Covering 41 jurisdictions – including both key financial centers and emerging economies – the Guide is answering key questions such as ‘what types of activities require a license?’ and ‘what are the requirements to obtain authorization’?

The update of the Guide includes new questions given many institutions are wondering about the impact of Brexit and how the changing regulatory environment might affect the distribution of financial products in the UK and Europe. This includes current passporting and cross-border exemption arrangements as well as strategies if the UK falls outside of the European Economic Area.

Other areas covered are the local application of financial regulations, as well as cross-border issues involving the marketing, distribution and sale of financial products amongst many other services for financial institutions.

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