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.
SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee’s comments highlighted the SEC’s various work streams and areas of focus, while also looking ahead to what still needs to be accomplished.
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.
The FAST Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking, launched during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019, provides a collective action framework for the financial sector to accelerate action to end these crimes.