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The downfall of ‘CoCo’ bonds: why Credit Suisse ‘CoCo’ holders are looking to sue

Credit Suiss A1 Tier bondholders are said to be outraged at being wiped out in the sale of CS to UBS last week. Claims are threatened against the Swiss regulators and CS for failing to protect the bondholders and for …

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AI regulation in financial services and how the UK diverges from EU rules

AI regulation in the UK There is no AI-specific legislation in the UK. Rather, all UK businesses must take into account various existing legal obligations when developing and using AI, just as they would in adopting any other new technology. …

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Disputes risks for FS firms: ‘greenwashing’ and ESG reporting obligations

Companies are increasingly feeling the pressure of mounting public interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Financial services firms are no exception and in fact find themselves at the epicentre. ESG concerns are wide-ranging, spanning climate change, diversity and …

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Why “coco” bonds may not be as sweet for investors as once thought

Concerns have been raised about the risks of investing in “coco” bonds (contingent convertible bonds). Many private investors may not have been made fully aware of the serious risks which these types of bonds involve. Over the last 3 years …

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