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Ben Lucas is a correspondent based in MLex's Hong Kong office covering financial crime in the Asia-Pacific region. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Ben reported on financial crime and compliance in the UK and Europe for MLex from our London office. He joined MLex in November 2015 after graduating with a Master's degree in journalism from City, University of London.
Selected Insights by Ben
Singapore companies are scrambling to gather and report data on who ultimately owns and controls their companies.
NAB is under investigation in Australia after regulators identified “serious concerns” with the bank’s compliance with AML laws.
Philippines AMLC will consider taking action against companies and individuals that have filed inadequate STRs.
KPMG is in settlement negotiations with the Malaysian government over work it did for the scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.
South Korea's Daewoo E&C has sought to avoid any blame after two of its employees pleaded guilty to bribery charges.