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    Brexit: the last chance saloon
    Monday, October 12, 2020 - 19:53

    The EU-UK Brexit negotiations are in the last chance saloon. If there’s no breakthrough in the next few days Boris Johnson has said the UK will walk away from the talks. No deal would be massively disruptive in financial services and elsewhere.

    Regulatory limbo land
    Monday, October 12, 2020 - 19:51

    Rules surrounding the governance of funds in cross-border jurisdictions are in limbo. This second wave of Covid-19 means that rule suspensions from last spring, now expiring, will have to be extended. This may cause a tax and regulatory nightmare.

    Delay the EU’s sustainable investment rules
    Monday, October 12, 2020 - 19:49

    EFAMA is pushing the EU Commission to delay implementation of its sustainable investing rules, which it thinks are far too ambitious. The EU’s rule book for sustainable finance is due to come in next March.

    Ireland’s Fintech corridor
    Monday, October 12, 2020 - 19:46

    Ireland’s Fintech sector is taking the lead in bringing the north and the south of the country closer together. Its Fintech corridor is defying traditional barriers on the island of Ireland. Is this a model for the Irish fund industry too?

    No Deal danger
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 20:12

    An EU-UK fallout over Brexit will be bad news for European asset management. It would have many previously unforeseen consequences. It might briefly help Ireland and Luxembourg but that wouldn’t last for long.