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05 Oct 2021
Flashnews: Integration of sustainability into AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID
Currently AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID do not take into account sustainability risks and Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).
Regulatory
Currently AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID do not take into account sustainability risks and Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).
Flashnews: Integration of sustainability into AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID
29 Sep 2021
CSDR – SDR A first positive signal from ESMA
On 14 July 2021, many professional associations had written jointly to the European Comission (EC) and ESMA* to request...
Regulatory
On 14 July 2021, many professional associations had written jointly to the European Comission (EC) and ESMA* to request that the current mandatory buy-in regime not be implemented in February 2022 (only penalties would apply) and that this decision be formalized as soon as possible to allow the industry to halt its preparatory work. ESMA has just given an...
CSDR – SDR A first positive signal from ESMA
23 Sep 2021
Flashnews: EMIR REFIT & the FRANDT criteria - The text is finally published
Delegated Regulation 2021/1456, published on 8 September 2021 in the EU OJ and coming into force the following day, puts...
Regulatory
Delegated Regulation 2021/1456, published on 8 September 2021 in the EU OJ and coming into force the following day, puts an end to an ambiguous situation for the industry.
Flashnews: EMIR REFIT & the FRANDT criteria - The text is finally published
17 Sep 2021
CSD Regulation - Interview with Sylvie Bonduelle
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle, Senior Advisor for the Regulatory Projects...
Regulatory
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle, Senior Advisor for the Regulatory Projects Department.
CSD Regulation - Interview with Sylvie Bonduelle
09 Sep 2021
Flashnews: CSDR – where do we stand?
On 1 July, the European Commission (EC) published its report resulting from consultations carried out both in the...
Regulatory
On 1 July, the European Commission (EC) published its report resulting from consultations carried out both in the context of the revision of CSDR (CSDR2) and in the context of the EC 2021 economic recovery programme (CSDR Refit).
Flashnews: CSDR – where do we stand?
29 Jul 2021
Flashnews: PRIIPs Regulation - Update on July 2021
The European Commission launched a Consultation on 15 July 2021 proposing the extension of the exemption period for the...
Regulatory
The European Commission launched a Consultation on 15 July 2021 proposing the extension of the exemption period for the UCITS KIID from the PRIIPs regulation until 30 June 2022, instead of 31 December 2021.
Flashnews: PRIIPs Regulation - Update on July 2021
05 Jul 2021
Flash Video - Asset management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
The ESG reporting came into force on 10 March 2021. What exactly does this reporting mean for asset managers? What does...
Regulatory
The ESG reporting came into force on 10 March 2021. What exactly does this reporting mean for asset managers? What does it imply and require in terms of preparation & resources? Discover the point of view of our expert Jean-Pierre Gomez.
Flash Video - Asset management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
02 Jun 2021
Flashnews: Where to find the data to calculate penalties? (CSDR - SDR 2022)
ESMA has just published a new version of its CSDR Q&A (May 28, 2021), specifying the register and databases CSDs should...
Regulatory
ESMA has just published a new version of its CSDR Q&A (May 28, 2021), specifying the register and databases CSDs should use to apply the penalties:
Flashnews: Where to find the data to calculate penalties? (CSDR - SDR 2022)
12 May 2021
The upsurge in the unlisted sector requires the digitalisation of processes
Investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructures or real estate are a response to investors’ search for...
ESG/CSR
Investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructures or real estate are a response to investors’ search for performance, as well as meaning. These increasingly sought-after real assets are facing unprecedented momentum and volumes.
The upsurge in the unlisted sector requires the digitalisation of processes
30 Mar 2021
Luxembourg’s fund industry is ripe for growth
Sustainable finance, innovation and Brexit present a number of opportunities for Luxembourg’s fund industry. According...
Market Perspectives
Sustainable finance, innovation and Brexit present a number of opportunities for Luxembourg’s fund industry. According to Mathieu Maurier, Country Head of Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg, we can seize these opportunities by taking a collaborative approach and being receptive to change.
Luxembourg’s fund industry is ripe for growth
24 Feb 2021
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: The new regulation finally published!
On 17 February 2021, Delegated Regulation 2021/237 was published in the Union Official Journal. Entered into force the...
Regulatory
On 17 February 2021, Delegated Regulation 2021/237 was published in the Union Official Journal. Entered into force the day after its publication, this text amends the three delegated regulations on the clearing obligation (products concerned, date of entry into force...), namely 2015/2205 and 2016/1178 for interest rate derivatives and 2016/592 for credit...
Flashnews: Cleared derivatives: The new regulation finally published!
24 Feb 2021
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical...
Regulatory
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical framework in the financial services sector: SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) and Taxonomy.
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players
23 Feb 2021
Should the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive be reviewed?
The current situation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is marked by the public consultation...
Regulatory
The current situation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is marked by the public consultation launched by the European Commission with players in the world of alternative investment funds (AIFs), which closed on 29 January 2021.
Should the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive be reviewed?
19 Feb 2021
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: the end of a long wait
The last attempt by European regulators (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA: ESAs) will have been the right one. Delegated Regulation...
Regulatory
The last attempt by European regulators (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA: ESAs) will have been the right one. Delegated Regulation 2021/236, published on 17 February 2021 in the Union Official Journal and entered into force the following day, closes a long period of uncertainty and questioning for the industry.
Flashnews: Uncleared derivatives: the end of a long wait
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Sep
2021
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
02
Jul
2021
Flash Video - Asset Management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on SFDR.
Regulatory
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.
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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