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Updated EU AML framework was transposed into UK law on 10 Jan 2020

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What are the changes and what can you do to ensure your firm is compliant?

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Brexit Watch #6: Seeing past the fog of uncertainty – How are the regulators responding?

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The British political landscape has been unsettled and uncertain. Boris Johnson defeated Theresa May in July 2019 to become Prime Minister with his “do or die” conviction for the UK’s exit from the EU, with or without a deal.

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Climate change and banking - action, not words

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One day ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, 22 September 2019 – The United Nations launched the Principles for Responsible Banking with the sign up of 130 international banks, collectively holding more than USD 47 trillion in assets.

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Climate change - The Bank of England’s commitments

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In 2018, the Bank of England (the “BoE”) set up a project called “Future of Finance” aimed at anticipating the upcoming changes in financial services for the next decade, and the impact of these changes for market participants, customers and regulators.

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Euro vs Sterling vs Dollar vs… Libra??

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The status quo of banking has been disrupted with Facebook’s recent announcement of its Libra cryptocurrency project on June 18, 2019. Crypto-asset societies around the world were nervously excited while the regulators had their eyes wide open.

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Brexit Watch #5: Brexit extension – how are the regulators reacting?

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During a meeting of the Special European Council on the 10 April 2019, EU leaders agreed to a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October 2019, to allow for the ratification of a withdrawal agreement.

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Brexit Watch #4: A snapshot of how the financial services regulators are reacting

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Brexit preparation is one of the largest undertakings that regulators and market participants have ever done, considering the uncertainty and the impact it carries.

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Mazars Insurance Broker M&A Outlook 2019

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Following a survey of over 150 insurance brokers across the UK, our Insurance M&A experts report on the sentiment of the market and look ahead to 2019.

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Life Expectancy - The Slowdown

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For the first time in modern history, life expectancy is slowing in the UK. Find out what this means for financial services and actuarial projections

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Future-proofing financial services: insight report for board directors

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Effective leadership is the critical success factor for financial services companies facing regulatory and societal change. Read our special report to find out how it will affect your company.

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