Nordea’s merger plans

19 May 2016

Nordea welcomes the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s (SFSA) approval of the merger plans between Nordea and its subsidiary banks Nordea Bank Danmark, Nordea Bank Finland and Nordea Bank Norge, respectively. This is an important step in our work to simplify our legal structure, with the aim to change the Norwegian, Danish and Finnish banks to branches of the Swedish parent company.  Continue reading…

Two Convicted of Insider Dealing in Operation Tabernula Trial

13 May 2016

In a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and following a three-month trial at Southwark Crown Court, two defendants – a senior investment banker and a Chartered Accountant – have been convicted of conspiring to insider deal between November 2006 and March 2010. Three other defendants, Andrew Grant Harrison, Ben Anderson and Iraj Parvizi, have been acquitted.
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IFRS 9: Unexpected Gains from Expected Losses

10 May 2016

To follow IFRS 9 protocols, firms will be required to exercise judgment throughout the organization, evaluating internal developments and the wider economic and financial backdrop. The unique skills, perspective and outlook that each department, most notably Finance and Risk, brings to the task makes it one that’s best accomplished between them, working together, not just within them.

This is when the collaborative thinking incorporated into IFRS 9 will reveal its value most clearly. Our latest white paper outlines how – if all centers of leadership act in concert – an institution can comply successfully with, and benefit from, IFRS 9.

FSB meeting reported on Nordic experiences of cooperation on cross-border regulation and crisis resolution

10 May 2016

Last Friday, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) hosted in Basel, the tenth meeting of the FSB Regional Consultative Group for Europe (RCG Europe) under the co-chairmanship of Anne Le Lorier, First Deputy Governor, Banque de France (see photo) and Jon Nicolaisen, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank. At their meeting, members of the FSB RCG Europe discussed the progress made by two working groups set up by the RCG Europe. One has reported on Nordic experiences of cooperation on cross-border regulation and crisis resolution. The other will start its work on private pension schemes resilience.
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Central Bank of Nigeria hosted FSB meeting

05 May 2016

Today, the Central Bank of Nigeria hosted the ninth meeting of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. At the meeting, members of the FSB RCG for Sub-Saharan Africa began by reviewing the FSB’s work plan and 2016 priorities, namely: promoting full, consistent and timely implementation of the international financial reforms; finalising the design of the remaining post-crisis reforms; and addressing new risks and vulnerabilities.  Continue reading…


05 May 2016

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), announces the appointment of Samantha Sheen as its Director of AML for Europe. Highly regarded as a commercially astute international financial regulatory, crime and risk management expert, Samantha Sheen has developed a strong reputation for excellence at interpreting and applying regulatory strategies, developing robust organisational and procedural policy architecture and implementing global sanctions compliance.

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