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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. We can help you to meet all your legal services needs globally, leaving you time to realise opportunities whilst we manage the risk. Our global Financial Services Regulatory practice has a deep knowledge and understanding of regulations and of the regulators who devise and enforce them. We are specialists in financial products and markets, acting as trusted advisors to our clients on their most complex and sensitive issues, providing technical expertise, sound judgement and a practical commercial outlook.
Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. We represent many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the industries they operate in, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.
We have over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Nearly half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. Combining legal knowledge with industry expertise, our lawyers provide commercial advice that helps clients achieve their ambitions.
We are committed to forging long-term relationships with our clients, providing them with genuine insight and practical advice, and supporting them as they navigate the challenges of our 21st century global economy.
Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading international law firms with a strategy of global growth and a culture built on a philosophy of continual improvement to meet its clients’ changing needs. Our expanding network of 44 offices in 31 countries spans Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America and Central and South America and Africa, and means we have one of the broadest footprints of any legal practice. Our full-service capabilities are delivered by approximately 5,200 people, including some 530 partners worldwide who work in a highly integrated manner, both across our own office network and with our partner law firms in over 100 other countries.
We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working.
We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, lenders, funds, investors, insurers, government bodies, trade associations and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.
Latham & Watkins is a leading full service global law firm serving investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations from its offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm has over 80 partners based in London, specialising in transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory fields. The firm’s pre-eminent financial services regulatory practice is widely recognised for its market-leading expertise and credentials in relation to MiFID II and SMCR, among other topics of importance to financial institutions.
If it matters to the financial services sector, then you can read it in FN. Over more than two decades, Financial News has delivered unmatched insight and coverage of the issues that are most important to career-driven professionals working in the financial services industry. Packaged up in a mobile-friendly website and a weekly print edition, our content is complimented by our well-respected power lists, including FN 100 Women and the Fintech 40, as well as a raft of exciting events.
Best Execution reviews the issues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these changes.
We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.
The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.
MLex is an independent media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk. Our customers, the world’s leading law firms, corporations, advisory firms and regulators, rely on our reporting to ensure they are well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities posed by regulatory change as well as to mitigate the risks.
We have a track record of uncovering regulatory risk before it breaks in other news outlets. Offering up-to-the-minute coverage of regulatory threats and opportunities from the perspectives of M&A, antitrust and trade defense, as well as data privacy and security, we also specialize in sector-specific regulation across TMT, energy and financial services.
MLex’s coverage spans the world’s foremost regulators in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Founded in 1988, ICSA is the global organization of securities industry associations. ICSA provides a forum for member associations to understand developments, exchange views, and collaborate to work for better global capital markets.
ICSA advocates appropriate regulatory policies, regulations, and initiatives across jurisdictions to promote efficient securities markets and the flow of cross-border capital.
The Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, or APCC, is the body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.
The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA. This relationship with the FCA provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulator. The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide the FCA with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.
The Compliance Search Group is a uniquely qualified executive search firm solely dedicated to the recruitment of Compliance, Legal, Regulatory, Risk, Audit, Privacy, Anti-Money Laundering and related professionals (generally termed "Compliance"). With over one hundred (100) combined years of Compliance recruitment experience and over 2,000 job placements and counting, let CSG help you find your next Compliance professional today.
Practice Insight is IFLR’s new sister publication analysing how financial institutions are reacting to capital markets rules – from those on the inside. Our team uncovers regulatory-driven uncertainty within banks, asset managers and trading venues in three areas: compliance, conduct and documentation. Sign up to our weekly newsletter: http://bit.ly/2G9L25l
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) is the UK’s leading trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.
Our full member firms deal directly with clients.
PIMFA was created in June 2017 as the outcome of the merger between the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) and the Wealth Management Association (WMA) and represents over 2080 full and associate member firms.
Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that our member firms can focus on delivering the best service to their clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments. We lead the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure that the UK remains a global centre of excellence in the wealth and investment management and financial advice arena.
International Compliance Association is a professional organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in compliance, anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention. ICA offers internationally recognised professional qualifications that help improve knowledge, enhance skills and minimise risk for firms. For novice and experienced practitioners alike, ICA certificate and diploma programmes are a benchmark of competence and excellence. Being a member of ICA, a global community, demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and significantly, protects and improves the performance of your organisation.