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27 Jul 2022
Update of the AFG-AFTI guide on performance fees
AFG* and AFTI** published in July 2022 an update of the guide, originally drafted in 2018, to performance fees for...
Regulatory
AFG* and AFTI** published in July 2022 an update of the guide, originally drafted in 2018, to performance fees for French UCITS*** and non-dedicated retail investment funds.
Update of the AFG-AFTI guide on performance fees
28 Jun 2022
ESMA sets out guidance to National Competent Authorities to carry out supervisory actions on sustainability risks and disclosures
ESMA published on 31 May 2022 a Supervisory Briefing document on sustainability risks and disclosures in the investment...
Regulatory
ESMA published on 31 May 2022 a Supervisory Briefing document on sustainability risks and disclosures in the investment management area* that is intended to enhance convergence among Member State competent authorities.
ESMA sets out guidance to National Competent Authorities to carry out supervisory actions on sustainability risks and disclosures
13 Jun 2022
ESMA's proposal for a 3-year deferral of mandatory buy-in
The Regulation on the Pilot Regime (2022/858) was published in the European Union Official Journal on 2 June, 2022.
Regulatory
The Regulation on the Pilot Regime (2022/858) was published in the European Union Official Journal on 2 June, 2022.
ESMA's proposal for a 3-year deferral of mandatory buy-in
03 Jun 2022
The Pilot Regime will start on March 23, 2023
The Pilot Regime will officially start on March 23, 2023, and will last at least 3 years with the possibility of being...
Regulatory
The Pilot Regime will officially start on March 23, 2023, and will last at least 3 years with the possibility of being renewed for another 3 years...
The Pilot Regime will start on March 23, 2023
31 May 2022
AMF wants to ban transaction fees
AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) announces changes to its general regulations and its doctrine on transaction fees...
Regulatory
AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) announces changes to its general regulations and its doctrine on transaction fees and the marketing of funds.
AMF wants to ban transaction fees
24 May 2022
Crypto Assets: Towards more legislation and regulations?
The challenges of the regulation: from innovative practices to an evolution of the law.
Technology
The challenges of the regulation: from innovative practices to an evolution of the law.
Crypto Assets: Towards more legislation and regulations?
13 May 2022
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
13 May 2022
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?
10 May 2022
The Commission finally adopts the final version of RTS for the SFDR
The European Commission announced on 6 April 2022 that it has adopted the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to be...
Regulatory
The European Commission announced on 6 April 2022 that it has adopted the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to be used by financial market participants when circulating sustainability-related information under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019, known as SFDR, or the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.
The Commission finally adopts the final version of RTS for the SFDR
04 May 2022
Fund Alerts: a bespoke tool to monitor liability management and liquidity risk of funds in real time
This tool is available in France and in Luxembourg for funds distributed internationally.
Technology
This tool is available in France and in Luxembourg for funds distributed internationally.
Fund Alerts: a bespoke tool to monitor liability management and liquidity risk of funds in real time
29 Mar 2022
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so...
Market Perspectives
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so years by the main players in the Tunisian financial market ‒ the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), the Financial Market Council (CMF), Tunisia Clearing (TC) and the Tunis Securities Exchange (BVMT) ‒ to improve Tunisia's visibility to foreign...
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
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
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
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May
2022
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?
16
May
2022
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
24
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
24
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
16
Nov
2021
The Reserved Alternative Investment Fund: Key features & Advantages
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on RAIF.
Regulatory
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on RAIF.
The Reserved Alternative Investment Fund: Key features & Advantages
17
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)