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Regulatory

To keep abreast of the regulatory landscape, our public affairs team publishes regular updates on regulatory topics being prepared and already issued with in-depth analysis on their impacts.

A summary of the previous quarter allows you to keep up with recent regulatory news.

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26
May
2020
Flashnews: CSDR: The 1st of February 2021 finally adopted by the European commission!
The European commission has agreed on the 8th of May about an entry into force of the settlement discipline regime on...
Regulatory
The European commission has agreed on the 8th of May about an entry into force of the settlement discipline regime on the 1st of February 2021 instead of the 14th of September 2020.
Flashnews: CSDR: The 1st of February 2021 finally adopted by the European commission!
05
Mar
2020
CSDR: The future settlement discipline regime
Further confirmation that the road to hell is paved with good intentions! 14 professional associations sound the alarm...
Regulatory
Further confirmation that the road to hell is paved with good intentions! 14 professional associations sound the alarm about the future settlement discipline regime
CSDR: The future settlement discipline regime
04
Feb
2020
Transparency in the fog...
In September 2018, Euroclear entered into initial discussions with the Paris Stock Exchange on the "transparency...
Market Perspectives
In September 2018, Euroclear entered into initial discussions with the Paris Stock Exchange on the "transparency initiative" project.
Transparency in the fog...
19
Dec
2019
Volatility at the cusp of a resurgence?
After remaining at exceptionnally low levels for the past several years, implied volatility might be in the early stages...
Market Perspectives
After remaining at exceptionnally low levels for the past several years, implied volatility might be in the early stages of a transition that could take it to much higher levels across a range of products.
Volatility at the cusp of a resurgence?
07
Nov
2019
MIFID 2 and research: a script to be reworked
The implementation of MiFID 2's requirements on research has induced a sharp reduction in the coverage of European SMEs....
Regulatory
The implementation of MiFID 2's requirements on research has induced a sharp reduction in the coverage of European SMEs. The financial industry is now asking whether the regulation should be amended. 
MIFID 2 and research: a script to be reworked
10
Oct
2019
“Gates” mechanism: an SGSS solution to meet the challenge of liquidity risk
SGSS automates the Gates mechanism to meet the needs of asset managers.
Regulatory
SGSS automates the Gates mechanism to meet the needs of asset managers.
“Gates” mechanism: an SGSS solution to meet the challenge of liquidity risk
09
Sep
2019
Stable coins: the next big think
Money has always been at the heart of the economy, with the purpose of facilitating commercial trade. Money has taken...
Technology
Money has always been at the heart of the economy, with the purpose of facilitating commercial trade. Money has taken physical forms such as coins, notes and gold, but also electronic and more recently digital forms*.
Stable coins: the next big think
09
Sep
2019
Welcome to the token world
In 2016, a major report was published on the changes that blockchain technology would bring to financial markets,...
Technology
In 2016, a major report was published on the changes that blockchain technology would bring to financial markets, reducing the need for reconciliations and bringing many billions of annual savings* to the financial industry.
Welcome to the token world
09
Sep
2019
Securities Services firms must embrace technology to enhance transparency
Asset managers are turning to the securities services industry to help them comply with transparency regulations....
SIBOS
Asset managers are turning to the securities services industry to help them comply with transparency regulations. Providers must invest in innovation to deliver smarter services at a lower cost.
Securities Services firms must embrace technology to enhance transparency
09
Jul
2019
Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD 2): engine fire-up!
By June 2019, the Member States of the European Union should have completed the transposition into each national law of...
Regulatory
By June 2019, the Member States of the European Union should have completed the transposition into each national law of the Shareholder Directive II (SRD 2), natural evolution of the 2007 SRD1.
Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD 2): engine fire-up!
02
Jul
2019
Switching back to FIAT money
Integration of Blockchain, tokens and crypto-assets within existing financial worlds: what about regulation's...
Market Perspectives
Integration of Blockchain, tokens and crypto-assets within existing financial worlds: what about regulation's requirements and compliance?
Switching back to FIAT money
27
Jun
2019
Securing crypto-assets: the ledger example
Blockchains are distributed data bases that keep up-to-date records linking digital assets to their owners.
Market Perspectives
Blockchains are distributed data bases that keep up-to-date records linking digital assets to their owners.
Securing crypto-assets: the ledger example
25
Jun
2019
Should Blockchain be armed with its own regulations?
Now that we have a better understanding of the technological, economic and strategic implications of what blockchain is,...
Market Perspectives
Now that we have a better understanding of the technological, economic and strategic implications of what blockchain is, it is of upmost importance to address the question of whether blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (“DLT”s) need, beyond any specific trade sector, a dedicated and harmonised legal framework at both EU and international levels.
Should Blockchain be armed with its own regulations?
20
Jun
2019
The PACTE Bill and new french regulatory regime for crypto-asset service providers
The French Parliament has recently enacted the PACTE bill that will set a new regulatory regime applicable to Initial...
Market Perspectives
The French Parliament has recently enacted the PACTE bill that will set a new regulatory regime applicable to Initial Coin Offerings (for utility tokens only) and to several categories of “crypto-asset service providers”, where crypto-assets do not qualify as financial instruments pursuant to MiFID II.
The PACTE Bill and new french regulatory regime for crypto-asset service providers
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Regulatory videos

23
Jan
2020
Interview with Pierre Colladon: "Shareholders' Rights" directive
Our expert Pierre Colladon explains the regulatory and private initiatives dealing with transparency.
Regulatory
Our expert Pierre Colladon explains the regulatory and private initiatives dealing with transparency.
Interview with Pierre Colladon: "Shareholders' Rights" directive
23
Jan
2020
The regulatory chronicle of Eric de Nexon - January 2020
Discover the four major regulatory, political and market infrastruture trends that will drive our thoughts in 2020.
Regulatory
Discover the four major regulatory, political and market infrastruture trends that will drive our thoughts in 2020.
The regulatory chronicle of Eric de Nexon - January 2020
25
Oct
2019
Blockchain and Regulation: An unnatural union?
When the Blockchain raises the same problems of responsibility as self-driving cars...
Regulatory
When the Blockchain raises the same problems of responsibility as self-driving cars...
Blockchain and Regulation: An unnatural union?
25
Oct
2019
CMU Act 2: Action Plan
What are the challenges of the EU authorities at the start of their new mandate in order to strengthen the regulatory...
Regulatory
What are the challenges of the EU authorities at the start of their new mandate in order to strengthen the regulatory framework for a tangible and efficient Capital Markets Union?
CMU Act 2: Action Plan
25
Oct
2019
CMU Act 1: Overview
What is the Capital Markets Union (CMU)? What are the main pursued objectives and expected benefits in terms of...
Regulatory
What is the Capital Markets Union (CMU)? What are the main pursued objectives and expected benefits in terms of financing economic players, fostering investment opportunities and, ultimately, favoring the economic growth in Europe?
CMU Act 1: Overview
25
Oct
2019
CMU: A new context
We are entering a new term, as the new EU Commission will officially start its work in November. What will be its...
Regulatory
We are entering a new term, as the new EU Commission will officially start its work in November. What will be its priorities, especially when it comes to strengthening the Capital Markets Union?
CMU: A new context
17
May
2019
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage...
ESG/CSR
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage and in the mentality of investors and financial market players.
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
21
Jan
2019
How to prepare for LIBOR, EURIBOR and EONIA disappearance?
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