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2022 Insights 

UK Autumn Statement preview

The UK Budget due out on 17 November is expected to bring significant fiscal tightening in a bid to restore the government’s financial credibility

16 Nov 2022

Alternative fund consolidation

As consolidation in the alternative fund market continues, general partners are looking for other means to fund their commitments.

16 Nov 2022

Depositary Insights Autumn 22

In this edition the FCA’s new Consumer Duty, an update on LTAF, ESG investing, ‘side pocket’ proposals and regulatory horizon scanning.

14 Nov 2022

Consumer Duty: an analysis

The FCA’s policy statement on Consumer Duty is timely given the pressures consumers are facing with cost of living, inflation and interest rate rises.

14 Nov 2022

Long Term Asset Fund revisited

The Long Term Asset Fund (LTAF) has itself become a long term feature on the regulatory agenda. Unfortunately, the uptake of LTAFs has been somewhat muted.

14 Nov 2022

Side pockets: delivering at pace

One of the most important policy developments of 2022 is the FCA’s guidance on side pockets, aimed to address the fund suspensions seen earlier in the year.

14 Nov 2022

ESG: adapting to a changing world

2022 was expected to be a year for ‘heavy lifting’ for ESG policy but the disruptions of H1 meant that much was inevitably pushed back into H2.

14 Nov 2022

Horizon scanning

Horizon scanning has always been an important part of a firm’s compliance toolkit. Recent events have shown the importance of a more holistic approach.

14 Nov 2022

Is ESG investment delivering on COP26 pledges?

One year on, and with COP27 having kicked off, what progress has been made on COP26 pledges, and what more needs to be done – particularly by asset managers.

07 Nov 2022

The SDGs: How is the UK doing?

We're joined by guest Jessica Lobo from the UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss their report 'Measuring Up 2.0' and how the UK is performing on the SDGs.

31 Oct 2022

Ten things about Science-Based Targets

Recently we hosted a webinar where we interrogated our report findings on the science-based targets. Here we discuss the ten things to know about science-based targets.

10 Oct 2022

Guernsey Sustainable Finance Week Roundup

We summarise the key conversations from Guernsey Sustainable Finance Week around biodiversity, the energy transition and carbon markets and pricing.

07 Oct 2022