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Brexit; As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP 12th Jan
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Disciplinary powers of the FCAThe disciplinary powers of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are found in Part XIV of the Financial Services and...
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9th Nov
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Chapter 4 of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Conduct of Business sourcebook (COBS 4) contains the conduct of business requirements for...
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9th Nov
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), consisting of the central banks of governors of the so-called G10 countries (Belgium, Canada,...
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Produced in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP 12th Jan
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The role of the FCAThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) forms part of the regulatory structure for financial services firms. The FCA has a...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the Principles for Businesses (PRIN) set down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Principles form part of the...
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On 10 June 2015, the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) published its final report. Running to 106 pages, the report covers a wide range of...
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Recognised investment exchangesA recognised investment exchange (RIE) is a UK recognised body under Part XVIII of the Financial Services and Markets...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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9th Nov
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UCITS VIUCITS VI describes the European Commission's Consultation on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities issued 26th...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Henderson Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP 12th Jan
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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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9th Nov
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BREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. To ensure...
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9th Nov
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Authorisation of an authorised unit trust (AUT)What is an AUT?A unit trust is a type of collective investment scheme (CIS) in which the assets are...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides information relating to the impact of Brexit on the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the transaction reporting requirements that existed under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Gillian Maclellan, Partner of CMS 9th Apr
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On 7 March 2016, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) replaced the Approved Persons Regime (APR) for UK banks, building societies,...
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Produced in partnership with Carol-Ann Burton and Margarita Kato of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP and Dominic Pereira as research contributor 9th Apr
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Regulatory background to insuranceThe Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) established a regulatory regime for the financial sector,...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Carse and Anna Greenkey of Devereux Chambers 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with John Drabble of Kemp Little LLP 8th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 8th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Introduction to the authorisation process for electronic money institutionsThe recast Directive 2007/64/EC, the Electronic Money Directive (2EMD)...
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As set out in Practice Note: SM&CR—essentials for banks and PRA-designated investment firms, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential...
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The Financial Conduct Authority has specified nine significant-harm functions and expects firms to ensure that any staff performing one of the nine...
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