FSR GLOBAL OUTLOOK 2024: FINDING SOLID GROUND AS THE BEDROCK SHIFTS

We are delighted to share our global FSR Outlook 2024: Finding solid ground as the bedrock shiftsIn 2024, the character of change facing the financial industry is more foundational - or fundamental - in nature than ever before. From ESG to AI, the shape of the world we live in is changing in a radical way. This year, we chart the paths through the shifting landscape for financial services businesses seeking solid ground. Read more

Cryptoasset Regulation: UK government publishes policy papers on future regulation of cryptoassets and fiat-backed stablecoins

On 30 October 2023, the government published three policy documents on cryptoassets regulation in the UK, covering fiat-backed stablecoins, the wider cryptoasset regulatory regime and the failure of systemic digital settlement asset (DSA) firms. On the whole, the updates confirm the approaches previously proposed. However, much of the detail will only emerge in the next phase once secondary legislation and regulators' rules have been published. Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills publishes Global Bank Review 2023: Trust Matters

Perhaps the most striking thing about the world of finance a decade and a half since the banking crisis is that the industry has not quite managed to regain the allure and self-confidence of earlier times. Certainly, this is a time in which trust – that most precious commodity in banking – is hard to earn and retain. This year's Global Bank Review: Trust Matters explores trust on many fronts. Read more

Financial Stability Board: final recommendations for the regulation of cryptoasset activities and markets

This week, the FSB (Financial Stability Board) published its final set of recommendations for regulating cryptoassets and related services. The recommendations follow on from the FSB’s previous public consultation. The guidelines are designed to provide a common base for international regulatory coverage of an otherwise borderless technology and product in respect of which regulatory development … Read more