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  • UK Securitisation Regulations Published

    The Securitisation Regulations 2024 (SI 2024/102) were made on January 29, 2024, and will come into force for the most part when the Securitisation Regulation 2017 is revoked. This is part of HM Treasury's Smarter Regulatory Framework. The Securitisation Regulations 2024 designate, under the incoming designated activities regime, certain securitization activities when undertaken by a firm in the U.K. These are:
    1. Acting as originator, sponsor, original lender or securitisation special purpose entity in a securitization.
    2. Selling a securitization position to a U.K. retail client.

    The Securitisation Regulations 2024 introduce a new definition of "institutional investor," removing non-U.K. Alternative Investment Fund Managers that market or manage AIFs in the U.K. from due diligence requirements.

    In addition, the Securitisation Regulations 2024 repeal detailed legislative firm-facing requirements. These requirements will be moved to the regulator rulebooks. Both the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority consulted last year on their proposed approach and rules, and are expected to publish their final rules in Q2 this year.

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