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UK Prudential Regulator Reminds CRR Firms about Management Body Diversity 

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority published an open letter to all firms subject to the Capital Requirements Regulation reminding firms of the requirement in the PRA Rulebook to have in place a policy promoting diversity...more

Financial Stability Board Reports on Risks Posed by Central Counterparties and the CCP Workplan

The Financial Stability Board published a progress report on its CCP workplan. The progress report provides an update on implementation of a workplan agreed on by the FSB, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the...more

ISDA Publishes Variation Margin Protocol

On August 16, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol (VM Protocol). The VM Protocol is intended as a tool to help market participants that will...more

UK Prudential Regulator Policy Statement on Operational Continuity in Resolution

The Prudential Regulation Authority published a Policy Statement on operational continuity in resolution. The Appendices to the Policy Statement set out a final Supervisory Statement and the PRA Rulebook: CRR Firms:...more

Blog: Solvency II Remuneration Requirements – PRA adopts new Supervisory Statement

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has adopted and published a new Supervisory Statement: “SS10/16 Solvency II: Remuneration requirements“. Solvency II (re)insurers are already: - (actually) obliged to comply...more

UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud

July 7, 2016, saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish fresh guidance in order to clarify the requirements which apply to the financial services firms it regulates when outsourcing to the cloud. When the FCA...more

UK Prudential Regulator Publishes Statement on the Leverage Ratio

The Prudential Regulation Authority published a statement inviting firms to apply for a temporary modification of the application of the Leverage Ratio, Public Disclosure and Reporting Leverage Ratio parts of the PRA Rulebook...more

Translating the success of UK fintech measures to the US

The successful growth of fintech within a region depends on myriad factors, but an unquestionably material one is the regulatory environment. Regulatory regimes that foster innovation and exercise oversight in a purposeful,...more

Whistleblowing Toolkit

In October last year, the FCA and PRA published policy statements containing new rules on whistleblowing. These are designed to encourage a culture in which individuals can safely raise concerns and challenge poor practice...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Consults on Proposed Approach to Implementation of the Systemic Risk Buffer

The Prudential Regulation Authority published a consultation paper on its proposed approach to the implementation of the systemic risk buffer. The consultation paper is relevant to ring-fenced bodies under the Financial...more

Blog: FCA introduces new Annual Financial Crime Report – first reports due March 2017

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s new Annual Financial Crime Report rules will come into force on 31 December 2016. PRA and FCA authorised firms will have to submit an Annual Financial Crime Report within 60 business days...more

Blog: TSC publishes crowdfunding correspondence with PRA & FCA. “Tax incentives” now at risk?

The UK’s Treasury Select Committee (TSC) has published an exchange of letters with each of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). In the covering press release, TSC Chair, Andrew...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - June 2016

The SEC adopted a rule required by the FAST Act, here, that, we guess, confirms that an Annual Report on Form 10-K may include a summary. The SEC prescribes no rules about where a summary might appear or what it may look...more

Regulatory decisions

Senior managers regime, certification regime and conduct rules - Crucially, this period has seen the start of implementation of the new regime for individual accountability, although it will take a further year for it to...more

Brexit: What You Need To Know - Financial Services

The loss of the ability to undertake business on a passport basis could be one of the most significant impacts on the financial services industry in the UK. The UK’s current EU membership allows a range of authorised...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #3

CPS pursuing assets in land banking fraud case - Four directors, two of whom had already been disqualified as directors by the Financial Services Authority (now FCA), have been convicted of conspiracy to defraud,...more

Blog: Solvency II: external audit of the Solvency & Financial Condition Report

Under the PRA’s Solvency II-implementing rules, (re)insurers are required (*) to publish an annual Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR), which describes: - the (re)insurer’s business and performance; - the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #2

FOS publishes Ombudsman News - The May/June issue of Ombudsman News highlights the breadth of “everyday problems” which FOS sees so that consumers and financial businesses can better understand the service’s role. It...more

Brexit And The Re/Insurance Industry

This article examines some potential issues for UK re/insurers following the referendum vote for the UK to end its membership in the EU. Prolonged period of uncertainty but “business as usual”? One of the most...more

Blog: It’s #Brexit. What happens next under UK & European law?

The UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin (51.9% / 48.1%). For the moment, it seems that #Brexit is almost certain to follow. The UK can “cancel” its membership of the EU by giving two...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #6

Up next from FCA - The latest edition of FCA’s Policy Development Update provides information and links to publications issued since the last edition, recent Handbook developments and an updated timetable for forthcoming...more

UK Treasury Committee Requests Regulators to Consider Risks and Opportunities of Crowdfunding

The Treasury Committee of the UK Parliament announced that Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, had written to Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority requesting further information...more

Blog: UK Treasury Select Committee asks the PRA to make sure it’s not being too intrusive

The UK’s Treasury Select Committee (TSC) has just published an exchange of correspondence between Andrew Tryie MP (Chair of the TSC) and Andrew Bailey (CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority (FCA)). In his last letter,...more

Blog: UK Treasury Select Committee presses PRA to relax ‘doctrine’ of supervisory confidentiality

The UK’s Treasury Select Committee (TSC) has just published an exchange of correspondence between Andrew Tyrie MP (chair of the TSC) and Andrew Bailey (CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)). The correspondence is...more

CFTC Issues Final Rules Regarding the Cross-Border Application of its Uncleared Swaps Margin Requirements - June 2016

On May 24, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) in a much anticipated action approved the issuance of final rules (“Final Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of its uncleared swaps margin...more

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