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Financial Markets Regulatory Outlook 2021

Recover, renew, rebuild

Every year, the Deloitte EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy (ECRS) issues a report that explores how major regulatory trends will affect the financial services industry across the EMEA in the year ahead, and how leaders can anticipate and respond to them effectively. The 2021 edition of our Regulatory Outlook identifies nine cross-sector themes of strategic significance, as well as a number of other supervisory priorities in each of the Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and Investment Management sectors.

The economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic remain highly uncertain and increasingly variable between regions. Over the last year, regulators and supervisors have given priority to maintaining the immediate financial and operational resilience of financial services firms, working closely with them to ensure they remain a key part of the economic recovery. First and foremost, this means fulfilling the industry’s primary function: channel credit and investments to where they are most needed. But FS firms will also need to deliver in three important areas: the increasingly urgent need to progress against sustainability objectives, fostering cultures that deliver good outcomes for customers and society, and making meaningful progress on the imperatives of diversity and inclusion.

Read the full report to learn more or follow this link to our interactive RO21 webpage.

Read the report

Watch our Nordics Webinar on the major regional regulatory trends for 2021

On 19 January 2021, Deloitte’s Nordic financial services industry leaders discussed the Regulatory Outlook report and the major strategic and regulatory challenges facing firms in the region in 2021. 

About the EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy (ECRS)

The Deloitte EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy is a powerful resource of information and insight, designed to assist financial institutions to manage the complexity and convergence of new regulation. The Centre combines the strength of Deloitte's regional and international network of experienced risk, regulatory and industry professionals. 

About the ECRS Nordics Hub

The Nordics Hub draws on the ECRS’ breadth of regulatory analysis to bring relevant insights to financial institutions in the Nordic countries. The Nordics Hub helps broaden and deepen connectivity between Deloitte practitioners across the region on regulatory strategy topics.

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