This annual publication outlines some of the primary focus areas in 2022 for UK-regulated financial services firms. There has been a marked shift away from dealing with immediate post-Brexit priorities to more fundamental consideration of the direction of travel of UK financial services regulation, and this is borne out across many of the topics covered in this year’s publication.
While monitoring regulatory divergence between the UK and the EU will be a key theme for 2022, other familiar topics will play an important part in the regulators’ agendas, such as diversity and inclusion, financial crime, and operational resilience. Further, relatively new topics such as climate change and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly significant for financial services firms, and are likely to remain so for some time.
We hope you find this publication useful as a checklist to benchmark against your own “to do” list.
Read the publication here.