The Three Pillars of COVID-19 Regulation

Global regulators continue to react to the various undulations of the markets caused by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. That’s a bit of an understatement – the response so far has been nothing short of frenzied. Through a steady stream of statements and policy amendments, some of the most prominent regulators have covered a lot of ground: business continuity processes (BCP), fund liquidity, short selling, money markets, daily dealing property funds, compliance, and much more. Capturing, reading, and assessing every regulatory dispatch from across the globe currently is more than a full-time job, but stepping back a little from the cloud of dust, it’s clear that the reactions to COVID-19 by regulators are forming three distinct pillars: Existing regulations, 2020 implementations, and open consultations.

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