The ‘Shellshock’ IT exploit: what you should do to protect your home and office systems

In April I provided advice to STEP members on how to handle the protection of their online accounts following the revelation of the ‘Heartbleed’ exploit. A new exploit dubbed ‘Shellshock’ was discovered last week and it is widely recognised as being more serious and far reaching than Heartbleed. With the potential to affect everything from… Read More The ‘Shellshock’ IT exploit: what you should do to protect your home and office systems

Family finances – a private matter?

In a largely secret process, this autumn will see tense negotiations between Parliament and member states about the extent to which many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of families should have intimate details about their financial affairs placed on public display. The public are rightly outraged that criminals, including tax evaders, so often seem… Read More Family finances – a private matter?

STEP LATAM and North America News Digest wrap-up – August’s top stories

Catching up on the latest trust and estate sector news on the go? Welcome to the wrap-up of the top ten most popular stories in the STEP North America and LATAM News Digests throughout July. In case you missed them, here are the top STEP LATAM and North America News Digest stories most clicked by our readers. Robin… Read More STEP LATAM and North America News Digest wrap-up – August’s top stories

STEP Wealth Structuring News Digest wrap-up – August’s top stories

Need to put all the pieces of trust and estate industry news together? Welcome to the wrap-up of the top ten most popular stories in the STEP Wealth Structuring News Digest throughout August. In case you missed them, here are the worldwide industry news stories most viewed by our readers. Anger at UK’s listing of Cayman as high-risk… Read More STEP Wealth Structuring News Digest wrap-up – August’s top stories

The Risk Based Approach – implications for international business

Many STEP members will have been on holiday over the past few weeks. If so, they may have missed some important indicators of how the authorities plan to use the Risk Based Approach in anti-money laundering regulations aimed at tackling illicit money flows. One of the most significant technical developments in the revised FATF Recommendations… Read More The Risk Based Approach – implications for international business