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November 12, 2014 - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued five Orders filing and settling charges against Citibank N.A. (Citibank), HSBC Bank plc (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. (JPMorgan), The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) and UBS AG (UBS) (collectively, the Banks) for attempted manipulation of, and for aiding and abetting other banks' attempts to manipulate, global foreign exchange (FX) benchmark rates to benefit the positions of certain traders.

November 12, 2014 - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed fines totalling £1,114,918,000 ($1.7 billion) on five banks for failing to control business practices in their G10 spot foreign exchange (FX) trading operations: Citibank N.A. £225,575,000 ($358 million), HSBC Bank Plc £216,363,000 ($343 million), JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. £222,166,000 ($352 million), The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc £217,000,000 ($344 million) and UBS AG £233,814,000 ($371 million) ('the Banks').

October 7, 2014 - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that the international, award-winning and independent wealth-structuring company, Hawksford Group, has implemented its EIM strategy to create a seamless, digital process for improving information governance and compliance.

September 3, 2014 - The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) submitted a comment letter to the federal banking regulators today requesting changes to a host of banking regulations that are outdated, unnecessary or unduly burdensome for financial services companies.

October 29, 2014 - The New York Stock Exchange announced today that effective immediately, Stacey Cunningham has been named President of NYSE Governance Services, a leading provider of corporate governance, risk, ethics and compliance services for public and privately held companies.

September 25, 2014 - The US Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Depository Trust and Clearing Company (DTCC) have developed a centalised utility for financial firms to post and share information related to cyber-attacks and security threats.

August 28, 2014 - Deutsche Bank AG London Branch (Deutsche) has been fined £ 4,718,800 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.

October 14, 2014 - The UK government is planning to put supervision of MasterCard and Visa alongside the country's main interbank payment systems into the hands of a new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), whose chief remit is to inject more competition into the country's payments industry.

September 24, 2014 - SIX Exchange Regulation, which is charged by SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd with the monitoring and enforcement of issuer obligations, has by means of a sanction notice imposed a fine of CHF 10'000 on Credit Suisse Funds AG, Zurich, for breaching the rules governing the regular reporting obligations. In January 2014, Credit Suisse Funds AG sent a notification regarding a distribution relating to certain Exchange Traded Funds (ETFS) too late.

August 21, 2014 - (Bloomberg) A European Commission plan to separate lenders' consumer and investment-banking arms must be halted, said KPMG LLP, auditor to some of Europe's largest banks.

October 7, 2014 - NYSE Group has announced NYSE Regulation will directly perform the market surveillance, investigation and enforcement functions for NYSE Group's three equities exchanges and two options exchanges upon the expiration of the contract with the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) on December 31, 2015.

September 23, 2014 - The British Banking Association is working with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to develop a financial crime alert system that will see 12 government and law enforcement agencies warn banks of the latest threats to their integrity.

August 6, 2014 - An industry body promising to be the 'voice of UK fintech' launched today, with more than 50 founding members onboard and the backing of government.

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