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Peter Beardshaw

How regulation can help clear the fog of ESG ratings

Businesses’ ESG risks, impacts and performance play an increasingly central role in banks’ and investors’ decision-making.

James Busby

How new UK national security laws could influence bank lending

It will take several months for a clear picture to emerge as to how the behaviours and practices of participants in the M&A market have changed in the wake of the National Security and Investment Act 2021 coming into force on January 4, 2022.

Mark Somers

Assessing the credit capacity of small businesses based on climate change factors

Climate change represents a material, but often hidden risk, to the business models of many Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). At the same time, these organisations are critical to achieving the UK's carbon targets. 

ESG globe

Consultations are a chance to drive common ESG standards

A series of consultations by the EU, US and the new International Sustainability Standards Board are an opportunity to drive greater harmonisation in ESG standards, according to financial firms and regulators.

Do Kwon

Stablecoin contagion fears likely to spur regulatory clean-up

Signs of contagion among stablecoins are likely to prompt a rapid clean-up of the sector by regulators concerned that problems in the sector could infect traditional financial markets.  

UK-listed companies will have to explain lack of senior management diversity

Companies listed in the UK will have to disclose the diversity of their boards and executive committees, according to finalised rules published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on April 20.

UK Treasury launches transition plan taskforce to drive corporate sustainability

A UK Transition Plan Taskforce with the aim of creating a pathway for large UK companies to reduce their carbon emissions has been launched by the UK Treasury. 

Boris Ivanov

LME nickel chaos raises tough questions for regulators

The UK’s three financial regulators tasked with investigating what brought the London Metal Exchange to its knees in March will reveal a raft of troubling issues. 

Cyber warfare most worrying risk for financial firms says ORX survey

Such is the rapid pace of change that it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay on top of emerging risks, warns the Operational Riskdata eXchange (ORX) in a new report, published on April 29.

DTCC calls for vigilance as contagion risks increase

Contagion threats and so-called ‘black swan’ events are on the rise and require close monitoring as the risk landscape is evolving rapidly, warned the DTCC in a white paper on May 4.