Global Correspondence

GFMA Paper Detailing Extraterritoriality Issues in US and EU

Change on the scale of the US Dodd-Frank legislation and the EU programme of regulatory reform brings with it a unique opportunity to build a regulatory framework that achieves significant gains in levels of protection for customers and levels of financial stability for the global economy. 

Undertaking reform on such a significant scale also risks making changes that are broader in scope than may be necessary or which are focused purely on domestic concerns or issues whilst ignoring the impacts on wider, international financial markets. This can lead to regulation that is inappropriately extraterritorial in effect and elements of regulation that diverge significantly between major financial centres. 

This GFMA paper refers to specific examples of legislation or regulation in the US and EU which illustrate the concerns to which measures are giving rise.

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