2020 saw landmark enforcement actions from regulators across Asia-Pacific as financial institutions across the region paid $5.1 billion in fines for anti-money laundering failures.
By March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had begun to grip economies, demonstrating the interconnectivity of the worldwide financial sector. The pandemic has wreaked extensive disruption to all businesses, and this is likely to continue well into 2021, with credit risks, insolvencies and unemployment all likely to increase.
Remote working and “on-off” lockdowns may continue for some time, forcing firms to interface with customers differently and to be flexible regarding the repayment of loans or other credit facilities. These developments may lead firms to identify new opportunities and seek alternatives ways of doing business.
Join us for an interactive webinar where we discuss challenges and how corporate compliance officers can best prepare for them:
- Operational resilience — ensure continuity
- Cyber security, data protection and anti-financial crime management
- Anti-money laundering — highest-ever penalties in Asia
- Consumer/investor protection
- Digital transformation — balancing technological innovation with compliance imperatives
- Regulatory reach and burden — understanding the regulatory focus
- Accountability — resetting culture
- Upskilling and training to meet technology requirements
- Risk management agility and the growth of climate and ESG-related issues
- Complaints and remediation