12th September 2018
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) received hundreds of requests for information from regulators and police units from around the world, in line with an initiative to work with other authorities to tackle financial crime. The FCA received 1,064 requests for information and investigatory assistance from over 80 different… Read More
29th January 2018
AP News – A senior U.S. Treasury official touring Asia has urged banks and financial regulators in the region and elsewhere to do more to tighten oversight of booming trading in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said Friday… Read More
22nd January 2018
The corporate watchdog wants new powers for its investigators to go undercover to combat financial crime on the dark web. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has said it needs more investigatory powers because the increasing use of the dark web and virtual currencies such as bitcoin has… Read More
7th December 2017
KYC360 News The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in bank compliance departments can be highly effective, however it has limitations and remains a work in progress, according to Rob Gruppetta, head of financial crime at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Generally there has been a sharp interest in AI in… Read More
9th November 2017
More than 200 global economic crime experts have identified key areas for international action following the Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime, in London. In a week dominated by media coverage of offshore issues, the forum brought experts on tax, customs, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering,… Read More
23rd October 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has again called for an intensified global action against vices associated with corporate secrecy stating that “breaking the wall of secret corporate ownership is an existential matter.’’ Speaking at the opening of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Beneficial Ownership Conference today in Jakarta, Prof. Osinbajo… Read More
23rd August 2017
China’s top prosecutor said on Tuesday it will intensify a crackdown on financial crime, and would step up punishment and efforts to prevent risks to safeguard financial security. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said China would strictly crack down on any crimes that seriously damaged financial security and that destroyed financial… Read More
22nd August 2017
President Jacob Zuma signed the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 into law, the Presidency said on Monday. “The Act establishes two new financial sector regulators, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority with jurisdiction over all financial institutions, and to provide them with a range of supervisory… Read More
In this Of Counsel article, Greg Brandman and Shibani Kapur of Eversheds’ Financial Services, Disputes & Investigations group consider the US and UK definitions of spoofing, review the relevant enforcement outcomes including the landmark decision in Coscia (relevant to both sides of the Atlantic) and provide some key points to note for firms arising from an analysis of these enforcement actions and incoming regulation at the European level. Read More
World Finance speaks to Stephen Platt, author of Criminal Capital, about what traps legitimate companies can fall into when it comes to illegal activity Read More