Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
On 5 February 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the "MFSA") published an update, following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, ...
Herbert Smith Freehills
In this blog post, we round-up forthcoming developments in the UK and at EU and International levels in financial services regulation which are expected for February 2020:
The Bank of England, the FCA and the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (the Working Group)...
For several decades now, a significant proportion of financing transactions denominated in sterling, US dollars, euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen have used LIBOR ...
This article was originally published in ICMA Quarterly Magazine, 10 October 2019 and is reproduced with permission from the publisher.
Clyde & Co
As Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, one of the world's largest asset managers has written there has been a fundamental shaping of finance because of climate risk.
In June last year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed it was going to introduce reforms to "fix a dysfunctional overdraft market", ...
The London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") is expected to cease after the end of 2021. In particular, LIBOR-linked loans may not be offered after Q3 2020.
Kemp IT Law
A joint study by the Bank of England and the FCA was published on 16th October 2019 and is the result of a survey of almost 300 financial services firms.
Doing good with other people's money. We now know that companies, investors and consumers care about ESG issues, so what does this mean for managers charged with driving investor...
In December 2019, the PRA issued Consultation Paper 30/19, the most significant shake up of the UK regulatory requirements applicable to outsourcing arrangements since the introduction of the MIFID...
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On January 16, 2020, the Bank of England, the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates published a set of documents outlining priorities and milestones for 2020 on LIBOR transition.
The FCA has finalised changes to both MCOB and PERG in the hope that these will give firms comfort on what interactions will be seen as "advice" in the context of mortgage sales.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Welcome to the Investment Management Brief, our regular briefing offering an overview of the latest business issues in investment management, including analysis and comment from Pinsent Masons.
The High Court recently handed down its decision in Oliver Dean Morley t/a Morley Estates v. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc  EWHC 88 (Ch)
Participating in the AIPPF will be by invitation only, with the final selection taken at the discretion of both the BofE and the FCA.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a letter, sent to the CEOs of wholesale general insurance (GI) firms, setting out its expectations for them to be...
Following the 2018 reforms to the Real Property and Strata Title Laws, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has enacted Leasing Law 2020
Ropes & Gray LLP
Compliance teams within asset managers and alternative investment firms can expect a busy 2020. In two separate Dear CEO letters both published by the UK Financial Conduct Authority...
The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Report), was published one year ago.