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Commodity derivatives: all you need to know about position reporting under MiFID II
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29 Sep
2017

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

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..

06 Sep
2017

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

  • 6th September 2017
  • Eman Galea

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..

27 Jan
2017

MAR and commodity derivatives – An inside scoop

Following on from last month’s Q&A on commodity derivatives within MiFID II/MiFIR, on 17 January ESMA published its guidelines for the disclosure of inside information on commodity derivatives and spot markets under the Market Abuse Regulation framework.  This publication is a response in accordance with Article 7(5) of MAR, that expresses ESMA to be the..

17 Jan
2017

ESMA on commodity derivatives – Taking stock

On 19 December 2016, ESMA published its Q&A paper on the topic of commodity derivatives within MiFID II and MiFIR.  The document focuses on the promotion of supervisory approaches and practices for the application of position limits, position reporting and ancillary activity provisions.  It also provides clarity on the technicalities of the policy and the..

20 Sep
2016

KID Sent to the Naughty Corner- European Parliament rejects PRIIPS rules

  • 20th September 2016
  • Letitia Bolton

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..

04 Apr
2016
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RegRoundup 4 April: the pursuit of clarity

In the post-Easter week, regulators were busy shining a spotlight on remuneration practices in the industry.  We saw the EBA releasing a report looking at the high earners in EU banks and ESMA focusing on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The FSB also met in Tokyo to discuss their priorities for..

22 Dec
2015
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An update on the Financial Transaction Tax

  • 22nd December 2015
  • Mark Robinson

With the number of participating states down to 10 (France, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia) and the implementation date delayed to mid-2016, the 2011 EU proposal for a financial transaction tax is looking shaky. The most recent movements have stemmed from the 2013 proposal for an EU directive implementing enhanced cooperation..

14 Sep
2015

OFGEM to wholesale energy market participants: “Be warned!”

  • 14th September 2015
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. The Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) was introduced in 2011 to stem insider trading and market abuse in European wholesale energy markets, under the realisation that market abuse conducted anywhere within interlinked markets would have a significantly wide impact.  With this new regulation – and its corresponding fines –..

25 Jun
2015

2017: Will your buy-side derivatives trading look good?

JWG analysis. As we pointed out in our third piece on regulatory reporting, and at an Infoline conference for the buy-side this week in London, the overarching question is how will firms’ derivative activity be judged to be ‘good enough’ in 2017? There is no single answer, and we won’t really know until the results..