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
The UK is set to pass new legislation granting its Financial Conduct Authority new powers to manage the transition away from the Libor benchmark – including specific rules for handling ‘tough legacy’ contracts.
24 June 2020
London Stock Exchange chief executive Nikhil Rathi has been tapped to lead the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.
22 June 2020
NatWest has avoided an £8 million Libor-related consequential loss claim after an English judge ruled it had overshot its limitation period by a fortnight.
29 May 2020
Banks should publish the research that informs their climate-related and environmental risk assessments, the European Central Bank has said.
22 May 2020
Market participants have told the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to add a pre-cessation trigger to inter-bank offered rate fallback documentation, highlighting consistency across asset classes and within derivative markets as a prerequisite.
18 May 2020
The Bank of England has altered its roadmap for phasing out the use of the Libor interest rate benchmark by UK banks to April next year, mirroring a delay announced by the Financial Conduct Authority last month.
11 May 2020
Regulators could make banks vulnerable to a post-coronavirus market shock if they insist on phasing out Libor by its original end-of-2021 deadline, according to legal professionals.
03 April 2020
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority recently called on firms to develop a “purposeful” culture. But what does “purpose” mean for financial institutions?
27 March 2020
Regulators around the world are delaying long-planned reforms, cancelling stress tests and reducing or eliminating capital buffer requirements as financial institutions grapple with the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
20 March 2020
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