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Last November the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Policy Statement 23/16 (PS23/16) containing final rules and guidance on sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) and investment labels (UK SDR regime). The rules and guidance are currently limited to UK asset managers and essentially the requirements comprise of two components

On 7 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a call for evidence on the review of the UCITS Eligible Assets Directive (UCITS EAD). The purpose of the call is to gather information to assess the possible risks and benefits of UCITS gaining exposure to various asset classes.

In the latest instalment of our Regulation Around the World series, Financial Services partners in over 10 jurisdictions review recent steps that financial services regulatory authorities have taken as regards investment research.

Our global updater is accompanied by further analysis and insights in our Regulation Around the World podcast which is available now to stream

On 24 May 2023, the European Commission published its Retail Investment Strategy (RIS), a legislative package intended to empower retail investors to take more informed investment decisions that would better correspond to their investment needs and objectives.

The RIS comprises of a Directive as regards the EU retail investor protection rules. This Omnibus

On 26 March 2024, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU, Directive 2024/927 of 13 March 2024, amending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the UCITS Directive as regards delegation arrangements, liquidity risk management, supervisory reporting, the provision of depository and custody services and loan origination by alternative investment funds.

On 15 March 2024, the Council of the EU published the updated text of the proposed Directive amending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the UCITS Directive relating to delegation arrangements, liquidity risk management, supervisory reporting, provision of depositary and custody services, and loan origination by alternative investment funds.

On 26 February 2024, the

On 8 March 2024, the following were published in the Official Journal of the EU:

On 29 February 2024, members of the Norton Rose Fulbright Risk Advisory and Financial Services team hosted the first in our three part webinar series on ESG.

In this first instalment of the webinar series the team provided an analysis into the SFDR vs the SDR.  In addition, the team looked closely at the increasing

On 26 February 2024, the Council of the EU issued a press release stating that it had adopted a proposed Directive amending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the UCITS Directive as regards delegation arrangements, liquidity risk management, supervisory reporting, the provision of depositary and custody services and loan origination by alternative investment funds.  

On 15 February 2024, the Council of the EU published the text of the Directive amending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the UCITS Directive as regards delegation arrangements, liquidity risk management, supervisory reporting, the provision of depositary and custody services and loan origination by alternative investment funds.

The European Parliament issued a press