Weekly highlights—12 April 2018

Weekly highlights—12 April 2018

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 12 April 2018.


AIMA on impact of Brexit on alternative investment industry

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) published a position paper entitled ‘Brexit and Alternative Asset Managers: Managing the Impact’. The paper offers a detailed assessment of what will need to be addressed during the transition period recently agreed between the UK and the EU. AIMA believes that addressing these points will minimise disruption for UK fund managers and EU investors when the UK leaves the EU.

ISDA updates Brexit FAQs

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published an updated version of its Brexit FAQs.

Financial Conduct Authority updates

FCA policy development update

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated the webpage providing information on its recent and upcoming publications. This webpage is usually updated on the first Friday of each month – the new version is current as of 6 April 2018.

FCA Ex post impact evaluation framework

The FCA published a Discussion Paper (DP18/3) which asks for views on whether its past interventions have been effective and what impact they have had. Within DP18/3, the FCA sets out a framework which outlines how it approaches measuring the impact of its interventions and explains why it does after the event (ex post) impact evaluations.

Prudential Regulation Authority updates

PRA publishes Business Plan 2018/19

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) set out its 2018/19 Business Plan which addresses how it will face the challenges of EU withdrawal and operational resilience over the

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Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.