US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group Holds Inaugural Meeting
09/18/2018The U.S.-U.K. Financial Regulatory Working Group has issued a statement following its inaugural meeting held on September 12, 2018 in London. Participants discussed the outlook for financial regulatory reforms and future priorities, including possible areas for deeper regulatory cooperation to facilitate further financial services activity between U.S. and U.K. markets. Participants also discussed Brexit-related issues, including: (i) U.S.-U.K. financial regulatory issues resulting from the U.K.’s exit from the EU; and (ii) the implications of Brexit for financial stability and cross-border financial regulation, including contractual continuity and potential cliff-edge risks.
The Working Group was established in April 2018 to serve as a forum for staff from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and HM Treasury and financial regulatory authorities to exchange views on the regulatory relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. Its objectives are to further financial regulatory cooperation, improve transparency, reduce regulatory uncertainty, identify possible cross-border implementation issues, address regulatory arbitrage and work towards achieving compatibility of U.S. and U.K. laws and regulations.
The next meeting of the Working Group will be held in the first half of 2019 in Washington, D.C.
View the statement.
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