ESMA concludes MoU with HK SFC: ESMA has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HK SFC). The MoU establishes cooperation arrangements between the signatory authorities regarding Central Counterparties (CCPs) that are established in Hong Kong and have applied for recognition under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The MoU came into effect as of 19 December 2014. (Source: ESMA to Cooperate with the Hong Kong SFC on CCPs)

ESMA publishes CCP applicant list: ESMA has published a non-exhaustive list of applicants from outside the EEA who have applied for recognition CCPs under EMIR. (Source: ESMA Publishes CCP Applicant List)

ESMA publishes AIFMD passport responses: ESMA has published the responses to its call for evidence on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport and third country Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs). Among the respondents are the Alternative Investment Management Association, the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and The Investment Association. (Source: AIFMD Passport Call for Evidence Responses)