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Allen & Overy's weekly update on Key Regulatory Topics - 27 April 2018 – 3 May 2018

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BREXIT - ECB speech considers impact of Brexit on ECB banking supervision - On 2 May, the ECB published a speech by Ignazio Angeloni, ECB Supervisory Board member, in which he considers the future of ECB banking...more

UK Regulators Confirm Approach to Authorization and Supervision of International Banks, Investment Firms, Insurers and CCPs Under...

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Following the announcement on March 19, 2018 that a transitional period for Brexit had been agreed between the U.K. and the EU, the U.K. regulators have published statements setting out their expectations regarding firms'...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker/Dealer and UK/EU Developments

BROKER-DEALER - Nasdaq Has Proposed a New Rule Change To Modify Its System of Volume-Based Credits - The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule change to...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 9 February 2018 - 15 February 2018

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Insurance Europe publishes papers on avoiding Brexit cliff-edge risks - On 9 February, Insurance Europe published a paper calling for an agreement between the UK and the EU on the transitional arrangements that should...more

CFTC Updates on Virtual Currency Regulation, Alternatives to Libor and Fallout From Brexit

In 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo made clear he will strive to improve, not abolish, many reforms the CFTC adopted to implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandate for new...more

AFME Publishes Paper on Brexit Cliff-Edge Risks in Wholesale Financial Services

On January 22, 2018, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (“AFME“) published a paper on cliff-edge risks in wholesale financial services resulting from Brexit. It defined a ‘cliff edge risk’ as one that is likely...more

A look at how Blockchain could redefine the structure of the capital markets

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Could blockchain redefine the structure of the capital markets? The venue for trading and the management of risks of trades have traditionally been the role of exchanges and market infrastructure organizations such as the...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 7 July 2017 – 13 July 2017

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BREXIT - Brexit - EU (Withdrawal) Bill published - On 13 July, the DExEU published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Bill), which: (i) repeals the ECA 1972; (ii) converts EU law into UK law where appropriate; and...more

Brexit: Overview of Potential Impact on Derivatives

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The process of Brexit will take many years, and the implications for our clients’ businesses will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #4

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BoE publishes SRFRR group minutes - BoE has published the minutes of the May meeting of the working group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (SRFRR). Among the issues discussed was a set of principles to facilitate...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #8

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ESMA updates EMIR Q&A - ESMA has updated its Q&A on EMIR. The new questions address: - the clearing obligation, specifically about the self-categorisation needed to establish which counterparties belong to which...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #7

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Treasury updates sanctions - Treasury has updated the sanctions lists in respect of North Korea, to reflect new prohibitions on dealing with any person in the country. It has also updated the guidance from the Office of...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #3

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Treasury publishes AML supervision report - Treasury has published its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist finance (CTF) supervision report for 2014-2015. The report stresses the importance of preparing...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #4

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Treasury updates sanctions - The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has amended the sanctions lists in respect of North Korea. (Source: Treasury updates sanctions)...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #21

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EIOPA consults on infrastructure corporates - EIOPA is consulting on the Commission’s request for technical advice on the identification and calibration of “other infrastructure investment risk” categories. The...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #10

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ESMA updates MAD Q&A - ESMA has published an updated version of its Q&A on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive (MAD). A new question regarding investment recommendations has been added. (Source: ESMA...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #9

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ESRB extends deadline for recommendations on funding credit institutions - ESRB has published a Recommendation which it adopted concerning changes to the set of recommendations on the funding of credit institutions. EBA...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #19

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Notifications ITS for EU MAR published in OJEU - The Commission Implementing Regulation laying down implementing technical standards (ITS) concerning the timing, format and template of notifications to competent...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #14

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ESMA updates EMIR Q&A - ESMA has updated its EMIR Q&A to clarify how the clearing obligation should apply to swaps resulting from the exercise of a swaption, including during the frontloading period and the approach on...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #12

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Regulators update on strengthening accountability - PRA and FCA have published a policy statement setting out the feedback to consultations on regulatory references and the scope of responsibilities for key function...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #10

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EBA publishes MCD passporting compliance table - EBA has published a table noting the compliance status of Member States in relation to EBA’s guidelines on passport notifications for credit intermediaries under the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #9

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Prudent valuation RTS correction published in OJEU - A minor corrigendum to the Commission’s RTS for prudent valuation under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) has been published in the OJEU. (Source: Prudent...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #6

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OBWG publishes open banking standard - The OBWG, set up at Treasury’s request, has set out an Open Banking Standard to guide how open banking data should be created, shared and used by its owners and those who access it....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #1

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FMLC issues addendum to legal uncertainty for CCPs paper - FMLC and the US-based Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR) have issued an addendum to their comment paper on issues of legal uncertainty relating to...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #6

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Commission reports on volatility of own funds - The Commission has reported to EP and the Council on the effect of the revised International Accounting Standard (IAS) 19 on employee benefits, on the volatility of own...more

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