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    I. Background While Level 1 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) has been applicable for over a year, the investment funds managers have been facing uncertainties with regards to the timing and interpretation of the SFDR Level 2 requirements, set out as regulatory technical standards (“RTS”). On 14 July ...

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    1. Background On 16 May 2022, the draft report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (the AIFMD) and Directive 2009/65/EC on undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (the UCITSD) as regards delegation arrangements, ...

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    On 20 April 2022, the FCA published PS22/3, setting out its policy statement and final rules on diversity and inclusion on company boards and executive management (Policy Statement) building on the proposals in Consultation Paper 21/24 (CP21/24). The Policy Statement introduces new Listing Rules (Listing Rules) and amendments to the ...

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    Until 13 July 2022 comments are sought on the approach to be adopted for climate transition plans for UK companies and financial institutions. Launched by the Transition Plan Taskforce (‘TPT’), mandated by the UK Government to develop a ‘gold standard’ for transition plans, feedback is requested on 22 questions relating ...

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    With less than a week remaining to respond to the FCA’s recent consultation paper on rules to allow Authorised Fund Managers (“AFMs”) to create separate unit classes (“side pockets”) for assets in retail investment funds affected by the invasion of Ukraine, we take a look at the FCA’s proposals (the ...

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