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Working Group Aims for U.K. Compliance with Corporate Actions Standards

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A new U.K. Market Implementation Group (UKMIG) is aiming to harmonise U.K. national rules and practices relating to corporate actions processing, including distributions, shareholder rights and company reorganisations. The group, jointly chaired by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and CrestCo, is aiming to implement measures to remove Barrier 3, as set by the 2003 report from the Giovannini Group. The U.K.’s Department of Trade and Industry, Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Bank of England have each been invited to nominate a representative in an observer capacity.

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