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System integration has created cyber threat

July 31, 2015 - Firm News

Today's world has never been more interwoven. Cybersecurity risks have grown exponentially as global businesses have become more integrated with counterparties and system architectures have grown in complexity. In the opinion of Gerhard Grueter, co-founder of Lawson Conner, a market leader in compliance solutions for the investment fund industry, the topic is only going to get bigger.


Lawson Conner launches new Cyber Security Programme ‘Lawson Conner Guardian'

July 28, 2015 - Firm News

London, 28th July 2015 – Lawson Conner, the leading investment manager platform and provider of outsourced compliance services, launched today ‘Lawson Conner Guardian’, a comprehensive set of solutions to help protect fund managers and financial services firms from the increasing threats of cyber security. Lawson Conner has supported over 100 firms in the past to stay compliant and to implement solutions to reduce the risks such as cyber security risks.


Lawson Conner supporting Fintech firm launch

July 16, 2015 - Firm News

Lawson Conner together with Sapia is supporting the launch of BrickVest, this new high profile Fintech firm who is backed by Rocket Internet, one of the world’s largest internet investors.


Cyber-security testing in financial services

June 25, 2015 - Regulatory Updates

Cyber-security testing is a hot topic for 2015/2016 and as reported at the beginning of the year the UK and US have launched a ‘joint exercise’ which will focus on the financial sector. The SEC will undertake a second wave of cyber-security exams in the US Q315, with Barack Obama warning that the hedge fund industry remains a weak link in the financial services sector against hackers and terrorists.


FCA publishes guide to MAR (Market Abuse Regulation)

June 25, 2015 - Regulatory Updates

A ‘One Minute Guide’ to the Market Abuse Regulation which comes in force on the 3 July 2016 has been published on the FCA website. MAR succeeds the original Market Abuse Directive and will extend its remit to new markets, new platforms and new behaviours and so will strengthen the existing market abuse framework. The main objective of MAR is to increase market integrity and investor protection whilst ensuring that uniform rules exist throughout Europe.