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Summary Of Treasury’s Capital Markets Report to Trump

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Shortly after Trump became president, true to his campaign promises to “roll back regulation”, he issued an executive order for a review of the American Financial system, with some core principles around making regulation smarter and fostering growth, among others. The US Treasury is responding to this order by providing 4 reports covering Banking, Capital […]

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IRS 871(m) Withholding Tax: No More Relief for the Weary?

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On October 2 when the US Treasury  published its announcement of eight regulations scheduled for repeal or replacement, tax operations, compliance and legal experts found a major disappointment. Despite repeated industry requests for repeal, or at least more clarity about some of its provisions, the controversial Internal Revenue Service Section 871(m) on withholding tax for US […]

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IRS 871(m) Withholding Tax: No More Relief for the Weary?

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On October 2 when the US Treasury  published its announcement of eight regulations scheduled for repeal or replacement, tax operations, compliance and legal experts found a major disappointment. Despite repeated industry requests for repeal, or at least more clarity about some of its provisions, the controversial Internal Revenue Service Section 871(m) on withholding tax for US […]

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Commodity derivatives: all you need to know about position reporting under MiFID II

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With MiFID II’s implementation date of 3 January 2018 fast approaching, investment firms need to prepare for the changes that will be brought about by the EU’s flagship regulatory policy. All-encompassing in its scope, MiFID II will implement regulatory changes that will impact the trading of all financial instruments. In an attempt to fulfil the

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ISINs for OTC Derivatives: Is Licensing an Issue?

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Update 9/25/2017: Financial firms using ANNA’s new Derivatives Service Bureau to receive ISIN codes for OTC derivatives can expect to receive rebates for overpaying far more quickly, DSB officials now say. Likewise, financial firms will also have to fork over more money if they have underpaid. Instead of waiting until the end of 2018 to recalculate […]

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Unity of purpose, unity of action – a call for better reporting capabilities

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Following one of the Trump administration’s financial executive orders, the US Treasury Department issued a report which calls for regulators to streamline reporting obligations and review their coordination efforts, incorporating greater accountability and clarity into examination procedures and data collection requirements. The request mirrors commentary from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who, during his

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Article: “What a year: MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR RTS, SFTR and SEC SBS”

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The most recent edition of the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody (Volume 9 Number 4) features an article by Lloyd Altman entitled “What a year: MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR RTS, SFTR and SEC SBS”.

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ISINs for OTC Derivatives: Is Licensing an Issue?

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Financial firms needing to create International Securities Identification Numbers for over-the-counter derivatives will have one less worry when time comes to pay for their ISINs. Until they get their invoices in late September, they may not know exactly how much they will have to prepay the new Derivatives Service Bureau for the first year of […]

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SEC’s Liquidity Rule: How to Bucket Your Assets

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Highly liquid, moderately liquid, less liquid, and illiquid. Classifying securities in one of those four buckets for the first time under the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s new liquidity rule will force compliance and risk managers at US mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to implement new operational procedures by next year. “Fund managers will have […]

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SEC’s Liquidity Rule: How to Bucket Your Assets

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Highly liquid, moderately liquid, less liquid, and illiquid. Classifying securities in one of those four buckets for the first time under the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s new liquidity rule will force compliance and risk managers at US mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to implement new operational procedures by next year. “Fund managers will have […]

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