FATCA and CRS Reporting Services

The UAE Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) recently launched a new centralised portal for submitting the annual reporting and risk assessment…
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UAE Outsourcing and Support:  Independent Non Executive Director Services

Waystone Compliance Solutions offers its clients operating in the financial centres of the DIFC and the ADGM various outsourcing options.
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – May 2022

This edition includes - DFSA outreach session on financial crime, ADGM issues consultation paper on commercial legislation, FCCP issues an…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – April 2022

This edition includes - DIFC consults on the prescribed company regulations, FSRA issues discussion paper on DeFi, SAMA opens consultation…
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Middle East Regulatory Update – March 2022

This Middle East Regulatory Update includes the following: DIFC & DFSA latest developments ADGM & FSRA latest developments Middle East…
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Virtual Assets Regulatory Landscape in the UAE

If you are in the virtual assets space, the UAE is likely to be firmly on your radar.
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – February 2022

This edition includes – DIFC holds AI festival, FSRA enhances framework to broaden participation in private capital markets, SCA reviews…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – January 2022

This edition includes - MENA Fintech Association Launches the Sustainable Fintech Alliance, FSRA to Merge Regulatory Committee with Appeals Panel,…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition – December 2021

This edition includes - DIFC FinTech Hive’s largest accelerator programme launches Investor Day, IFC and ADGM launch ‘She Wins Arabia’,…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - November 2021

This edition includes - DFSA Host Cyber Risk Forum, FSRA Issues a Report on Regulatory Technology, SCA Explores Ways to…
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Is an Outsourced Compliance Provider Appropriate for Your Firm?

The SEC’s Director of Examinations[1] recently reiterated the critical role that Chief Compliance Officers (“CCO”) play for both investment advisers…
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The Middle East Knowledge Series: Preparing an ICAAP Report

The annual regulatory reporting season is upon us for Firms with a 31 December financial year end, and one of…
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The Knowledge Series: Establishing Effective Compliance Structures

Issue 9 in the Knowledge Series looks at the importance of structuring the Compliance function in a way which is…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - December 2020

This edition includes - DIFC Issues its First Licence to Provide Money Services in the DIFC, ADGM to Amend the…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - January 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Hosts Outreach Session for Cyber Risk Management Guidelines, ADGM Holds Online Workshop on Cryptocurrency and…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - February 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Embraces the Future of Finance with Tokenisation of Digital Assets, ADGM Enacts the Data Protection…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - March 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Records Highest Number of Annual Registrations Since Inception, FCPU Host Workshop on Targeted Financial Sanctions,…
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Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - April 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Announces Proposed Intellectual Property Regulations for Consultation, FSRA Introduces New Regulatory Framework for Third Party…
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