Aspida Insights

Aspida Insights is where we draw on our knowledge, experience and expertise in key business areas such as compliance and risk management, regulation and corporate governance to offer our thoughts, forecasts and advice on a range of topical issues or areas of client concern.

Here you’ll find recent blogs, editorials, commentary, opinion and advisory pieces as well as videos and vox pops encapsulating Aspida Group’s extensive knowledge and insights.

You’ll also find news on developments at Aspida, offering insights into our business, and our people and our work in the communities in which we operate. 

Aspida Insights

Aspida Insights is where we draw on our knowledge, experience and expertise in key business areas such as compliance and risk management, regulation and corporate governance to offer our thoughts, forecasts and advice on a range of topical issues or areas of client concern.

Here you’ll find recent blogs, editorials, commentary, opinion and advisory pieces as well as videos and vox pops encapsulating Aspida Group’s extensive knowledge and insights.

You’ll also find news on developments at Aspida, offering insights into our business, and our people and our work in the communities in which we operate. 

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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The Changing Regulatory Landscape of Malta AML Regulation

Aspida Malta’s Compliance Services Executive, Aaron Brancaleone, sets out his take on Implementing Procedures targeting Company Services Providers (CSPs) and Proposed Amendments to the Implementing Procedures – Part I.

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Is your Board suffering Covid-19 fatigue?

Tina Torode, Head of Corporate Governance and Board Advisory shares some of her observations on Board resilience in a challenging environment as we approach the first anniversary of Covid related lock-downs and “crisis management” for many boards.

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Business resilience in subsequent lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic was not just a high tide, it was of tsunami proportions. And as it recedes, it is already exposing fundamental and structural devastation in many businesses. But how much of that is due to a lack of a solid structure in the first place – especially around BCP? Aspida’s Simon Walker shares his insights on how businesses can develop their resilience to protect themselves in subsequent lockdowns.

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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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Risk Warning Regarding Phishing Attempts

Due to the recent increase in phishing attempts targeting local businesses the Commission has issued a statement reminding firms of the Cyber Rules and Guidance 2021.

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Key findings of the Commissions thematic review of the Guernsey Green Fund Regime

On 11 March 2021, the Commission published its thematic review, which analyses the existing Guernsey Green Fund population and their compliance with the Guernsey Green Fund Rules.

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GFSC Instruction (Number 012021) for Specified businesses

Aspida’s comments following the statement issued on 26 February 2021 by FATF adding the Cayman Islands to its list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring

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JFSC fines SG Kleinwort Hambros firms £719,000

JFSC fines SG Kleinwort Hambros firms £719,000 A lack of “robust oversight” and “of documented details of discussions” are the headline findings highlighted in the …

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