With less than 45 days until the UK leaves the EU, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has increased, following the failure to secure political approval for the Withdrawal Agreement. With ongoing political divergence and time running out, asset managers … Continue reading Dot the i’s and cross the t’s: Are you prepared for a no-deal Brexit?
If 2018 was a year of regulatory recalibration, 2019 will focus more on high level regulatory themes rather than detailed specifics. 2019 will be a year where global regulators assess certain common strategic themes impacting global investors. In no particular … Continue reading Financial Regulation in 2019: Tech and Brexit Spur Action
Despite a lack of mega-regulation, between Brexit, new ETF rules, and increasing investor protections, 2018 had plenty of action for global asset managers. Continue reading 2018 Financial Regulatory Review: A Flurry of Activity
After 18 months of tough negotiations, we are nearing the end of the Brexit debate phase. Or are we? The ‘meaningful vote’ in UK parliament originally planned for Tuesday, December 11, has been deferred with no firm date scheduled for it to take place. Here are the possible scenarios as well as a discussion of what all this means to asset managers. Continue reading Delayed Brexit Meaningful Vote: Key Points for Asset Managers
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. Continue reading Brexit Newsflash: Resignations Add to Brexit Uncertainty
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? Continue reading Brexit Newsflash: Tentative Deal for Financial Services