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Claire Prentice
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Emily Clark
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Harriet Sayer
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Jonathan Gilmour
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Joseph Wren
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Contributions by Travers Smith Experts

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An introduction to repo and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA)
An introduction to repo and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA)
Practice notes

This Practice Note gives an introduction to repo (repurchase transactions) and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA), the most commonly used agreement in the UK and EU repo markets. It looks at (1) why parties use repo, (2) payment and delivery obligations, (3) key legal issues which arise with repos, (4) the difference between repo and securities lending, (5) the general structure of the market documentation, (6) benefits of using the GMRA, (7) key provisions under the GMRA, (8) clearing and automatic trading, (9) repo and the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations 2003, and (10) in brief, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation.

An introduction to securities lending transactions and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA)
An introduction to securities lending transactions and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA)
Practice notes

This Practice Note gives an introduction to securities lending transactions and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA), one of the most commonly used agreements in the UK and EU securities lending markets. It covers (1) why parties enter into securities lending transactions, (2) payment and delivery obligations, (3) key legal issues which arise in a securities lending transaction, (4) the difference between securities lending and repo, (5) the general structure of the market documentation, (6) benefits of using the GMSLA, (7) key obligations under the GMSLA, (8) central clearing, (9) the pledge structure (security interest) GMSLA, (10) securities lending and the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No.2) Regulations 2003 (FCAR), and (11) the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).

ESG issues in pensions—the TCFD regime from 1 October 2021
ESG issues in pensions—the TCFD regime from 1 October 2021
Practice notes

This Practice Note focuses on the requirements to be introduced from 1 October 2021 to reflect recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related FInancial Disclosures (TCFD). It also contains a TCFD timeline.

Other Work
Taxation of private equity funds—how is a fund structured?
Taxation of private equity funds—how is a fund structured?

This Practice Note is an introductory note for tax lawyers on how a typical onshore private equity fund is structured. The note sets out what a private equity fund is and who the typical investors are (mainly institutional investors seeking long-term capital growth). The Practice Note illustrates how a typical fund is structured and explains the role of each of the entities in the structure. It also sets out common terms of a private equity fund and key documents required to set up the fund. This Practice Note was produced in partnership with Emily Clark of Travers Smith.

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