Regulatory Compliance Journal

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MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) was put into force in November 2007 and was created with the objectiv...

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU...

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GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s strongest collection of data protection rules. As our online presence increases through social media, digital banking, and other means, nations around the globe have come to re...

Dawn of disruption: predicting AML in the next decade

The exponential growth of technology is leading to the disruption of numerous sectors including telecommunications, robotics, science, and finance. As banks are slowly adapting to high-tech innovations, the world of compliance and AML will face unprecedented changes and challenges in the near ...

How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international journalists in publishing the wrongdoings have ...

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The KYC Guide for Russian Professional Counterparties

Compliance, Financial firms, KYC, AML, Risk Based Approach, Russia, Financial Institutions, Financial operations, Europe,

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entities in non-sanctioned sectors of the economy requires some specific attention points regarding client due diligence (the risk exposure assessment process of clients to mon...

How to write the perfect SAR?

Anti Money Laundering, AML, Audit Findings, Compliance, Due Diligence, Financial Sanctions, KYC, Money Laundering, Red Flags, Risk Based Approach, Reporting, Transaction Monitoring,

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major ...

Regulatory Compliance for Insurance and Reinsurance Firms

Reinsurance, Solvency II, PRIIPS, KID, Risk, Financial solvency, Transparency, Reporting, Governance, Ethics, Privacy, FSMA, NBB, Belgium, MiFID2, Insurance,

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Belgium, are listed in the top 20 OECD countries with the highest gross insurance premiums, with Belgian premiums reaching around 30...