Rishi Sunak, TCFD, FCA, Announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published plans for climate-related disclosure rules for listed companies.

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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit out at “poor quality” product applications for ESG funds and set out detailed guidance for fund managers.

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Timeline, Clock, Ticking, Waiting

New rules forcing asset managers and other financial services providers to disclose climate change risks will come into force later this year, the UK regulator has said.

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Regulators warn Covid-19 could delay UK company reporting

Impact of lockdowns could hold up verification of financial accounts Regulators are warning that reporting of annual results for listed companies could be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said in a joint statement on 27 January that listed companies whose financial year ended […]

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London-listed companies need to start their net-zero journey

FCA confirms plans for TCFD rules from January London-listed companies need to start their net-zero journey All companies with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be required to make climate-related disclosures from January, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated. Nikhil Rathi, the UK watchdog’s new chief executive, said listed companies […]

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stepped in to protect shareholder rights as it introduces measures to help listed companies withstand from the fallout of coronavirus. In an announcement on 8 April, the regulator acknowledged that many companies would turn to capital markets to raise money and recover from the crisis. As a result, the […]

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As the UK entered COVID19 lockdown last week, Minerva wrote to regulators asking for their intervention to create an orderly market in AGMs. Today a letter has been sent to quoted companies asking them to clarify their AGM proposals, alerting them to the risk of bunching meetings in June. With AGM season about to get […]

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TCFD Climate Disclosures

TCFD is set to get a boost after the FCA issued new rules requiring TCFD-compliant climate disclosures.

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The UK’s financial regulator has published its long-awaited proposals to tackle inadequate climate change disclosures by firms. The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) proposals follow feedback from stakeholders to its October 2018 discussion paper on climate change and green finance. Its proposals include consulting on new rules to improve climate-related disclosures by certain firms and clarifying […]

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FRC and FCA target new, rigorous stewardship regime, SRDII implementation begins, ESG resourcing questioned In the latest round of consultations and discussion documents, the UK’s governance and financial markets regulators have laid out their “substantially higher expectations for investor stewardship policy and practice.” Having engaged with 170 members of the investment community, the FRC’s proposed Code […]

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