Financial institutions (FIs) continue to expect cybersecurity and data disputes in the coming year, along with ESG disputes. We will see growth in climate-related litigation against financial institutions from NGOs and activist shareholders. Until recently, claims have focused on the disclosure of climate-related information. However, the trend is now moving to scrutiny of what prudent financial management means. For example, what fiduciary duties are owed when acting as a financial advisor in investment planning or M&A transactions?
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued the Rules on Insurance Asset Management Company (New Rules) after extensive consultation on 05 April 2022. These will come into force on 01 September 2022.
Our series, Finding Balance, maps the environment financial institutions must navigate to thrive in the post-pandemic global market. Starting in 2020 and finishing this year, we looked across our subsectors — at banking and insurance, financial sponsors, as well as financial infrastructure and payment providers — and re-evaluated the potential impact of the major global drivers of change in financial services such as ESG and digital transformation. The series also considers the risks to and pressures on financial institutions presented by increasing corporate indebtedness, the rise of alternative finance, and increasing regulatory scrutiny originating from the 2008 financial crisis.
The amended Income Tax Act (Amendment), which stipulates new “see-through” rules on the taxation of Taiwan real estate, has come into effect on 01 July 2021 and retrospectively applied on real estate acquired after 01 January 2016.
The UK Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s COVID-19 Business Interruption test case, providing much-needed clarity regarding the coverage generally afforded to businesses for their COVID-19 related financial losses.
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.