On 21 October the Government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published an open consultation on Climate and Investment reporting: setting expectations and empowering savers.
On 3 November the FCA published a discussion paper (DP21/4) on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels.
In early December 2021, both the FCA and HM Treasury published consultations relating to the Appointed Representatives regime (AR regime). Both the FCA and HM Treasury have requested responses by 3 March 2022.
This is consulting on a proposal to introduce macroprudential limits on leverage and to provide guidance to limit liquidity mismatch for Irish-authorised property funds (subject to AIFMD). We are considering setting up a working group to assist with AREF’s response.
On 30 November 2021 the DWP published a consultation on removing performance fees and carried interest from the charge cap for defined contribution (DC) pension schemes. The deadline for responding to this consultation is 18 January 2022.