| Year : 2012 (1)
|GCC Risk Management Symposium - THE NEW ORDER, 30 January 2012|
The GCC Risk Management Symposium, organised on the 30th of January at the Ritz Carlton by QFC Regulatory Authority was a great success. More than 200 delegates attended the event, opened by Phillip Thorpe, Chairman of the QFC Regulatory Authority and H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani, Qatar Central Bank’s Governor.
An overview of regional perspectives on the benefits and challenges of Basel III implementation, risk governance, and prudent balance sheet risk management was delivered during the one day event, attended by financial market regulators, central banks, and industry leaders.
Implications for the region given the potential for global contagion risks emanating from Europe and the U.S. economic crises were also discussed.
| Year : 2011 (1)
|Qatar Financial Leadership Seminar, 6-10 March 2011 |
The QFC Regulatory Authority, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) and the Toronto Centre organized the “Qatar Financial Leadership Seminar” in Doha, successfully, for the second year.
The seminar, held from the 6th to the 10th of March 2011, gathered participants from regulatory authorities across the MENA region.
This year’s seminar focused on the implementation of institutional change, regulating banks that are of systemic importance to a financial system, addressing risk of fraud, and enforcement challenges. The Toronto Centre tailored programmes provide excellent opportunities for regulatory leaders to focus on regional and global challenges.
| Year : 2010 (4)
|Launch of the MENA-OECD Capital Markets Task Force, 6-7 December 2010 |
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme, in co-operation with the Ministry of Business and Trade of Qatar and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, is launching the MENA-OECD Capital Markets Task Force, on 6-7 December 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha.
This event is aimed at providing a platform for the promotion of dialogue, the exchange of experiences and best practices relating to capital market regulation (financial and banking regulation).
The Task Force is planned to be launched at the occasion of the Financial Markets Roundtable on Effective and Efficient Financial Regulation in the MENA Region. It will be co-chaired by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The mission of the Task Force will be to provide:
- a high-level forum for discussions among representatives from capital market authorities from MENA and OECD countries and for experts, academics, practitioners, and international organisations working on issues related to the regulation of capital markets;
- input to the work of MENA-OECD Investment Programme on issues relating to capital market regulation; and
- elaborate policy recommendations for capital markets regulation in MENA and OECD countries based on analytical work and best practices.
|The 3rd Seminar on the Conduct of Business Rulebook (COND) - June 2010|
The QFC Regulatory Authority is organizing its third seminar on the Conduct of Business Rulebook (COND) on Wednesday 23 June, from 9:00 – 12 noon.
This session will cover Chapters 5 and 6 of COND and is, therefore, aimed at insurers and intermediaries conducting non-investment (general) insurance business. Priority will be given to attendees from those firms but all insurance firms are welcome to attend.
The aim of these seminars is to help firms better understand the requirements of COND and the Regulatory Authority’s expectations with regard to the firm’s policies, procedures, systems and controls. The seminar is directly aimed at Compliance Officers and Customer Facing Functions, although you might decide that it is more appropriate for someone else within your organisation to also attend.
Initially the number of participants per firm will be limited to a maximum of 3. Subject to space availability and restrictions, we may be able to accommodate more participants from your firm.
|QFC Regulatory Authority Briefing Sessions on the revised QFC AML/CTF regime - May/June 2010|
The QFC Regulatory Authority (“the Regulatory Authority”) has held “Briefing Sessions” that QFC Firms were invited to attend. The sessions took the form of a presentation by the Regulatory Authority on the recent developments to Qatar’s and the QFC’s Anti-Money Laundering / Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) Regime, followed by an open discussion.
The aim of the sessions was:
- present the revised QFC AML/CTF regime taking into account recent legislation; and
- engage in discussion and comment with Regulated Firms.
The agenda for the session included:
- Presentation on the State Law No. (4) of 2010 on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, the QFC Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing Rules 2010 and the QFC’s regulatory approach to Anti-Money Laundering and the Combating of Terrorist Financing; and
- The AML/CTF Rules working draft Guidance; and
- Questions & answers.
| AML Industry Seminars – 2009/2010 |
A key statutory objective of the QFC Regulatory Authority (“QFCRA”) is the prevention of financial crime in the QFC. To promote high standards of Anti Money Laundering (“AML”) policies, procedures, systems and controls, the QFCRA plans to hold AML seminars throughout 2009 and 2010.
| Year : 2009 (2)
| QFC Regulatory Authority on the Conduct of Business Rulebook – June / November 2009 |
QFCRA has scheduled a series of seminars on the requirements of the Conduct of Business Rulebook (COND). The aim of these seminars is to help the firms to better understand the requirements of COND in order that the firm’s practices, policies and procedures adequately reflect the COND requirements. The seminar is directly aimed at Compliance Officers and Customer Facing Functions, although you might decide that it is more appropriate for someone else within your organisation to also attend. At this point, the QFCRA has limited the number of participants per firm to a maximum of 2. Subject to space availability and restrictions, we may be able to accommodate more participants.
|"Town Hall" Meeting For Regulated Firms – March 2009 |
The QFC Regulatory Authority (“QFCRA”) will be holding a “Town Hall” meeting that all Regulated Firms are invited to attend. The aim of the meeting is to:
- Have open and transparent communication with Regulated Firms operating in the QFC;
- Promote practical discussions on the QFCRA’s Rule and Regulations requirements;
- Discuss any barriers in Qatar to achieving business strategies that are within the QFCRA’s control to reduce/remove; and
- Create a platform for Regulated Firms to liaise together over issues of common interest.