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27 Nov
2013

Changes to the European market abuse regime: How can your firm prepare?

  • 27th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) was adopted back in July.  However, the key changes have yet to show up on many people’s radars.  Whether this is because people aren’t aware of the changes, or because implementation will be largely principles-/outcomes-based, is unclear.  But there are things for firms to do now, especially ahead of MiFID Read More

19 Sep
2013

EULIBOR: EU unveils benchmark intervention powers

By: Conor Foley & Anna Sedzik.  This memo summarises key provisions of the draft proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on indices used as benchmarks (IBR) and next steps in the legislative review process.1 1. Key point summary (1) If adopted, the proposed legislation would apply to all benchmarks that are Read More

09 Jul
2013

The battle for benchmarks: Divisions in the ranks?

  • 9th July 2013
  • RegTechFS

Recent developments give firms some reasons to celebrate but be prepared for a long engagement With lots of different regulatory benchmark efforts now underway, the industry could be forgiven for not taking a common stance. With IOSCO set to issue final principles in July, ESMA and the EBA are simultaneously consulting on a European set Read More

09 Jul
2013

Here algo again: MiFID II will require your attention in 2014

  • 9th July 2013
  • RegTechFS

The new legislative package contains some surprises for those engaged in ‘risky’ trading MiFID II is almost upon us.  This month, the Council of the EU agreed their general approach, meaning that the draft of MiFID II/MiFIR is free to advance to the European Parliament.  If all goes according to the current plan, the new Read More