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    Bonus Cap to be Scrapped?


    According to press reports last week, the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, is considering scrapping the cap on variable remuneration that applies to dual-regulated firms’ material risk takers. The cap was introduced in 2014 as part of a suite of EU rules aimed at deterring excessive risk taking by more closely aligning ...

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    Background Following a recent RegZone article on this topic which focused on HMT’s confirmation that it will legislate to permit financial regulators to directly oversee and supervise (previously unregulated) “critical” third parties (“CTPs”) that provide services to the finance sector, the Bank of England, PRA and FCA (together, “the regulators”) ...

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    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are top of the agenda for many companies today. While ESG seeps into all aspects of business, executive remuneration is one of the areas that is beginning to address ESG concerns. Recent research found that three in five FTSE 100 executive bonus plans now ...

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    The UK was described as “the best place in the world for green finance” by Rishi Sunak, the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his Mansion House speech last year. In helping to secure the UK as a world leading net zero financial centre, the Financial Services and Markets ...

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    On 1 August 2022, in a bid to tackle misleading adverts that encourage investment in high-risk products, the FCA published stronger rules relating to the financial promotions of high-risk investments (HRIs). The finalised rules aim to enhance consumer protection by reducing and preventing harm from such investments that do not ...

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