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GFSC Updates – salient highlights

Monday, 15th February saw three announcements from the GFSC covering three previously trailed policy updates, salient parts are;

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Malta

Why now is the time for a career in Compliance?

Compliance was once seen as the ‘business prevention unit’, however here at Aspida from our very origins we have seen compliance as a business enabler and our practical and pragmatic tagline has become even more prevalent in recent years.

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Malta

RegTech as a whole business enabler?

Whilst the Malta Financial Services Authority in Malta advocates that “RegTech solutions improve regulatory processes with the aim of helping authorised entities to comply with greater certainty and more efficiently to regulatory and supervisory requirements. .”, at Aspida we see utilising RegTech as wider to provide substantially more benefits to businesses.

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Thoughts of an MLRO in today’s climate

In the current climate, it’s safe to say that MLROs find themselves in an unenviable position.

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RegTech as a whole business enabler?

Whilst the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK states that “RegTech applies to new technologies developed to help overcome regulatory challenges in financial services”, at Aspida we see utilising RegTech as wider to provide substantially more benefits to businesses.

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Malta

Maltese Regulators – a vital stakeholder?

It is obvious to most that knowing your stakeholders is key to success, but how many regulated financial services businesses consider a key external stakeholder to be regulators?

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Malta

Corporate Governance – A Maltese Perspective

At first it was Health & Safety officers that were tagged the “business prevention team” then it was Compliance Officers. However, today it seems to be the corporate Governance team that has inherited that particularly unwelcome moniker.

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Economic Substance – the practical steps you can take to comply

Aspida’s Doug MacKay takes you through the practical steps that can be taken to ensure you comply with the economic substance rules, without relying on any Covid exemptions on travel restrictions.

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