FinReg Focus

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Authors: David Calligan Claude Brown Andrew Lowin

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In Part II of our conversation on the UK’s new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), Reed Smith partners David Calligan and Claude Brown, along with Andrew Lowin of Duff & Phelps, review the three ‘risk to the firm’ K-factors. They discuss the measurement and calculation of the requirements for trading counterparty default, concentration risk and daily trading flow. They provide practical tips on how to use netting to mitigate the capital requirements and how you and your organisation can prepare for these new K-factors.

Please note that since the podcast was recorded, IFPR’s implementation date was moved from June 2021, and the regime is now expected to apply from January 2022.

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