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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

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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 

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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

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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

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UK roundup: Schroders’ DC funds pass ‘value for money’ test

Wed, 19 Dec 2018By

Also: Reuters seals £625m risk transfer deal; DWP attempts to reassure on post-Brexit state pension payments

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Asset management roundup: Legg Mason opens Dublin office

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Plus: Natixis combines private equity teams, BMO enters UK fiduciary market, Union’s new research division

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IPE Conference: The intertwined future of retirement and investment

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By

Panellists discuss outcomes-based investing, ESG, fees, Brexit and more

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Cardano: Brexit deal failure ‘could see deficits soar by a third’

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

DB schemes’ collective shortfall could increase dramatically if withdrawal agreement fails, and improve if it passes

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Asset management roundup: Impax joins the move to Dublin

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti,

Also: Kempen to close Edinburgh office, relocate small cap funds

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UK set to lose its voice on European financial rules, FCA warns

Thu, 29 Nov 2018By

Withdrawal agreement bars UK regulator from formal input into future EU financial rules

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Regulator warns on liquidity if Brexit deal fails

Thu, 29 Nov 2018By

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority says liquidity shortfalls could push up costs and make it harder to execute large transactions

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ESMA moves on UK clearing house recognition in case of cliff-edge Brexit

Fri, 23 Nov 2018By

EU watchdog working with Commission and UK clearing houses on temporary recognition

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Brexit: Lobby groups call for action to prepare for ‘no deal’ outcome

Mon, 19 Nov 2018By Jeremy Woolfe,

Financial services groups welcomed last week’s deal but recognise difficulties ahead

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UK appoints new work and pensions secretary amid reshuffle

Fri, 16 Nov 2018By

Amber Rudd appointed as the third head of the DWP this year and fourth under Theresa May’s leadership

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