FS weekly highlights—28 February 2019

FS weekly highlights—28 February 2019

In this issue

 

Brexit news
Brexit legislation
Regulatory architecture
UK regulator updates
Prudential requirements
Risk management and controls
Financial crime
Enforcement and redress
Financial services and competition
Markets and trading
MiFID II
Regulation of capital markets
Investment funds and asset management
Banks and mutuals
Consumer credit, mortgage and home finance
Insurance and pensions
Payment services and systems
FinTech and virtual currencies
Sustainable finance
Dates for your diary

 

Brexit news

 

BoE, FCA and CFTC issue joint statement on continuity of derivatives trading and clearing post-Brexit

The Bank of England (BoE), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a joint statement on continuity of derivatives trading and clearing post-Brexit. BoE, FCA and CFTC say that they are taking measures to ensure that the UK's withdrawal from the EU, in whatever form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty regarding derivatives market activity between the UK and US, and will coordinate their activities in the areas of supervisory cooperation, extension of existing CFTC relief and comparability for the UK, and UK equivalence for the US.

Treasury confirms clearing exemption for pension scheme arrangements post-Brexit

HM Treasury published a statement explaining how it plans to bring into UK law an exemption for pension scheme arrangements being negotiated in the EU in the European Market Infrastructure Regime (EMIR) REFIT. HM Treasury

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Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2018, Raphael carried out work placements at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher (sat in Debt Finance) and Macfarlanes (sat in Banking and Finance), through which he was able to gain knowledge about a wide variety of financial products and services. Raphael recently graduated in Law from King’s College London where he took a particular interest in modules such as Finance, Credit & Security and Transnational Company Law. Raphael has also worked as a Paralegal at Axiom Stone Solicitors in Mayfair, where he was involved in a wide range of contentious matters.