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ESMA Publishes MiFID II Delay Analysis

As discussed in last week’s Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, on November 18, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a note relating to delays in the “go-live date” of certain Markets in Financial...more

EBA consults on draft liquidity RTS

EBA is consulting on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) related to liquidity requirements for cross-border intragroup financial support under stress conditions. These RTS specify the additional objective criteria for...more

ESAs consult on PRIIPS KID

EBA, ESMA and EIOPA (the European Supervisory Authorities – ESAs) are consulting on draft RTS on the layout of the Key Information Document (KID) to be used under the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products...more

ESMA consults on indirect clearing

ESMA is consulting on amending regulatory technical standards (RTS) on indirect clearing arrangements for OTC derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and on draft RTS for exchange-traded...more

ESMA speaks on MiFID 2

Stephen Maijoor has spoken to EP’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) on ESMA’s ongoing work on the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2). He focused on three critical parts of the RTS it...more

ESMA submits additional RTS on IRS central clearing

ESMA has submitted to the Commission its additional draft RTS on the central clearing of interest rate swaps (IRS) under EMIR. The RTS propose the mandatory central clearing of fixed-to-float IRS and forward rate agreements...more

EBA finalises default study templates

EBA has published the final templates and instructions for its Quantitative Impact Study on the definition of default under the CRR (see FReD 16 October). These should be submitted by participating institutions to their...more

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation on RTS Relating to Prudent Valuation Under CRR

On October 26, 2015, the European Commission published the text C(2015) 7245 final of a Delegated Regulation it has adopted on regulatory technical standards (RTS) for prudent valuation under Article 105(14) of the Capital...more

FMLC reports on clearing uncertainty in MiFIR

FMLC has published a paper on uncertainty arising in the context of indirect clearing of exchange traded derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). There was no RTS for indirect clearing...more

ESMA publishes responses to ELTIF RTS

ESMA has published the responses to its consultation on the draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under the European Long Term Investment Funds Regulation (ELTIF) (see FReD 7 August). ...more

Amendment to MiFIR published in OJEU

A correction to the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) has been published in the OJEU. The amendment has been made to include Article 4(6), ...more

Credit risk exposures corrections in OJEU

Corrections to a Delegated Regulation under the CRR on Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on investor, sponsor, original lenders and...more

EBA publishes MLV opinion

EBA has published its opinion on mortgage lending value (MLV) in the context of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). While stressing the importance of pan-EU harmonisation of the MLV concept, EBA thinks the scope of...more

ESMA publishes EMIR RTS responses

ESMA has published the responses to its consultation reviewing Article 26 of EMIR’s RTS...more

ESMA informs of delay to MiFIR RTS

ESMA Chair, Steven Maijoor, has written to the Commission informing it of a delay in submitting the RTS on indirect clearing and exchange-traded derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). ESMA...more

ESMA publishes MiFID 2 RTS

ESMA has published its second, main, set of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and ITS under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID 2 and MiFIR). The package it has now submitted to the...more

ESMA publishes MAR RTS

ESMA has published its draft RTS and ITS under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The standards cover: - RTS on notifications to authorities, and the compilation, publication and maintenance of these notifications and...more

ESMA publishes CSDR

ESMA has published its final technical standards on the Central Securities Depositaries Regulation (CSDR). The finalised harmonisation and reporting standards cover...more

ESMA consults on the single electronic format

ESMA is consulting on its RTS on the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). The consultation includes an assessment of current electronic reporting, an analysis of the policy objectives included in the Transparency...more

ESMA publishes draft RTS on EEAP

ESMA has sent its draft RTS on the European Electronic Access Point (EEAP), required by the Transparency Directive, to the Commission for endorsement. ESMA proposes the RTS provisions apply to regulated information made...more

FCA publishes minutes from MiFID 2 implementation roundtable

FCA has published the minutes from the meeting of the MiFID 2 implementation roundtable in September. The discussion covered implementing measures, FCA’s consultation, cost benefit analysis and an upcoming conference focused...more

Securitisation: Keeping it Simple?

On 30 September 2015, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a proposal for a regulation (the “Proposed Regulation”)1 intended to harmonise existing EU laws applying to securitisations (including proposed...more

Prudential requirements supplements in OJEU

Delegated Regulations relating to Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under the CRR have been published in the OJEU. These concern: - forms for disclosure of information in relation to the compliance of institutions...more

Commission adopts risk concentration regulation

The Commission has adopted a delegated regulation with regard to regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying the definitions and coordinating the supplementary supervision of risk concentration and intra-group...more

European Commission adopts Delegated Regulation on RTS on Risk Concentration and Intra-Group Transactions Under FICOD

On August 21, 2015, the European Commission published the text of the Delegated Regulation it has adopted on regulatory technical standards (RTS) on risk concentration and intra-group transactions under Article 21a(1a) of the...more

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