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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Imagine a miniature financial crime fighter in every router

16 June 2016  |  7175 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It is well known that financial criminals are adept at finding the weakest link in a bank’s, or the banking systems, defence to attack. They can often do this by avoiding the immediate defensive measures in applications and getting transactions into the banks payments systems, even on a trusted network such as Swift. Once on the network, criminals...

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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Will MiFID II bring Evolution or Revolution to investment research?

08 June 2016  |  4644 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There has been significant discussion, and indeed some confusion, around the impact of MiFID II on investment research. Some investment firms, including M&G recently, have made announcements that they will no longer charge the cost of broker’s research to the investor’s funds, but will pay them out of their own resources – a potentially revolu...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Fraud ain’t what it used to be

18 May 2016  |  2040 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Between the time this blog was published and you reading it, new fraud schemes will have emerged. Indeed, with the ever increasing number of, and methods for, payment transactions and the new supporti...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

You’ve been quiet recently - are you dormant, deceased or just gone away?

09 May 2016  |  2431 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My previous post https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/12517/beware-the-financial-crime-bite-of-the-back-book talked about the dangers lurking in a firm’s back book of existing customers and how to fi...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Beware the financial crime bite of the back book

26 April 2016  |  2601 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When people start looking for solutions to financial crime, regulation and compliance there is a natural tendency to start with new customers, known as the ‘front book’. These new customers already...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Would you ask someone else if they Know Your Client?

26 April 2014  |  1465 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With eye watering fines and the threat of deferred prosecutions, many banks have been working hard to solve the problems of correctly identifying and screening clients for financial crime purposes ove...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

10 November 2010  |  3701 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Twitter has been referred to as the Marmite of social media. You either love it or you hate it. I must admit that despite being a regular tweeter, I have been having mixed feelings about this channe

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Does Cloud reduce operational risk and complexity

04 November 2010  |  5895 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It is that tradeshow time of year when specific communities disappear out of the office to meet up with other people to do the physical rather than virtual/social networking. This last week it was S

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Do fines change the behaviour of financial firms?

06 October 2010  |  3687 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over recent months we have seen the FSA in the UK, as well as regulators in other geographies, hit the record books with larger and more numerous fines for misconduct – e.g. for poor reporting, or ha

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

What sport tells us about financial regulation?

01 September 2010  |  4707 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My 16 year old sports mad son read a book by Ed Smith, an Anglo Welsh county cricketer, over the summer entitled ‘What Sport Tells Us About Life’, and was mightily impressed. The book’s brilliance –

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