We recently held our annual Emerging Themes in Financial Regulation seminar, at which we launched our Emerging Themes in Financial Regulation 2019 publication.  Our theme for this year's publication and seminar was "new perspectives".  More than ever before, our clients are having to view the world from new angles as they face an increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape.  After our seminar, Nathan Willmott and Mark Srere, the Co-heads of our Investigations, Financial Regulation and White Collar Group, discuss some of the key themes coming out of the seminar, including their key piece of advice when dealing with financial regulation issues in 2019.

Before our Emerging Themes seminar we asked the attendees what they expected to be their most significant regulatory challenge in 2019.  The answers were varied, but unsurprisingly amongst the top themes were:

  • Brexit-related uncertainty and planning;
  • the FCA’s and PRA’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime, including its ongoing roll-out for insurers and extension to FCA solo-regulated firms in December 2019;
  • Regulatory change and uncertainty generally;
  • Governance and accountability issues;
  • Financial crime issues generally, and specifically cyber-crime and money laundering enforcement; and
  • Responding to evolving technology and innovation in relation to financial technology.

Nathan and Mark reflect in this video on these themes and what they mean for our financial institution clients.



As Nathan concludes in the video, the legal and regulatory landscape that our clients face over the coming months has never been less certain.  You can read more about the issues highlighted in this article and video, and more emerging themes in financial regulation, in our Emerging Themes publication, which you can download here.

If you would like to discuss any of the themes coming out of this video, our publication or more generally, please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Willmott, Mark Srere, Samantha Paul or any other member of the Investigations, Financial Regulation and White Collar Group.