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U.S. Prosecutors and Regulators Impose Second Largest Penalty Ever Levied Against a Financial Institution for Violations of U.S. Economic Sanctions

On November 19, 2018, a group of five U.S. federal and state prosecutors and regulators[1] announced that they had reached settlements with Société Générale (“SocGen”) under which SocGen will pay penalties totaling $1.34 billion in relation to violations of U.S.

Briefing on the Need to Extend the Transition Period of the Benchmark Regulation

ISDA is among 4 trade associations who request EU policymakers to extend the transition period... Read more Briefing on the Need to Extend the Transition Period of the Benchmark Regulation

ABN seeks UK licences to ward off Brexit threat

Dutch bank to set up a London-based unit of its clearing business

SS&C completes $1.5 billion takeover of Intralinks

SS&C Technologies has completed the $1.5 billion acquisition of financial technology provider Intralinks, giving it one of the most-used investor communication platforms by alternatives investment managers.

Intralinks facilitates strategic initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investor reporting.

Its communications platform is one of the most-used by private equity and hedge fund managers, with the largest hosted community of general and limited partners for the alternatives investments industry.

Holding Cohen Corporate International (clone of EEA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

IOSCO finds satisfactory progress in rules implementation

On Monday, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published this report, providing the results of the latest survey run across different global jurisdictions on the implementation of the ” Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets”, a document published here in September 2011. This third version of the survey published shows … Continue reading

Haig, Lafferty & Partners

We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

AllianceBernstein makes offer to acquire Autonomous Research

AcadiaSoft Collaborates with Capitalab’s Initial Margin Optimization Services

AcadiaSoft Inc., the leading industry provider of risk and collateral management services for the non-cleared derivatives community, today announced that it is collaborating with Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers L.P., for the provision of their initial margin (IM) optimization service, designed to allow clients calculating IM to optimize exposures to result in lower margin payments and to reduce capital funding requirements.

BlackRock Alliance LP (clone of authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

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