Across the AML Divide: data sharing, de-risking and debate

Having spent two days this week in Brussels at a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) private sector consultation forum discussing international anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, it was striking how two or three strands are now starting to dominate the debate. First is the growing divide between the big banks and what they… Read More Across the AML Divide: data sharing, de-risking and debate

Why it pays to keep an eye on developments in foreign jurisdictions

Technology may very well be the bane of a busy practitioner’s existence. It makes us all too accessible. It deprives us of the solitude we all need to think and recharge. It makes available too much information. Then we have to deal with the follow-up surveys and questionnaires! Fortunately, the editors of Trust Quarterly Review… Read More Why it pays to keep an eye on developments in foreign jurisdictions

Time to acknowledge excellence

On Monday STEP announced that nominations for the 2014/15 Private Client Awards (PCA) had opened. Now in their ninth year, the PCAs are our opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the professional achievements of our peers in private client practice, be they solicitors, attorneys, accountant, barristers, bankers, family business consultants, trust managers or financial advisors. This… Read More Time to acknowledge excellence