Rafael Serrano

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Behind the paywall: São Paulo Board of Trade

 Image credit: Júlio Boaro, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

São Paulo is the name of both Brazil’s most populous state, with 645 municipalities and an estimated 41.9 million inhabitants, and the country’s fastest growing city with approximately 11 million inhabitants. The metropolis of São Paulo is considered the financial capital of Brazil and is home to most of the country’s largest financial firms. In 2013, São Paulo ranked 6th in Forbes’ List of the Top 10 Billionaire cities.

Posted Friday March 27, 2015

US regulators keeping the heat on financial crimes in 2015

US regulators keeping the heat on financial crimes in 2015

Unlike in Europe, there is no major new anti-corruption legislation in the pipeline for 2015 but there are indications of an expansion in existing legislation as well as a continuation of aggressive and far-reaching enforcement. US regulatory agencies have already begun expanding their relationships with counterparts in most developed markets and international investigative cooperation between government regulators is set to increase in 2015 in an effort to reduce financial crime. For example, senior members of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division have already highlighted the expansion of existing investigative cooperation agreements with countries like the UK.

Posted Wednesday February 18, 2015

Sanctions have cost Russia billions - but Western firms are not getting off lightly

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Posted Tuesday November 25, 2014

Rafael Serrano

Recent Posts

Behind the paywall: São Paulo Board of Trade

 Image credit: Júlio Boaro, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

São Paulo is the name of both Brazil’s most populous state, with 645 municipalities and an estimated 41.9 million inhabitants, and the country’s fastest growing city with approximately 11 million inhabitants. The metropolis of São Paulo is considered the financial capital of Brazil and is home to most of the country’s largest financial firms. In 2013, São Paulo ranked 6th in Forbes’ List of the Top 10 Billionaire cities.

Posted Friday March 27, 2015

US regulators keeping the heat on financial crimes in 2015

US regulators keeping the heat on financial crimes in 2015

Unlike in Europe, there is no major new anti-corruption legislation in the pipeline for 2015 but there are indications of an expansion in existing legislation as well as a continuation of aggressive and far-reaching enforcement. US regulatory agencies have already begun expanding their relationships with counterparts in most developed markets and international investigative cooperation between government regulators is set to increase in 2015 in an effort to reduce financial crime. For example, senior members of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division have already highlighted the expansion of existing investigative cooperation agreements with countries like the UK.

Posted Wednesday February 18, 2015

Sanctions have cost Russia billions - but Western firms are not getting off lightly

Read original article
Posted Tuesday November 25, 2014