Brexit Newsflash: Resignations Add to Brexit Uncertainty

Two UK senior cabinet ministers (and a raft of other leaders) resigned today leaving Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan in jeopardy. Prime Minister May had already faced challenges with her Brexit deal, and today’s resignations deepen a crisis that has been brewing for months. Here, we outline what the resignations mean for Brexit and how the impact may be felt in financial services.

EU Pension Project has a PEPP in its Step

The Pan European Pension Product (PEPP), expected to launch in 2020, is intended to make a large-scale, portable, and cost-efficient retirement savings product available throughout the EU. The PEPP forms a critical sub-set of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) which is the principal policy initiative aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe’s markets.

Ghost in the Machine: Financial Regulators Keep an Eye on AI

The increasing applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services – from robo advisory platforms to algorithmic stock trading to risk modelling – is disrupting decades old processes. As the industry embraces AI-led innovation, can regulators keep up? And more importantly, how might technology solve some of their biggest challenges?

Brexit Newsflash: Tentative Deal for Financial Services

Today the financial services industry was buzzing with reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to a “tentative” Brexit deal that would give UK’s financial services sector regulatory equivalence to the EU. With no official comment from the UK Government or confirmation from negotiator Michel Barnier, a deal on equivalence may be speculative. But if a deal were to happen – what would its impacts be for financial services?