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Cryptocurrencies: 2020 and beyond

As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

UK Government to enhance FCA powers to facilitate LIBOR transition

The UK Government announced on 23 June 2020 that it intends to introduce new legislation to give the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enhanced powers in circumstances where (i) LIBOR ceases to be representative of the market and (ii) its representativeness cannot and will not be restored. This is intended to solve the problem of “tough legacy” contracts by giving the FCA the power to protect consumers and market integrity in relation to those contracts (which the FCA envisage will be a “narrow band”).

Exiting the Covid-19 haze: assessing business operations in a crisis

In this article, we discuss some of the key areas of focus that business owners and managers should prioritise when undertaking an early assessment of business operations to ensure that productive functions are reflective of a new operating environment. This is especially important where Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a significant change in the business model.

European Commission publishes evaluation report on GDPR

The Commission’s report argues that, generally, GDPR has successfully met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of enforceable rights and by creating a new European system of governance and enforcement. It also, however, identified a number of areas of improvement.

US CLO warehouses – Covid-19 health check

As the market continues to deal with the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the global economy, we consider the resilience of US CLOs, which were still in the warehouse stage when COVID-19 hit. Since that date, CLO managers have been extremely focused on and, based on our analysis, largely successful in flattening the effects of the loan price decline curve.

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