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Sydney, Australia

UK and Australia agree post-Brexit regulatory co-operation

Wed, 10 Apr 2019By

MoUs follow agreements with US and EU regulators as leaders prepare to discuss Article 50 extension

UK, EU flags

Moody’s: No-deal Brexit ‘manageable’ for EU asset managers

Mon, 8 Apr 2019By

Asset managers’ and regulators’ preparations would minimise impact 

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FCA finalises ‘no-deal’ rules as parliament rejects Brexit agreement again

Fri, 29 Mar 2019By

UK regulator publishes final rulebook for EU exit transition and reaffirms information-sharing agreement with SEC

Sunset in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich scheme cites Brexit as it reports ‘disappointing’ performance

Thu, 28 Mar 2019By

CHF16.6bn fund loses 3.3% in 2018, roughly in line with market average 

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A Brexit checklist for UK pension funds

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By Faye Jarvis

Hogan Lovells’ Faye Jarvis explores what the UK’s departure from the EU could mean for pension fund trustees

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Asset managers urged to implement ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Prime minister Theresa May loses vote on withdrawal agreement; ‘No deal’ to be debated today

Westminster, London

UK companies to keep EU accounting standards post-Brexit

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc

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Fund managers expected to escape no-deal Brexit nightmare

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Also: FCA publishes ‘near-final’ rules and guidance for transition to a post-Brexit world

EU Brexit meeting

Brexit: Nordic pension funds reveal their approaches to UK assets

Wed, 27 Feb 2019By Pirkko Juntunen

SPK, Veritas and Apteekkien Eläkekassa explain their approaches to political risk in the EU

City of London

UK and US agree post-Brexit derivatives clearing pact

Mon, 25 Feb 2019By Elizabeth Pfeuti

Senior figures on both sides of the Atlantic have agreed to extend existing oversight powers to cover the UK when it quits the EU next month

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Netherlands offers UK providers temporary reprieve from no deal Brexit

Mon, 11 Feb 2019By

Exemption from third-country limits likely to be extended until 1 January 2021

ESMA Paris building

UK and EU regulators agree on contingencies for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Fri, 1 Feb 2019By

ESMA says agreements will allow UK-based asset managers to continue to run money for EU entities

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Brexit: Derivatives trade exodus ‘to start with currency contracts’

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By Sameer van Alfen

Asset manager expects derivatives trade through London only to remain unchanged if Brexit is cancelled 

EU flag

UK’s share of EU pension liabilities is €9.8bn, government says

Thu, 31 Jan 2019By

Bill will be based on staff data as of 31 December 2020, according to the withdrawal agreement

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Brexit roundup: MPs to explore UK financial services’ post-EU future

Mon, 28 Jan 2019By

Plus: Luxembourg regulator issues fund manager delegation and passporting reminders

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Brexit: Fund managers predict Article 50 extension

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Extension to negotiations is likely but many difficulties remain for all options, investors warn

UK, EU flags

Frustration as UK parliament rejects Brexit deal

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

‘Time is almost up,’ warns European Commission president as withdrawal agreement is overwhelmingly rejected

Call to European Commission for clarity on IFRS9

EU sets out derivatives rules for no-deal Brexit

Thu, 20 Dec 2018By

‘Temporary and conditional equivalence decision’ would allow counterparties in the UK to keep operating for another 12 months

Brexit analysis from IPE Magazine

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Brexit is no simple break

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Julie Patterson

The implications of the UK’s EU departure will be complex and wide ranging for asset managers

Letter From Brussels: Brexit focus moves to pensions

February 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions

Brexit and sponsors: The great unknown

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Trustees need to think about market volatility and employer covenants in light of Brexit

Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

June 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging

Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

April 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’

UK firms vulnerable to slowdown

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan finds that the UK economy has fared quite well since the Brexit vote, but smaller companies are vulnerable to any potential domestic slowdown

Outlook 2017: Breaking up is hard

December 2016 (Magazine)By ,

The UK referendum result raises the possibility of other countries leaving the European Union. Christoph Schon and William Morokoff examine the impact of such a scenario

Risk parity post-Brexit

November 2016 (Magazine)

Despite the increase in risk in many asset classes from a year ago, risk parity funds have weathered this summer’s volatile markets

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk