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Product governance under MiFID II: working out the kinks
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25 Jan
2017

Product governance under MiFID II: working out the kinks

  • 25th January 2017
  • Aoife Quinn

On 17 January, ESMA published advice received from the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) in relation to the consultation on MiFID II product governance.  This CP was released on 5 October 2016 and it set out to create guidelines relating to the target market assessment.  The SMSG established a working group with the specific Read More

05 Oct
2016

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTs) – a regulation that is not only about SFTs

  • 5th October 2016
  • Kara Paslawska

There is no hiding that securities financing transactions, thanks to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2008, do not have a good reputation.  The Financial Stability Board’s policy framework seeks to address SFTs’ complex and opaque nature through increased transparency of these products to allow clients a more accurate assessment of where to invest Read More

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 Read More

01 Aug
2016

4 key suggestions from the FCA’s CP on PRIIPS accommodation

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 Read More

24 Mar
2016

What does Brexit mean for asset managers?

  • 24th March 2016
  • Stefan Cristian Dorin

UK investment managers are becoming increasingly vocal in the Brexit debate, with the June referendum possibly marking a turning point for the industry.  These are top players in the European fund management industry, yet their dominance is dependent on the ability to do business across the continent.  In this sense, regulation matters … a lot.  Read More

23 Nov
2015

SFTs: out of the shadows and into the light

  • 23rd November 2015
  • Aoife Quinn

The final text for the new regulation on the reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions has been finalised after the Parliament adopted the text of the regulation at its first reading on 29 October. The Council subsequently adopted the text on 16 November and now the industry needs to prepare itself for yet another Read More

08 Oct
2015

Know Your EU Remuneration

JWG analysis. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, there have been multiple bones of contention and areas of tussle between the regulators and members of the financial industry.  One example is the issue of remuneration, because of its reputation as a key driver for instilling particular behaviours within the financial industry.  Used correctly, it can Read More

30 Jan
2014

Two new EU regulations to add to your roadmap in 2014

By Conor Foley, Hume Brophy.  This alert summarises the key provisions of the proposed Regulation on structural measures improving resilience of EU credit institutions (SBR proposal) and the proposed Regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions (TSFT proposal). Both proposals were published on 29 January by the European Commission and follow the 2012 Read More