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Remuneration policies and employment contracts – what changes under UK’s Investment Firm Prudential Regime?

Remuneration policies and employment contracts – what changes under UK’s Investment Firm Prudential Regime?

May 6, 2021

David Calligan, Karen Butler and David Ashmore discuss the recently published FCA consultation paper on remuneration under the new UK Investment Firms Prudential Regime, and what changes are needed to remuneration policies and employment contracts. They will review the new approach to governance, how firms can determine how the regime applies to them and how to develop and implement processes and policies to address new requirements.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

Regulatory Essentials: Cryptoassets: Back to basics

Regulatory Essentials: Cryptoassets: Back to basics

April 20, 2021

In this episode of FinReg Focus, Cryptoassets – Back to Basics, Reed Smith financial regulation lawyers Hannah Sheikh and Alex Murawa unravel cryptoassets and blockchain, breaking down what they are, how they are used and what high-level regulatory requirements there are to keep in mind.

Please note this podcast was recorded on 16 March 2021 and therefore does not account for any legal developments after that date. Please note that whilst this podcast discusses prices and trends it does not contain and is not intended to constitute investment advice.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

FCA Business Interruption test case – the Supreme Court’s final word

FCA Business Interruption test case – the Supreme Court’s final word

March 25, 2021

Mark Pring and Doug Cherry discuss the UK Supreme Court’s recent judgment of the FCA business interruption test case, the role of the regulator in those proceedings, and implications for policyholders. They also provide practical tips on handling claims that policyholders can tailor to their circumstances.

This episode is a sequel to our previous session, the FCA Business Interruption test case - What's next for policyholders in the UK?

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

 

Investment Firms Prudential Regime: What do investment firms need to know about prudential consolidation?

Investment Firms Prudential Regime: What do investment firms need to know about prudential consolidation?

February 3, 2021

Reed Smith Senior Advisor David Calligan is joined by Reed Smith Partner Karen Butler and Duff & Phelps Director Andrew Lowin to discuss the new Investment Firm Prudential Regime requirements for prudential consolidation, and why it’s not just regulated firms that need to be aware of the requirements under the new regime.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

FCA Business Interruption test case – What’s next for policyholders in the UK?

FCA Business Interruption test case – What’s next for policyholders in the UK?

January 21, 2021

Join London partners Mark Pring and Doug Cherry as they discuss a business interruption test case brought by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. They will discuss the regulator’s role, and the implications of the test case. They will also highlight differences between the UK and U.S. financial regulatory bodies.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

What UK regulators want you to do about LIBOR transition

What UK regulators want you to do about LIBOR transition

January 7, 2021

Reed Smith partner Karen Butler interviews fellow partners Claude Brown, Joe Kohler and Doug Cherry on IBOR reform and UK regulatory milestones that will affect businesses. With the transition date drawing closer, it is important for organisations to be aware of how to best comply with the regulatory milestones, how to understand regulators’ expectations and likely enforcement actions, and what the Financial Services Bill does.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

The FCA’s increased use of Skilled Persons in 2020

The FCA’s increased use of Skilled Persons in 2020

December 16, 2020

2020 saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority increase its use of Skilled Persons in regulatory inquiries.  In this podcast episode, Reed Smith partners Tim Dolan and Doug Cherry with associate Hannah Sheikh share insights on the rise in Skilled Persons reports and key themes those reports focus on, as well as how Skilled Person firms are chosen, and how long the reports can take.  They will provide pointers on how firms should work with the Skilled Person and the FCA to attain best results, and give insights into some good (and bad) experiences with Skilled Persons reports.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

Investment Firms Prudential Regime – What are the new K-factors? (Part II)

Investment Firms Prudential Regime – What are the new K-factors? (Part II)

December 2, 2020

In Part II of our conversation on the UK’s new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), Reed Smith partners David Calligan and Claude Brown, along with Andrew Lowin of Duff & Phelps, review the three ‘risk to the firm’ K-factors. They discuss the measurement and calculation of the requirements for trading counterparty default, concentration risk and daily trading flow. They provide practical tips on how to use netting to mitigate the capital requirements and how you and your organisation can prepare for these new K-factors.

Please note that since the podcast was recorded, IFPR’s implementation date was moved from June 2021, and the regime is now expected to apply from January 2022.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

 

Investment Firms Prudential Regime – What are the new K-factors?

Investment Firms Prudential Regime – What are the new K-factors?

November 18, 2020

Reed Smith partners David Calligan and Karen Butler join Andrew Lowin of Duff & Phelps to discuss the UK’s new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (which comes into force in January 2022). They review why the new K-factors were introduced, and what firms need to know about them and their differing requirements. They also address the detail of the four client risk K-factors and the two market risk K-factors.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Financial Regulatory page.

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