Persons who provide investment advice “on a regular basis” will be required to be registered with the Comisión para el Mercado Financiero (CMF) in Chile. There is no clear guidance on what constitutes “a regular basis.”
The Spanish Government recently issued a new royal-decree with the aim of protecting retail potential investors in digital financial instruments and assets (Royal Decree). This seeks to counter the increase of mass-market advertising campaigns in relation to the selling of crypto-assets, including bitcoin and other assets using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) targeted at the Spanish market.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations (Exams) recently issued a Risk Alert discussing observations from recent examinations on how investment advisers, registered investment companies, and hedge funds approach environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.
Five months after it was commissioned, and just three months after the call for input, the FCA has published the final report from the Woolard Review into change and innovation in the unsecured credit market.
The UK’s fintech sector is due to get a major boost in reforms suggested as part of the Kalifa Review of UK Fintech. In our latest alert, we provide a high level overview of the Review’s recommendations, and highlight some of the key ways in which the Review may fundamentally reshape financial services regulation and policy in the UK.
In a speech delivered on 17 March 2021 for the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual Review Launch 2021, FCA CEO Nikhil Rathi sent a warning to the financial services industry that diversity and inclusion should form a core part of firm and senior management culture, and that the regulator will start taking action where it fails to see improvements made.