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March 6, 2014

Weekly Roundup | European Regulation | 6 March 2014

EU-Verordnung zur Regulierung des Derivatemarktes

Seit dem 12. Februar 2014 müssen alle Derivatekontrakte, börsliche und ausserbörsliche, an ein von der Europäischen Wertpapieraufsichtsbehörde ESMA zugelassenes Transaktionsregister gemeldet werden. VÖB: EU-Verordnung zur Regulierung des Derivatemarktes.

 

EU Searches for Meaning of Derivative as Rules Take Effect

What is a derivative? Don’t ask the European Union — you might get 28 different answers. Bloomberg: EU Searches for Meaning of Derivative as Rules Take Effect.

 

Why EMIR Is A Corporate Nightmare

EMIR is short for the “European Market Infrastructure Regulation“. Now it’s perceived by many as the “European Mission Impossible Regulation“. Many corporates failed to implement on time at February 12, 2014. There were many reasons for this failure. Treasury Peer: Why EMIR Is A Corporate Nightmare.

 

ESMA Publishes 3rd Country CCP List

ESMA has published an updated list of non-EEA central counterparties (CCPs) that have applied for recognition under Article 25 of EMIR. RegTechFS: ESMA Publishes 3rd Country CCP List.

 

EMIR Update

The FCA has launched a new version of its EMIR Notifications Web Portal, which provides ‘improved functionality and provide a more user-friendly web interface’. DRS: EMIR Update

 

Finanztransaktionsteuer

Die Verhandlungen über die Finanztransaktionsteuer im Rahmen der verstärkten Zusammenarbeit dauern zwischen den elf Mitgliedstaaten an. VÖB: Finanztransaktionsteuer.

 

Transparency: The New Wonder Drug?

MiFID II and its regulatory cousin, MiFIR, have some lofty ambitions for European securities and derivatives markets. RegTechFS: Transparency: The New Wonder Drug?

 

ECB's Lautenschlaeger: Need to End of Risk-free Treatment of Govt Bonds

European Central Bank Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger called on Friday for an adequate risk reflection of government debt in banks' portfolios. Reuters: ECB's Lautenschlaeger: Need to End of Risk-free Treatment of Govt Bonds.

 

BOE Seeks Derivatives Pact to Prevent a Repeat of Lehman Cascade

The Bank of England is seeking a global pact among banks to suspend default clauses in some derivatives contracts during a crisis, in a bid to ward off bank death spirals that cascade through the financial system. Bloomberg: BOE Seeks Derivatives Pact to Prevent a Repeat of Lehman Cascade.

 


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