ESMA consultation on draft RTS under ELTIF

ESMA has published a consultation paper (ESMA/2015/1239) on Draft regulatory technical standards under the European Long-Term Investment Funds Regulation (ELTIF). The consultation closes on 14 October 2015.

ESMA, 31 July 2015

Bank of England consultation on reform of SONIA benchmark interest rate

The Bank of England  has published a consultation paper on new sterling money market data collection and the reform of SONIA. The consultation closes on 1 October 2015.

Bank of England,  July 2015

IOSCO thematic review report on timeliness and frequency of disclosure to investors

IOSCO has published a thematic review report on the timeliness and frequency of disclosure by issuers and collective investment schemes (CIS) under Principles 16 and 26 of IOSCO's objectives and principles of securities regulation.

IOSCO, July 2015

ESMA publishes advice on extension of AIFMD passport to non-EU jurisdictions

ESMA has published advice in relation to the application of the AIFMD passport to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers and Alternative Investment Funds and its  Opinion on the functioning of the passport for EU AIFMs and the national private placement regimes. These will now be considered by the European Commission, Parliament and Council.

ESMA, 30 July 2015

FCA thematic review of oversight and controls relating to financial benchmarks

The FCA has published a thematic review report (TR15/11) containing its findings of its review of firms' oversight and controls relating to financial benchmarks.

FCA, July 2015

IOSCO reports on implementation progress of regulation of derivative market intermediaries

The International Organization of Securities Commission has published a  review of implementation progress in regulation of derivative market intermediaries.

IOSCO, 29 July 2015

ESRB reports on EMIR

The European Systemic Risk Board has published two reports relating to EMIR to assist the European Commission in fulfilling its obligation to review and provide a report on the Regulation.

ESRB, 28 July 2015

IOSCO reports on implementation progress of regulation of derivative market intermediaries

The International Organization of Securities Commission has published a  review of implementation progress in regulation of derivative market intermediaries.

IOSCO, 29 July 2015

FCA AIFMD Annex IV transparency reporters Q&A's

The FCA has published a set of Q&As containing information for AIFMD Annex IC transparency reporters.

FCA, 29 July 2015

ACER approves first registered reporting mechanisms under REMIT

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators has  approved the first five third-party registered reporting mechanisms (RRM) under REMIT.

ACER, 24 July 2015

FSB publishes ninth progress report on implementation of OTC derivatives market reforms

The Financial Stability Board has published its  ninth progress report regarding progress made by jurisdictional and market reform implementation towards meeting G20 commitments for reforms to global OTC derivative markets.

FSB, 24 July 2015

Government consultation on amendments to Limited Partnerships Act 1907 for private equity investments

HM Treasury has published a consultation paper and draft Legislative Reform Order setting out proposed amendments to the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. The consultation runs until 5 October 2015.

HM Treasury, 23 July 2015

BCBS and IOSCO publish final criteria for identifying simple, transparent and comparable securitisations

BCBS and IOSCO have published a report containing final criteria for identifying simple, transparent and comparable  securitisations.

BCBS, July 2015

ESMA consultation on new UCITS V and AIFMD remuneration guidelines

ESMA has published a consultation paper (2015/ESMA/1172) on guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS V Directive and AIFMD. The consultation runs until 23 October 2015. ESMA, 23 July 2015

ESMA expects delay with passporting under AIFMD

ESMA has published details explaining it is still in the process of finalising its opinion and advice on Article 67(1) of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

ESMA, 22 July 2015

ESMA consultation responses on draft guidelines specifying criteria for assessment of knowledge and competence under MiFID II

ESMA has updated its webpage including the responses it has received relating to its consultation on draft guidelines for the assessment of knowledge and competence under the MiFID II Directive.

ESMA, 22 July 2015

Correspondence from the House of Lords EU Committee published on the proposed Banking Structural Reform Regulation, Benchmark Regulation and MMF Regulation

The House of Lords European Union Committee has published a  document which details correspondence relating to scrutiny of proposed EU legislation in the area of economic and financial affairs.

UK Parliament, 22 July 2015

Updated ESMA Q&A on application of AIFMD

ESMA has published an updated version of its Q&A paper on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

ESMA, 21 July 2015

ESMA consultation No 4 responses on RTS on EMIR clearing obligations

ESMA has published the responses it has received to its fourth consultation paper on regulatory technical standards on the clearing obligation under EMIR.

ESMA, 17 July 2015

Progress on key MiFID II implementing measures given at ECON hearing

Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA has given a speech at an ECON scrutiny hearing providing an update on MiFID II and MiFIR.

ESMA, 15 July 2015

ISDA: EMIR classification letter

ISDA has published an EMIR classification  letter and explanatory memorandum that enable counterparties to notify each other of their status for clearing and other regulatory requirements under EMIR.

ISDA, 3 July 2015

EBA publishes responses to ESA's joint consultations on RTS on risk mitigation techniques under EMIR

The European Banking Authority has published responses to consultations on draft regulatory technical standards on risk-mitigation techniques under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (648/2012). European Banking Authority, 15 July 2015

Article 29 Data Protection Working Party reports issues with possible delegated acts under MiFID II and MAR

The European Commission has published a letter it has received from the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party relating to possible delegated acts for the implementation of EU legislation on both markets under MiFID II and MAR.

European Commission, 13 July 2015

ESRB responds to ESMA's consultation on clearing obligation under EMIR

The European Systemic Risk Board has published its response to ESMA's consultation paper No.4 on the clearing obligation for other OTC interest rate derivatives under EMIR.

ESRB, 13 July 2015

ESMA publishes responses to consultation on complex debt instruments and structured deposits guidelines

On 7 July 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has  published on its website responses to its consultation on draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits under the MiFID II Directive (2014/65/EU).

ESMA, 7 July 2015