Asia

August 2017: By Accident or Design

With large numbers of firms still unprepared for many aspects of MiFID II, Max questions whether the laggards—whatever their motives—are ready for the impact of non-compliance on their business.

Asia’s MiFID II Compliance Countdown

The countdown to Jan. 3, 2018, when MiFID II will take effect, is starting to sound like the ominous ticking of a time bomb. Many details of the regulation have been available for some time, yet as the clock ticks down, questions still remain over…

Model Behavior: Banks Must Get Data Right for IFRS 9

New regulations and accounting standards are the main drivers of changes to how banks worldwide must operate, maintain their books, and manage their data, with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standard) 9 one of the most significant. As Wei-Shen…

The Backup Plan

Wei-Shen Wong investigates business continuity procedures in a region especially prone to natural disasters.