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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.

Lawson Conner launches new FinTech Innovator Programme ‘FinTechPLUS‘

June 25, 2015 - Firm News

London, 25 June 2015 - Lawson Conner, the leading investment manager platform and provider of outsourced compliance services, has launched ‘FinTechPLUS’, a comprehensive programme to help FinTech startups to launch their new businesses quickly, compliantly and cost-effectively, with the support of an experienced team of entrepreneurs, compliance and regulatory experts.

FCA Market Focused Work Programme

June 25, 2015 - Regulatory Updates

The FCA has released their market focused work programme where it defined certain key topics in each regulated sub-segment of the financial markets. The FCA has created these topics as a commitment to provide new market guidance and studies in the key ares of concern. Firms should take into account this points when devising and amending their regulatory risk frameworks.