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Carey Olsen teams up with Global Legal Insight on first edition of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 19:11

A cross-jurisdictional team of lawyers from Carey Olsen have contributed to Global Legal Insight's first edition of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation. »

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UK insurers could be caught out by the expanded Master Trust definition, says Aries Insight

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:38

Aries Insight, a technical pensions legislation specialist, has warned of concerns surrounding the updated Master Trust definition that could mean many insurers and others are unwittingly impacted if they fail to persuade The Pensions Regulator otherwise ahead of the looming authorisation deadline. »

Michael Killourhy, Partner, Ogier (BVI)

BVI to take ‘Goldilocks’ approach for regulating crypto assets

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:01

“I would say every day I get two or three inquiries on some crypto or blockchain-related project. There is a lot of interest in all things crypto here in the BVI,” observes Michael Killourhy, Partner at Ogier (BVI).  »

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Asset management firms queue up for Irish access

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 10:26

Over 100 financial services firms have applied to set-up or extend operations in Ireland in order to access the EU post-Brexit, according to Governor Philip R Lane of the Central Bank of Ireland, and at least half of these are asset management and investment firms. »

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PwC acquires regtech solution from FSCom Limited

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:42

Global professional services firm, PwC has acquired KYC-Pro, a regtech solution, from boutique financial services compliance firm, FSCom Limited, for an undisclosed amount. »

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Long Finance aiming to provide regulatory tool for taming the ‘Wild West’ of cryptocurrencies

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 10:07

On 19 September 2018, the UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee published a unanimously-agreed report on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies inquiry which likened the current cryptocurrency situation to the ‘Wild West’, something Long Finance is looking to help ‘tame’ with its Eternal Coin project. »

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EU Capital Markets Union making progress but political momentum vital to tackle remaining obstacles

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 09:51

AFME, in collaboration with nine international organisations and trade associations representing global and European capital markets stakeholders, has published a new report tracking the progress to date of the European Commission’s flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). »

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IronX crypto exchange secures regulatory licence in Estonia

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 10:25

IronX, a new Crypto Exchange joint venture between global online broker IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, creator of the Cardano blockchain, has been awarded full regulatory licence approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). »

Maxime Jeanniard du Dot, OpenGamma

Derivatives analytics firm urges UK pension funds and asset managers to plan for initial margin rules

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 13:22

Post-financial crisis regulatory changes in derivatives trading have forced change on how UK pension funds and large asset managers conduct their business, according to Maxime Jeanniard du Dot, the COO of derivatives analytics firm OpenGamma. »


UK Treasury Committee urges regulation for ‘Wild West’ crypto-assets

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:55

‘Wild West’ crypto-assets should be regulated according to the UK Treasury Committee which has published a unanimously-agreed report on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies inquiry. »


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