On 5 November 2014 the Central Bank published Issue 7 of 2014 of its Markets Update which covered;

Central Bank of Ireland

  • Outcome of consultation on possible exemption from capital buffers for SME investment firms from CRD IV/CRR
  • Appointment of Central Bank of Ireland as competent authority for EMIR
  • AIFMD - Eleventh Edition of the AIFMD Q&A UCITS - Third Edition of the UCITS Q&A
  • Deputy Governor Cyril Roux elected to ESMA Management Board

ESMA

  • ESMA issues final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on major shareholder disclosures
  • ESMA issues final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for the central clearing of Interest Rate Swaps
  • ESMA publishes updated Q&A on the application of the AIFMD
  • ESMA publishes updated Q&A on Prospectus issues
  • ESMA publishes updated Q&A on EMIR
  • ESMA publishes a further updated Q&A on EMIR
  • ESMA adds BME Clearing and OMIClear C.C., S.A. to list of registered CCPs under EMIR
  • ESMA publishes translations of the Joint Committee Final Report on guidelines for complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors

ESMA Consultations

  • Consultation on draft guidelines clarifying the definition of derivatives under MiFID
  • Consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on prospectus related issues under the Omnibus II Directive
  • Consultation on implementing measures for European Regulations on Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Funds
  • Consultation on draft standards for the clearing of foreign-exchange non-deliverable forwards
  • Responses to second consultation on Clearing Obligation No 2 on CDS under EMIR
  • Responses to ESMA consultations on MAR