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No let-up in the FCA’s scrutiny of wealth and investment management firms’ market abuse controls

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No let-up in the FCA’s scrutiny of firms’ market abuse controls

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Another week, another regulator falls in line

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The latest IM deadline passed at the start of this month without fanfare, and larger firms were able to breathe their fourth sigh of relief. A year from now, the challenge will not be as “easy”.

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A Practical Guide to Executing Trades on EU-Singapore Recognized Venues

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In February 2019, the European Commission (EC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced they had reached agreement on the mutual recognition of certain derivatives trading venues in the European Union (EU) and Singapore, helping to improve efficiency in cross-border trading between participants in those regions.

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A Practical Guide to Executing Trades on US-Singapore Recognized Venues

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In March 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced they had reached agreement on the mutual recognition of certain derivatives trading venues in the US and Singapore, helping to improve efficiency in cross-border trading between participants in those countries.

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HKMA latest IM domino to fall

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Earlier today, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced their intention to adopt the BCBS/IOSCO’s revised implementation schedule.

Their updated deadlines are as
follows:

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Singapore and Korea join rush to delay IM

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The Korean Regulator, FSS, is the latest regulator to announce that they will adopt the BCBS/IOSCO guidelines for mitigating risk for non-cleared OTC contracts.

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ICE Clear Credit gains clearing house status in Singapore

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SGX and national regulator develop tokenised asset settlement

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Singapore’s markets regulator and national exchange said they have successfully leveraged blockchain technology for settlement of tokenised assets.

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Hong Kong joins the rush to slow down WGMR compliance

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) yesterday announced its 6 month “transitional period” (read- delay) to the application of its non-cleared margin rules. The HKMA has taken the same approach as Singapore’s MAS, expecting covered entities to “to begin exchanging margin as soon as practicable”. Unlike both Singapore and Australia, the HKMA does not have […]

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Singapore and Australia finalise VM compliance

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To rephrase the old complaint- you wait for ages for a WGMR update then two arrive at once. The MAS in Singapore and the APRA in Australia have today issued revised and final timelines for compliance with their respective non-cleared margin rulesets. The APRA announced that Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for […]

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