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Legislative initiative: PRIIPs - Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance-Based Investment Products

Key regulatory themes for 2016

So far 2016 has been one of the most contentious years since the G20 agreed the regulatory reform agenda seven years ago. With ever-rising costs, increasingly more severe penalties, and continued issues with data quality, it would be easy to claim the plans conceived in the wake of the crisis are not going to get


On the 14 September 2016 there was a staggering majority vote against the EU Commission’s Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for the PRIIPS key information document (KID), at 602 to 4, with 12 abstentions. The rejection by the Parliament of the implementation rules proposed by the Commission is unprecedented in the financial markets, and now it


In part 1 of this article, we examined three of the six key areas of overlap between the regulations on PRIIPs and MiFID II/R.  In particular, we provided detail on, and discussed the degree of similarities between, the scope, the disclosure requirements for financial instruments and the obligations to identify a ‘target market’ between both


On 18 July 2016, the FCA produced a consultation paper (CP16/18) outlining suggestions on how to prepare the rulebook for the introduction of PRIIPS.  PRIIPS, which is designed to increase transparency of costs, risk and intended market, will take effect on 31 December 2016.  It requires each manufacturer and distributor of insurance-based investment products (IIP) or packaged


On 17 June 2016, the Council of the European Union approved a one-year delay to the MiFID II transposition and implementation dates.  Under the new regulation, the deadline for Member States to transpose MiFID II into national legislation is 3 July 2017 and the date of application for MiFID II/R is now set for 3


10 key questions on the PRIIPs regulation

With members of the European Parliament Negotiating Team stating, in a letter addressed to Commissioner Hill, that they are “open to considering a wholesale delay of the application of MiFID II – MiFIR”, a delay to the new European market rules is now looking more likely than ever. But there are concerns that this potential


Seven requirements for the PRIIPs KID

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities has published a consultation paper on 11 November 2015 which sets out the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) concerning the Key Information Documents (KID) for PRIIPs. After much debate and the publication of a general discussion paper (November 2014) and a technical discussion paper (June 2015), the


GIIN! … LEI! … PRN?

JWG analysis. Over the course of the year, JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) has covered in-depth customer due diligence and KYC requirements under global tax, reporting and anti-money laundering regulation, and market monitoring under MAR/MAD2.  For the ninth CDMG meeting, JWG took a different direction and covered fund management regulation and the regulatory interdependencies


The minefield of KYC compliance

JWG analysis. The idea of KYC compliance has traditionally been associated with AML, PEP checks and international sanctions, however the new wave of regulations that is to begin rolling out in 2015 will place a whole new set of pressures on businesses to ‘know their clients’. Rachel Wolcott, writing for Accelus’ Compliance Complete, has highlighted


The ‘Super Tuesday’ safety net

JWG analysis. While the significant reforms of MiFID II, the BRRD, the SRM and the DGS stole the limelight on ‘Super Tuesday’, other significant legislation also made its way through Parliament. The following reforms highlight Parliament’s move to solidify consumer protection within the wider European market.  These reforms, the BAD, PRIIPs KID and UCITS V