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Plans to reform and improve competition in the investment consultancy and fiduciary management sectors have been published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 14 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: Technical security specifications written into regulation must be flexible enough to avoid undermining the long-tern security of open banking and broader open finance developments as technology evolves. 12 Dec 2018
Most of the EU's economic and trade sanctions against Iran were lifted in 2016 but some remain. EU businesses should be aware of those that remain, and of US sanctions which can apply to activity outside of the EU.
Ireland is an attractive location for UK asset managers seeking to retain EU passporting rights post-Brexit given ease of access and communication, time zone and workforce considerations.
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 highlighted deficiencies in applying the “normal” corporate administration regime to investment banks, in particular in protecting client assets. This led to the introduction of the investment bank special...
There are many arrangements that may be used to set up a collective investment scheme, but only certain ones can be used if that scheme is to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Collective redress schemes, often referred to as 'compensation schemes', offer businesses an alternative means of righting wrongs committed against a particular class of individuals or customers quickly and economically. They have broad, cross-sector appeal....
The UK has confirmed that new European funds created after 29 March 2019 will be permitted to gain access to the UK market in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, provided that at least one fund within the same umbrella has already been registered under the temporary... 10 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: Plans to reform payment services laws in Singapore reflect the innovation being seen in the payments market in the digital age and the need to update rules and regulations to account for that. 07 Dec 2018
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