Banks fudge Brexit underwriting dilemma with risk-taker plan

With Brexit negotiations still fraught with risk, DCM and syndicate managers are already figuring out fixes to make sure that their primary markets business continues to function after the UK leaves the European Union — with the minimum disruption possible for their mainly London-based staff.

  • By Francesca Young, Owen Sanderson
  • 10 May 2018

The dilemma runs like this. Syndicating a new issue of a security is an EU-regulated activity — it counts as “underwriting”, and is regulated under MiFID rules.

Without a deal in which the EU recognises UK entities as MiFID compliant, banks that run their underwriting out of UK ...

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