Podcasts on the Panama Papers or a new global regime for financial benchmarks continue the long record of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence in providing first-class compliance insight.
Staying on top of regulatory developments has never been more challenging, with an estimated one-quarter of financial firms requiring a whole day each week just to track and analyze regulatory change.
Providing access to information so firms can cut this workload is the aim of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, which has been a leading, cost-effective and trusted source of news, analysis and regulatory material since 1997.
Now this service has been expanded to include regular Risk & Regulatory podcasts, called the Risk Report.
These radio shows started recently with a fascinating half-hour insider’s insight on the Panama Papers and the offshore banking sector.
This was followed by a wide-ranging discussion on the latest developments in risk and financial crime compliance across Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Global regulatory coverage
With the shift towards bigger fines and greater personal liability, the need for organizations and risk professionals to stay compliant is growing.
Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence reduces the potential room for errors and vulnerability within your organization by providing information that has been stringently tracked, monitored, and analyzed.
It’s unsurpassed in breadth, depth and quality, with global coverage of more than 800 regulatory bodies combined with expert analysis.
There’s constant access to practical advice, best practice materials, and knowledge to implement relevant regulatory changes within your organization, and to make sure structures are aligned to current and upcoming regulations.
Breaking news stories
The service started in 1997 managing U.S. rulebooks before its first U.S. news presence was established in 2002. This was followed by our first Middle East presence in 2006, Asian news in 2007 and Australian news in 2008.
We are the first to many breaking news stories, and turn around insightful analysis pieces within 1-2 days of major enforcement cases.
The Thomson Reuters content is unique, in that we have developed (alongside our clients) an industry standard taxonomy that can be applied to every rule, legislation, regulatory alert and news piece we publish.
The taxonomy allows our customers to have a single source of truth for their global regulatory obligations, and to map it to their internal policies, risks and controls.
This news and analysis is largely text based, so Thomson Reuters has expanded our media capability to short video coverage. This includes on site visits at our annual risk and regulatory summits, or video interviews from our studios around the globe.
Risk & Regulatory podcasts
The coverage has now been developed further by our Asia regulatory editorial team through the launch of the Risk & Regulatory podcasts.
In the first broadcast, APAC regional bureau chief Nathan Lynch spoke with Will Fitzgibbon, of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, about his insider’s perspective on the Panama Papers.
In particular, have the Mossack Fonseca leaks blown over and led to very little meaningful change? Or have they been a game changer in the fight against money laundering, tax evasion, illegal arms sales and other serious financial crimes?
Lynch has also spoken with Alex Robson, global managing editor of Regulatory Intelligence at Thomson Reuters, about the latest developments in risk and financial crime compliance across Asia Pacific and Europe.
Topics for discussion included Australia’s creation of a new super-ministry of Home Affairs, the overhaul of foreign trust regulation and a new global regime for financial benchmarks.