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  • Hybrid working - now the FCA publishes its compliance expectations
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    Hybrid working - now the FCA publishes its compliance expectations

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published details of its expectations for firms implementing remote or hybrid working models.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    COP26 and sustainable finance

    Wednesday 3 November 2021 was finance day at COP26. Mobilising funding for rapid, large-scale climate action is one of the COP26 goals and the crucial role of private investment in efforts to achieve net zero was in focus. 

    Climate Action
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    Green public procurement - the shift from advocating to mandating

    The shift towards mandating green public procurement (GPP) in Ireland has advanced with the publication of the Climate Action Plan 2021 on 5 November 2021.

    Climate Action
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Oct 2021

    Domestically, the CBI clarified its expectations for the filing of KIIDs for UCITS which are implementing ESMA's performance fee guidelines with effect from 31 December 2021; At European level, the ESAs issued a final report on the EU taxonomy-related environmental product disclosures.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Oct 2021

    Domestically, the General Scheme of Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 was published; At European level, EIOPA commented on Solvency II proposals from the European Commission and separately, EIOPA set out its strategic priorities for the coming year.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Oct 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published the second edition of its Approach to Resolution for Banks and Investment Firms; At European level, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme and Commissioner Gentiloni spoke at the Eurogroup press conference.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Oct 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued its latest markets update, Issue 13 2021, and separately published an updated Beneficial Ownership Register FAQ; At European level, ESMA is seeking stakeholder input on shaping advice on retail investor protection.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Oct 2021

    Domestically, Director General Derville Rowland spoke on the importance of clear standards of conduct, accountability, and robust enforcement mechanisms; At European level, the European Commission adopted a review of EU banking rules.

    Finance
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    CBI Strategy 2021 and a Macro-Prudential Framework for Non-Banks: some points of interest

    The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published its new Strategy document (the Strategy) which will be effective from January 2022.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Rising materials cost in the construction sector

    The construction sector has welcomed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions since April as sites have fully re-opened across the country. However, despite the surge in activity, the industry now faces new problems in the form of price inflation.

    Construction
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    Dawn raids in alleged pyramid selling case

    Dawn raids are well-known in competition or antitrust law cases, however they can also arise in consumer law cases in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    CBI “Dear CEO” letter on climate and ESG issues

    On 3 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published its anticipated "Dear CEO" letter on climate and ESG issues. 

    ESG & Sustainability