Banking and Finance

The increasing role of technology in financial services and personal liability

Technology plays an increasingly pivotal role in the delivery of financial products and services bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for senior managers, firms and their customers.   The unprecedented pace and scale of innovation and development of new technologies can, and will, increase risk if not safely implemented and managed.  In parallel firms need. Read more

From global crisis to individual accountability – how to deal with financial services getting personal

It may have been ten years since the financial crisis unfolded but the regulatory and political fallout is still driving change for the financial services sector. The UK has been at the leading edge of developing a new approach to individual accountability – the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) – which is rolling out. Read more

Private Funds: Where and How? A comparative analysis of the major private fund jurisdictions

Private Funds: Where and How? A comparative analysis of the major private fund jurisdictions

As fund council, one of the initial tasks on a fund-raise is usually to help the sponsor select the optimal place to establish a fund’s component vehicles. In the case of a master/feeder or parallel fund structure, this may involve multiple jurisdictions. A wide range of factors have a bearing on whether a particular jurisdiction. Read more

Q&A with Richard Powell

Q&A with Richard Powell

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with PSL and author, Richard Powell. 1. What do you find rewarding about the role of a PSL? As a PSL you are responsible for supporting fee earners’ legal and technical knowledge. That means keeping abreast of a constantly changing legal environment, and financial services changes more than most other sectors. . Read more

Individual Accountability in Banking and Finance

Individual Accountability in Banking and Finance

Introduction On 7 March 2016, a new and enhanced regime for senior management responsibility will fully come into force in the United Kingdom. This regime is intended to impact upon many senior individuals working in financial services firms including some individuals who may not ordinarily be located in the UK. The new rules for the. Read more

Can you keep a secret?

Can you keep a secret?

One would expect the fast pace of change generally and increasing globalisation to be reflected in an increase in the exceptions to the duties of confidentiality or secrecy owed by banks to their customers. However, whilst there have been changes in many jurisdictions they have not been as extensive as might have been supposed. One. Read more

New edition supports increased sophistication in AF

New edition supports increased sophistication in AF

NEW EDITION Acquisition Finance, Second Edition Tom Speechley In this new edition of Acquisition Finance, Tom Speechley again aims to provide detailed guidance on the financing of corporate acquisitions and buy-outs in the UK and internationally, including a thorough analysis of current practice and techniques. The guidance provided covers various types of financing instruments used. Read more

Need the latest on banking and capital markets?

Need the latest on banking and capital markets?

New edition of extremely accessible guide to the banking and capital markets – now published Banking and Capital Markets Companion, Sixth Edition provides a clear and concise examination of the law, practice and procedure of debt fund raising in the banking and capital markets. Extremely accessible Using a highly accessible format, the Companion allows you. Read more

International journal announces world class line up for sovereign wealth fund issue

International journal announces world class line up for sovereign wealth fund issue

International Review of Law Special Issue – Sovereign Wealth Funds Contributors* Prof. Larry Catá Backer – A world renowned and highly acclaimed international law scholar, author of many books and articles, one of the most cited and respected international law scholars. Prof. Locknie Hsu – former Associate Dean of Singapore Management University Law School, prolific scholar, intl and. Read more

The popular student guide that’s become a secret resource for experienced banking & capital market lawyers

The popular student guide that’s become a secret resource for experienced banking & capital market lawyers

Banking and Capital Markets Companion, Fifth Edition Click here for more info and to purchase this title The popular student guide that’s become a secret resource for experienced banking & capital market lawyers In the post “credit crunch” era radical and complex changes have fundamentally reshaped the legal and commercial environment in which banks and. Read more

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