Briefings & Articles

briefing 20/01/2021 Major revamp of Jersey Registry. Are you at risk if beneficial ownership details go public?

In response to the requirements of the international standard setting Financial Action Task Force Recommendation 24 (relating to the transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons), the Jersey Company Registry has undertaken a major overhaul not only of its online systems but also the legislation requiring the electronic submission of information to the new “myRegistry” platform.

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briefing 13/01/2021 Are your Compliance Monitoring Plans effective?

On the 17 December 2020, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (“JFSC”) published a detailed feedback paper on the results of its pre-COVID-19 on-site themed examination. The examination looked at how firms undertake compliance monitoring, resulting in negative findings being identified in 10 out of the 11 Registered Persons that were examined.

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briefing 29/09/2020 Whistle-blowing – are you prepared?

In virtually every annual report issued by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (‘JFSC’) the value and importance derived from whistle-blowers during the previous year is acknowledged demonstrating just how important whistle-blowing has become.

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briefing 18/09/2020 Financial Penalties – what is my risk exposure?

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (“JFSC”) has since 2015 been in a position to impose civil financial penalties for significant and material breaches of the JFSC’s Codes of Practice committed by Registered Persons.

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briefing 11/09/2020 Effective Business Risk Assessments

Under the various Codes of Practice issued by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the “JFSC”) the Boards of regulated businesses are required to undertake and keep an up to date Business Risk Assessment (“Risk Assessment”).

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briefing 11/09/2020 Effective Compliance Monitoring

Failing to implement an effective Compliance Monitoring Plan (“CMP”) continues to be a regular finding arising from on-site examinations conducted by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (“JFSC”).

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briefing 23/08/2020 Relying on others to conduct your client due diligence

In some strictly limited circumstances, Article 16(2) of the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order provides that a Relevant Person may rely on identification measures that have already been applied by a regulated business (referred to as an obliged person) to find out the identity of a mutual customer and to obtain evidence of identity.

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