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Latest Reports

  • City, London

    The FCA is consulting on the future of illiquid assets and open-ended investment funds (Discussion Paper 17/1). This follows the well-publicised suspension of dealings by open-ended property funds in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum. However the issues it raises are relevant to all open-ended funds investing in illiquid ...

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    Germany: Solvency II: BaFin provides Circular 2/2017 (VA) regarding the minimum requirements for the business organisation of insurance undertakings (MaGo) On 25 January 2017, BaFin provided its Circular 2/2017 (VA) regarding the minimum requirements for the business organization of insurance undertakings (“Mindestanforderungen an die Geschäftsorganisation von Versicherungsunternehmen, MaGo”). This Circular ...

  • office abstract

    The new rules in relation to regulatory references, which form part of the senior managers and certification regime, come into force in one month’s time on 7 March 2017. The new rules will apply to banks, building societies, credit unions and PRA-designated investment firms, branches of foreign banks as well ...

  • UK Parliament, London

    The Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision of the High Court that the law applicable to interest rate swaps entered into between a Portuguese bank and a number of Portuguese transport operators is English law. In Banco Santander Totta SA v Companhia de Carris de Ferro De Lisboa ...

  • European institutions, Luxembourg

    The European Commission is about to issue a new regulation ("Regulation") with a view to setting up a dedicated legal framework for money market funds ("MMF"). Largely in line with US regulation issued in 2016, these rules aim to provide more safety and establish adequate transparency requirements. MMFs play a ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 7 March 2017

    Banking sector firms have been given until this date to complete the certification of existing staff under the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

  • 22 March 2017

    European Parliament is scheduled to vote on the proposals reviewing the EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations at the plenary session on this date. 

  • *End of March 2017

    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated that the Government intends to trigger Art. 50 by this period.

News Wizard

  • 22/02/2017

    Criminal Finances Bill

    Criminal Finances Bill
    News Date:
    22/02/2017
    News Text:
    The Bill has passed report stage and had its third reading (a link to a transcript of the debate appears below) on 21 February 2017. It will now be considered by HoL.
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  • 22/02/2017

    HoL: European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

    HoL: European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
    News Date:
    22/02/2017
    News Text:
    The second reading of the Bill took place on 20 February and 21 February 2017 and transcripts of the debates are available to download via the following link. Committee stage is scheduled to begin on 27 February.
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  • 22/02/2017

    FCA/OSC: MoU

    FCA/OSC: MoU
    News Date:
    22/02/2017
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    FCA has published the text of a co-operation agreement dated 22 February 2017 with the Ontario Securities Commission, which provides a framework for co-operation and referrals between FCA’s Project Innovate and OSC’s OSC LaunchPad.
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  • 22/02/2017

    BIS: Speech by William Coen: Introductory remarks to the public hearing of the French Senate (Commission des finances du Sénat)

    BIS: Speech by William Coen: Introductory remarks to the public hearing of the French Senate (Commission des finances du Sénat)
    News Date:
    22/02/2017
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    Text of this speech, given on 22 February 2017 follows, in which William Coen discusses the Basel Committee’s governance and operations and post-crisis reforms.
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  • 22/02/2017

    FCA: Operation of the FCA/BoE MoU for market infrastructure

    FCA: Operation of the FCA/BoE MoU for market infrastructure
    News Date:
    22/02/2017
    News Text:
    FCA has published a note stating that the parties reviewed their co-operation regarding supervision of market infrastructure in 2016 and concluded that the MoU’s arrangements for co-operation remain effective, with appropriate co-ordination and no material duplication. It notes that comments from industry on suggested improvemen...
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