Latest articles from Justin Pugsley

Pay-for-order flow wins reprieve from the SEC

The controversial practice of paying for order flow (PFOF) in the US equities market will not be banned by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but that does not necessarily mean the activity is off the hook.

Barr outlines tougher Fed approach to supervising big banks

Banks in the US face potentially tougher rules or at least a more stringent interpretation of existing frameworks, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s new head of regulation.

New ‘controls library’ launched so banks can benchmark operational risk practices

A controls library for operational risk has been launched by the Operational Riskdata eXchange (ORX) and consulting firm Mckinsey & Co and is designed to support the understanding and benchmarking of risk controls within banks.

ASIFMA paper advises listed companies to pay closer attention to labour relations

Companies and investors should engage with each other on ESG matters and the managements of listed companies need to stay on top of labour issues, according to a paper published in Hong Kong for asset managers.

CPMI-IOSCO highlights challenges around new clearing models

Though clearing transactions for indirect participants is a key objective of the G20, there are nonetheless challenges around risk management processes related to new access models. 

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Digital currencies inject new possibilities into cross-border payments

There are good reasons for most countries to improve cross-border payment efficiencies, however that desire is complicated by technical and legal issues. But new forms of digital money potentially open up some interesting new channels. 

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Mauritius aims to become a leading African financial hub

Through a unique combination of trade agreements, Mauritius is positioning itself as a conduit for international investment into Africa while pivoting its regulatory regime towards becoming more attractive to institutional funds.

SFC to enhance disclosures to boost Hong Kong’s role as a green financial centre

Providing better quality information and enhanced data disclosures are part of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC’s) plans to help investors make better climate change-related decisions. 

ASIC extends licensing relief for foreign financial firms operating in Australia

Foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) are to get a further 12 months relief from having to hold an Australian financial services (AFS) licence for providing financial services to Australian wholesale clients.

A euro CBDC would not threaten euro-area deposit takers says Scope Ratings

Threats of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) undermining bank deposit bases might be overstated, says Scope Ratings as it anticipates the European Central Bank (ECB) launching a pilot scheme sometime next year.