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Alison Gray and Alexandra Sadvari host Jennifer Green, the Executive Director at the Canadian Biogas Association to discuss: the definition of biogas; the status of the biogas industry in Canada; where the opportunities are, and; the challenges that need to be addressed to capitalize on this emerging industry.

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This quarter’s highlights include the coming into force of the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, a number of AML developments, ESMA’s publication of funds’ marketing communications guidance and the CBI’s call for UCITS managers to review their liquidity risk management frameworks. Other notable developments include the CSSF’s updated guidance on granting loans to the public and updates to its UCITS and AIFM FAQs, the publication of a Circular on remote working as well as further EU sustainable finance developments.

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