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A new year note on the SFO: Review of 2020 and outlook for 2021

United Kingdom - January 8 2021 However, the SFO’s failure to prosecute individuals associated with corporates who have agreed DPAs was a trend which continued from 2019. And the…

Lorna Emson, Neill Blundell.

FCA fines and prohibits hedge fund Chief Investment Officer for market abuse

United Kingdom - December 16 2020 On 15 December 2020, the FCA announced it had fined a hedge fund Chief Investment Officer (CIO) £100,000 for market abuse and had prohibited him from…

Dan Lavender.

Tis the season… for online fraud

United Kingdom - November 27 2020 Bargain hunters are not the only ones who’ve been looking forward to the Black Friday sales… fraudsters have been getting ready too. The fraud rate -…

Neill Blundell.

Record number of money laundering reports submitted in the UK

United Kingdom - November 24 2020 The 2020 Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Annual Report was published on 19 November, reporting a record number of SARs. SARs must be submitted if…

Neill Blundell.

Art attack: sanctions risk in the art world

USA - November 4 2020 The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory on 30 October to highlight sanctions risks arising…

Neill Blundell.