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FSB letter to ISDA on the addition of a pre-cessation trigger

On 19 November 2019, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a letter (dated 15 November 2019) from the co-chairs of its Official Sector Steering Group (OSSG) of regulators and central banks to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). In the letter the co-chairs of the OSSG thank the ISDA for its work on more … Continue Reading

ICMA announces update to buy-in rules for CSDR

On 14 November 2019, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) published a press release announcing that it will amend its buy-in rules to support the implementation of the EU Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) mandatory buy-in provisions. The CSDR creates a mandatory obligation for parties to execute buy-ins against counterparties who fail to settle their … Continue Reading

ESMA updates Q&As on Securitisation Regulation

On 15 November 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated version of its Q&As on the Securitisation Regulation. ESMA has included a summary table of the Q&As which have also been reordered. The updated and new Q&As provide clarification on how different aspects of the templates contained in ESMA’s draft technical … Continue Reading

Commission announces details of CMU high-level forum

On 18 November 2019, the European Commission published a press release announcing the composition of a high-level forum on the Capital Markets Union (CMU). The forum is made up of a group of 28 experts from the civil society, the business and finance community and other non-public sector institutions who will provide insight and support … Continue Reading

Basel Committee report on open banking and APIs

On 19 November 2019, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) has published a report on open banking and application programming interfaces (APIs). In the report, the Basel Committee focuses on aspects of open banking related to customer-permissioned data sharing where the customer initially grants permission to a third party to access their data, … Continue Reading

EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks enter into force

On 18 November 2019, the European Payments Council (EPC) announced the entry into force of the following 2019 Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) payment scheme rulebooks: Credit transfer rulebook (SCT) Instant credit transfer rulebook (SCT Inst) Direct debit core rulebook (SDD) Direct Debit business-to-business rulebook (SDD B2B) All of the rulebooks entered into force on … Continue Reading

BCBS consults on voluntary disclosure of sovereign exposures

On 14 November 2019, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a consultative document on voluntary disclosure templates related to banks’ sovereign exposures. The templates break down a bank’s sovereign exposures by country, currency and accounting treatment. The templates build upon the contents of the Basel Committee’s December 2017 discussion paper on the regulatory treatment … Continue Reading

BCBS consults on revisions to market risk disclosure requirements

On 14 November 2019, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a consultative document setting out proposed revisions to the Pillar 3 templates for the revised market risk framework to reflect the changes introduced in the January 2019 minimum capital requirements for market risk. Among other things the Basel Committee consults on the introduction of … Continue Reading

FSB’s Eighth Report on the Implementation of Resolution Reforms welcomes significant progress made, but gaps remain

On 14 November 2019, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its eighth report on the implementation of its resolution reforms. The report assesses FSB members’ progress in implementing the FSB’s resolution policies for central counterparties (CCPs), banks and insurers. While acknowledging the “remarkable progress” already made, it points out that such progress has been uneven … Continue Reading

EFDI guidance on DGS alternative measures to pay-out

On 14 November 2019, the European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI) published a non-binding guidance paper on deposit guarantee schemes’ (DGSs) alternative measures to pay-out. Article 11(3) of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD) permits DGSs to use available financial means for alternative measures in order to prevent a bank from failure, as well as … Continue Reading

EBA consults on amendments to RTS and ITS on passport notification

On 13 November 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation paper on draft amended regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on passport notification. The consultation examines two sets of technical standards on passport notification, developed by the EBA in accordance with the mandate set out in Articles 35, 36 and … Continue Reading

Report by the ECB working group on euro risk-free rates on fallback arrangements for €STR

On 12 November 2019, the working group on euro risk-free rates published a report on fallback arrangements for the euro short-term rate (€STR). The report provides supervised entities with guidance on potential ways to comply with Article 28.2 of the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) when using the euro short-term rate (€STR), as the euro risk-free … Continue Reading

Joint trade associations letter to European Commission requesting extension of Brexit temporary equivalence for UK CCPs

On 12 November 2019, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) published a joint letter, in collaboration with 13 other trade associations, to the European Commission (Commission) on temporary equivalence and recognition in relation to UK central counterparties (CCPs). The decision to allow the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) to temporarily recognise UK … Continue Reading

ECB reminder to banks to implement Brexit plans

On 13 November 2019, the European Central Bank (ECB) published an article on its website reminding banks that operational risk increases as they delay the implementation of their Brexit plans. The article repeats the same warning issued in August 2019 before the third extension of the Article 50 period (see previous blog) with an increased … Continue Reading

European Commission hosts conference on Basel III implementation

On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, the European Commission hosted a conference titled Implementing Basel III: Challenges and impact. The event was held in the context of the ongoing Commission consultation on Basel III implementation (see our earlier post here). The opening remarks were delivered by Valdis Dombrovskis, the Commission’s Vice-President for the Euro and Social … Continue Reading

EU co-legislators hold second round of trilogue negotiations on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

On Wednesday 6 November 2019 the EU legislators held their second trilogue negotiation round on the proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (hereinafter: the ‘Taxonomy proposal’). The proposed regulation will establish the conditions and the framework to create a unified classification system on what economy activities can … Continue Reading

New Global Asset Management webinar: Europe – Member State domestic regimes

In the second webinar of our global asset management series, our team from the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Luxembourg provide their insight and views on their domestic regime’s approach to marketing, investors and structure. The webinar can be viewed here. For further information, please visit our Asset Management Regulation hub that houses … Continue Reading

Securitisation Regulation: Final RTS specifying information to be provided for STS notifications

On 12 November 2019, the European Commission published a Delegated Regulation supplementing the Securitisation Regulation with respect to regulatory technical standards (RTS) specifying the information to be provided in accordance with the ‘Simple, Transparent and Standardised’ (STS) notification requirements, together with annexes. Article 27(6) of the Securitisation Regulation mandates the European Securities and Markets Authority … Continue Reading

ESMA advises on the supervisory regime for third country CCPs

Introduction On 11 November 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published three sets of technical advice to the European Commission (Commission) regarding third country central counterparties (TC-CCPs) under the revised European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR 2.2). The technical advice covers: how to specify the criteria to determine whether a TC-CCP is systemically important … Continue Reading

OJ – Commission Delegated Regulation amending the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation

On 8 November 2019, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1868 of 28 August 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 to align the auctioning of allowances with the EU ETS rules for the period 2021 to 2030 and with the classification of allowances as financial instruments pursuant … Continue Reading

Basel Committee consults on guidelines on interaction and cooperation between prudential and AML/CFT supervision

On 8 November 2019, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) issued a consultative document concerning the introduction of guidelines on the interaction and cooperation between prudential and anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism (AML / CFT) supervision. In the consultative document the Basel Committee proposes certain amendments to its guidelines on … Continue Reading

FSB plenary meeting November 2019

On 7 November 2019, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a press release outlining the discussions held during its plenary meeting in New York. Key points from the meeting include: Current vulnerabilities in the global financial system. Members discussed a report assessing vulnerabilities associated with leveraged loans and collateralised loan obligations. The report suggests that … Continue Reading

Commission Delegated Regulation amending PRIIPs Delegated Regulation to align transitional arrangements

On 8 November 2019, there was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) a  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1866 which amends Article 18 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/653 supplementing the Regulation on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) by laying down regulatory technical standards with regard to … Continue Reading
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