December 2021

The RT Plus IFPR Series continues with two further episodes available to stream and download. In this bite-sized series, each episode features a quick run through the issues pertaining to some of the key headlines of the new prudential regime for investment firms in the UK.

In these two latest episodes, Compliance Manager, Victoria Pridmore,

As 2021 draws to a close, we look ahead to the trends and new requirements that we may see over the next twelve months for financial institutions (FIs) in the white collar crime sphere as regulators, legislators and individuals continue to adapt to the pandemic and prevailing public opinion.

1. An increase in fraud-related investigations

A new RT Plus episode covering the FCA authorisation process is out now to stream and download.

In this episode, Head of Risk Consulting EMEA Advisory, Lisa Lee Lewis, is joined by Compliance Manager, Victoria Pridmore, to discuss various aspects of the authorisation process. They look at recent issues and updates from the FCA in

On 20 December, the FCA published a statement on its website regarding the supervision and enforcement of commodity derivative position limits (‘the Statement’). The Statement reiterates the position taken in its December 2020 Supervisory Statement (‘2020 Statement’) that the FCA did not intend to take supervisory or enforcement action for positions that

On 20 December 2021, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published a report with the results of an exploratory study into investor protection requirements relating to social media posts titled “The pitfalls of ‘finfluencing’” (the Report).

The Report is based on an exploratory study carried

2021 has been a big year for InsurTech, with investment reaching record highs across the globe and new products hitting the market. Investors are finally giving InsurTech the attention it deserves. As the year wraps up, our eyes and ears are tuned in to see what 2022 might hold. We caught up with Matthew Cheong,

To all of our global readers we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We will resume posting material following the festive period on 6 January 2021 although if there are any significant developments we will endeavour to provide an update.

On 16 December 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a public statement on the implementation of the changes to the clearing obligation (CO) and derivative trading obligation (DTO) in light of the benchmark transition. The statement clarifies the situation in which ESMA’s proposed draft regulatory technical

On 16 December 2021, the European Securities and Markets Authority published its Annual Report on waivers and deferrals for equity and non-equity instruments covering the year 2020. The report includes an analysis based on waivers for which ESMA issued an opinion to the Member State competent authority. It also provides an overview on the use