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  • Transatlantic derivatives: The current state of play
    Transatlantic derivatives: The current state of play
    IFLR, Jeremy Jennings Mares, James Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster Recorded: May 14 2019 76 mins
    This webinar will provide an update on derivatives regulatory developments in the EU and the US, addressing the implications of Brexit for derivatives, as well as recent developments relating to the CFTC’s regulations for swaps and the SEC’s regulations for security-based swaps.

    Additional topics to be discussed include:
    •The upcoming EMIR II regulation
    •The impact of the EU’s financial Benchmarks Regulation
    •The initial margin “Big Bang”

    Time: 11am - 12pm EDT / 4pm - 5pm BST
  • LIBOR Transition for Derivatives: A Global Approach
    LIBOR Transition for Derivatives: A Global Approach
    Hogan Lovells partners Evan Koster and James Doyle Recorded: Mar 18 2019 82 mins
    The webinar will update viewers on the status of the LIBOR transition process globally, paying attention to the US, English, Asian, and EU markets. The webinar will summarise the results of the various market consultations, investigate how documentation is being affected, and explore issues relating to harmonisation with loan and other markets.
  • Assessing the impact of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation
    Assessing the impact of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation
    Jeremy Jennings-Mares, partner; Peter Green, senior of counsel and; Yiulia Makarova, of counsel - Morrison & Foerster Recorded: Jan 16 2019 64 mins
    In the wake of the global financial crisis, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), with the support of the G20 nations, launched its Shadow Banking initiative, to monitor non-banks that perform bank-like activities. This was in response to findings that certain non-banks exacerbated the build-up of excessive leverage and effected substantial maturity transformation, leading to financial stability concerns.
    One of the key recommendations emerging from the FSB initiative was the collation and monitoring by financial stability authorities of data on securities financing transactions. Following the FSB initiative, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) was introduced in the EU in 2016, but is not yet fully operational.

    This presentation will cover:
    •the scope of the SFTR (which entities and which types of transactions are included);
    •disclosure of SFTs;
    •transparency of SFTs to fund investors;
    •restrictions on reuse of collateral;
    •sanctions;
    •third country issues; and
    •effects of Brexit.
  • IFLR Women in Business Law: using coaching to advance your career
    IFLR Women in Business Law: using coaching to advance your career
    Julie Smith, Pressurevalve (with introduction from IFLR managing editor Amelie Labbe) Recorded: Dec 13 2018 56 mins
    Coaching is now a key component of many development packages, but do we really understand what it is and how to use it to our advantage?
    In this practical session we’ll explore the following questions:
    - What is coaching and what isn’t coaching?
    - What type of challenges and goals can coaching help with?
    - What happens in the coaching process?
    - Are you ‘coachable’?
    - How do you find a coach and assess whether they are the right fit for you?

    Julie Smith

    Julie Smith is director and coach at Pressurevalve Ltd. As well as being a qualified executive coach, she’s also an experienced leader with 15+ years in management positions, 10 of which were in senior posts, including heading national operations and an interim CEO post. This means she understands the complexities, challenges and rewards of leadership. Key success factors in her coaching include helping people develop: skills in viewing situations from different perspectives, self-awareness, decision-making, confidence, self-belief, self-coaching and resilience. As well as coaching, Julie designs and facilitates sessions for leadership programmes in London and New York, runs network groups for leaders and is chair of the Global Taskforce of the American Express Leadership Academy, Alumni Network. If you’d like more information on Julie’s coaching services, plus self-coaching resources, visit: https://www.pressurevalvecoaching.com/free-stuff
  • US and EU risk retention requirements: impact on financing transactions
    US and EU risk retention requirements: impact on financing transactions
    Geoff Peck, partner; Kenneth Kohler, senior of counsel; Yulia Makarova, of counsel - Morrison & Foerster Recorded: Nov 29 2018 61 mins
    Risk retention requirements, or 'keeping skin in the game' were intended as a means of addressing the misalignment of incentives that were inherent in many of the 'originate to distribute' securitisation products. Has the aim been achieved and how have these requirements developed in the US and in the EU?

    This presentation will cover:
    · comparison of US and EU risk retention requirements;
    · market reaction to the LSTA decision; and
    · new regulatory framework for securitisations transactions in the EU.

    This webinar has CLE accreditation.
  • Regulating financial benchmarks for European transactions
    Regulating financial benchmarks for European transactions
    Jeremy Jennings-Mares, partner and Peter Green, senior of counsel, Morrison & Foerster, John Crabb, IFLR Recorded: Nov 7 2018 64 mins
    The EU Benchmark Regulation came into force in June 2016 and most of its provisions came into effect at the start of 2018. It establishes a new regime for the authorisation and supervision of administrators (including non-EU administrators) of financial benchmarks that are used in the EU. We will consider the likely impact of the Regulation in the EU financial markets and look in detail at certain issues raised by market participants including:
    · Timetable for benchmark administrators to be authorised under the regulation and the extent to which administrators of pre-existing benchmarks can rely on 'grandfathering' relief up until 2020.
    · What indices are within the scope of the Regulation and when will an index be regarded as 'available to the public'?
    · What is meant by 'use' of a benchmark in the EU?
    · Are there any regulatory obligations on entities that contribute benchmark data?
    · What is the impact of Brexit on UK benchmark administrators?
  • Regulatory capital relief: legal framework, expected changes and BRRD impact
    Regulatory capital relief: legal framework, expected changes and BRRD impact
    Vladimir Maly, partner, Oliver Ireland, senior counsel, and Yulia Makarova, of counsel - Morrison & Foerster Recorded: Sep 24 2018 62 mins
    In this webinar, we will analyse capital relief driven transactions and structures, focusing on the principle purpose of using this tool, the main structures used in the market and the legal and regulatory framework underpinning the relevant structuring solutions. Among other things, this webinar will cover:
    - the most commonly used capital relief driven structures and why the market choses them, including a comparative summary of the structures used in the EU and the US;
    - the existing legal and regulatory framework and expected changes, including potential impact of different Brexit scenarios;
    - BRRD and its implications: how the rules affect structuring and the mitigating techniques investors may explore.
  • Initial coin offerings: recent legal developments
    Initial coin offerings: recent legal developments
    Fredo Silva, Joshua Klayman and Daniel Kahan, Morrison & Foerster Recorded: Jun 20 2018 91 mins
    This webcast will discuss the latest developments related to initial coin offerings (also known as ICOs or token offerings), which are dramatically changing the ways in which organisations raise capital.

    Panellists will discuss:
    - recent market updates;
    - investment trends;
    - regulatory considerations; and
    - best practices.
  • Understanding the SEC’s Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures and Compliance
    Understanding the SEC’s Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures and Compliance
    Marty Dunn and Emily Beers, Morrison & Foerster; Suzanne Barr, Fannie Mae Recorded: May 24 2018 61 mins
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently indicated it was intensifying scrutiny of public companies’ cybersecurity practices. In this webinar we will cover:
    - The latest SEC guidance on cyber risk disclosure and insider trading practices for public companies;
    - The impact of the guidance on public company disclosure regarding cyber risk disclosure;
    - Insider trading practices following the guidance; and
    - Recent SEC enforcement action regarding cyber risk disclosure.
  • Derivatives Update: Recent Developments in the US and EU
    Derivatives Update: Recent Developments in the US and EU
    Julian Hammar, Jeremy Jennings-Mares, James Schwartz – Morrison & Foerster Recorded: Feb 28 2018 92 mins
    In this session, we will provide an update on recent developments affecting derivatives in the US and EU and prospects for regulatory harmonization between the two jurisdictions. Topics covered include:

    With respect to the EU:
    - aspects of Mifid II relating to derivatives, including requirements in relation to trading, margin, transaction reporting and position limits; and
    - current proposals regarding the supervision of central counterparties and potential amendments to Emir.

    With respect to the US:
    - the recent Treasury Reports and their suggestions for cross-border matters; and
    - the CFTC’s order exempting EU trading facilities from the requirement to register with the CFTC, comparability determination with respect to the EU margin rules and extension of existing relief in relation to swaps data reporting.

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