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Dec 18, 2019

Oliver_CrowleyThis summer, residents of European cities could not help but be affected by calls from protesters for action on climate change.

Nov 15, 2019

Stephen_Newby-and-Emma_ReidIn the context of Brexit, asset managers may consider equivalence as an option for accessing EU markets without obtaining separate authorisations in the absence of a financial services passport, particularly in relation to the management or marketing of funds, or other investment activities.

Oct 18, 2019

Robin_DabydeenIn April, radical changes to UK tax law came into force, levelling the playing field for resident and non-resident investment funds by bringing foreign entities within the charge of UK tax on the disposal of land.

Sep 16, 2019

Silke_BernardDespite the European Parliament adopting new rules on the cross-border distribution of funds, the ultimate goal of a single European market for investment funds remains, in spite of the availability of marketing passports, far from complete.

Jul 18, 2019

Jonathan_Gilmour-Vanessa_BattagliaSince the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority announced in 2017 that it would withdraw its support for the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) by the end of 2021, various regulators and market participants have joined forces to discuss and prepare their proposed transition plans.

Jun 18, 2019

William_YongeThe EU’s ambitions for sustainable finance touch most areas of financial services. The European Commission established a high-level expert group in 2016 with the goal of developing an EU strategy on sustainable finance, which concluded that environmental, social and governance considerations had to be considered.

May 10, 2019

Steven_FarmerUntil recently, we hadn’t witnessed any enforcement action under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But, nearly 12 months on from its implementation, some initial penalties have now been levied.

Apr 12, 2019

Sanchez_and_IrazustaExchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer many advantages, including efficiency, high liquidity and speed in gaining exposure to the securities market.

Mar 20, 2019

Lisa_WeihserThe Swiss fund market is the fourth largest in Europe with a 7.2 % market share and a total volume of 1,088.8 billion Swiss francs (€966 billion).

Feb 18, 2019

Adrian_BrownAlternative investment fund managers wanting to raise money in the EEA in the future will need to monitor forthcoming changes to the rules.

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