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Anti-money laundering in Hong Kong
Tuesday 3 Jan 2012 | Charlotte Robins
Hong Kong-based private fund managers are due to face new anti-money laundering regulations from 1 April 2012. Charlotte Robins, partner at Norton Rose Hong Kong, analyses the changes.
2012 vision: Private equity and Volcker
Friday 30 Dec 2011 | Jeremy Hocter
The impact of the Volcker rule in the private equity world will see limited partners put in a more powerful position, according to Jeremy Hocter, product manager at performance monitoring firm Pevara.
2012 vision: All change for EU regulation
Friday 23 Dec 2011 | Anthony Mortimer & Sarah Bowles
For those keeping an eye on regulation over the last 12 months, the perception is likely to have been that 2011 was a busy year. However more is to come in 2012, according to Anthony Mortimer, consultant counsel and Sarah Bowles, financial services partner at law firm Simmons & Simmons.
ESRB: National powers for systemic risk
Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Regulators in EU member states must be empowered to take early action to stem the future build-up of systemic risk associated with banks, according to the European Systemic Risk Board.
EC releases insurance gender guidelines
The European Courts of Justice Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
The European Commission has adopted guidelines to help the insurance industry implement unisex pricing following an EU Court of Justice ruling that premiums dependent on gender constitute sex discrimination.
EU insurers to file stability reports
Eiopa headquarters in Frankfurt - photo by Eiopa Thursday 22 Dec 2011 | Andrew.Hickley@gfsnews.com
Large European insurers will have to meet a number of additional reporting requirements under draft measures put forward by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.
EU nod to Jersey zero-ten 'fantastic'
Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Jersey authorities breathed a sigh of relief this week after EU finance ministers ratified an agreement that sees the financial centre retain its controversial zero-ten tax regime, albeit slightly modified.
Eiopa fears for insurers' health in 2012
Tuesday 20 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Europe's sovereign and bank debt crisis could jeopardise the future for its insurers and pension providers and result in a "fullscale meltdown", according to a report by EU regulators.
BIS: Firms to have 'severe' stress tests
Monday 19 Dec 2011 | Nicola.York@gfnews.com
Financial conglomerates will be required to carry out group-wide 'severe' stress tests on a regular basis and report these to supervisors under new proposals issued by the Bank for International Settlements' joint forum.
Lawmakers slam UK regulatory shakeup
Monday 19 Dec 2011 | Will.Henley@gfsnews.com
Plans to abolish the UK Financial Services Authority and replace it with three new supervisory bodies have been heavily criticised by British parliamentarians.
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