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Libor deadline approaches as jurisdictions ponder alternatives

The end of the London interbank offered rate (Libor)is in sight as various working groups in different industry sectors and geographic regions develop protocols to transition to new benchmark rates.

UK and US work together to ensure smooth derivatives markets after Brexit

UK and US authorities are taking measures to ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, no matter what form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty for derivatives market activity between the UK and US.

Proposed legislation could catapult EU ahead of US in whistleblower protection

Whistleblower protection laws usually come in the wake of corporate and accounting scandals.

US CFTC and UK regulator join forces to promote innovation in fintech

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed an arrangement to collaborate and support innovative financial technology (fintech) firms through each other’s initiatives.

Legal implications of US elections cause uncertainty for multinational employers

As the political and economic implications of the 2016 US presidential elections begin to become clearer, multinational employers in the financial sector should consider some of the potential legal implications of the Trump presidency on both sides of the Atlantic.

Esma inches closer to extending AIFMD fund passports to non-EU alternative investment funds and managers

The European Securities Markets Authority (Esma) has issued its advice on the extension of the alternative investment fund managers' directive (AIFMD) passport to investment fund managers and investment funds based in 12 non-EU countries.

MFA and Aima join forces to criticise proposed SEC rule on derivatives use by hedge funds

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) and Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima) have raised concerns over a notionally based leverage limit in registered funds, including hedge funds.

Finra proposes new registration rule for algorithmic traders

The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) is proposing a rule to register traders responsible for the design, development and modification of algorithmic trading strategies.