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ECB Announces Support for Fintech Bank Applicants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 15 November 2017, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a newsletter containing an article on how the ECB is dealing with the increasing number of fintech bank applications. The ECB is the banking supervisor, alongside...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 10 November 2017 – 16 November 2017

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BREXIT - UK Finance proposes model for post-Brexit financial services under EU-UK trade agreement - On 16 November, UK Finance published a report entitled "Supporting Europe's economies and citizens: a modern approach...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

SEC Announces the Formation and First Members of Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee - On November 9, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced the formation and first members of its Fixed...more

European Central Bank Highlights Challenges for Smaller Eurozone Firms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has published a Report on the supervision of less significant institutions under the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The SSM is made up of the ECB and national regulators of Eurozone member states, and...more

ECB Opinion on Implementation of TLAC

On November 10, 2017, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published an opinion (dated November 8, 2017) on the European Commission’s legislative proposals to implement the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) total loss absorbing...more

ECB Reports on Supervision of Less Significant Institutions in SSM

On November 8, 2017, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published a report on the supervision of less significant institutions (“LSIs“) in the single supervisory mechanism (“SSM“). In its role as lead supervisor in the SSM,...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues - On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") announced determinations by the CFTC and the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Deutsche Borse CEO Carsten Kengeter announced yesterday that he’ll step down in the wake of insider-trading allegations related to the exchange’s now-defunct merger with the London Stock Exchange Group....more

Distributed Ledger Technology in the Financial Market Infrastructure

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Project Stella report, a European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) joint venture, details the applicability of distributed ledger technology for financial market infrastructure. During a one-month research...more

Regulation Amending EMIR: ECB Opinion

On October 17, 2017, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published an opinion on the proposed Regulation amending EMIR (Regulation 648/2012) in relation to the clearing obligation, its suspension, the reporting requirements,...more

Further “guidance” expected for NPLs in Europe

by Hogan Lovells on

On 4 October 2017 the ECB published an addendum to its Guidance to Banks on non-performing loans. On 5 October 2017, the EBA published its work programme for 2018 which included further work to assist in the resolution of...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

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Discussion and Analysis - The SEC’s recent disclosure that its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was hacked in 2016 has been receiving a lot of attention in the press. After several years of...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: Calculation of risk-weighted credit exposures

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Regulators are trying to bring consistency in calculating risk-weighted assets, casting further doubt on the use of internal models by financial institutions. The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) requires credit...more

European Central Bank Releases Guide on Assessment of Fintech Bank License Applications

by Morgan Lewis on

Earlier this month, the European Central Bank (ECB) released a draft guide to provide a consistent approach on how to assess fintech credit institution license applications. The guide defines fintech banks as having “a...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 15 September 2017 – 21 September 2017

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CMA issues statement on investment consultancy market investigation - On 21 September, the CMA published its issues statement to set out the scope of the market investigation into the supply and acquisition of investment...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: ECB holds sway in new banking order

by White & Case LLP on

A German lender tried and failed to remove itself from the clutches of ECB supervision – what does this mean for the wider banking sector? In May 2017 a small German state-owned bank lost its fight to escape the clutches...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Equifax is not exactly ending the week on a high note. The credit reporting agency revealed yesterday that a cyberattack [uncovered nearly 2 months ago] rendered potentially vulnerable the information of 143 million people....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 25 August 2017 - 31 August 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

FMLC publishes letter sent to the MoJ on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 - On 31 August, the FMLC published a letter to the MoJ following their email (dated 14 July) seeking comments on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017. The...more

ECB Publishes Interview Transcript on the Preparatory Work of Banks and Supervision as a Result of Brexit

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) has published a transcript of an interview, given by Sabine Lautenschlager (ECB Executive Board Member and Supervisory Board Vice-Chair), on the kind of preparation affected banks will have...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 11 August 2017 – 17 August 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - ECB interview on Brexit preparations - On 16 August, the ECB published the transcript of an interview, given by Sabine Lautenschlager, ECB Executive Board Member and Supervisory Board Vice-Chair, on the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We got our dose of Fed minutes yesterday, and it appears that the Fed—like the rest of us—is scratching its head over the “new reality” of concurrent low inflation and low unemployment. Fed officials are hoping that the low...more

EBA Consults on Fraud Reporting Requirements under PSD2

On August 2, 2017, the EBA published a consultation paper (EBA/CP/2017/13) on its draft guidelines on reporting requirements on statistical data on fraud under Article 96(6) of the Directive on payment services in the...more

European NPLs Market

This booklet aims to provide an updated framework of the European NPLs market, presenting the last provisions entered into force, together with some papers of national and European Authorities and some observations of our...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - July 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

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With all of Europe closely eyeing the ECB for hints about its move away from aggressive bond buying, some cities that have benefited disproportionately from the QE are being forced to consider what life on the other side will...more

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