A red card – sanctions at the World Cup

The strictest rebuke we usually see in a football match is when the referee reaches for the infamous red card – but the FIFA World Cup in Russia has brought financial sanctions into the spotlight, writes Oliver Rodwell, Head of Compliance Development at Dolfin.

Are you ready for the GDPR?

It may already have been around for more than two years – and it may have an acronym that makes you think of former Eastern Bloc countries – but the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is something that will shape the future rather than the past.

A new centre for custody

As Malta continues to bolster its credentials as a European financial services centre, Dolfin’s new custody, brokerage and depositary offering on the island is open for business and onboarding its first clients.

Controversy heightens over dark pool trading cap

MiFID II regulations have set out to shine a light on dark pool trading. We look at the consequences – intended and unintended – the change will have

Background checks: Not just background noise

Transport for London’s recent decision to refuse to renew Uber’s licence to operate in the capital has highlighted the importance of background checks. Oliver Rodwell, Head of Compliance Development at Dolfin, considers the issue from the perspective of the financial services industry

A place in the sun

Malta is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for investment funds, as a recent Dolfin briefing revealed

Migration: Thinking beyond tax

Giles Cheney, Relationship Manager at Dolfin, attended the Global Mobility and Tax Strategies Europe conference in June. He came away with a renewed belief in the importance of assisting clients as they adjust to their move to the UK

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: 20 years of independence

It has been 20 years since the Bank of England gained independence from the UK government in deciding interest rates. Overall, this can be seen as a successful move, but the Bank has learned some important lessons

A boon for banks

Donald Trump’s controversial scaling back of the Dodd-Frank regulations is good news for the financial services industry, argues Josh Jarvis, Investment Advisor at Dolfin.

Going with the flow: What does MiFID II mean for you?

MiFID II promises to bring transparency and efficiency to non-equity trading while moving OTC trading to regulated platforms. Here’s what that means to you.

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