporting https://www.linkedin.com/posts/michael-cowan-00768049_fsb-cyber-incident-reporting-activity-6864602291320721408-4SEj Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
11/16/202142 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 6: The persistence of market abuse

In the sixth of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott to assess the persistence of market abuse, not just as a result of hybrid working but as a continuing supervisory focus. This episode takes a look at where we are now, discusses recent cases and gives an insight into what compliance officers need to consider in the continuing battle against market abuse and manipulation. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: Insider dealing convictions of UBS compliance officer and day trader upheld, December 2020https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/insider-dealing-convictions-upheld-court-appeal FCA considering broader action on trading influencers after signalling case judgmenthttps://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fca-considering-broader-action-on-2280957/ FCA Market Watch 66https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/newsletters/market-watch-66 FCA fines and prohibits hedge fund Chief Investment Officer for market abusehttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-fines-and-prohibits-hedge-fund-chief-investment-officer-market-abuse FCA fines TFS-ICAP £3.44 million for market misconducthttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-fines-tfs-icap-market-misconduct Tesco to pay redress for market abusehttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/tesco-pay-redress-market-abuse Insider dealers sentenced in Operation Tabernula trialhttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/insider-dealers-sentenced-operation-tabernula-trial FCA commences criminal proceedings against brothers for insider dealing and fraudhttps://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-commences-criminal-proceedings-against-brothers-insider-dealing-and-fraud Focus on market abuse highlights need for effective approach to ‘dawn raids’https://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_market-abuse-dawn-raids-activity-6859152841676746753-reat Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
11/9/202141 minutes, 20 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 5: The continuing regulatory dilemma for cryptos

In the fifth episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Todd Ehret to discuss the continuing regulatory dilemma surrounding all things cryptos, crypto firms themselves and the potential direction of regulatory travel. Special report: Cryptos on the rise https://www.thomsonreuters.com.sg/en/resources/cryptos-on-the-rise.htmlUS crypto framework starts to take shape https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/investigation-fraud-and-risk/us-crypto-framework-evolves/?utm_source=TRI&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Fraud_and_Risk_US_Crypto_Framework_Evolves_Social Perimeter Report 2020/21 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/annual-reports/perimeter-report-2020-21.pdfhttps://tabbforum.com/opinions/inexperienced-mlros-poor-applications-fca-vetting-create-barriers-for-crypto-firms-regulatory-approval/ Binance continues FCA engagement, opaque corporate structure an issue https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6859513325148004353/Textbook market abuse observed in Bitcoin Futures https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6859514841615405056/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
11/2/202149 minutes, 1 second
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Season 3, Episode 4: Preparing for increased personal liability

In the fourth episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott and Todd Ehret to take a look at the developing issues and what good is beginning to look like for the evolving management of personal accountability. Not only are accountability regimes proliferating around the world but also firms and their compliance officers need to also consider an increasingly wide range of non-financial misconduct when assessing whether or not individuals are, and remain, fit and proper. And individuals need to be considered ‘fit and proper’ in order to be a licensed or registered employee and thus authorised to undertake financial services. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: New York City Bar Association proposals for compliance officer liability https://www.nycbar.org/member-and-career-services/committees/reports-listing/reports/detail/framework-for-chief-compliance-officer-liability Survey of graduates around the world https://www.cfainstitute.org/-/media/documents/survey/Graduate-Outlook-Survey-2021.ashx UK senior managers and certification regime stocktake https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/multi-firm-reviews/senior-managers-and-certification-regime-banking-stocktake-report Firms' recruitment procedures require change to meet regulators' diversity and suitability requirements https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/firms-recruitment-procedures-require-8560749/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
10/26/202147 minutes, 47 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 3: ESG as a strategic priority

In the third episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson, Helen Chan and Henry Engler to take a global look at the developing issues and what good is beginning to look like for managing ESG as a strategic priority. Virtually every industry is affected by the collective efforts of governments to tackle climate change, the effects of which have become all too stark in 2021 – those efforts have been collectively badged as ESG. In last week’s episode we spoke about diversity which has also fallen under the umbrella of ESG and is another challenge for risk and compliance functions. This episode is going to consider ESG in a much wider sense - financial services firms are, for instance, heavily involved managing the transition from a fossil fuel-dominated economy to one supported by renewable energy. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: TRRI’s new ESG report https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/esg-report-2021/ New York Fed paper that looks into stress testing banks for climate risk. https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr977 Bank of Japan statement that they will begin providing zero-interest funds to financial institutions for loans and investments that contribute to addressing climate change. https://www.boj.or.jp/en/announcements/press/koen_2021/ko211005a.htm/ ESG questions in palm oil production post compliance, reputational risk for financial firms https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_esg-questions-in-palm-oil-production-considerations-activity-6854614204649996288-I6Rw Banks need COP26 to deliver key milestones for the transition https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6854715735319674881/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
10/19/202141 minutes, 55 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 2: The increasing importance of diversity

In the second episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson and Henry Engler to discuss the increasing importance of diversity issues for financial services firms. Diversity, in and of itself, is an important issue but it has risen up regulatory agenda as it come under the umbrella of ESG issues which are fast becoming a strategic priority for firms and regulators alike. Alongside the headline grabbing need to tackle climate change, questions around human rights, social justice, and human diversity now also need to be managed alongside firms’ more traditional values and concerns. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: TRRI’s new ESG report https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/legal/esg-report-2021/ Article summarising a New York Fed webinar on diversity: https://www.reuters.com/article/bc-finreg-corporate-diversity/corporate-diversity-inclusion-needs-focus-on-middle-management-influential-employees-ny-fed-webinar-idUSKBN2B11I4 Stanford University study of how U.S. companies have responded to a 2020 SEC human disclosure rule that required them to share more information about their workforce. https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/publications/human-capital-disclosure-what-do-companies-say-about-their-most Overview of U.S. SEC proposals on diversity disclosures https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-sec-prepares-take-corporate-america-over-workforce-disclosures-2021-08-16/ Harvard Business Review article that argues: “Increasing diversity does not, by itself, increase effectiveness; what matters is how an organization harnesses diversity, and whether it’s willing to reshape its power structure.” https://hbr.org/2020/11/getting-serious-about-diversity-enough-already-with-the-business-case Link to Regulatory Intelligence article UK regulators plan pilot diversity data collection, regular reporting to follow https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6851538365377069056/ Link to Regulatory Intelligence article Collecting and protecting diversity data in the finance sector: critical considerations https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6851540501397667840/ The UK’s Social Mobility Commission’s socio-economic questions https://socialmobilityworks.org/toolkit/financial-and-professional-measurement/ Link to the McKinsey research on diverse company outperformance https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/coronavirus-leading-through-the-crisis/charting-the-path-to-the-next-normal/most-diverse-companies-now-more-likely-than-ever-to-outperform-financiallyLink to academic paper which questions McKinsey's research https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3849562 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
10/12/202137 minutes, 33 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 1: Shifting sands of sanctions

In the first episode of season 3 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Helen Chan and Brett Wolf to discuss the shifting sands around sanctions. Sanctions screening, sanctions compliance and evidencing compliance with the patchwork quilt of under and overlapping requirements has never been easy, but it has got a whole lot more challenging in the wake of the Taliban take-over of Afghanistan and the emerging use of sanctions against a crypto exchange deemed to be a conduit for illicit funds. If that wasn’t challenging enough there are also the implications of the Chinese counter foreign sanctions law and where that leaves international firms in terms of compliance. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: UAE central bank guidance on sanctions screening and transaction reporting: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_uae-central-bank-guidance-on-sanctions-screening-activity-6848249167937077248-BfUi U.S. Treasury Department issues two general licenses aimed at ensuring a continued flow of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_ofac-licenses-afghanistan-activity-6848247094038319104-C49D The need for "high-alert" due diligence with regard to Afghanistan https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6834530562347200512/ Implications of transactions with the Afghan government vs humanitarian aid https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6838915397341777920/ Firms likely to ‘wholesale de-risk’ from Afghanistan https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6837037096738320384/ China’s countermeasures sanctions regime and the implications for compliance functions. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_china-countermeasures-sanctions-regime-activity-6848540647100706816-QIuj Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
10/5/202130 minutes, 33 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 10: Personal accountability: structure vs substance

In the final episode of the second series of Compliance Clarified, Mike Cowan and Lindsey Rogerson joins Susannah Hammond to discuss the growth of personal accountability regimes. In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis lawmakers in countries from the UK to Singapore viewed personal accountability regimes as a way to hold individuals responsible for any future financial failures. But are they delivering? Regulators in the UK certainly say they are and responsibility maps and personal accountability statements have certainly given clarity over who is in charge of what, but scratch the surface and the jury is still out on when it comes to removing bad apples. And do regulators actually need personal accountability regimes to hold individuals to account in the first place? A recent case from Ireland suggests not. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: UK - Evaluation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime - https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/prudential-regulation/report/evaluation-of-smcr-2020.pdf?la=en&hash=151E78315E5C50E70A6B8B08AE3D5E93563D0168 Australia - Implementation of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) - https://www.apra.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-12/BEAR%20information%20paper%20December%202020.pdf The sixth annual “Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance” survey is now open – if you would like to take part please click here - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/6393510/Fintech-Regtech-and-the-Role-of-Compliance-in-2022 The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and the results will be shared anonymously through a special report which will be available by the end of 2021. Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/27/202133 minutes, 49 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 9: Technology and the need for firms to upskill

In the ninth episode of series 2 of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Lindsey Rogerson to discuss the growing need for technology skills in financial services firms. Technological innovation and digital transformation are changing the face of financial services and meeting the challenges of technological innovation needs the appropriate skills. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: ABI's Make Flexible Work campaign https://www.abi.org.uk/about-the-abi/abi-diversity-hub/flexible-working/Financial Services Skills Commission Skills for Future Success Report https://wp.financialservicesskills.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Skills-for-Future-Success-2021-vF2-Single.pdf The sixth annual “Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance” survey is now open – if you would like to take part please click here - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/6393510/Fintech-Regtech-and-the-Role-of-Compliance-in-2022 The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and the results will be shared anonymously through a special report which will be available by the end of 2021. Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/20/202128 minutes, 1 second
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Series 2, Episode 8: Culture – where are we now?

In the eighth episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan, Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Walcott to discuss where we are now on culture in financial services.The wide-ranging discussion covers cultural indicators, the challenges around trying to change culture and has practical takeaways for compliance officers. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: Harvard Business Review summary of Kyle Welch and Stephen Stubben research into ‘speak up’ and whistleblowing leading to fewer fines https://hbr.org/2020/01/throw-out-your-assumptions-about-whistleblowing Details of the upcoming ISO37002 on whistleblowing management systems https://committee.iso.org/sites/tc309/home/projects/ongoing/ongoing-2.html Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/13/202153 minutes, 1 second
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Series 2, Episode 7: Cryptos on the rise

In the seventh episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Kevin Batteh of the Delta Strategy Group and Todd Ehret to discuss the potential of cryptos to make payments and transfers more efficient. The speed and reach of transactions, however, together with the potential for anonymous activity and for transactions without financial intermediaries, also make crypto-assets vulnerable to misuse and raise the risk of money laundering. Policymakers, regulators and firms all need to play their part in ensuring that cryptos are as "safe" as possible, not only in terms of investment risk but also with regards to regulatory certainty and cyber resilience. As discussed in the podcast here are some additional resources: Article by Todd “U.S. cryptocurrency regulatory path appears long and complex” https://www.reuters.com/article/bc-finreg-cryptocurrency-regulatory-path-idUSKBN2BT211TRRI special report “Cryptos on the rise” https://www.thomsonreuters.com.sg/en/resources/cryptos-on-the-rise.html Further details on Kevin Batteh and Delta Strategy Group https://deltastrategygroup.com/professionals/kevin-batteh and an article by Kevin https://www.coindesk.com/cftc-bitfinex-enforcement-bitcoin-exchanges Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found at: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence?elqTrackId=73370082102a4669b4d34524158b501c&elqaid=3945&elqat=2
7/6/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 6: Data governance comes to the fore

In the sixth episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan and Rachel Wolcott to discuss the increasing prominence of data governance. Data governance covers an exceedingly wide range of issues and is coming to the fore now as firms and regulators alike are moving away from spreadsheets and seeking to automate. Post pandemic the focus on automation and digital transformation is only going to increase. And with increasing automation comes new and potentially significant data risks and hence the need for data governance. As mentioned in the podcast a couple of articles by Mike and Rachel Data governance -firms now see data as a corporate asset https://www.linkedin.com/posts/michael-cowan-00768049_compliance-clarified-data-governance-activity-6813748542998355968-uN7kArchegos capital and fundamental review of trading book https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6813497390021046273/ And for further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence please see https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
6/29/202140 minutes, 41 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 5: Antitrust

In the fifth episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond is joined by Helen Chan and Todd Ehret to discuss the wide-ranging implications for financial services firms and their compliance officers arising from antitrust issues. Antitrust rules and requirements around the world are all aimed at preventing anti-competitive behaviour and possible abuse of a dominant market position. Cases in Asia, the U.S. and Europe are all highlighted alongside other aspects including data, its use and possible abuse in a dominant market position and its emergence as a systemic risk in its own right. And then also concentration risk from both the use of the cloud and concentration of ownership. As discussed in the podcast here are a couple of articles by Helen and Susannah: EU Commission fines of 371m euros imposed on investment banks for participating in cartel for European government bondshttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_bond-cartel-sanctions-spotlight-antitrust-activity-6811215412605263872-7UjC. Antitrust crackdown on exclusionary conducthttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/helenhchan_antitrust-crackdown-on-exclusionary-conduct-activity-6800978831378411520-RHZP
6/22/202134 minutes, 25 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 4: Evolving impact of financial crime

In the fourth episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond, Brett Wolf and Nathan Lynch discuss the evolving impact of financial crime on financial services firms and their compliance officers. The wide-ranging conversation ranges from the changing stance on sanctions coming from the U.S. to the recent actions of the global AML-standard setting Financial Action Task Force which has vowed to continue to crack down on opaque transactions tied to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Ransomware, the use of technology and the implications of the U.S. AML Act of 2020 also all feature. As discussed in the podcast here are a selection of articles by Brett and Nathan: Colonial Pipeline hack highlights blockchain activityhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_colonial-pipeline-hack-highlights-blockchain-activity-6806178253544460288-_IEQ Senior Biden administration official discusses approach to sanctions https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amlwolf_senior-biden-wh-official-discusses-sanctions-activity-6806178505458536448-ltDD Inside AML: How Australia’s banks joined forces to break open a “cuckoo smurfing” syndicatehttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/posts/inside-aml-how-australias-banks-joined-forces-to-break-open-a-cuckoo-smurfing-syndicate FinCEN leaks expose personal risk of AML/CTF compliance enforcementhttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com/mena/business/posts/fincen-leaks-expose-personal-risk-of-aml-ctf-compliance-enforcement Public-private sectors must work together to restore trust, manage risks post-COVIDhttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/posts/public-private-sectors-must-work-together-to-restore-trust-manage-risks-post-covid New Zealand central bank has failed on AML/CFT supervision, says FATFhttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/posts/new-zealand-central-bank-has-failed-on-aml-cft-supervision-says-fatf WEBINAR: Beyond the FinCEN files: Building a better framework for financial intelligencehttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/resources/resource/webinar-beyond-the-fincen-files-building-a-better-framework-for-regulatory-intelligence FinCEN leaks highlight need for “radical” approach to tackling financial crimehttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/posts/fincen-leaks-highlight-need-for-radical-approach-to-tackling-financial-crime Cash Converters in AUSTRAC’s gunsights, as regulator sizes up next enforcement targetshttps://insight.thomsonreuters.com.au/business/posts/cash-converters-in-austracs-gunsights-as-regulator-sizes-up-next-enforcement-targets
6/15/202140 minutes, 35 seconds
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Series 2, Episode 3: All things remuneration

In the third episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast Susannah Hammond and Lindsey Rogerson discuss all things remuneration and what compliance officers around the world need to consider.The regulatory focus on remuneration, compensation and critically the design of bonuses goes back to the financial crisis and it’s a measure of how crucial good bonus design is seen to be that the very first thing the Financial Stability Board did in the wake of the financial crisis was to implement supranational compensation standards seeking to drive better risk-aware behaviours. More than a decade later remuneration remains a key supervisory priority. As discussed in the podcast here are a selection of articles by Susannah and Lindsey: FSB cites UK good practice on compensation https://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_fsb-cites-uk-good-practice-on-compensation-activity-6805809779756277760-qmhx Bank of England lab experiment on risks of relative performance pay https://www.linkedin.com/posts/susannahhammond_bank-of-england-lab-experiment-on-relative-activity-6805811791650664448-bSl2 Form L Q3.05 – which was deleted by Prudential Regulation Authority 2018 and only restored in January 2021 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6806614095530471424/ COVID-19 fairness hangover heightens conduct risk for financial firmshttps://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6806612121506471936/
6/8/202129 minutes, 1 second
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Series 2, Episode 2: Cost of Compliance 2021: Shaping the Future

In the second episode of the second series of Compliance Clarified Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan discuss the findings of the 12th annual cost of compliance report - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/the-cost-of-compliance-2021 The Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence annual cost of compliance report is the trusted and acknowledged voice of risk and compliance practitioners around the world and the 2021 report looks at shaping the future set against a backdrop of widespread digital transformation, an evolving supranational regulatory change agenda and shifting political expectations of supervisors themselves. There is a complimentary webinar on the cost of compliance 2021 on Wednesday 9th June 14:00–14:45 BST (09:00-09:45 EST). To register for the event, click here - https://cost-of-compliance.splashthat.com/trri
6/1/202135 minutes, 1 second
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Series 2, Episode 1: Operational resilience at the board room table

Welcome to the first episode of series 2 of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence’s Compliance Clarified podcast. For the second series we have an overarching theme of threats and particularly external ones – so there will be a recurring focus assessing what compliance functions need to consider which could impact their firm and the required good customer outcomes. In this episode Susannah Hammond is joined by Mike Cowan and Rachel Wolcott to discuss operational resilience, specifically operational resilience at the board room table, why this is an issue now, what the regulators have done and then also what firms need to consider. Below are the links mentioned in the podcast together with an article by Rachel: Speech by Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists at the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority, entitled ”Operational resilience – outcomes in practice” https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/speech/2021/may/lyndon-nelson-uk-finance-webinar-building-operational-resilience Central Bank of Ireland consultation paper 140 on Cross Industry Guidance on Operational Resilience https://www.centralbank.ie/docs/default-source/publications/consultation-papers/cp140/cp140---cross-industry-guidance-on-operational-resilience.pdf?sfvrsn=5 ). Responses by July, 9 2021. U.K. Financial Conduct Authority Insights from the 2020 Cyber Coordination Groups https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/research/insights-cyber-coordination-groups-2020 Article on UK banks showing more operational resilience understanding https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6800392346098794496/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
5/25/202149 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 12: Where now with Brexit?

In this last episode of the current season of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond, Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott discuss all things Brexit. Specifically, what the future interaction and relationship between the UK and the EU might look like and what that may mean for financial services firms and their compliance officers. The "Rachel" Lindsey refers to in this episode is Rachel Kent, Head of Financial Services Regulation at Hogan Lovells. Below are the links mentioned in the podcast together with an article by Rachel on EMIR Edwin Schooling Latter speech https://www.fca.org.uk/news/speeches/forward-look-regulation-uks-wholesale-financial-markets EMIR article FCA to consult on EMIR reporting later in 2021; industry wants more guidance now https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6780859396474978304/ Landing page for EU/U.S. regulatory forum with minutes https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/financial-services-regulation-regulatory-dialogues-usa_en Landing page for the EU/Japan regulatory forum with minutes https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/financial-services-regulation-high-level-meetings-japan_en Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found herehttps://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
3/30/202145 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 11: Regtech: the governance lifecycle special report

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss the Regtech governance lifecycle special report which explores what good governance looks like when applied to the implementation and embedding of regtech applications. Regtech: the governance lifecycle report can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/regtech-the-governance-lifecycle A TV slot with Susannah Hammond discussing the regtech governance lifecycle report can be found here - https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/2363721/sp/236372100/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/47116063/partner_id/2363721?iframeembed=true&playerId=kaltura_player_1615892076&entry_id=1_r79vjq76 You can download the 5th annual Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-compliance-report-2021 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
3/23/202123 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 10: Gloster and the future of the UK FCA

Episode 10 of Compliance Clarified takes a look at the findings of Dame Elizabeth Gloster’s report into the failure of London Capital & Finance plc and its ramifications for the UK Financial Conduct Authority. With Susannah Hammond to discuss the Gloster report, the Treasury Select Committee hearings and the likely future of the UK FCA are Lindsey Rogerson and Rachel Wolcott. Related articles by Rachel:FCA leadership's post-Gloster clampdown plans, prevention data stay as aspirations for now https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6777187641088585729/ FCA to develop dashboards; will move uncooperative firms "out of the system far quicker" – CEO https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6777189844754935808/ Related articles by Lindsey:Andrew Bailey (now governor of the Bank of England, previously CEO of FCA) on Gloster https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6777193661932425216/ Gloster report findings https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6777195085495975936/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
3/16/202138 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 9: Climate risk and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Episode 9 examines climate risk and specifically the implications of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation or SFDR which comes into effect on March 10, 2021. With Susannah Hammond to discuss the myriad implications climate risk has for financial services firms are Mike Cowan, senior regulatory intelligence expert for TRRI and Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor, risk at TRRI. Click on the below articles by Lindsey to learn more about some of the themes discussed: Interview with Lise Kingo, then head of UN Compact - the ‘rhetoric gap’ https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/banks-sustainability-un-compact-chief/ Problems for firms due to delay of Level 2 while Level 1 kicks in on time https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lindsey-rogerson-78401916a_firms-facing-sfdr-implementation-headache-activity-6772915745379766272-Z2_y Open hearing on SFDRhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/lindsey-rogerson-78401916a_data-gaps-principle-adverse-impacts-and-activity-6772916898964344832-QNZo Watch Mike Cowan’s interview on the impact of SFDR here -https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/2363721/sp/236372100/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/47116063/partner_id/2363721?iframeembed=true&playerId=kaltura_player_1614793534&entry_id=1_xhniz8zc Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
3/9/202132 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 8: Changing shape of U.S. regulation & the impact of GameStop

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Todd Ehret of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss the likely impact of not only the change in administration in the U.S. but also the GameStop volatility. In a wide ranging discussion, the potential practical ramifications of the proposed changes in personnel at the top of major regulatory bodies are considered together with the renewed political focus on investor protection, payment for order flows and the potential gamification of the market highlighted by GameStop. Articles by Todd Ehret can be found here: 10 regulatory targets in the wake of the GameStop battle - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6770029479369695232/ SEC and FINRA warn retail investors - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6770434487458254848/ Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
3/2/202139 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 7: China special report 2021 – digital transformation

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond, Niall Coburn and Helen Chan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss China and the challenges of digital transformation. Digital transformation is happening at pace in China with the rise of dominant technology providers and the provision of services which will expand and diversify the landscape of the financial services sector. The special report on China and digital transformation in both English and Mandarin can be downloaded here - https://www.thomsonreuters.cn/zh/insights/china-special-report-digital-transformation.html Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
2/23/202130 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 6: Five key risks for firms in 2021

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss five key risks for financial services firms in 2021 and highlight the continuing need for risk and compliance functions to be front and centre to enable their firms to thrive into the medium term. The expert talk on five key risks for firms in 2021 can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/five-key-risks-for-firms-in-2021 You can download the 5th annual Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-compliance-report-2021 Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
2/16/202137 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 5: State of Regulatory Reform

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond is joined by Rachel Wolcott, chief UK European correspondent, and Lindsey Rogerson, senior editor for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, to discuss some of the emerging global topics for compliance practitioners in financial services firms today. Topics discussed include Brexit, approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG), personal accountability, operational resilience and technology, as well as the changes currently taking place within the financial services regulators themselves and their supervisory approach. You can read more about the topics discussed here - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6764492132234477568/ - UK lawmakers on narrowing SMCR https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6764549738726588416/ - PRA SMCR refinement https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6764548218622742528/ - Outlook 2021 global green taxonomy article https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6764549027271987200/ - ESMA reverse solicitation article https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6764547280658948096/ - Outlook 2021 personal accountability article Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
2/9/202150 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 4: Ten things compliance officers need to consider in 2021 – Part 2

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence continue the discussion on the ten things compliance officers of financial services firms need to consider in 2021 regardless of geography or sector. The expert talk on ten things compliance officers need to do in 2021 can be found here –https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/10-things-compliance-officers-need-to-consider-in-2021 You can download the 5th annual Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-compliance-report-2021 The 11th annual cost of compliance survey and snapshot COVID-19 update has already been downloaded 800 times and you can find it here - https://corporate.thomsonreuters.com/Cost-of-Compliance-2020 If you would like to take part, the 12th annual cost of compliance survey is still open - https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=1t7w681ck9qegThe 12th annual cost of compliance report will be published in Q2 2021.
2/4/202128 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 3: Ten things compliance officers need to consider in 2021 – Part 1

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss the first five of the ten things compliance officers of financial services firms need to consider in 2021 regardless of geography or sector. The expert talk on ten things compliance officers need to do in 2021 can be found here –https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/10-things-compliance-officers-need-to-consider-in-2021 You can download the 5th annual Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-compliance-report-2021 The 11th annual cost of compliance survey and snapshot COVID-19 update has already been downloaded 800 times and you can find it here - https://corporate.thomsonreuters.com/Cost-of-Compliance-2020 If you would like to take part, the 12th annual cost of compliance survey is still open - https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=1t7w681ck9qegThe 12th annual cost of compliance report will be published in Q2 2021. Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
2/2/202131 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 2: Cost of Compliance COVID-19 update report

In this episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss the findings of the COVID-19 update to the Cost of Compliance report and consider the practical impact of the pandemic on financial services compliance officers. The 11th annual cost of compliance survey and snapshot COVID-19 update has already been downloaded 800 times and you can find it here - https://corporate.thomsonreuters.com/Cost-of-Compliance-2020 If you would like to take part, the 12th annual cost of compliance survey is still open - https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=1t7w681ck9qeg The 12th annual cost of compliance report will be published in Q2 2021. Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
1/22/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 1: Report on Fintech, regtech and the role of compliance

In the opening episode of the Compliance Clarified podcast series, Susannah Hammond and Mike Cowan of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence discuss the findings of the 5th annual fintech, regtech and the role of compliance report and consider what financial services compliance officers can and should do about technological solutions. You can download the 5th annual Fintech, regtech and role of compliance report here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/insights/reports/fintech-regtech-compliance-report-2021 If you would like to take part, the 12th annual cost of compliance survey is still open - https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=1t7w681ck9qeg The 12th annual cost of compliance report will be published in Q2 2021. Further information on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence can be found here - https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
1/20/202140 minutes
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Compliance Clarified - Teaser

Compliance Clarified is a new podcast from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. Listen to wide-ranging, insightful discussions on all things compliance for financial services firms. We delve into the hot topics of the day, the challenges faced and offer up practical ideas for emerging good practice. We de-mystify regulation and explore the art, as well as the science, of the ever-expanding role of the compliance officer. Enforcements, digital transformation, regulatory change, governance, culture, conduct risk – anything and everything impacting the compliance function is up for discussion. Find out more about Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence at https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/products/regulatory-intelligence
1/12/20211 minute, 26 seconds