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Implementing the FRTB in the European Union

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How The Brexit Stole Thanksgiving!

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How The Brexit Stole Thanksgiving!

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Baby steps, but no giant leap: PSD2 at six months old

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GDPR: everything you need to know to become compliant

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With the implementation date of GDPR just seven months away, firms will need to start getting to grips with the requirements soon to be ushered in under the EU’s flagship regulation for data protection.  As things stand, GDPR will kick in before the UK formally leaves the European Union, meaning that its implications will still

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SFTR: challenges and changes down the road

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Challenges are on the horizon for firms subject to the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation enforced through the European Commission.  The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation, or SFTR, was announced back in 2014 and entered into force on 12 January 2016.  It is geared to be fully implemented by 2019 with the last phase in occurring during

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Brexit: smooth transition through collaborative planning

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The UK’s departure from the European Union will be a seismic event for the financial sector, requiring extensive planning and transitioning from all corners of the industry.  To implement all of the necessary changes in time, many assumptions will need to be made.  In order to make this more efficient and lower the substantial costs

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MAR and commodity derivatives: An inside scoop

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Following on from last month’s Q&A on commodity derivatives within MiFID II/MiFIR, on 17 January ESMA published its guidelines for the disclosure of inside information on commodity derivatives and spot markets under the Market Abuse Regulation framework.  This publication is a response in accordance with Article 7(5) of MAR, that expresses ESMA to be the

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Payment Services Directive and third party involvement

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The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted in 2007 as a means for providing a legal foundation for establishing safer and easier electronic payment services throughout the European Union.  The goal was to make cross-border payments quick, efficient and secure.  In July 2013, the Commission decided to review PSD and modernise it to adapt to

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RegBeacon Published

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We are pleased to publish the latest copy of our newsletter, RegBeacon. In this edition we look back on a quarter that saw us host a successful conference on RegTech and we consider where this leaves the industry and what the next steps need to be. This quarter, despite the most serious political event the

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