Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Lexis®PSL Financial Services team for the week ending 28 January 2016. This week’s edition of Financial Services highlights includes (1) most recent developments from the ESAs (2) latest news from the FCA including the announcement of its new CEO and publication of the January 2016 regulation roundup (3) five LIBOR defendants acquitted in the SFO’s ongoing investigation into LIBOR manipulation (3) EU Commission publishes a CRR related report and supplementing RTS (4) latest FCA final notices (5) key future dates for your diary.
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