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Retail finance roundup – May 2015: UK credit card transactions hit new record; misleading advertising; and more
Also: asset finance expands; EU calls for better banking models; and more.
Reporting and the calculation of leverage are among new Q&As in the European Securities and Markets Authority’s paper.
Muna Dandan, former head of legal for Barclays retail and commercial banking business in the Middle East, will lead the Eversheds’ financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.
Also: proposals on the movement of capital and freedom of payments.
The new tax-free allowance for interest distributions will change the savings landscape, and other developments.
Aspects of MiFID II of particular interest to asset managers including: commissionss; phone call recordings; costs disclosure; client categorisation; and more.
Certain sums that arise to investment fund managers for their services will be charged to income tax.
The FCA’s discussion paper highlights certain aspects of MiFID II which will be of particular interest to asset managers as they prepare for MiFID II implementation.
Eversheds has advised Lakehouse plc, an asset and energy support services company, on its successful initial public offering.
Eversheds has appointed consumer finance specialist Clare Hughes as a partner in its London office.
Following news that the G20 is to discuss Islamic bonds as an infrastructure financing tool, Dani Kabbani, Qatar managing partner at law firm Eversheds, said: “Several clients of ours in the Middle East are moving towards non-conventional financing, despite the availability of cash in the local banks.
Kathryn Coyne and James Pickavance discuss the practice of paying monies on account in respect of disputed items, the risks of doing this and how these risks can be minimised.
A recent court decision will affect the group financing arrangements of industrial and manufacturing groups with Swiss financial or cash pooling arrangements.
UCITS V regulates the remuneration policy of UCITS management companies.
The FCA has now completed its thematic review of asset management firms and the risk of market abuse (TR 15/1), which it announced in its 2014/15 business plan.
Eversheds takes a look at recent deals where large technology companies have acquired add-on businesses, particularly in the areas of social media, cloud, mobile commerce and security.
€170bn (£120bn) of the EU’s 2014-2020 budget is earmarked for 10 former Eastern bloc countries, much of it being spent on infrastructure and energy projects. Of these, Poland represents the largest market.
Firm advises Impetus on its acquisition of waste transfer station operator T Shea.
On 30 January 2015, the Europen Commission republished a draft RTS on the own funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads. How will this affect asset managers?
The PRIIPs Key Information Document, required from 31 December 2016, is designed to give retail investors essential information about a PRIIP and address perceived ineffective standards of pre-contractual disclosure...