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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.

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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
16
Oct
2020
Spanish FTT: Is it finally under starter’s orders?
In early August the Spanish Prime Minister announced at a press conference that the long-expected tax reform would have...
Regulatory
In early August the Spanish Prime Minister announced at a press conference that the long-expected tax reform would have to be put on hold until Spain recovers levels of growth on a par with those seen before the Covid19 pandemic crisis.
Spanish FTT: Is it finally under starter’s orders?
29
Sep
2020
Flashnews: EMIR Third country CCPs … and the UK
On 21 September 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022)...
Regulatory
On 21 September 2020, the European Commission published a temporary decision (valid from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022) on equivalence between Union and UK regulations on the regulatory framework applicable to CCPs.
Flashnews: EMIR Third country CCPs … and the UK
28
Sep
2020
Flashnews: CMU 2 new action plan
The European Commission has published on the 24th of September 2020 a new action plan aiming to strengthen in the years...
Regulatory
The European Commission has published on the 24th of September 2020 a new action plan aiming to strengthen in the years to come the European Capital Market Union (CMU).
Flashnews: CMU 2 new action plan
25
Sep
2020
Flashnews: New measures on digital finance
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: New measures on digital finance
23
Sep
2020
Flashnews: AIFMD Review: the process is ongoing
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: AIFMD Review: the process is ongoing
18
Sep
2020
Update on Capital Market Union (CMU2)
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 (CMU2)
03
Sep
2020
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): Destination 2022
The date of 1 February 2021 has just been formalised and is already a thing of the past.
Regulatory
The date of 1 February 2021 has just been formalised and is already a thing of the past.
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): Destination 2022
26
Aug
2020
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): A likely short-lived date
September 14, 2020 lived, make way for February 1, 2021. This date was indeed officialized on August 24, 2020 via the...
Regulatory
September 14, 2020 lived, make way for February 1, 2021. This date was indeed officialized on August 24, 2020 via the publication in the OJ of the Union of a delegated act … but will it see the light of day?
Flashnews: The settlement disciplines regime (CSDR): A likely short-lived date
05
Aug
2020
Flashnews: T2/T2S consolidation postponed for one year and ECMS at least for seven months
On 28 July 2020, the ECB announced that the Council of Governors had in its wisdom validated the industry’s request to...
Regulatory
On 28 July 2020, the ECB announced that the Council of Governors had in its wisdom validated the industry’s request to postpone the implementation of the T2/T2S consolidation and, consequently, the launch of the ECMS platform (European Collateral Management System).
Flashnews: T2/T2S consolidation postponed for one year and ECMS at least for seven months
28
Jul
2020
CSDR: Could the implementation of the future settlement discipline regime be pushed back by a year?
The new regulation on central securities depositories (CSDs) is a constant topic of discussion. After the alarm was...
Regulatory
The new regulation on central securities depositories (CSDs) is a constant topic of discussion. After the alarm was sounded in early 2020 by 14 professional associations in a letter to the European Commission (see our article from 5 March 2020), it now appears that the planned date for implementation of the settlement discipline regime may be pushed back by a...
CSDR: Could the implementation of the future settlement discipline regime be pushed back by a year?
23
Jul
2020
Flashnews: SFTR: Reporting rules for securities financing transactions
Final transparency rules of reporting requirements were published in the Official Journal of the EU on 22 March 2019,...
Regulatory
Final transparency rules of reporting requirements were published in the Official Journal of the EU on 22 March 2019, with the reporting obligation of securities financing transactions (SFTs) to trade repositories (TR), except the ones concluded with a central bank.
Flashnews: SFTR: Reporting rules for securities financing transactions
15
Jul
2020
The future of managing relationships in a socially distant environment
In relationship-driven activities such as network management, market participants are gradually accepting that their...
Technology
In relationship-driven activities such as network management, market participants are gradually accepting that their roles, duties and traditional ways of working will be totally transformed because of the Covid pandemic. SGSS examines how the custody industry will need to evolve as we settle into this new reality.
The future of managing relationships in a socially distant environment
12
Jun
2020
Pandemic and exceptional measures by Eric de Nexon
To cope with the pandemic facing us today, lockdowns were quickly imposed in most countries as an essential measure to...
Regulatory
To cope with the pandemic facing us today, lockdowns were quickly imposed in most countries as an essential measure to contain it as effectively as possible.  From the very first weeks, it became clear that this response to the health crisis would lead to a serious economic crisis, given its significant impacts on most activities, often bringing operations to...
Pandemic and exceptional measures by Eric de Nexon
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Regulatory videos

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
12
Jun
2020
Interview with David Durouchoux - SG FORGE - Digital Capital Markets
The Deputy CEO of FORGE, David Durouchoux, explains the FORGE project related to Digital Assets activities using the...
Regulatory
The Deputy CEO of FORGE, David Durouchoux, explains the FORGE project related to Digital Assets activities using the blockchain technology and its experimentation with the Banque de France to demonstrate the feasibility and credibility of a Euro deposited on a blockchain within the Eurosystem.
Interview with David Durouchoux - SG FORGE - Digital Capital Markets
12
Jun
2020
The Regulatory Chronicle of Eric de Nexon - June 2020
To cope with the pandemic facing us today, public authorities promptly took all kinds of measures to support the economy...
Regulatory
To cope with the pandemic facing us today, public authorities promptly took all kinds of measures to support the economy and to adapt the rules to the particular conditions brought about by the lockdown situation in order to best support the economy within a framework guaranteeing business continuity and safety.
The Regulatory Chronicle of Eric de Nexon - June 2020
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
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