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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

ESMA Opinion Highlights Differences with the European Commission on the Main Indices and Recognized Exchanges Under CRR

On 19 December 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) submitted to the European Commission draft implementing technical standards (ITS), pursuant to the Capital Requirements Regulation 575/2013, specifying...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #10

Treasury updates Iran sanctions - Treasury has issued a notice explaining the effects on sanctions against Iran of Implementation Day (I Day) under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). I Day was 16 January, on...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #8

PRA bans former Co-op Bank individuals - PRA has prohibited Barry Tootell, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank Plc (Co-op Bank) and Keith Alderson, former Managing Director of the...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: Jan. 2016 #3

Reporting Leases on the Balance Sheet - The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) announced on Jan. 13, 2016, a new ­– and materially different – manner of accounting for leases. The new standard, IFRS 16...more

EBA Consults on Draft Guidelines on Implicit Support for Securitization Transactions

On January 20, the EBA published a consultation paper (EBA/CP/2016/01) on draft guidelines on implicit support for securitization transactions under Article 248(2) of the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 575/2013)...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #7

PERG releases 2015 annual report - PERG has published its 2015 annual report into disclosure and transparency practices for the largest private equity-backed portfolio companies in the UK. It provides a summary of the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Releases Final Rule on Federal Home Loan Bank Membership - On January 12, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") issued a final rule establishing new requirements for...more

Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2015

Financial institutions in Canada witnessed yet another year of significant growth in legislation and regulatory guidance impacting their operations, while the financial marketplace is continuing to adapt to the impact of...more

Basel Committee Issues Revised Framework for Market Risk Capital Requirements

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has issued revised standards for minimum capital requirements for market risk. The purpose of the revised market risk framework is to ensure that the standardised and internal...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #4

ACER updates REMIT Q&A - ACER has updated its REMIT Q&A adding new items on reporting through Registered Reporting Mechanisms and on obligations and prohibitions of market participants. (Source: ACER Updates REMIT...more

EU Bonus Cap: EBA Publishes Guidelines on Sound Remuneration Policies and Separate Opinion on Proportionality

The EU Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) went into effect on January 1, 2014. The CRD introduced what is commonly referred to in the European Union as a “bonus cap” on individual variable remuneration when paid to...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Guidance Regarding Cash Accounts for UCITS and AIF Umbrella Funds - The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) issued guidance on cash accounts for UCITS and AIF umbrella funds on 22 December 2015....more

Net Working Capital Adjustments in M&A Deals: The Buyer’s Perspective

Working capital is an important measure of a company’s liquidity. Without sufficient working capital, a business will not be able to pay suppliers, employees, landlords and other providers whose goods and services are...more

Fed Finalizes Capital Planning, Stress Test Requirements for 2017

Why it matters - Capital planning and stress tests for bank holding companies and other institutions with assets over $10 billion have been finalized by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. For bank holding companies...more

Blog: Solvency II Implementing Regulations published in the OJ on New Year’s Eve 2015

Three new Solvency II Implementing Regulations were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on New Year’s Eve 2015 – The Commission’s Implementing Technical Standards on...more

ECON writes to EU lawmakers on Solvency 2 delegated legislation delay

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of EP has written to the Council and Commission notifying them of a three-month extension to the deadline for raising objections to a delegated regulation on calculation of...more

Commission speaks on CRR

Jonathan Hill has spoken on the impact of the fourth Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation (CRD4 and CRR). He focused on the review of the CRR, explaining there is a requirement within it to carry out a review but it...more

Commission summarises CRD4 impact

The Commission has published a summary of the responses to its consultation on the potential impact of CRR and CRD4 on the financing of the economy (see FReD 23 October and FReD 17 July). Representatives from the banking...more

BRRD – The UK’s Approach to MREL

The Bank of England (“BoE”) recently published a consultation paper1 (“Consultation”), detailing its approach to setting a minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (“MREL”) to be maintained by UK banks and...more

EBA publishes MDA opinion

EBA has issued its opinion on the trigger, calculation and transparency of the Maximum Distributable Amount (MDA). The opinion clarifies that the MDA should be calculated taking into account both minimum (Pillar 1) and...more

Eurosystem responds to consultation on CRD4 impact

ECB has published the Eurosystem’s response to the now-closed Commission consultation on the impact of the CRD4 and CRR on bank financing (see FReD 17 July). It acknowledges that at this early point after CRD4 implementation,...more

Further CRR/EMIR transitional period extension published in the OJEU

The Implementing Regulation on the extension of the transitional periods related to own funds requirements for exposures to CCPs under the CRR and EMIR has been published in the OJEU. ...more

ITS on liquid asset constraints published in OJEU

The Implementing Regulation laying down ITS with regard to currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets in accordance with the CRR has been published in the OJEU....more

PRA finalises Lloyd’s and further Rulebook Project rules

PRA has published a policy statement on feedback to its consultation on the PRA Rulebook (see FReD 21 August) and to some parts of its November occasional consultation paper (see FReD 13 November). The statement includes...more

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