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    Regzone Webinar Series

    19.04.2021

    This page contains news of upcoming webinars and recordings of recent CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convenient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. Upcoming webinar: 05.05.2021 10.00am UK UK authorisation for EU financial institutions - the end of the temporary permissions ...

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    On 14 April 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) sent a “Dear CEO Letter” to the chief executive officers of banks and building societies regarding the use of deposit aggregators and how to mitigate some of the key risks (link). However, the regulators were also ...

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    In connection with the entry into force on 10 March 2021 of the European regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR"), the Belgian regulator (“FSMA”) has set out a number of practical guidelines in a communication dated 9 March 2021, some of ...

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    Sometimes things don't go to plan and when that happens, firms may find themselves having difficult conversations with the FCA. Our bitesize breakfast briefings are packed with practical tips based on our collective experiences, designed to help you navigate those conversations and manage challenging situations. FCA - Difficult Conversations Episode ...

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    In December 2020, in a true sign of the times, water entered Wall Street. Just like oil, it is now a rare commodity. It is now possible to hedge against a water shortage by entering into futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Faced with the ravages of pollution on ...

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  • 21/04/2021

    BoE: UK Money Markets Code

    BoE: UK Money Markets Code
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    21/04/2021
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    BoE has updated its 2017 Code. BoE notes that its overarching principles have not changed, but there have been some significant changes in the areas of diversity and inclusion; ESG criteria; electronic trading; trade settlement discipline and working from home.
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  • 21/04/2021

    FMLC: International Platform on Sustainable Finance

    FMLC: International Platform on Sustainable Finance
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    21/04/2021
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    FMLC has published its letter to HMT on IPSF which raises concerns over the risk of uncertainty which may arise between sustainable finance standards adopted in the UK and EU post-Brexit. These relate to the SFDR, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive and the Taxonomy Regulation.
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  • 21/04/2021

    The Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021/494

    The Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021/494
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    21/04/2021
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    This SI is being made as part of the legislative effort to establish a UK Emissions Trading Scheme and accompanying emission allowance market. It concerns amendments to financial services law that govern access to a UK ETS auction platform, what is required of an auction platform, and the auctioning and trading of emissions all...
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  • 21/04/2021

    EC: EU strategy for retail investors

    EC: EU strategy for retail investors
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    21/04/2021
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    The EC is inviting comments on a roadmap with regard an initiative to encourage retail investors to invest in capital markets. Responses are required by 18 May 2021.
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  • 21/04/2021

    BoE: Speech by Dave Ramsden: The Bank of England and fintech: public support for private innovation

    BoE: Speech by Dave Ramsden: The Bank of England and fintech: public support for private innovation
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    21/04/2021
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    Text of Dave Ramsden’s speech of 21 April 2021 follows in which he discusses BoE’s work in relation to fintech; payment services; data strategy; AI and PRA regulation on outsourcing and third-party risk management.
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