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Financial Services

Question for Treasury

UIN HL14980, tabled on 1 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide clarity surrounding new sales rules for UK asset managers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Answered on

15 April 2019

The Treasury is in frequent contact with firms regarding their contingency planning for EU exit. UK asset managers that are using the EU “passport” to serve clients in the EEA have undertaken and will continue to carry out contingency plans with respect to their operations in the EEA in order to be ready for a no deal scenario. Some European countries have introduced measures to ensure that UK asset managers will continue to be able to service EEA clients.

The Government has undertaken the necessary work to ensure that we have a stable and functioning domestic framework for asset managers at the point of leaving the EU without a deal. This includes establishing the ‘temporary marketing permissions regime’ which enables EEA funds to continue to be able to market into the UK for up to 3 years. These measures have been welcomed across the UK asset management industry.

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