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    EU & UK agree to talk
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 20:38

    The EU and UK have agreed to set up a joint regulatory forum to facilitate dialogue on financial services issues. But an agreement on equivalence is still a long way off. Will the forum help bring about an equivalence agreement?

    A global corporation tax?
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 20:36

    President Biden has proposed a global minimum corporation tax. Should his proposal be adopted it would likely impact fund industry service providers, especially multinational entities with operations in offshore and low tax jurisdictions.

    The implications of the EU’s vaccine war
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 20:33

    Ursula von der Leyen’s threat to use emergency powers, such as Article 122 of the Lisbon Treaty, to stop pharmaceutical companies operating in the EU from exporting vaccines has raised fears that the Commission would also impose capital controls in the event of a euro crisis.

    Northern Ireland: an EU-UK bridge?
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 20:28

    EU and UK fund industry divergence places Northern Ireland in an interesting position. It could become a Brexit hedge for service providers from the rest of Ireland and GB if the EU and UK fail to improve relations.

    The SFDR: here it comes
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 23:29

    The all-encompassing SFDR has come into operation. It applies to all UCITS funds, ETFs and AIFs. It affects every form of EU asset manager including insurance and pension providers. No one escapes. The SFDR is incredibly complex and hugely ambitious.