Financial Services

The Global Impact of US Tax Reform Podcast

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF US TAX REFORM Financial Services December 2017 On 7 November 2017 (which coincidentally was Election Day in the US), Mazars USA LLP partnered with Bloomberg to present a panel discussion, via a podcast release, on the Global Impact of US Tax Reform. The topic du jour was most relevant given the […]

Individual and Entity 2017 Tax Update Webcast

INDIVIDUAL AND ENTITY 2017 TAX UPDATE All Industries December 5, 2017 | 11 AM EST This webcast explored the individual income tax, domestic and international entity tax, and transfer tax landscape as well as year-end tax strategies. Take full advantage of this opportunity to hear from experts at Mazars USA LLP as they provide an […]

T+2 Settlement Cycle For Securities Transactions

T+2 Settlement Cycle On September 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted an amended rule to shorten the settlement cycle for most securities transactions, reducing the cycle to two business days (T+2), instead of three. T+3 had been in place since 1995, after the SEC reduced the settlement cycle from T+5. This […]

Whistleblowers: A Path to Combatting Fraud

Recent allegations of impropriety on several levels have rekindled whistleblowers as a mechanism for identifying wrongdoing. In the Financial Services sector, corporate citizens have an incentive to ferret out malfeasance: the whistleblower program, formally created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. The Office […]

Regulatory Reform In Uncertain Times: No Rest For The Weary

Despite “reform fatigue” and squeezed profit margins, financial services firms are dealing with a continued flood of regulation. Some are turning to new technologies for compliance help. A decade on from the global financial crisis, are policymakers and regulators starting to tire of imposing a seemingly endless drip-feed of new rules on financial services firms? […]