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Shearman & Sterling LLP
ESMA published a statement alerting investors about the high risks of investment in ICOs, including the risk of total loss of their investment.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 21 November 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a revised version of its Q&A on the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 13 November 2017, the European Commission (EC) published a consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability.
Jones Day
Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 laying down a general framework for securitisation and creating a specific framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 5, 2018, new U.K. secondary legislation was laid before Parliament to make the necessary minor technical changes to align U.K. legislation with recently introduced changes ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 5, 2018, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Benchmarks) Regulations were laid before Parliament and will come into force mainly on February 27, 2018.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 7, 2018, following the November 2017 call for expressions of interest, the European Commission, the European Central Bank, ESMA and the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority ...
GuernseyFinance
Competition among managers for capital in the alternative investment sector has never been greater.
Stephenson Harwood
Finance senior associate Elena Tang writes for Global Transport Finance about an alternative solution available to ship financiers trying to recover non-performing loans by selling mortgaged vessels – saying that for some, immediate enforcement is not the answer.
Pinsent Masons LLP
A new inquiry opened by a UK parliamentary committee presents an opportunity to ensure the potential benefits of cryptocurrencies are better recognised, a specialist in financial services and technology law has said.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The head of the Deutsche Bundesbank has warned of the risks to financial stability should central banks issue their own virtual currencies, including from a potential "digital bank run".
Pinsent Masons LLP
The FCA's new webpage contains its ideas for a global sandbox [14.02.02]. Its current sandbox only allows firms to test their ideas in the UK.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC and the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") signed an agreement to facilitate collaboration, share information and support each other's FinTech initiatives.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Businesses in the UK's financial services sector have been asked to help shape how technology can be used to improve the regulatory reporting process.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 9, 2018, the BoE published a consultation paper on a new rule to formalize the supervisory expectation that CCPs will report any incidents relating to their information technology systems to the BoE.
Baker & McKenzie
The Joint Committee of the ESAs have published an Opinion on the use of innovative solutions by banks and other financial services businesses when carrying out CDD, in relation to customers and the prevention of money...
Baker & McKenzie
In April 2017, the FCA published a Discussion Paper ("DP") on DLT which sought views on the regulatory implications of DLT developments in financial markets ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 5, 2018, the FCA published a consultation setting out proposed changes to its Decision Procedure and Penalties manual and its Enforcement Guide.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Bank of England has published statements of commitment to the FX Global Code, the U.K. Money Markets Code and the Global Precious Metal Code. By issuing the statements, the BoE is demonstrating ...
Travers Smith LLP
In the wake of the 2007 credit crunch, corporate debt was often trading in secondary markets significantly below par, largely reflecting lender liquidity concerns.
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ICSA
On 7 September 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority announced new whistleblowing rules for banks, building societies, credit unions and some investment and insurance firms, in response to public demand for greater banking accountability.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The consultation closes on 21 September 2017, and the FCA expects to publish its new rules early next year.
GuernseyFinance
Guernsey Finance expanded its reach across Asia with the opening of a Hong Kong office in 2016.
Deloitte
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation rules went live in January this year.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The European Commission is set to step back from introducing a raft of new laws to account for changes in the financial technology (fintech) market, according to a leaked document.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The FCA has published a consultation paper (CP18/4) on the European Money Market Funds (MMF) Regulation [24.01.2018] which came into force on 21 July 2017 and takes effect on 21 July 2018.
Travers Smith LLP
This article considers how certain alternative investment funds (currently those managed by a manager authorised under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and potentially...
Deloitte
Overall, IOSCO's recommendations are line with existing supervisory expectations in the EU but they add more detail in some areas.
Jersey Finance Limited
On Thursday 23 June 2016, the British electorate voted to leave the European Union (EU). We are confident that Jersey's financial services industry will continue to be able to operate in both the UK and EU.
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