Welcome to the fifth installment of Ropes & Gray’s European regulatory podcast for asset managers. These podcasts and accompanying speaker notes are intended to provide an overview of updates relevant to GCs, CCOs and other compliance professionals to help you navigate both COVID-19 and other developments relevant to your business.

The speakers on today’s podcast are Eve Ellis, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group specialising in fund regulation, Rosemarie Paul, a partner in the firm’s litigation & enforcement group specialising in regulatory enforcement matters, and Paige Berges, litigation & enforcement counsel specialising in sanctions rules.

This update covers the following topics:

  • The extension of aspects of the Senior Managers and Certificate Regime (SMCR) as a result of COVID-19
  • The Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) guide for banks, insurers and asset managers on the integration of climate change risks
  • The UK’s global human rights sanctions regulations
  • Capital rules for investment firms
  • Brexit developments