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25 Mar 2022
CSDR Refit: The European Commission formalises proposals for amendments
On 16 March 2022, the European Commission (EC) published its draft revision of the CSDs Regulation (CSDR 909/2014).
Regulatory
On 16 March 2022, the European Commission (EC) published its draft revision of the CSDs Regulation (CSDR 909/2014).
CSDR Refit: The European Commission formalises proposals for amendments
22 Mar 2022
Meeting the ESG challenge
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors....
ESG/CSR
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors. Although it is not a new topic, the trend is now accelerating, as demonstrated by the introduction of the SFDR and the proliferation of funds adhering to clearly identified and labelled strategies.
Meeting the ESG challenge
17 Mar 2022
MICA vote in the European Parliament
The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) voted on 14 March 2022 on the Parliament's...
Regulatory
The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) voted on 14 March 2022 on the Parliament's final version of the MICA* regulation on new digital assets.
MICA vote in the European Parliament
10 Mar 2022
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a...
Market Perspectives
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a decentralised and highly secure computer system that is updated 24 hours a day, such as the blockchain. This new asset class raises questions about the evolution of the fund industry. Insights from Jean-Pierre Gomez, Head of Public and Regulatory...
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
07 Mar 2022
Digital and data at the heart of client experience
More than ever before, buy-side companies and their clients now need to access reliable and, as far as possible,...
Technology
More than ever before, buy-side companies and their clients now need to access reliable and, as far as possible, real-time information to monitor their activity and support their investment decisions.
Digital and data at the heart of client experience
02 Mar 2022
EMIR 2.2 - Clearing - Extension of equivalence of UK CCPs and brief consultation
On 8 February 2022, the European Commission (EC) officially announced the extension of its temporary recognition.
Regulatory
On 8 February 2022, the European Commission (EC) officially announced the extension of its temporary recognition.
EMIR 2.2 - Clearing - Extension of equivalence of UK CCPs and brief consultation
24 Feb 2022
Data management: How can buy-side companies integrate it within a virtuous cycle?
"Buy-side companies are increasingly realising they need to build up their data management set-up" – Gildas Le Treut,...
Technology
"Buy-side companies are increasingly realising they need to build up their data management set-up" – Gildas Le Treut, Co-Head of Coverage, Marketing & Solutions, Societe Generale Securities Services.
Data management: How can buy-side companies integrate it within a virtuous cycle?
09 Feb 2022
AMF Consultation on strengthening fund liquidity management tools
The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) is submitting to a public consultation from 8 February to 15 March measures...
Regulatory
The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) is submitting to a public consultation from 8 February to 15 March measures to encourage the adoption of existing liquidity management tools (gates, swing pricing, adjustable rights).
AMF Consultation on strengthening fund liquidity management tools
07 Feb 2022
EMIR - Clearing - ESMA to consider the temporary exemption for PSA* can be lifted
Introduced with EMIR (648/2012) and renewed with EMIR Refit (2019/384), the clearing exemption granted to pension...
Regulatory
Introduced with EMIR (648/2012) and renewed with EMIR Refit (2019/384), the clearing exemption granted to pension schemes arrangements was justified by the lack of an appropriate technical solution from CCPs**, solutions for non-cash hedging of variation margins.
EMIR - Clearing - ESMA to consider the temporary exemption for PSA* can be lifted
26 Jan 2022
FUND ALERTS: A bespoke tool that tracks funds’ liabilities and liquidity risk in real time
The crises of recent years have shown that liquidity risk management is essential for fund managers and a sensitive...
Technology
The crises of recent years have shown that liquidity risk management is essential for fund managers and a sensitive matter for the regulator, who is now asking managers to systematically implement solutions in the event of substantial redemptions.
FUND ALERTS: A bespoke tool that tracks funds’ liabilities and liquidity risk in real time
25 Jan 2022
Revision of the AIFM and UCITS Directives – European Commission proposal
Discover the AIFM and UCITS Directives latest updates with Marie-Claire de Saint-Exupéry, Senior Advisor Public Affairs...
Regulatory
Discover the AIFM and UCITS Directives latest updates with Marie-Claire de Saint-Exupéry, Senior Advisor Public Affairs at SGSS.
Revision of the AIFM and UCITS Directives – European Commission proposal
25 Jan 2022
"Gates": A solution to address liquidity risk
Discover "Gates": the liquidity management tool addressing liquidity risk, with Christian de Beaufort, Market...
Regulatory
Discover "Gates": the liquidity management tool addressing liquidity risk, with Christian de Beaufort, Market Infrastructures & Regulation, SGSS.
"Gates": A solution to address liquidity risk
11 Jan 2022
EMIR - Recognition given to LCH Ltd and ICE Clear Ltd
ESMA does not currently envisage a withdrawal, even partial, of the recognition granted to LCH Ltd and ICE Clear Ltd but...
Regulatory
ESMA does not currently envisage a withdrawal, even partial, of the recognition granted to LCH Ltd and ICE Clear Ltd but prefers to propose different measures to limit the risks identified, such as encouraging the clearing parties to reduce their exposure to these CCPs* , implementing alternative solutions, reviewing the role and tools of ESMA or strengthening...
EMIR - Recognition given to LCH Ltd and ICE Clear Ltd
03 Jan 2022
CSDR - SDR – ESMA’s call to deprioritise buy-in supervision will be followed by the AMF
In its letter published on 17 December 2021*, ESMA took note of the latest developments concerning the future mandatory...
Regulatory
In its letter published on 17 December 2021*, ESMA took note of the latest developments concerning the future mandatory buy-in requirement.
CSDR - SDR – ESMA’s call to deprioritise buy-in supervision will be followed by the AMF
23 Dec 2021
Registraccess
REGISTRACCESS, the interbank platform of the unlisted sector, based on DLT*/Blockchain technology, has now taken a step...
Technology
REGISTRACCESS, the interbank platform of the unlisted sector, based on DLT*/Blockchain technology, has now taken a step forward by opening up to all establishments in the industry.
Registraccess
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Corporate Actions, do you speak 20022?
The ISO 20022 format has just been adopted for electronic data interchange between financial institutions for Corporate...
Regulatory
The ISO 20022 format has just been adopted for electronic data interchange between financial institutions for Corporate Actions. What is it about and why is this change necessary? Interview with Pierre Colladon, Senior Advisor Public Affairs and Regulation at Societe Generale Securities Services.
Corporate Actions, do you speak 20022?
Pilot Regime: an experimental regulation at the service of innovation
Find out all about the Pilot Regime, designed to test the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in market...
Regulatory
Find out all about the Pilot Regime, designed to test the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in market infrastructure, through our interview with Alain Rocher, Head of Knowledge Management at Societe Generale Securities Services.
Pilot Regime: an experimental regulation at the service of innovation
"Gates": A solution to address liquidity risk
Discover "Gates": the liquidity management tool addressing liquidity risk, with Christian de Beaufort, Market...
Regulatory
Discover "Gates": the liquidity management tool addressing liquidity risk, with Christian de Beaufort, Market Infrastructures & Regulation, SGSS.
"Gates": A solution to address liquidity risk
Revision of the AIFM and UCITS Directives – European Commission proposal
Discover the AIFM and UCITS Directives latest updates with Marie-Claire de Saint-Exupéry, Senior Advisor Public Affairs...
Regulatory
Discover the AIFM and UCITS Directives latest updates with Marie-Claire de Saint-Exupéry, Senior Advisor Public Affairs at SGSS.
Revision of the AIFM and UCITS Directives – European Commission proposal