Capital Markets and Wholesale

Capital Markets and Wholesale

UK Finance works with members to ensure the UK remains a competitive environment for firms operating in the capital markets and wholesale sector

The capital markets and wholesale environment has experienced significant regulatory and operational change in recent years and this shows little likelihood of slowing, with a wide range of complex challenges facing our members.

While industry preparations for Brexit inevitably take the headlines, our members are still facing many other large challenges. The transition from LIBOR to SONIA will require an enormous effort from the industry. Operational resilience is another key area, and our members are continually assessing issues such as outsourcing risk, business continuity and crisis management. MiFID II and the Senior Managers Regime may be live, but there will inevitably be analysis and consideration, by both regulators and firms alike, as to how well these are working in practice. The cyber, technology and digital agenda continues to grow and we seek to ensure that this will appropriately cater to the related wholesale member priorities, such as cybersecurity, hacktivism, and technological resilience.

UK Finance recognises the importance of the UK remaining a globally competitive financial centre, the international connectivity of wholesale and capital market activity, and the benefits of a global regulatory framework that supports consistent and high standards across nations. 

Operating in these fast moving (and occasionally uncertain) global political and regulatory environments, it is vital that members’ wholesale interests have a strong and effective voice. The UK Finance Capital Markets and Wholesale team provides advocacy for our members, developing policy positions, supporting industry operational solutions, and influencing and engaging with an authoritative voice in a UK, European and international context.

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