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Highlighting the risks: The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority adds its voice to ICO concerns

by Hogan Lovells on

What you should know  The UAE's federal financial services and securities regulator, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), has issued a public warning statement on 4 February 2018 in relation to initial coin...more

International Standards Body Issues Liquidity Risk Management Recommendations for Funds

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published its final report and recommendations on liquidity risk management for open-ended collective investment schemes. It has also published a report on good...more

Open Session of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Hears Joint Testimony from Heads of the SEC,...

by Perkins Coie on

On February 6, 2018, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a hearing entitled “Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S....more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 3

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the situation for financial services rules and regulations during the Brexit...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 12 January – 18 January 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - HoL EU Financial Affairs sub-committee publishes transcript of BoE oral evidence on financial supervision - On 17 January, the HoL EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee published the transcript of the oral...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange is looking to do the as-yet inconceivable: bring some order to cryptocurrencies. The plan, announced yesterday, is to launch a data feed that pull info from cryptocurrency exchanges around...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - January 2018 - Issue 1

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the matters to be considered by users of financial benchmarks when selecting an...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Asset Management Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 16 November 2017 published its Conclusions on its one-year consultation in relation to enhancement of asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 22

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - As we draw toward the close of another year, we always like to take a moment to reflect. This is our last issue of 2017, our sixth year of publication. It hardly seems possible it has been that...more

International Organization of Securities Commissions Publishes Good Practices for the Voluntary Termination of Investment Funds

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a final report on good practices for the voluntary termination of investment funds which takes into account investors' interests during the termination...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - November 2017 - Issue 11

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory and tax developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on ESMA’s updated Q&As on the key information document requirements for PRIIPs;...more

ECB Speech on Eurosystem Cyber Resilience Strategy for FMIs

The Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank (“ECB“), Marc Bayle de Jessé, gave a speech on the ECB’s views on the regulation of cyber security on November 21, 2017. In his speech,...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 17 November 2017 – 23 November 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - EBA relocation to Paris - On 21 November, the Council of the EU published a press release announcing that the ministers of EU member states other than the UK have selected Paris as the new location of the EBA....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 3 November 2017 – 9 November 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email please contact RegulatoryChange@allenovery.com. BREXIT - HoL EU...more

International Swaps and Derivatives Association Publishes Recommendations for a CCP Recovery and Resolution Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The ISDA's paper focuses on CCPs that clear derivatives, although many of its recommendations will be relevant to clearing houses that clear other instruments. It is intended to build on the guidance from CPMI-IOSCO and the...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - The SEC’s recent disclosure that its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was hacked in 2016 has been receiving a lot of attention in the press. After several years of...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 22 September 2017 – 28 September 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

CAPITAL MARKETS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE - ESMA practical guidance on recognition of third country CSDs - On 28 September 2017, ESMA published practical guidance (dated 26 September 2017) on the recognition by it of...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 16

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - We regularly comment on the ever-changing “regulatory agenda.” In our last issue, we noted that even though the current Administration may be struggling to advance legislative reform, including...more

IOSCO thematic review: recommendations for the regulation of custodians

by DLA Piper on

In our May 2017 update we discussed the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) 2017 report on New Zealand's financial sector. One of the IMF's notable recommendations was for the New Zealand Government to require custodians to...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 2

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on the updated Q&As published by ESMA in relation to the AIFMD and UCITS, IOSCO's...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 13

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - Two of our items today focus on remarks by new SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and, if they are any indication of the direction the new Chairman intends to take the Commission, they could go a long way to...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 30 June 2017 – 6 July 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

CAPITAL MARKETS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE - See Recovery and Resolution section for an update on CCP recovery and resolution. FCA makes available draft forms for benchmark administrators - On 6 July, as part of their...more

FCA Releases Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

by Reed Smith on

As discussed in our alert of 2 March 2017 global regulators are paying increasing attention to distributed ledger technology (DLT) (also known as blockchain). The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the U.S....more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 11

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on May 23, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that, out of respect for the “rule of law,” the controversial “Fiduciary Rule” will go...more

Blockchain and the financial markets: Will 2017 be the year of the regulators? New rules covering blockchain and distributed...

by White & Case LLP on

In 2016, policy makers and regulators started to take an active interest in blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). However, many adopted a "wait and see" approach rather than producing binding regulations. 2017...more

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