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  • Retail Structured Products Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / Submitted: 02 September 2014

    An overview of the initiatives to regulate the sales of structured products to retail investors including the PRIIPs Regulation.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Bank Crisis Management and Resolution

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / Submitted: 12 August 2014

    An overview of the proposed global measures for bank crisis management and resolution.

  • Bank structural reform Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / Submitted: 11 August 2014

    An overview of the proposed measures for the structural reform of the banking sector in the EU and UK.

  • Extension of PSC regime: AIM companies now within scope and new 14 day reporting

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    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    Regulations extending the persons with significant control (PSC) regime came into force on 26 June 2017. The Regulations bring UK companies trading on Aim within scope of the PSC regime for the first time and also impose new 14 day reporting requirements for changes to PSC information.

  • EMIR Margin requirements for physically settled FX forwards: the time to engage is now

    Article

    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    ​Amid the noise of MiFID2, it would perhaps be easy to forget that the final piece of the EMIR Margin requirements, which relates to physically settled FX forwards, is due to come into force on 03 January 2018.

  • Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates

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    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    The Cayman Islands have extended the FATCA and CRS registration deadline to 31 July 2017 and released revised self-certification forms.

  • FCA asset management market study - publication of final report

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    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    ​The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final report on its asset management market study, which looked at competition in the asset management sector.

  • Tax pledges "notably absent" from Queen's Speech

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    Submitted: 27 June 2017

    Commentary on the tax aspects of the Queen’s Speech delivered on 21 June 2017, as well as tax pledges omitted.

  • UK takes the final legislative step needed to ratify the UPC

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    Submitted: 27 June 2017

    The draft Statutory Instrument, the Order on Privileges and Immunities, which needs to be passed before UK ratification of the Unified Patents Court (UPC) can take place, was laid before Parliament on 26 June 2017.​

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