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Liquidity and resilience issues for UK authorised open ended funds

By | 24 Oct 2019

Read our full briefing paper: FCA have made their new rules for "Funds investing in Illiquid Assets" or FIIAs which will come into force in September 2020 but further work obviously remains to be done.

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Derivatives Alert: Phase 5 IM Relief Confirmed

Derivatives Alert: Phase 5 IM Relief Confirmed

By , , , and | 23 Jul 2019

After some days of increasing speculation, BCBS and IOSCO have today confirmed that there will be a delay to final implementation of phase 5 of the initial margin rules.

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Security over art July 2019

By | 10 Jul 2019

Although there is no shortage of borrowers in the market, many lenders have not had a large appetite for funding works of art because of a number of factors including: • Issues of authenticity and the risk of the art being a forgery; • The identity of the art; ...

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Retail banking in Australasia: A post-Brexit opportunity for UK regulated services?

Retail banking in Australasia: A post-Brexit opportunity for UK regulated services?

By and | 03 Jul 2019

With the UK's pending departure from full EU membership and a 'hard Brexit' looking increasingly likely, British financial services companies are eyeing previously discounted options to expand in Australia and New Zealand as alternatives to closing EU markets.

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Single Stock Lending: UK disclosure requirements

Single Stock Lending: UK disclosure requirements

By | 24 Jun 2019

UK issuer (with shares admitted to either a regulated or a prescribed marketIn the Private Wealth sphere, single stock lending (where a bank provides a loan secured by a Borrower's shareholding in a publicly listed company) is not uncommon.

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Pitch to the press: A new UK focus for Middle East investment?

Pitch to the press: A new UK focus for Middle East investment?

By | 18 Jun 2019

As a Saudi investor’s bid to take a sizeable stake in two UK newspapers attracts sharp government scrutiny, Aymen Khoury, partner at Fieldfisher, considers whether Arab wealth is seeking to step up its influence from the football field to the front page.

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Hope for the best, plan for the worst

Hope for the best, plan for the worst

By , and | 03 May 2019

The Pension Protection Fund has published new insolvency contingency planning guidance for trustees. Andrew Patten looks at its key recommendations.

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How a changing breed of investor in the UKCS has led to a re-modelling of legal services

How a changing breed of investor in the UKCS has led to a re-modelling of legal services

By | 17 Apr 2019

Private equity's lean machines are demanding a shake-up of traditional legal service delivery – particularly in the margin-sensitive oil and gas sector. Stuart Carter, head of oil and gas at Fieldfisher, looks at how law firms are responding to the market's changing needs.

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Fintech findings for 2019: Platforms, Open Banking and Cloud

Fintech findings for 2019: Platforms, Open Banking and Cloud

By , , , and | 02 Apr 2019

As the fintech industry continues to set records for investment and growth, experts from across Fieldfisher's regulatory, litigation, finance, corporate and technology teams look at some of the common hitches catching out companies in the financing platform, Open Banking and Cloud sectors in the UK and Europe – and suggest how to avoid them.

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