New entrants to the traditional mortgage asset lender market and FinTech’s online lending platforms are looking to utilize warehouse and future flow arrangements to fund early stage origination and ramp-up of asset portfolios. In Italy, new opportunities are arising in the CDO Market, providing Italian companies with access to a new financing channel. We look at some of the key features of these asset funding structures.

At the other end of the spectrum, sovereign issuers are going "green" with Belgium joining the club of sovereign green bond issuers and ICMA and LMA providing principles for green financing.

In the regulatory space, ESMA is closing the door on certain derivatives considered to be high-risk speculative products being offered to retail investors. We also provide an overview of the new money market funds regulations published by HM Treasury.

In Australia, the new ipso facto amendments are part of a wave of reform to insolvency laws. In Europe the UK has published a proposed framework on post-Brexit UK to EU partnership in financial services – a mutually agreeable solution to which all parties can agree may, however, still be some way off.

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