In Utmost Good Faith? Insurance, Artificial Intelligence and the Issue of Ethics Finding Balance: The Post-COVID Landscape for Financial Institutions COVID-19: Government Intervention Schemes Guide COVID-19: Data Privacy & Security Survey

As 2021 comes into view, what can we expect to be at the top of regulators’ agendas? As well as continuing priorities like sustainability, innovation and consumer protection, we think prudential reform will be a key issue in 2021, along with the reshaping of the UK regulatory landscape beyond Brexit. We’re delighted to share our predictions in our briefing What does 2021 hold?, which explores regulatory hot topics for financial institutions to watch in 2021.

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The European market for sub-investment grade corporate credit continues to evolve at pace. This is driven in large part by the ongoing shift towards direct lenders as a growing source of debt financing.

On 12 November 2020, Ukrainian Parliament registered a draft payment services law (available here in Ukrainian). This milestone work was coordinated by the Ukrainian central bank (“NBU”) with the aim to fully replace the existing regulatory framework for the payments business in Ukraine.

In Utmost Good Faith? is a new infographic created by Euromoney Thought Leadership Consulting and commissioned by Baker McKenzie, outlining opportunities and ethical considerations for AI in the Insurance sector. As AI gains ground in the sector, it is critical to understand ethical considerations, which would help market players navigate the potential increase in regulatory scrutiny.

In its first enforcement action for a breach of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed a fine of £873,118 on Asia Research and Capital Management Ltd (ARCM). The fine relates to ARCM’s failure to notify the FCA and to disclose to the public its net short position in Premier Oil plc, as required under the SSR. In our latest briefing, we explore the nature of ARCM’s breaches leading to the enforcement action, and discuss key learning points for firms going forward.