Response to Call for Evidence: U.K.’s International Regulatory Cooperation Strategy: 25 November 2020

The FMLC has submitted a response drawing attention to its work on cross-border cooperation in relation to financial services regulation, especially in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis.  Divergent national approaches and differences present a serious challenge to effective cross-border regulation.  Additionally, in the context of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the E.U., the FMLC has drawn attention to the legal and operational complexities which may arise when authorities in the U.K. are no longer party to cooperation arrangements

Response to ESAs’ Joint Consultation Paper: ESG disclosures: 1 September 2020

The FMLC has submitted a response drawing attention to the divergence in relation to international standards on sustainability-related disclosure requirements, which creates uncertainty in relation to reporting obligations vis-à-vis cross-border investment activities.  There is also some divergence across EU law in relation to disclosure obligations set out under the SFDR, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive and the Taxonomy Regulation.

Response to European Commission Consultation: A New Digital Finance Strategy: 26 June 2020

In Q3 2020 the European Commission is scheduled to propose a new Digital Finance Strategy/FinTech Action Plan that sets out a number of areas that public policy should focus on in the coming five years.  A Consultation designed to gather stakeholders’ views on policies to support digital finance, which will inform that strategy, was published in April 2020.