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New Libor deadlines hit back at market's slow progress

Jan 21, 2020 Compliance

Last week the FCA imposed new deadlines for the transition away from Libor – some in 2020 – in a message market participants have heard loud and clear

Banks no longer working on Brexit planning

Jan 23, 2020 Compliance

As the fateful date of January 31 approaches, sources tell Practice Insight that internal Brexit anxiety is largely a thing of the past and that staff are being moved on to other projects

Bankers consider possibility of Libor transition tax

Jan 22, 2020 Conduct

If regulators decide the industry is moving too slowly, capital add-ons could come into force by the end of 2020. Market participants are divided over the approach

SFTR guidelines: too little, too late

Jan 16, 2020 Compliance

Although Esma’s recently-published guidelines on SFTR reporting have brought some welcome responses, some argue they’re insufficient and have come too late in the process

EXCLUSIVE: EU Commission’s Mifid II review delay caused by survey issues

Jan 16, 2020 Compliance

The eagerly-awaited review, due in September 2019, has been postponed indefinitely due to issues with the survey itself, according to sources familiar with it

Libor transition: corporates focused on internal arrangements

Jan 15, 2020 Conduct

Supply contracts and intercompany loans are among the many areas that firms are assessing for their exposures to IBORs

EU financial regulation in 2020: what to expect (p.III)

Jan 14, 2020 Compliance

As we kick off the new decade, find out key dates and initiatives you need to keep an eye out for this year. Part three looks at consolidated tape, MAR, CSDR, Priips, Prospectus Regulation, cryptocurrencies and sustainable finance

EU financial regulation in 2020: what to expect (p.II)

Jan 13, 2020 Compliance

As we kick off the new decade, find out key dates and initiatives you need to keep an eye out for this year. Part two looks at SMCR, the transition away from Libor and Emir