Securities & derivatives

Reports, news and data relating to the securities & derivatives sector.

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A referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union was held on 23 June 2016. On 24 June 2016 it was announced that the UK voted to leave the EU. The earlier "UK-EU settlement" agreed in February 2016 is no longer valid following a vote to leave. The Government gave notice to the European Commission in March 2017 to 'trigger' Article 50 and begin the process.

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  • City, London

    The proposals in the UK Prime Minister’s speech on 17th January and the White Paper on 2nd February will require a new construct for cross-border regulatory coordination between the EU and the UK, which will operate in a complex legal and regulatory environment (outside the EU/EEA single market). CMS and ...

  • Glass sky

    Will Dibble (CMS Partner, UK) and Michael Cavers (CMS Partner, UK) held a seminar on PRIIPs Key Information Document requirements.

    Please click on the link in the title to download the PDF version of the seminar slides.

  • The FCA has published the findings from the regulatory sandbox’s first year in operation. Background The FCA’s regulatory sandbox (sandbox) allows firms to test new products, services and business models in a live market environment whilst maintaining appropriate consumer safeguards. The sandbox was established to support the FCA’s objectives of ...

  • Fibre optic cables

    The OECD opened a consultation on taxing the digital economy (here). The deadline for comments from the public was 13 October 2017 and all comments received will be made publicly available. A public consultation meeting will be held on 1 November 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley. Action 1 ...

  • City, London

    CMS UK held a seminar on 6 October on "MiFID II for buy-side firms: getting to the starting line", led by Ash Saluja, Karagh Gilliatt, and Aidan Campbell.

    The seminar gave an overview of MiFID II, EU and UK implementation, and potential impact areas.

    The seminar slides are available to view/download via the link in the title.

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *Spring 2018

    Bank of England suggests Shari'ah compliant deposit facility may be in place by this period. This follows from the April 2017 BoE consultation on Shari'ah compliant liquidity facilities.

  • 21 July 2018

    Money Market Fund Regulation enters into force and effect from this date.

  • 31 December 2018

    Deadline by which the Commission review of the Regulation on KIDs for PRIIPs.