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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.
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.
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...
Ireland’s National Payments Plan emphasises the promotion of electronic payment methods.
Financial services newsletter: Financial Services Ombudsman; Consumer Protection Bill 2015; and more
European cross-selling practices and the banking inquiry are among the subjects in the spotlight in this newsletter.
The Ombudsman says that a number of individuals may be considering bringing complaints that their pension transfers were made, but should have been blocked. Much interest appears to be related to transfers to the Capita Oak scheme.
On 17 December 2014 EU legislators finally reached an agreement on key terms for the proposed ‘Regulation on Interchange Fees’ for card-based payment transactions. The Commission...
ESMA is inviting all interested stakeholders to respond to the consultation paper.
ESMA has published a report containing final draft regulatory technical standards for the central clearing of interest rate swaps.
The Level 2 process for MiFID 2 and MiFIR (together MiFID II), which are expected to come into force by the beginning of 2017, is under way.