03 Aug 2017
The incoming GDPR includes some brand new individual rights as well as important changes to existing ones. It aims to strengthen and protect the rights of data subjects, giving them the ability to enforce these rights and, therefore, more control over their data.
01 Aug 2017
With the launch of its new ‘pay per channel’ television offering in the UK, Amazon have taken a step towards the subscription model consumers have been crying out for. Offering its customers an opportunity to pay only for the individual channels they want to watch constitutes the next logical model in the paid television sector. The move is likely to cause a ripple through the industry, yet other than the sole inclusion of Eurosport within the 40 channel offering, there is a noticeable gap in terms of sports coverage, instead with a focus on movies and entertainment programming.
31 Jul 2017
ESMA has provided new guidance for national regulators on how to treat the delegation of functions post Brexit. With Asset Managers facing the loss of passporting rights, the prospect of delegating crucial front office roles back to London from an EEA entity offered the industry insulation from the Brexit challenges faced in other financial sectors; most notably in Banking and Markets and Trading.
27 Jul 2017
The next couple of years will be a rollercoaster of political and economic uncertainty as the UK thrashes out its Brexit deal with the EU.
There will be many periods along this Brexit journey – some lasting just a few days, others more protracted – in which banks’ Risk and Treasury functions will need to trigger crisis reporting processes in order to provide up-to-the-minute reporting on their risk profile to enable their management teams to respond rapidly and decisively to:
25 Jul 2017
Large energy users are at an important crossroads. Firstly, they face the challenge of controlling their expenditure against a backdrop of rising energy prices, placing pressure on operating costs and, therefore, profits. Secondly, there is growing appetite from their customers, shareholders and employees to demonstrate more sustainable practices, specifically to procure more renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint, exemplified by commitments already made by organisations under the RE100 initiative.