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Flashnews: New measures on digital finance

25/09/2020

The process of the AIFMD review started on 10 January 2019 with the publication by the European Commission of KPMG report* on AIFMD.

This new measure consists of:

1- A general strategy on digital finance.
2- Two legislative proposals on crypto-assets:

  • A legislative proposal concerning crypto-assets not currently covered by the regulations (stable coins, utility tokens, etc.)
  • A legislative proposal on the pilot scheme which allows temporary derogations from the existing rules in order to gain experience on distributed ledger technology;

3- A directive and regulation on operational resilience and supervision of third-party service providers (cloud, etc.).

It is also accompanied by a strategy on retail payments.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/200924-digital-finance-proposals_fr

Useful links:

23 September 2020 : Article AIFMD Review: the process is ongoing
03 September 2020 : Article The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): A likely short-lived date
26 August 2020: Article The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): A likely short-lived date
28 July 2020: Article CSDR: Could the implementation of the future settlement discipline regime be pushed back by a year?
03 July 2020: Podcast CSDR: Get ready

Head of Knowledge Management Strategy and Market Infrastructure - SGSS
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