Financial Regulatory Observer
December 2018

The Financial Regulatory Observer regularly sets spotlights on selected topics driving the regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

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Road to Brexit: Explaining the process toward a deal/no deal

As the Withdrawal Agreement is pending in Parliament, the effects of Brexit remain unclear.

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FCA delivers verdict on EU benchmark rules

In July, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) finalised changes to its Handbook that brought it into line with the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR).

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Europe's expanding AML remit

Anti-money laundering policy and regulation continue to evolve in the European Union, but the reality of central federal authority remains some way off.

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Clearing a path for EU firms to access UK platforms post-Brexit

By Joshua Price and Laura Kitchen

Concerns that EU banks could lose access to UK clearing houses for derivatives transactions under a no-deal Brexit need addressing as a matter of urgency.

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