Month: November 2018

Risky Business or the takeaways from the latest ESMA Risk Dashboard

If you hadn’t noticed, we live in risky times. At least that’s what the European regulator ESMA is saying. With equity markets experiencing increased levels of volatility, cryptocurrencies in outright turmoil, constant threats to cybersecurity, and geopolitical issues like Brexit, Italy’s budget crisis or global trade wars, the financial watchdog is rather concerned about and …

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The Business Spotlight on… Kompli-Global

 What can you tell us about yourcompany and your products & services? Kompli-Global offers innovative products and services to help companies comply with anti-money laundering and associated laws. We help businesses make accurate, compliant decisions. Our digital technologies facilitate regulatory compliance that would otherwise be time-consuming, expensive and ineffective. Kompli facts: Resident compliance expert in …

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Better Regulation: Commission reviews its efforts to simplify EU legislation

The Commission has published a reviewof the European Union’s efforts to simplify legislation and reduce regulatory burdens in 2018 in line with its commitment in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making and as part of its Better Regulation Agenda. The survey finds that, under the Regulatory fitness and performance (REFIT) programme, the current Commission has delivered more than …

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The Future of UK Crypto Regulation – The FCA’s Cryptoasset Taskforce and recent events

With the enduring turmoil in crypto markets you could be forgiven to overlook important developments on the regulatory side of things. In whatever way the current turbulence evolves, chances are that Bitcoin nor the rest of the crypto industry is coming to an end. So, there is merit in keeping a cool head and follow …

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ESMA publishes consultation on disclosure obligations for Money Market Funds

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today has published a consultation on disclosure obligations for Money Market Funds. The consultation is necessary since European money market funds will have to disclose certain information under the Money Market Fund Regulation (MMFR) to their National Competent Authorities (NCAs) starting at the end of the first quarter …

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RegTech Adoption: The perspective of large financial institutions

Despite all the hype RegTech companies still face several challenges. We explored the key obstacles in an article a few months ago. We also presented you with the experiences of RegTechs and the problems they have to overcome. Now it’s time to hear from potential RegTech clients, i.e big financial institutions to find out how …

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The Lack of Regulatory Support for Innovation and its Dangerous Consequences – a case study on Cannabis Banking and its parallels with blockchain technology

Why the lack of financial inclusion and access to traditional banking forces legitimate businesses to consider questionable alternatives and the associated risks  – a case study on Cannabis Banking and its parallels with blockchain technology. Financial Inclusion and Blockchain Technology Access to the traditional banking services can be quite a challenge many start-ups will be …

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German regulator advises on Cloud services

The German financial watchdog BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) today published guidance with regard to the use of cloud solutions. Produced in collaboration with Deutsche Bundesbank, the German national bank, it presents an assessment of outsourcing to cloud providers and related risks. The document is addressed at credit institutions, financial services institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, …

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