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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

European Banking Authority Publishes Formula for Creditors to Calculate Rates Under Mortgage Credit Directive

The European Banking Authority published a final Decision setting out the formula to be used by creditors when calculating the benchmark rate under the Mortgage Credit Directive. The MCD requires creditors to provide...more

EBA Publishes Formula for Calculating MCD Benchmark Rate

The EBA has published its final report setting out the formula that creditors will be required to use when calculating the benchmark rate under Annex II to the Mortgage Credit Directive (2014/17/EU). Under certain...more

PRA publishes consultation paper on ‘bail-in’ provisions

On 15 March 2016, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued a consultation paper on its proposed amendments to the contractual recognition of bail-in provisions in the PRA Handbook. This amendment follows the temporary...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #15

EBA revises list of ITS validation rules under the CRR - EBA has published a revised list of validation rules in its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting under the CRR. The revised list...more

Draft RTS on Risk-Mitigation Procedures for OTC Derivatives Not Cleared by CCPs Published by EU Supervisory Authorities

On March 8, the European Supervisory Authorities (which includes the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority) published...more

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