On July 31, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper on proposals for implementing CRD IV for investment firms (CP13/6).

CRD IV is a package of reforms intended to address issues arising during the 2007/8 financial crisis and replaces the existing 2006 Capital Requirements Directive. The principal aim of CRD IV is to implement the Basel III reforms but the package contains other prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and CP13/6 includes proposals on capital buffers, common reporting, remuneration and existing FCA rule waivers.

The closing date for responses to CP13/6 is September 30. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is publishing a separate consultation on CRD IV as it applies to its authorised firms (banks and building societies and designated investment firms). Consultation Paper.