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Sanctions against Russia: On the Path to Compliance

Reetu Khosla, Pegasystems | 15 April

Last week the US government announced that it was planning to introduce tougher economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As the US and the European Union (EU) are in further discussions for increased sanctions against the former Soviet country, there is a presumption that there will be more sanctions coming that will impact trade and finance. If so, financial services will be one of the most strongly affected industries with multinational banks and organisations facing significant compliance risk challenges if they engage in any business with sanctioned persons or entities.

US Mortgage Finance Reform and the Future of Fannie and Freddie

Chad Bianchi, Associated Banc-Corp | 3 April

The most recent financial crisis has spawned numerous international financial standards and an onslaught of legislation. At the helm of the controversy surrounding the Great Recession is the housing market. In the US, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) - most notably the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) have come under fire since 2008, but no substantial action has been taken by legislators until now. Recent US mortgage finance reform legislation seeks to dissolve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace their function in the secondary mortgage market with privately capitalised entities.

The Importance of Automating Investment Policy Compliance

Tyler Hogge, Clearwater Analytics | 24 March

Yield has not been a top priority for many corporates in the current era of low investment returns, but this situation is changing. As companies gradually recover a risk appetite to achieve better returns, automating investment policy compliance enables them not only to mitigate portfolio risk but also to gain transparency, eliminate manual effort and explore new investment types.

Under the Microscope: Compliance Challenges for Non-Governmental Organisations

Andrew Deichler, gtnews | 18 March

Treasury departments at non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have to deal with many compliance challenges that corporate treasury functions often do not need to worry about. Given that rogue organisations and individuals frequently attempt to route their funds through these international nonprofits, global law enforcement agencies frequently place NGOs under a microscope. As a result, their treasury teams must constantly be on guard, looking to find and obstruct rogue activities.

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