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Flat Risk Weight of 800 - FINMA Clarifies Prudential Consequences of Cryptoassets Trading by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Switzerland, Global
  • December 6 2018

Up to now, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has taken no official position on how to consider cryptoassets for the Basel III


General Counsel Update - A Multijurisdictional Guide
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom, European Union, Global, Hong Kong
  • December 3 2018

The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 and includes a transition period to 31


IOSCO Looking at Leverage in Investment Funds
  • AUM Law
  • Canada, Global
  • November 30 2018

On November 18, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a consultation paper on a proposed framework to assess


IAISHolistic Framework for Systemic Risk in the Insurance Sector: IAIS Issues Public Consultation Document Proposing Holistic Framework to Assess Systemic Risk in the Insurance Sector; FSB Will Not Engage in Identification of GSIIs in 2018.
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA, Global
  • November 27 2018

On November 14, 2018, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (the “IAIS”) issued a public consultation document (the “CD”) proposing


Security Token Offerings (STO)s: A perfect marriage or a fleeting fantasy?
  • Taylor Vinters LLP
  • Global
  • November 23 2018

The ICO market has been riddled with a series of woes in recent weeks. Amid a suffocation of retail interest in general “utility” tokens, and the


Asset Management E-Bulletin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Global
  • November 22 2018

Our Financial Services Timeline contains information on a range of anticipated developments in the following areas:


Smart contracts and blockchain
  • DLA Piper
  • Global
  • November 22 2018

Martin Bartlam discusses the link between smart contracts and blockchain and how they can work for companies.


Framework for assessing leverage in investment funds: IOSCO consultation paper
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • Global
  • November 21 2018

Following a 2017 recommendation by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) that the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) looks


FSB welcomes IAIS proposed insurance systemic risk framework
  • DLA Piper
  • Global
  • November 20 2018

Last week, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) published for consultation its proposed holistic framework for the assessment


Why do an ICO?
  • DLA Piper
  • Global
  • November 19 2018

Martin Bartlam discusses the current state of global regulation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and what we can expect in the future.