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    Regzone Webinar Series

    13.05.2021

    Webinars available on demand: This page contains recordings of CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convenient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. Brexit webinar on UK authorisation for EU financial institutions - the end of the temporary permissions regime Watch here with ...

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    On 3 December, HMT published a call for evidence and the FCA published a consultation paper on changes to the Appointed Representative (AR) regime. While HMT and the FCA both acknowledge that the AR regime serves an important function, there is concern that it is now being used for purposes ...

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    The European Commission (the Commission) has notified the European Parliament and the European Council of a further 6 month delay to the application of the Level 2 regulatory technical standards (Level 2) under SFDR. This means that the implementation date has been pushed back from the already delayed date of ...

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    The European Commission has reviewed Solvency II Directive[1] and provided amendments to this directive[2] ("Draft”)[3]. The proposed changes in this Draft aim to further strengthen the insurance sector and to encourage insurance undertakings to adopt long-term sustainable financing of the economy. This means that insurance and reinsurance undertakings should prepare ...

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    This Focusing on Funds looks at the new LTAF regime that takes effect today. The LTAF, a new category of UK authorised collective investment scheme, is intended to promote investment by professional investors (including pension funds) and sophisticated investors in long-term, illiquid assets. Why is this relevant to fund managers? ...

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  • 18/01/2022

    HMT: Cryptoasset promotions

    HMT: Cryptoasset promotions
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    18/01/2022
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    In a consultation response, HMT has set out the Government’s plan to bring the promotion of cryptoassets within the scope of financial promotions legislation. The Government intends to put in place a suitable transitional period (approximately six months) from both the finalisation and publication of the proposed FPO regime and...
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  • 18/01/2022

    ESRB: Will video kill the radio star? Digitalisation and the future of banking

    ESRB: Will video kill the radio star? Digitalisation and the future of banking
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    18/01/2022
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    ESRB’s report looks at how digitalisation could change the way that financial and banking services are provided in the future, including the potential emergence of new risks. The report sets out three hypothetical scenarios for the EU financial system in 2030 and discusses the appropriate macroprudential policy response.
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  • 18/01/2022

    IOSCO: Lessons learned from the use of global supervisory colleges

    IOSCO: Lessons learned from the use of global supervisory colleges
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    18/01/2022
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    IOSCO’s report provides a framework for securities regulators seeking to create new global supervisory colleges for sectors of financial markets where they are not currently used in order to strengthen cooperation between regulatory authorities.
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  • 18/01/2022

    ESMA: Report to the EC on the application of accepted market practices

    ESMA: Report to the EC on the application of accepted market practices
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    18/01/2022
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    ESMA has published its annual report on the application of accepted market practices in accordance with MAR, noting that the number of liquidity contracts and the volumes traded under the practices has decreased for the four national competent authorities that have them in place (CNMV, CMVM, CONSOB and AMF).
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  • 18/01/2022

    FCA: Borrowers in financial difficulty project – supporting those facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus

    FCA: Borrowers in financial difficulty project – supporting those facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus
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    18/01/2022
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    FCA has provided an update on this project, which sets out some of its interim findings. FCA reiterates its expectations for the treatment of customers, as set out in the tailored support guidance for mortgages, consumer credit and overdrafts.
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