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Effective compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation – a state of mind

15 November 2017
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Julia Hoggett, the new Director of Market Oversight at the FCA, shares in her speech several of her observations, regarding both MAR; the relatively newly minted Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and more broadly the overall ‘market abuse regime’. Her aim is to help frame not just the FCA’s approach, but how FCA hope the industry is thinking about both MAR and the regime as a whole.
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Listed issuers must focus on new IFRS standards in 2017 annual financial reports

07 November 2017
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the priorities to be considered by listed companies, and their auditors, when preparing and auditing their 2017 financial statements. These priorities are set out in the annual Public Statement on European Common Enforcement Priorities (Statement), through which ESMA promotes the consistent application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
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Data protection through regulation

28 October 2017
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The aim of the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established. Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true to the previous directive, many changes have been proposed to the regulatory policies. Thies changes are approved bij the European Parlement on 14 april 2016 and will be directly application in all members states enforced. The enforcement date is 25 May 2018 for all organization. Organizations who are in non-compliance on this date will face heavenly fines.
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Risk profession must change "significantly" to lead on digital and cyber risks

09 October 2017
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Risk managers and insurance buyers have a “narrow window” in which to prepare for the growing threat of cyber crime, says Kyle Bryant of Chubb. The WannaCry ransomware attack which affected businesses and individuals around the world in May this year served as a powerful reminder that vulnerability to cyber crime is the new normal. Continue reading…
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A call for new insurance model

04 October 2017
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Underwriters need to develop away from transaction-driven model to stay relevant. Airmic chief executive John Ludlow has called on insurers to “transform” their business models to meet the changing needs of businesses. Writing in a Telegraph special report hosted by Business Reporter, he said that the value in today’s business models is based upon more complex and vulnerable assets than in the past, and that the insurance industry has “struggled to keep pace” with this shift.
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David Kemp about GDPR

15 July 2017
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David Kemp contributes to business development in EMEA for Hewlett  Packard Enterprise Software. By profession he is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  After external counsel experience, he spent ten years in Insurance Broking in London before joining ABN Amro Bank in 1990. With nineteen years there as a corporate banker and in-house counsel & compliance officer, he joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) effectively in March 2010. Currently he is using his experience to advance the GDPR programme of HPE, amongst other facilities.

Banks need new UK-EU process after Brexit: UK finance minister

23 June 2017
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British and European Union banks need a new system to let them do business with each other after Brexit to avoid splitting markets, Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. Britain, the EU’s biggest financial market, is leaving the bloc in 2019, raising the prospect of an abrupt cut in cross-border links without a new trade deal. Rival financial centers, including Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg, are vying to benefit.

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UK tightens defences against money laundering

25 April 2017
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Criminals will find it more difficult to launder money through the UK thanks to a new government crackdown. The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby, (see photo) has unveiled plans to create a new watchdog that will tackle potential weaknesses in the supervisory system that criminals and terrorists may be trying to exploit. The new Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) will help improve the overall standards of supervision and ensure supervisors and law enforcement work together more effectively.
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