Structured Products Europe

17 Nov 2016 08:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

The May Fair Hotel
Stratton Street
London, United Kingdom W1J 8LT

The 12th annual Structured Products Europe conference will bring together top UK and European senior executives from investment banks, regulators, private bankers, issuers, index providers, asset managers, IFAs, pension funds and insurance companies. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to convene and discuss the most pressing issues in the structured products Pan-European market.

Partner Peter Green will speak on a panel entitled “Update on PRIIPs - What Will Happen Next?” Topics of discussion will include:

  • Is PRIIPs likely to be delayed in light of the recent RTS rejection?
  • The overall impact of PRIIPs on the market: issuance volumes, distribution patterns, investor attitudes to SPs;
  • The effectiveness of the risk ratings system;
  • Which outstanding questions need to be answered before the regime (PRIIPs) goes live?; and
  • How lenient will regulators be for non-compliance?

Partner Peter Green and Partner Jeremy Jennings-Mares will also host a panel entitled “Morrison & Foerster Bootcamp: Structured Products and Brexit.” The bootcamp will explore the impact of the UK's referendum vote to leave the UK on the European structured products markets. The timing of the UK's exit from the EU and future relationship between the UK and the rest of the EU remains uncertain and the bootcamp will provide and update on recent developments. Other issues to be considered will include:

  • What impact has the vote had on the structured products market in the UK and the rest of the EU to date and what is the future outlook?
  • Have any particular products benefitted or been adversely affected more than others?
  • Passporting issues that will arise as a result of the UK's exit from the EU. Can MiFID II help?
  • Will the UK replicate PRIIPs after leaving the EU?
  • Impact on other relevant EU financial regulation including the Benchmark Regulation, the Prospectus Directive and EMIR; and
  • Future developments - will the UK and the EU approach to regulation of structured products diverge over time?



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