Why Are Independent Reviews So Important?

Monitoring the conduct of your business by ensuring there are robust systems and controls in place and that you have an independent process to identify and remediate any weaknesses in your policies and procedures is a hallmark of good corporate governance. It also protects your firm and your clients. Specifically, an independent audit should be… READ MORE

Oyster Consultants Contributors to HFM 2018 Bermuda Report

In the recently published HFM Bermuda 2018 Special Report, Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Director Henry Komansky and Consultant Chiara Soria reflected on the incoming AML/ATF regulation and the evolving necessities of board governance as the island’s regulatory scope increases. (Excerpts) The pace of regulatory change continues to increase and the BMA has recently published a number… READ MORE

Oyster Offers New Service for Insurance Managers

Oyster Consulting is proud to offer a new service for Insurance Managers.  Since late 2016/early 2017 Insurance Managers have been included in the group of entities regulated by the BMA for compliance with Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”)/Anti-Terrorist Financing (“ATF”) regime.  All such regulated entities in Bermuda are obligated to have an independent AML audit performed… READ MORE

Have You Completed Your Annual AML Audit?

  Bermuda is joining the international push for transparency and accountability, enhancing its anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing regime as well as updating laws creating stronger data protection for the public and implementing international standards for bribery, corruption and fraud.  One of the new requirements for AML/ATF regulated entities in Bermuda is that they all must have… READ MORE

Oyster’s Henry Komansky’s AML/ATF Training Gaining Recognition

Throughout 2016, Oyster Consultant Henry Komansky conducted sold-out Lunch and Learn training sessions on the new AML Audit requirement and the latest Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) developments impacting all regulated entities on the island. Recently, Komansky was quoted in the Bermuda Fund Services 2017 Report, published by Global Fund Media, a targeted… READ MORE

Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd. Presents AML Audit/Sanctions Lecture

  Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd Consultant Henry M. Komansky, J.D., presented another in his very popular series of lectures on 7th September 2016 discussing the new requirement under the Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2015 for AML audits as well as sanctions, with a focus on UK and Bermuda laws and regulations. On 1… READ MORE

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Advisory Issued

  Last week Bermuda Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Hon. Trevor Moniz, JP, MP issued an advisory about the risks in a number of jurisdictions stemming from inadequate systems and controls to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.  Details about these risks were provided by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the… READ MORE