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  • With more than 60 years’ consulting experience, Wolters Kluwer regularly shares its thought leadership and industry expertise across a wide range of financial, regulatory, audit, compliance and risk management topics. Following is a select listing of articles reflecting published commentary from our subject matter experts.

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    Taxation of Bitcoin, Its Progeny, and Derivatives: Coin Ex Machina
    (Published February 2018)  This 18-page Tax Notes explores the emerging area of bitcoin taxation, including a primer on U.S. income tax issues in light of important developments in the past year around crypto-currency growth.
    The New ‘Beneficial Ownership’ Rule: FinCEN-mandated changes take effect in May
    (Published March 13, 2018). New “beneficial ownership” rules go into effect May 2018 that are generating questions from financial institutions. In this Bank News feature article, Wolters Kluwer regulatory consultant Valerie Baxendale provides clarity around the rule requirements, given the rules represent yet another obligation for financial institutions to know just who their customer is, including who really owns limited liability companies and other common forms of business entities.
    The Compliance Balancing Act
    (Published February 2018) Community reinvestment and fair lending rules require careful navigation. In this Scotsman Guide article, Wolters Kluwer Senior Regulatory Consultant Britt Faircloth provides guidance on the importance of analyzing and validating loan performance data to align with an institution’s goals, as well as with current regulations.
    The Foundations of Your Compliance Program: Keep Your Regulatory Library Spinning
    (Published January 2018) As your financial institution grows in size and complexity, so might the need for additional regulatory infrastructure. In the January 2018 issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine, compliance expert Barbara Boehler reviews all the pieces you should have in place to move your compliance program to the next level.
    Wolters Kluwer Indicator Survey Points to Increased Compliance and Risk Management Concerns at U.S. Banks
    (Published December 2017) According to an article published in Fintech Finance, recent surveys released by Wolters Kluwer indicate that compliance and risk management concerns are on the rise for U.S. banks, while globally, banks worry about having the right systems and procedures in place to manage data in today’s evolving regulatory landscape.
    Regulatory Change Management – Leveling the Playing Field for Your Bank
    (Published January 2018) Compliance staff are already being asked to do more work with fewer resources, and many are struggling to keep their core compliance running smoothly. In this article, compliance expert Barbara Boehler explores how implementing a strong regulatory change management process can level the playing field for your bank.
    Death for GFE and HUD-1 Docs Highly Exaggerated
    (Published January 19, 2018) In response to lenders mistakenly assuming that only two documents—the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure--matter when in fact other standard disclosure documents still have applicability, depending on the loan, Wolters Kluwer experts James Bork and Mark White clarify the circumstances around use of various TRID disclosure documents in this BankingExchange.com feature.
    2018 Regulatory & Risk Outlook: Survival of the Fittest
    (Published January 2018) In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals not because they are the strongest, but because they are best at adapting themselves to their changing environment. In this Bank News article, compliance expert Barbara Boccia explores how banks might better equip themselves to “survive” the current winds of regulatory change.
    Picture Perfect! Your Regulatory Change Management Program—in Technicolor
    (Published January 12, 2018) Regulatory change management is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In her article in ABA Bank Compliance magazine, CPM Regulatory Compliance Consultant Barbara Boehler explores key considerations for the development and continuing growth of a “picture perfect” regulatory change management program.
    2018 Will Keep CCOs on Their Toes, Despite Deregulation
    (Published January 9, 2018) In this Compliance Week feature article, Wolters Kluwer compliance expert Tim Burniston addresses risk and regulatory compliance issues cited by banks and credit unions in Wolters Kluwer’s annual Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey—and their implications for financial institutions.
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