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ESMA Advice on Extending the AIFMD Passport to Non-EU Countries

ESMA sees no significant obstacles to extending the AIFMD passport to nine key countries. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published advice to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and...more

7/21/2016 - AIFMD AIFMD Passport Alternative Investment Funds ASIC Australia Bermuda Canada Cayman Islands CIMA EU EU Passport European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Hong Kong Island of Guernsey Japan Member State Monetary Authority of Singapore Singapore Switzerland UCITS

Current Status of the Clearing Obligation Under EMIR

Although EMIR came into force as long ago as August 2012, the clearing obligation it provides for was first brought into effect in December 2015 on a phased basis and only for certain interest rate swaps denominated in the G4...more

1/13/2016 - CCPs Derivatives Derivatives Clearing Organizations EMIR EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) OTC Swap Clearing Swaps

ESMA Publishes Advice on Extending the Marketing Passport Beyond Europe

ESMA has recommended that the AIFMD passport be extended beyond the countries within the European Union to Jersey, Guernsey, and Switzerland. On 30 July, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) sent its...more

9/2/2015 - AIFMD EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Investor Protection Marketing National Private Placement Regimes (NPPR) Switzerland

ESMA Calls for a Uniform Definition of “Derivatives” Under EMIR

The European Securities and Markets Authority has requested clarity on the definition to ensure consistent application across member states. Following industry lobbying, the European Securities and Markets Authority...more

2/26/2014 - Derivatives EMIR EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) MiFID

European Commission Proposes New Long-Term Investment Funds Product

The EU Long Term Investment Fund will offer investors a mechanism to invest in projects requiring long-term funding. In June 2013, the European Commission (the Commission) proposed a new type of European closed-end...more

2/24/2014 - EU European Commission Financial Regulatory Reform Investment Funds Long-Term Investment Funds

Update on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation

With the imminent trade reporting obligation under EMIR, affected entities should review the new requirements as well as the status of other EMIR obligations. On 12 February 2014, the trade reporting obligation under...more

2/10/2014 - EMIR EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Infrastructure

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