Weekly highlights—20 April 2017

Weekly highlights—20 April 2017

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Lexis®PSL Financial Services team for the week ending 20 April 2017.

Financial Conduct Authority updates

FCA board minutes available

On 13 April 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the minutes of its 22 and 23 February 2017 board meeting.

FCA April round up now available

On 18 April 2017, the FCA published its April 2017 regulatory round up.

FCA mission, business plan and sector views published

On 18 April 2017, the FCA released its mission plan, setting out what it prioritises. The document describes the framework the FCA uses to make decisions, the reasoning behind its work and how it chooses ‘the best tools for the job’. The FCA also published its business plan and sector views.

ESAs updates

ESMA staff/stakeholder meetings listed

On 18 April 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released details of staff interactions with external stakeholders in Q1 2017.

Regulatory architecture

EBA calls for papers on quantitative models in financial regulation

On 10 April 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a call for research papers for a workshop on ‘The future role of quantitative models in financial regulation’, to be held in London on 28-29 November 2017. The workshop will bring together economists and researchers from supervisory authorities and central banks, and leading academics, to discuss how the financial sector is evolving in the use of quantitative modelling, and future challenges for firms and their regulators. The submission deadline is 4 August 2017.

ECB Guideline on less significant institutions published

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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.