Feature of the week

Why the power market is warming to weather risk

Predicting the weather is a major challenge for power producers and traders as they attempt to manage risk. Is there a way to forecast with confidence and gain a competitive edge? Finding ways to manage often unpredictable weather patterns has become more important than ever as conventional electricity production increasingly makes way for renewable energy. But wind

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Photographer: Marcelo del Pozo Photographer: Marcelo del Pozo

Keeping pace with Asia Pacific’s compliance burden

Financial institutions must be proactive if they are to keep pace with Asia Pacific’s changing regulatory landscape and key risks such as corruption and cyber crime. Heightened enforcement, rising penalties and an increasingly complex risk environment mean that no organisation can ignore the need to improve conduct. Getting the culture right

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Photographer: Andrew Winning Photographer: Andrew Winning

China leads the way in global crowdfinancing

As China dominates the alternative finance world, regulation continues to be a key challenge for all participants. China is the world’s largest alternative finance market, a special report by Cambridge University and other leading universities from around the globe finds. The alternative finance market value in the country grew four-fold to

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Photographer: Carlos Barria Photographer: Carlos Barria

Fintech and Regtech are huge topics for compliance executives

Compliance executives have no choice but to embrace Fintech and Regtech at financial services organizations, said participants at the 2016 Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit in London. More than half (52%) of attendees recognized that they must begin to introduce Fintech and Regtech solutions to their organization, while some

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Photographer: Petar Kujundzic Photographer: Petar Kujundzic

The changing nature of municipal bond markets

From default to market reform, the U.S. municipal bond market now demands a greater focus from investors. When the Government Development Bank (GDB) of Puerto Rico failed to make its full debt service payment on May 1, the municipal market took note. While anticipated, the default of a major issuer

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Photographer: Kevin Lamarque Photographer: Kevin Lamarque

U.S. justice dept opts not to challenge court decision on conflict minerals rule

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently notified Congress that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would not petition the Supreme Court to review a court of appeals’ decision ruling portions of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict minerals rule violate the First Amendment. Accordingly, companies should not expect any changes

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CEO of online travel company resigns over relationship with employee

A successful CEO’s resignation over a code of conduct violation highlights the importance of company conduct policies as well as employee compliance with such policies. The CEO of a major online travel booking company has resigned following an investigation by the company’s board of directors. The company’s press release stated

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Brexit: what are the markets telling us?

A referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) takes place on June 23. Ron Leven, Head of FX Pre-Trade and Economic Strategy, examines the market impact. While it remains highly debatable what the implications of Brexit are for the UK economy, the market appears to be priced for

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Photographer: Kai Pfaffenbach Photographer: Kai Pfaffenbach