SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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By Adam Cole, Adam Pickering, Rachel Amos In the midst of the ongoing global turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Guernsey’s finance industry has emerged from the local lockdown in a relatively strong condition. The GFSC has already resumed routine onsite inspections, is in the process of enhancing the financial crime risk returns that are submitted […]

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By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

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By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

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