Region: Hong Kong

People News: Former SEC commissioner leaves agency to teach law at NYU

In the latest people news update, a former SEC commissioner will be swapping courtrooms for classrooms as she leaves the agency to teach law at New York University, while a New Jersey fintech bank has bolstered its crypto compliance team with a new hire.

28 June 2022

Zondo Commission calls for investigation into South African banks

South Africa’s long-running anti-corruption inquiry has asked the country’s financial intelligence unit to investigate whether lenders have complied with anti-money laundering rules.

24 June 2022

People news: Danske Bank compliance chief headed to Rabobank

In the latest people news update, Danske Bank’s top compliance executive is set to become Rabobank’s chief financial economic crime officer, and Ropes & Gray has poached the US Department of Justice’s first in-house compliance expert.

17 June 2022

Citigroup Asia slapped with $45m fine for misleading clients about trades

Hong Kong’s financial markets regulator said that the bank’s culture encouraged “chasing revenue at the expense of basic standards of honesty”.

28 January 2022

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

Ex-Hong Kong judge: Courts will treat national security cases fairly

A former Hong Kong chief justice has said that he expects local courts will rule on cases brought under China’s controversial national security law with fairness.

08 December 2021

People News: FCA hires new general counsel

In the latest People News round up, the UK’s financial regulator has recruited veteran civil servant Stephen Roman to serve as its general counsel, and Fried Frank, Cooley and Hughes Hubbard & Reed nab US prosecutors.

07 December 2021

Former Hong Kong stock exchange executive acquitted of accepting bribes

03 December 2021

Hong Kong regulator fines four banks over anti-money laundering breaches

Hong Kong’s banking regulator has fined Swiss lender UBS, Commercial Bank of China and two other banks for historic anti-money laundering breaches.

22 November 2021

Hong Kong banks urged to tip off authorities for suspected national security law breaches

25 October 2021

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