Topic: UK FCA

FCA plans “synthetic Libor” for post-2021

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has outlined the scenarios in which it will publish a newly-calculated “synthetic” Libor after its end-2021 discontinuation, under fresh powers handed to it by the newly introduced Financial Services Bill.

23 November 2020

UK announces post-Brexit equivalence for European firms

The UK Treasury has announced it will grant several equivalence rights to EEA financial firms, amid doubts the EU will reciprocate without the UK including further arrangements in their Brexit plans.

11 November 2020

UK announces climate stress test and mandatory TCFD roadmap

The Bank of England has confirmed that its inaugural climate stress tes will take place next year, as the UK’s chancellor announces a roadmap to will make climate disclosure mandatory for banks by the end of next year.

10 November 2020

ESMA to get greater non-EU firm monitoring powers

In a move that could allow European investors to avoid publicly disclosing certain UK-based transactions, the European Securities and Markets Authority has confirmed it will assess UK trading venues before the end of the year –  as the regulator gets greater powers to monitor non-EU firms transacting in the bloc.

05 October 2020

FCA and PRA push Brexit changes as transition end-date approaches

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is encouraging riskier EU banks to establish local subsidiaries rather than branches after Brexit, in a new guide to its approach to international firms – while the Prudential Regulation Authority has issued changes to its binding technical standards and rulebook as the transition nears its end.

24 September 2020

Community round-up: departures at MAS and FCA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have both announced the departures of key names.

22 September 2020

WhatsApp Pay awaits launch on India’s “world-class” payments system

WhatsApp has received a boost in its quest to launch its payment platform in India after a Supreme Court affidavit filed last week revealed it has complied with data localisation rules, but the Indian central bank is yet to give it the go-ahead.

05 August 2020

FCA eyes gender neutral remuneration policies ahead of CRD V

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will require dual-regulated firms to “ensure and demonstrate” gender-neutral remuneration practices as part of CRD V compliance – while the Prudential Regulation Authority announces changes to its group buffer policies under the directive.

04 August 2020

Cypriot regulator fines Commerzbank for historic market manipulation

The Cypriot securities regulator has fined Germany’s Commerzbank €650,000 after finding it helped inflate the share price of a defunct local bank, in what is thought to be the largest case of market manipulation ever investigated on the island.

08 July 2020

Cum-ex and other forms of dividend arbitrage – implications for financial institutions in the UK

RPC partners Adam Craggs and Michelle Sloane, and associate Alice Kemp, consider the recent convictions in the first criminal trial related to Cum-ex trades, and the ongoing impact for financial institutions in the UK.

29 June 2020

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