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21 Jan 2021
Eric de Nexon's Regulatory Chronicle - January 2021
As I have done in previous years, I will dedicate this letter for the month of January to discussing the most important...
Regulatory
As I have done in previous years, I will dedicate this letter for the month of January to discussing the most important topics to be dealt with in this new year, as well as in the years ahead.
Eric de Nexon's Regulatory Chronicle - January 2021
12 Jan 2021
Regulatory changes in the Swiss market
New rules for cross-border financial services into the Swiss market. Asset Managers, along with other Financial Service...
Regulatory
New rules for cross-border financial services into the Swiss market. Asset Managers, along with other Financial Service Providers (FSPs), may have to review the way they distribute their funds in Switzerland as a new regulatory framework has entered into force.
Regulatory changes in the Swiss market
15 Dec 2020
Regulations & blockchain: the challenge of technological neutrality
The term "technological neutrality" is often used to say that the law cannot impose or even favor one technology over...
Regulatory
The term "technological neutrality" is often used to say that the law cannot impose or even favor one technology over another when different technologies are likely to meet the same performance objectives.
Regulations & blockchain: the challenge of technological neutrality
10 Dec 2020
Flashnews: On the way to CSDR 2
Regularly announced for soon and long awaited, the consultation on a revision of CSDR was finally published by the...
Regulatory
Regularly announced for soon and long awaited, the consultation on a revision of CSDR was finally published by the European Commission on 8 December 2020. A period of 8 weeks is now opened to answer the various questions asked by the EC.
Flashnews: On the way to CSDR 2
10 Dec 2020
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging...
Market Perspectives
For the first time in history, the Romanian capital market has been included since September 21, 2020 in the Emerging Markets indices, according to the classification of the global index provider FTSE Russell.
The Romanian capital market becomes an emerging market
07 Dec 2020
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: extension of exemption and Brexit
On 23rd of November 2020, ESMA published a proposal to amend the 3 delegated regulations detailing the clearing...
Regulatory
On 23rd of November 2020, ESMA published a proposal to amend the 3 delegated regulations detailing the clearing obligations (products concerned, date of entry into force, etc.).
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: extension of exemption and Brexit
04 Dec 2020
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in...
ESG/CSR
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in general. The securities services provider plays a primary role in the value chain by connecting all the players involved. Roberto Pecora, chief executive officer of Societe Generale Securities Services for Italy, explains how to best play this...
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
02 Dec 2020
Flashnews: CSDR & BREXIT
On 25 November 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021)...
Regulatory
On 25 November 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021) on equivalence between Union and UK rules on the regulatory framework applicable to CSDs.
Flashnews: CSDR & BREXIT
27 Nov 2020
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: Yet another new text proposal
Risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contracts were declined in 2016, in Delegated Regulation...
Regulatory
Risk mitigation techniques for uncleared OTC derivative contracts were declined in 2016, in Delegated Regulation 2016/2251 and since then have been the subject of regular proposals for amendment by European regulators (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA: ESAs), proposals they submit to the European Commission.
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: Yet another new text proposal
19 Nov 2020
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in...
ESG/CSR
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
13 Nov 2020
General Meetings and challenges
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his...
Market Perspectives
Richard Roger, Head of the Issuer Services business line at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), presents his perspective on the current challenges with regards to the organisation of General Meetings of Shareholders.
General Meetings and challenges
05 Nov 2020
PEPP: The pan-European personal pension product certified by the EU
Pan European Personal Pension Product certified by the EU: why such a product? Which providers will offer #PEPPs and...
Regulatory
Pan European Personal Pension Product certified by the EU: why such a product? Which providers will offer #PEPPs and what are the obstacles and challenges?
PEPP: The pan-European personal pension product certified by the EU
03 Nov 2020
Flashnews: Consultation on AIFMD review is launched
The process of the AIFMD review started on 10 January 2019 with the publication by the European Commission of KPMG*...
Regulatory
The process of the AIFMD review started on 10 January 2019 with the publication by the European Commission of KPMG* report on AIFMD.
Flashnews: Consultation on AIFMD review is launched
26 Oct 2020
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): SDR 2022
A new step was taken on Friday, October 23, 2020. The European Commission has adopted the proposal made by ESMA to...
Regulatory
A new step was taken on Friday, October 23, 2020. The European Commission has adopted the proposal made by ESMA to extend the implementation date of the settlement disciplines imposed by CSDR by an additional year.
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): SDR 2022

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Sep
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CSD Regulatory
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle.
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Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle.
CSD Regulatory
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Jul
2021
Flash Video - Asset Management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on SFDR.
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Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on SFDR.
Flash Video - Asset Management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
11
May
2021
Consultation on the European Settlement Finality Directive (SFD)
The European settlement Finality Directive is currently under review. What is the original purpose of the directive?...
Regulatory
The European settlement Finality Directive is currently under review. What is the original purpose of the directive? What is the reason for this review by the European Commission and which entities would be most affected by the revision of the directive?
Consultation on the European Settlement Finality Directive (SFD)
10
May
2021
The new challenges of General Meetings
At the end of January 2021, AFTI (French Association of Securities Professionals) published a methodological guide for...
Regulatory
At the end of January 2021, AFTI (French Association of Securities Professionals) published a methodological guide for General Meetings. Has Covid disrupted its implementation? How easy is it to encourage issuers and their shareholders to further digitize their exchanges? A second AFTI guide on the Shareholders' Rights Directive was published in July 2020,...
The new challenges of General Meetings
21
Jan
2021
Eric de Nexon's January 2021 Regulatory Chronicle
Watch Eric de Nexon's regulatory perspectives for 2021.
Regulatory
Watch Eric de Nexon's regulatory perspectives for 2021.
Eric de Nexon's January 2021 Regulatory Chronicle
21
Jan
2021
François Letondu's interview on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
François Letondu, Head of macro-sector and macro-financial studies at Societe Generale, explains the concept behind...
Regulatory
François Letondu, Head of macro-sector and macro-financial studies at Societe Generale, explains the concept behind Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), their links with the Blockchain, the 2 different types of CBDCs and central banks views on the subject.
François Letondu's interview on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
18
Sep
2020
Liquidity stress testing for investment funds
ESMA recently published the French translation of its guidelines on liquidity stress testing for investment funds....
Regulatory
ESMA recently published the French translation of its guidelines on liquidity stress testing for investment funds. Discover what they entail.
Liquidity stress testing for investment funds
18
Sep
2020
Update on Capital Market Union: Phase 2
It was already a year ago that I dedicated my column to the CMU, the Capital Markets Union, which has been close to the...
Regulatory
It was already a year ago that I dedicated my column to the CMU, the Capital Markets Union, which has been close to the European Commission’s heart for a number of years.
Update on Capital Market Union: Phase 2