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European Banking Authority Consults on Regulatory Technical Standards for Disclosure of Encumbered and Unencumbered Assets

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards under the Capital Requirements Regulation on the disclosure of encumbered and unencumbered assets. The CRR requires the EBA...more

European Banking Authority Publishes First List of Other Systematically Important Institutions

The European Banking Authority published the first list of Other Systematically Important Institutions in the European Union. O-SIIs are institutions which have been deemed by national regulators to be systematically relevant...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #24

FCA discusses advice regulation - Tracey McDermott spoke on the regulation of advice following FCA and Treasury’s Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR). She noted the high level of engagement with the review and looked...more

European Commission Requests European Banking Authority to Assist in its Review of EU Capital Requirements Regulation

Two letters from Olivier Guersent DG FISMA of the European Commission to Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority, on issues associated with its review of the Capital Requirements Regulation were published....more

EU Guidelines on Disclosure of Confidential Information under the Bank Recovery & Resolution Directive Finalized

The European Banking Authority published a report, including final Guidelines, on how confidential information collected under the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive should be disclosed. The BRRD restricts the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #21

EIOPA consults on infrastructure corporates - EIOPA is consulting on the Commission’s request for technical advice on the identification and calibration of “other infrastructure investment risk” categories. The...more

European Banking Authority Opinion on Customer Due Diligence for Asylum Seekers

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the application of customer due diligence measures to customers who are asylum seekers from higher-risk third countries or territories. The Opinion, addressed to national...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2016 #3

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

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #15

ESAs finalise proposal for RTS on KIDs for PRIIPs - The Joint Committee of the ESAs has finalised its proposal for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on key information documents (KIDs) for packaged retail and...more

European Banking Authority Reports on Supervisory Best Practices for Securitization

The European Banking Authority published a report on supervisory measures taken by national regulators in 2014 on compliance by credit institutions and investments firms with securitization risk retention, due diligence and...more

The European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines: Unintended Consequences

This article considers the recent European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines (the “Guidelines”), seeks a definition of shadow banking and discusses some of the potential consequences of the Guidelines for...more

Implementation Mortgage Credit Directive; What Changes?

The EU Mortgage Credit Directive (the "Directive") aims to create an efficient and competitive internal market for mortgage credit with a high level of consumer protection. The Directive requires European member states to...more

European Supervisory Authorities Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System

The European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (known as the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities) published a report...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #10

ESMA updates MAD Q&A - ESMA has published an updated version of its Q&A on the common operation of the Market Abuse Directive (MAD). A new question regarding investment recommendations has been added. (Source: ESMA...more

PRIIPs - ESA published the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on Key Information Documents

On 7 April 2016, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities - ESMA, EBA ed EIOPA - has published the final draft Regulatory Technical Standard (RTS) in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Amendments to Approaches for Determining Proxy Spreads and Market Loss

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper proposing amendments to the regulatory technical standards for determining proxy spread and the specification of a limited number of smaller portfolios for credit...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #5

ESMA consults on EU MAR commodity and spot markets disclosures - ESMA is consulting on draft guidelines under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) setting out a non-exhaustive indicative list of information expected or...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Disclosure of Information on Commodity Derivatives Markets or Related Spot Markets under MAR - On March 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") opened a public...more

EBA Publishes Report on Benchmarking of Remuneration Practices at the European Union Level and Data on High Earners in 2014

On March 30, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published aggregated data on high earners earning €1 million or more per financial year. The EBA has analyzed the data provided to it for the year 2014 and compared it to...more

European Banking Authority Reports on the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Supporting Factor

The European Banking Authority published a report on the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Supporting Factor. The SME SF was introduced by the Capital Requirements Regulation to counterbalance the rise in capital requirements...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Changes to Calculation of Interest Rate Risk on Capital Requirements

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper on standardised methods to compute capital requirements for general interest rate risk under the Capital Requirements Regulation. The CRR provides for two...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Litigation Finance: A Brief History of a Growing Industry - Litigation costs money. Litigation finance can provide the cash a plaintiff needs to prevail in court. Plaintiffs holding valid—and potentially quite...more

European Banking Authority Reports on Implications of the EU Compensation Requirements and Bonus Cap

The European Banking Authority published its Benchmarking of Remuneration and High-Earners 2014 report. Under the Capital Requirements Directive, as amended, banks are subject to compensation requirements for staff who have a...more

Final Guidelines on Product Oversight and Governance Arrangements for Retail Banking Products Translated Into Official EU...

The European Banking Authority published translations of its final guidelines on product oversight and governance arrangements for retail banking products. The retail banking products included are mortgages, personal loans,...more

European Banking Authority Consultation on Reporting Financial Information Using GAAP

The European Banking Authority launched a consultation on reporting financial information across EU jurisdictions using national Financial Supervisory Reporting Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP). The EBA reported...more

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