The Future of AML: Insights from London’s Leading Compliance Experts

AML

Introduction: In the ever-evolving realm of finance, compliance is a cornerstone that ensures the integrity and stability of the financial system. As the global financial landscape undergoes dynamic transformations, the role of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations has become increasingly crucial. This blog explores the future of AML, offering insights from the forefront of London’s regulatory […]

FCA publishes final report outlining its ICARA observations

On 27th November 2023 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its final report outlining how investment firms are engaging with the Internal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment (“ICARA”) process introduced by MiFIDPRU on 1st January 2022. The report builds upon the initial feedback provided by the FCA in February. The final report is essential […]

How FCA Compliance Consultants Can Assist Startups and SMEs in London

FCA Compliance Consultants in London

FCA compliance, referring to compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority regulations, plays a vital role in the financial landscape of London, particularly for start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The FCA is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing the conduct of financial institutions in the UK, ensuring the integrity and stability of the financial […]

FCA publishes letter to wholesale brokers

The FCA has published a portfolio letter setting out a new strategy for supervising wholesale brokers. The letter notes that periods of sustained volatility since 2019 have heightened financial, credit, liquidity and operational risks. The FCA observed that some firms’ liquidity risk management and stress testing was not fit for the current market environment. The […]

The FCA’s largest fine of 2022 – a lesson in regulatory change management

The FCA fined Citigroup Global Markets Limited (“CGML”) £12.6m for failing to properly implement the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”). Regulatory change is coming thick and fast for financial services firms, making effective change management controls more important than ever.  Below we look at some of the underlying failures in this case, in the hope that […]