February 2019

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has issued proposed revisions (the Revisions) to certain chapters of the Liquidity Adequacy Requirements (LAR) guidelines. The LAR set out the framework that Canadian deposit-taking institutions (DTIs) must follow to mitigate the risk of a stressed environment leading to insufficient

Two new bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of January aimed at recommending possible legislative changes to regulate and promote virtual currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies. The first bill, H.R. 922, Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2019 aims to promote fair and transparent virtual currency markets by examining

On 28 February 2019, the FCA, PRA and Bank of England (BoE) (collectively, the Regulators) published a number of policy documents following on from their Autumn 2018 consultations, on their respective approaches to a hard Brexit.

FCA: Brexit Policy Statement: Feedback on CP18/28, CP18/29, CP18/34, CP18/36 and CP19/2

The FCA has provided

The latest issue of Global Asset Management Quarterly is now available here.

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  • FCA Asset Management Market Study: FCA tightens the rules further
  • VAT: Apportionment of a single

On 27 February 2019, the House of Commons voted on amendments to the motion:

“That this House [the House of Commons] notes the Prime Minister’s statement on Leaving the European Union of 26 February 2019; and further notes that discussions between the UK and the EU are ongoing.”

The voting follows the Prime Minister’s announcement

On 26 February 2019, HM Treasury has published an updated advisory notice regarding the risks posed by unsatisfactory money laundering and terrorist financing controls in a number of jurisdictions.

The advisory notice briefly sets out the requirement to apply Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) for higher risk jurisdictions and attaches as annexes the two statements that

On 26 February 2019, the Presidency of the Council of the EU announced that provisional agreement had been reached with the European Parliament on the legislative proposals for a new prudential regime for investment firms.

The press release makes the following points:

  • investment firms will be subject to the same key measures in the CRD

On the heels of the first-ever judicial holding this past summer that a cryptocurrency could qualify as a “security” under federal securities laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought a wave of new enforcement actions targeting blockchain-based digital token ventures under a variety of provisions in the securities laws.

In a recent New

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