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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

Financial Stability Board to Consult on Addressing Risks Posed by Asset Management Activities

The Financial Stability Board announced that it would publish proposed policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities. The recommendations will aim to address several risks that...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #20

Commission requests ESMA revisions to MiFID 2 draft RTS - EP’s rapporteur for the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2), MEP Markus Ferber, has announced that the Commission has returned to ESMA...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #12

PRA publishes modification by consent for dormant insolvent insurers - PRA has published a modification by consent for non-Solvency 2 firms relating to the senior insurance managers regime (SIMR) rules in the Senior...more

Financial Stability Board Reports on Progress on Implementation of Bank Resolution Regimes

The Financial Stability Board published its second Thematic Review on Resolution Regimes. The report considers the range and nature of resolution powers in FSB member jurisdiction for resolution authorities in the banking...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #5

EBA reports on supervisory colleges - EBA has published its annual assessment of EU colleges of supervisors. The report assesses how colleges have functioned during 2015 and identifies key activities for the effective...more

FSB Eyeing Global Stability of FinTech Companies

Financial Stability Board chairman Mark Carney has announced that global regulators are evaluating potential stability implications that emerging financial technology poses to the global financial system and hinted that a...more

Task Force to Develop Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Standards

Government regulators, financial industry standards agencies, nongovernment organizations and activist investor groups are advocating enhanced disclosure of the potential effects of business activity on the environment, or...more

Blog: International Regulators Take An Interest In Crypto-Currencies & The Blockchain: Regulation Is On Its Way

In the space of less than 24 hours, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the European Parliament and the Financial Stability Board (FSB), published three documents which demonstrate a keen interest in (a) using; and...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes its 2016 Priorities

The Financial Stability Board published its letter, dated February 22, 2016, to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in advance of the G20 meeting in Shanghai. The letter sets out the FSB's priorities for 2016...more

Financial Stability Board Proposes Additional Standards for Securities Financing Data Collection

The Financial Stability Board published proposals for the identification of data elements for monitoring non-cash collateral re-use and for the development of a measure of non-cash collateral re-use. The proposals are part of...more

BRRD: Contractual Recognition of Bail-in and Resolution Stays

The EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive gives resolution authorities in Europe wide-ranging powers to manage failing financial institutions. These include powers to write down debts owed to creditors, convert debt to...more

The Financial Report - Volume 5, No. 2 - January 2016 (Global)

This week, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could help to define what conduct constitutes insider trading and what level of proof the government must meet to successfully prosecute alleged insider...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #6

Commission reports on volatility of own funds - The Commission has reported to EP and the Council on the effect of the revised International Accounting Standard (IAS) 19 on employee benefits, on the volatility of own...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

FSB plans task force on climate-related financial disclosures

FSB is establishing an industry-led disclosure task force on climate-related financial risks in accordance with its proposal to G20 (see FReD 13 November). It plans to develop voluntary, consistent, climate-related financial...more

FSB reports on implementation of EDTF principles and recommendations

FSB published two reports and a statement from the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force (EDTF). It is EDTF’s fourth report and third progress report on implementation of the EDTF recommendations, covering 40 global or domestic...more

FSB Publishes Final TLAC Standard

On 9 November 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued its Principles establishing a new international standard for “total loss absorbing capacity” (TLAC) for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). According to...more

FSB reports on shadow banking

FSB has published a suite of papers on shadow banking. The papers comprise: - a progress report on actions taken to implement FSB’s two-pronged strategy to address financial stability concerns associated with shadow...more

FSB publishes global securities financing standards and processes

FSB has published its report on standards and processes for global securities financing data collection and aggregation. FSB highlighted the importance of securities financing transactions in supporting price discovery and...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 6, Issue 8

Structured Notes and Issuer Quiet Periods Background - Most issuers establish a “quiet period” (also called a “blackout” period) prior to the release of potentially sensitive information and material non-public...more

FSB reports on misconduct risk

FSB has published a report to G20 on FSB’s work to address misconduct risks in the financial sector and the timeline for these actions. FSB wishes to tackle the following areas...more

FSB reports on correspondent banking

FSB has published a report to G20 on actions taken to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking. It claims correspondent banking is essential for individuals, businesses and banks themselves. The report updates...more

FSB writes to G20 on financial reforms progress

FSB has published a letter to G20 reporting on the progress being made in financial regulatory reforms in advance of the Antalya Summit. It sets out four key points...more

FSB reports on G20 financial regulatory reforms

FSB has published its first annual report to G20 on the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms. It describes progress by FSB member jurisdictions in implementing the financial reforms agreed in the...more

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