Happy New Year! We’re so excited to be back at 8of9 after an amazing holiday season. As we begin 2019, we’re eager to tackle the challenges ahead.

As the year begins, we’re already seeing potential changes in regulation. Two of these proposed changes involve the Volcker Rule.  One proposed change is clarifying the definition of “banking entity” and the second proposed change is allowing name sharing between banks and their respective hedge funds and/or private equity firms.

One of the biggest regulatory challenges this year will be Brexit, with the UK’s exit from the EU scheduled for March 29th, 2019. Many financial institutions are ramping up their efforts to prepare for effects of this exit.

We have a request for our readers: Are you interested in learning more about regulatory developments delivered in a comprehensive format? We’re currently looking for beta testers for a new product. If you’re interested, contact Christine.Min@8of9.nyc.

We have so much planned for 2019 and can’t wait to share it! Thank you for your continuous support.

Keep an eye out for our timeline listing all the important regulatory deadlines internationally and domestically for 2019!

We’re back and ready to tackle 2019!