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How LIBOR Administration Change will Impact Financial Contracts

This month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority formally authorised ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) to assume responsibility for the administration of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). ...more

HM Treasury Identifies Potential Changes to AIFMD Authorisation Requirements for U.K. AIFMs

This alert will be of particular relevance to U.K. alternative asset managers, preparing to submit variation of permission applications to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority in relation to the Alternative Investment Fund...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 22 • December 12, 2013 (Global)

OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar. The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more

Listing an Overseas Mining Company on the London Stock Exchange

Introduction - The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with mining operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets through...more

FCA Publishes Speech on Future of Retail Banking

On November 26, the FCA published a speech made by the FCA Director of Supervision on the future of retail banking and the issues identified by the FCA....more

Two Months to Comply With European Reporting Rules for Derivatives – What Buy-Side Entities Need To Know

Many of the provisions of the Regulation on Derivative Transactions, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories, known as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation 648/2012 (“EMIR”), are now in effect throughout the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - December 10, 2013

Council of EU Publishes UK Issues Paper on MLD4 - On November 24, the Council of the European Union published a note (dated November 8, 2013) from the Council Presidency to Council Delegations which includes a UK...more

Global Financial Market Insight - November 2013

Welcome - With recovery in financial markets starting to take hold it is an exciting time to launch our Global Financial Markets Insight. The purpose of our new quarterly is to help guide new and experienced users of...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 21 • November 2013 (Global)

Discussion and Analysis - This week, the Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as the word of the year. It beat out a number of other relatively new Internet and social-media related terms, including “bitcoin.” In...more

Former Broker Banned by FCA for Encouraging Market Abuse

On November 14, the FCA published the final notice it has issued to Rahul Shah. The FCA’s statement is that Mr. Shah encouraged another person to engage in behavior which, had Mr. Shah engaged in that same behavior, would...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - November 18, 2013

CFTC Staff Issues Advisory on Transaction-Level Requirements in Certain Cross-Border Situations - On November 14, CFTC issued advisory on the applicability of Dodd-Frank transaction-level requirements to swaps between...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - November 12, 2013

CFTC Proposed Rule on Commodity Pools - On November 5, the CFTC issued a proposed rule that would require that all registered introducing brokers (IBs), commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors...more

U.K. FCA Proposes Consumer Credit Regulatory Regime, New Payday Lending Rules

On October 3, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed a framework for its regulation of consumer credit when those authorities transfer to the FCA from the Office of Fair Trading on April 1, 2014. As part of the...more

Credit Crunch Digest -- September 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on JPMorgan’s $920 million “London Whale” settlement; interdealer broker fines for Libor manipulation; the European Union’s proposed regulations for Libor oversight; cost...more

ICAP Fined £14 Million by FCA

The FCA has fined broker ICAP Europe Ltd £14 million for misconduct regarding the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), according to the final notice published by the FCA on September 25. ICAP was found to be in...more

Banking and Finance Litigation Update - Issue 68

In This Issue: - Domestic Banking 2 - Domestic General 4 - European Banking 5 - European General 6 - International Banking 6 - International General 7 - Press Releases 7 - Case Law 9 -...more

New York Proposes New Force-Placed Insurance Regulations

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently issued proposed force-placed insurance regulations to reduce premiums and eliminate kickbacks that it claims are pervasive in the industry. The regulations will...more

Forthcoming Rules Under EMIR on Dispute Resolution and Portfolio Reconciliation

The European Commission’s regulation on clearing of OTC derivatives (EMIR) requires counterparties to OTC derivative contracts that are not cleared by a central counterparty to mitigate their trading risks by using a number...more

FCA Publishes Final Guidance on Oversight of Member Controls by RIEs and MTFs

Following its consultation in April, on August 22, the FCA released its final guidance on the oversight of member controls carried out by recognized investment exchanges (RIEs) and firms operating multilateral trading...more

AIFMD Update: U.K. Complies with Remuneration Guidelines

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to confirm that the FCA will comply with the ESMA guidelines relating to remuneration policies under the...more

FCA Launches Consultation on Implementation of CRD IV

On July 31, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper on proposals for implementing CRD IV for investment firms (CP13/6)....more

AIFMD Comes Into Force in the UK

On July 22, the UK law implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) came into force....more

The FCA Fines RBS £5.6 Million for Serious Transaction Reporting Failings

On July 24, the FCA published the final notice that it issued to The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (together, RBS) on July 16....more

FCA and SEC Publish a MoU on Investment Fund Supervision

The FCA and the SEC published a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 19 on the supervision of the asset management industry, which came into force on July 22....more

High Frequency Trader “Spoofs” And “Layers” His Way To Penalties From U.S And British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy...more

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