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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: 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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at key aspects of consumer protection within the UK financial services regulatory system. The UK’s regulatory structure,...
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9th Nov
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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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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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This Practice Note looks at the regulated activity of accepting deposits (often referred to as deposit taking). Accepting deposits is a key hallmark...
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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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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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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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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 Ms Elizabeth Budd of Pinsent Masons 12th Jan
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The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive...
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9th Nov

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Voluntary environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reportingTrend towards environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)...
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Produced in partnership with CLT Envirolaw 13th May
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Mandatory environmental reportingCompanies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with:•the Companies...
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Produced in partnership with Ardea International 11th May
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 6th May
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Climate change and sustainability issues have become hot topics in recent years.Landmark international commitments were concluded in 2015 with the...
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Produced in partnership with Grania Baird of Farrer & Co and Kya Fear of Farrer & Co 6th May
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Green bonds are a natural source of financing for issuers who have a financing or refinancing requirement for a green project. There does not...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Heng of Norton Rose Fulbright 30th 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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Produced in partnership with Alec Buchanan of White & Case and Mindy Hauman of White & Case 26th Apr
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In response to the Paris Agreement, governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance. To...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett, Rosa Mottershead, Rob Marsh, Andrew Hedges, Imogen Garner and Cara Dowling of Norton Rose Fulbright 8th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Argentina; Australia; Chile; China; Finland; Hong Kong; Italy; Kenya;...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note analyses the scope and requirements of the EU regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector...
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Produced in partnership with Dianne Bell of Freelance and Arun Srivastava of Paul Hastings 15th Mar
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This one minute guide, written in partnership with Philippa List, professional support lawyer, and Mikhaelle Schiappacasse, partner at Dechert,...
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Produced in partnership with Philippa List of Dechert and Mikhaelle Schiappacasse of Dechert 1st Mar
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Global sustainable finance and ESG initiatives for financial institutionsThis Practice Note covers some of the key environmental, social and...
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Produced in partnership with Dianne Bell of Freelance 25th Feb
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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 Arun Srivastava of Paul Hastings 25th Feb
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This one minute guide discusses the scope, impact, new concepts and next steps of the EU Disclosure Regulation.What is the Disclosure...
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Produced in partnership with Lora Froud of Macfarlanes and Tiffany Cox of Macfarlanes 23rd Feb
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This one minute guide, written in partnership with Lora Froud, partner, Andrew Henderson, partner, Louise Bralsford, solicitor, and Tiffany Cox,...
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Produced in partnership with Lora Froud of Macfarlanes, Andrew Henderson of Macfarlanes, Louise Bralsford of Macfarlanes and Tiffany Cox of Macfarlanes 23rd Feb

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