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European leveraged debt lifts off: Leveraged debt storms back in 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Leveraged loan value outstripped 2016 level by €131.3 billion in 2017 • Value of high yield bonds has surpassed 2016 by 32 percent • Refinancing and repricing drive the market • Leveraged loans continue primacy over...more

Positive Outlook for European Capital Markets

Danny Tricot (London, capital markets): Capital markets in Europe were generally positive in 2017, recovering from a mixed year in 2016. The first half of the year was particularly strong for high-yield issuances in Europe,...more

European Commission Reports Steady Downward Trend in EU Banks' Non-performing Loans

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published a Communication to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Central Bank, setting out its first progress report on the implementation of the "Action...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Approves Amendments to Rules on Intermediary Registration and Review of Adverse Actions - On January 9, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") approved final rules that update Parts 3 and 9...more

European Central Bank (“ECB”) Publishes Recommendation on Dividend Distribution Policies and a Letter on Variable Remuneration...

The ECB has published a recommendation and a letter on dividend distribution policies and variable remuneration policy. Both the recommendation and letter relate to the payment of dividends in 2018 for the financial year...more

European Central Bank Consults on Assessment Methodology Guide for Counterparty Credit Risk

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank is consulting on a draft ECB guide on the assessment methodology for the internal model method and the advanced CVA capital charge for counterparty credit risk under the Capital Requirements...more

European Commission Delegated Regulation on Contributions to the Expenditure of the Single Resolution Board Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2361 on the final system of contributions to the administrative expenditures of the Single Resolution Board has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The SRB...more

ECB Consultation on Guide on Assessment Methodology for IMM and A-CVA

On December 14, 2017, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published its first consultation on the draft ECB guide on the assessment methodology (EGAM) for the internal model method (“IMM“) and the advanced credit valuation...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - December 2017 - Issue 12

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory and tax developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s stance on the reporting of cyber attacks; the Government’s opinion on...more

European Central Bank Consults on a New Unsecured Overnight Interest Rate

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has launched a consultation on the high level features of a new unsecured overnight interest rate for euro transactions, following its announcement of its intention to develop a new interest rate...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 24 November 2017 – 30 November 2017

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BREXIT - European Commission legislative proposal for Regulation on relocation of EBA - On 29 November, the EC adopted a legislative proposal for a Regulation containing amendments to the EBA Regulation (Regulation...more

Cross-Border Investigations Update - November 2017

This issue of Skadden’s semiannual Cross-Border Investigations Update takes a close look at recent cases, regulatory activity and other key developments, including new U.K. reporting obligations for sanctions violations,...more

ECB Speech on Eurosystem Cyber Resilience Strategy for FMIs

The Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank (“ECB“), Marc Bayle de Jessé, gave a speech on the ECB’s views on the regulation of cyber security on November 21, 2017. In his speech,...more

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

by Allen & Overy LLP on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

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