This chapter examines how digitizing the energy value chain through the use of blockchain and other DLT has the potential to revolutionize the energy industry, from the way energy is traded and distributed, to the way the market is regulated and how business relationships grow.
March 07, 2018
Legislation requires that preserved benefits held by deferred members of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes who left pensionable service on or after 1 January 1991 must be revalued to offset the effects of inflation between the date the member leaves service and the date he draws his pension. This is known as revaluation.
February 27, 2018
This publication highlights key developments that will be of interest to and affect our asset management clients, including market trends and developments in tax and buy-side regulation globally.
February 21, 2018
This edition of Essential Pensions News covers the latest pensions developments in January and February 2018
January 30, 2018
For the insurance market, there has arguably been no greater potential for growth and innovation in recent years than that provided by blockchain, or distributed ledger technology.
International banks can operate in the United Kingdom (UK) either as subsidiaries or branches . Data from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) currently shows that there are 160 branches of international banks operating in the UK, of which 77 are from European Economic Area (EEA) banks operating under passporting arrangements.
January 25, 2018
New anti-money laundering legislation has recently come into force, as set out in our update for November 2017. This legislation applies to occupational pension schemes and the trustees of those schemes. Trustees may, therefore, need to take action to ensure the relevant requirements are being met.
January 23, 2018
This year the buy-side regulatory headlines have been dominated by the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, Brexit and the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) asset management market study. As 2018 approaches, there is another significant regulatory development on the horizon that asset managers would be ill advised to ignore. This is the EU Benchmarks Regulation.
January 22, 2018
Continued scrutiny by authorities, enforcement actions and complex regulatory developments are at the forefront of the challenges facing all financial institutions businesses today.
January 12, 2018
Essential Pensions News covers the latest pensions developments each month
December 13, 2017
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